You will soon be able to visit my showroom and studio here in Tysoe. During lockdown I have been creating new work and in the lead up to Christmas have lots of gifts available for the season.
So how will this work safely for everyone. From 24 October you will be able to book either a half hour or whole hour appointment here at the studio. A maximum of 2 persons per household can attend. I have the NHS Track and Trace QR code on display, hand sanitiser will be available and you will need to wear a mask. I will be wearing a visor. Payments can be made using debit card. Please do not just turn up and if you are feeling unwell please contact me to rebook your visit.
To arrange your visit you can contact me through my website. www.pennyvarleyceramics.co.uk, pennyvarleyceramics on facebook or instagram or you can ring me on 01295 680700.
Oxfordshire Art Weeks Pre-christmas virtual art and craft fair via instagram. watch this space for more info.
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. During lockdown I have expanded into mixed media using paint, oak and clay...... My purpose built garden studio is my area of calm and sanctuary. My commute to work is now less than a minute with a cup of tea in hand. Depending on my mood there could be Radio 4 or Radio 2 playing 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!"