Well what strange times we are living in. All foreseeable shows have been cancelled and I will be staying at home learning more about social media and how to present my work in a different format!!!
When things return to normal I will let you know where and when you can see and buy my work.
Whilst browsing through this gallery page if you see something you like just contact me. I will also be posting on my facebook page and instagram account so just message me if you see something that takes your fancy. More work can be found on www.pennyvarleyceramics.co.uk.
Stay safe and I hope to catch up with you soon
I left a career in the Civil Service in 2005 to follow my passion for ceramics. As a child I spent many hours in my fathers workshop experimenting with wood, glue, nails and metals. My inquisitive mind enjoyed problem solving and the creative process.
My ceramics are bold, contemporary, decorative and functional and demonstrate a varied body of work. Shapes are organic and flowing and sizes vary, larger pieces are enhanced by the use of mixed media. My aim is to use colour which is inspired by the changing flora and fauna, weather and landscape as seen from my garden studio window. Organic matt glazes of autumn colours contrast with bold, vibrant hues of summer. Copper oxide is a favourite glaze with its unpredictability once fired in the kiln. Texture in my work is achieved by the use of predominantly wooden tools as well as natural materials for the garden. Finds from her log shed, pine cones, seed heads and garden materials are all used. My purpose built garden studio is my area of calm and sanctuary. Her commute to work is now less than a minute. (usually with a golden retriever in tow and a cup of tea in hand). Radio 4 plays in the background but there's no phone and no internet."Organised chaos" is how I would describe it as I often have more than one project on the go at once. "There is order but only I know what that order is!"