Recently I have been working on new sculptures for the garden, and following the Great Pottery Throw Down on TV I have been very busy with my 'Have a Go' days (See Workshops on the website for more info).
This year I have been invited to exhibit at the spring exhibition at Court Barn in Chipping Campden the home of Arts and Crafts. In May I am part of a group of artists exhibiting at Luxury in the Cotswolds as part of Oxfordshire Art weeks and in June will be opening the studio at home for Warwickshire Open Studios. More details of forthcoming events can be found on the home page under Events.
In 2005 I gave up the 'Day Job' to launch Penny Varley Ceramics. Working from my garden studio in Tysoe, which is located at the foot of Edge Hill in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Visitors are always welcome to come and see a working studio over a cuppa. In the showroom visitors will see highly glazed pieces alongside more subtle tones of a matt finish. My domestic ware which is predominantly made in a white earthen clay is both practical and a pleasure to use everyday. Sculptural pieces inspired by nature can also be viewed within the garden.
Being keen to encourage others in the versatility and pleasure of working with clay I run small adult workshops in hand-building, and can offer 1-1 tuition for those wishing to learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel.
I am passionate about my work and have been selected as a speaker for Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire Women's Institute, Art societies and Probus. So if you are looking to fill your speaker list give me a call.
To promote my work to a larger audience I take part in Warwickshire and Oxfordshire Arts weeks, as well as supporting local and county events.
My work has been exhibited and sold at Compton Verney in Warwickshire, the Ashmolean museum in Oxford, Windsor Ceramic Show and selected National Trust properties.
My work is available to purchase at the Richard Harvey Collection in Shipston on Stour and The Wild Rose Flower Company , Winslow, Bucks. I also regularly have work in Banbury museum.
My work has been exported to France, Australia, Jersey and America.