About Me

My work in ceramics takes many forms depending on its intended placement.

 

From small figurative sculptures presented as miniature worlds in tableaux form, to larger sculptural pieces designed for public placement.

 

I often incorporate references from the past, such as historical figures, artefacts and events, in order to inform my work, thus enabling a conversation between the source material and the contemporary concepts the new body of work explores.

 

The opportunity to make new work in historical contexts, either through site-specific pieces or by placing contemporary work within historical settings is therefore, very appealing to me and reflective of my approach to ceramics more broadly.

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CV

 

Grants and Awards.

2018 Arts Council grant for ‘The echoing space’ residency and exhibition at Leith Hill Place. Surrey. Awarded to Mary Branson, Julie Hoyle and Penny Green.

2012 Arts Council grant for conceiving, curating and commissioning the exhibition in an antiquarian bookshop, ‘Maggs beneath the covers’

2011 Received an award from The Craft Charitable Trust for mentoring with Carol

McNicoll.

2008 Selected by Arts and Business for Visual.

1998 Prince’s Trust Award for small business.

1979 Setting Up Grant form Crafts Council for first business in fashion.

Exhibitions.

 

2020 Contemporary Ceramics, Great Russell St, London

2019 Ceramics at Watts Gallery, Compton, nr Guildford

2018 Residency and site specific installation at Leith Hill Place, Surrey

2017 Menier Gallery, London

 

2017 Showcase exhibition at the Barbican with London Potters

 

2015 Oxford Ceramics Fair, St Edward School, Oxford

 

2015 ’Leaving home’, Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery, 89 Southark St, London SE1

 

2015 Made at West Dean College, Sussex

 

2015 Spring into summer with Ochre Print Studio@Baker Tilly, Guildford

 

2014 The New Georgians, Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham

 

2014 Sculpture at Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire

 

2013 ‘Unravelling the Vyne’ Vyne NT Hampshire

 

2013 MadeLondon

 

2013 Hackwood Arts Festival, Hampshire

 

2013 Surrey Contemporary, Riverhouse, Walton on Thames

 

2012 ‘Maggs beneath the covers’, 50 Berkeley Sq, London

 

2012 Contemporary Ceramics, London. ‘Man and Beast’

 

2011 Christmas Show at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery

 

2011 Lightbox. Woking

 

2011 Black Swan Open, Frome, Somerset

 

2010 ‘Must have a little….decadence’, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth

 

2010 Art in Action, Oxford

 

2010 'Unravelling the Manor Houser,' Preston Manor, Brighton

 

2010 Christmas Show at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery

 

2010 The processes involved in 'Unravelling the Manor', Cranleigh Arts Centre. Surrey (solo)

 

2010 London Potters selected exhibition, The Orangery, Holland Park, London

 

2009 Visual, Arts and Business, Butlers Wharf, London

 

2008 Ceramic Art, RCA, London

 

2008 Brighton Art fair

 

2008 Showcase at Contemporary Ceramics, Marshal St, London

 

2008 Piers Feetham Gallery, London

 

2009 ‘Unique Perspectives’, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham

 

2009 Summer Show, Bircham Gallery, Norfolk

 

2008 'Take Four', Liberty Gallery, West Malling, Kent

 

2008 Feetham Gallery, Aldeburgh Festival Exhibition

 

2008 Art on the Hill, Royal Hospital for Neuro Disability, London

 

2008 Little Place in the woods, Lyme Regis, Dorset Arts Week

 

2008 Preston Manor, Brighton Festival, Brighton

 

2007 Ceramics in the City, Geffrye Museum, London

 

2007 Designer Craftsmen, Chelsea Town Hall, London

2007 Brighton Art Fair

 

2006 'Daughters of Albion', Holy Trinity Church, Sloane St, London (solo)

 

2006 Zelli Porcelain, London

 

2005 Ceramics Diploma Show, City Literature Institute, London

 

2005 New Designers, Business Design Centre, London

 

2001 Private Worlds, Charleston Farmhouse, Firle, Sussex

 

1997 ‘The Cutting Edge Exhibition’, V&A, London

Commissions

 

2017 ‘Dig it up’ Tile making project with Newdigate school, Dorking

 

2016 Wallpiece to commemorate the Queen Diamond Jubillee, St Martins Church, Dorking, made of cut ceramics, mosaic and alalbaster.

 

2013 Unravelling the Vynne, NT, Hampshire. Installation of a dinner set commissioned by Lady Dacre 1686 part of Unravelling the the National Trust a three year project responding to National Trust properties.

 

2013 Comissioned to design and make with local teenagersat St Joseph’s School, Cranleigh, large scale ceramic tile installation for new Cranleigh Health Centre, using local brick clay.

 

2011 Comissioned to design and make with local schoolchildren multi-media tiled wall-piece for entrance hall of the newly refurbished Dorking Museum, using glazed, smoked ceramic, zinc and copper tiles.

2011 An ‘Obeliscus Antiquitatum’ for a collector of medals in collaboration with cabinet

maker Andrew Poder. I made ceramic figures portraying the great movers of the

Grande Tour.

 

2010 Designed and made awards for Arts and Business awards ceremony at Goodwood.

 

2010 Directed and made ceramic wall piece with children at Ewhurst School, Surrey.

 

2008 Commissioned to make a work for Craigie Aitchison by Lady Getty.

 

2007 Made ‘The Merry Club’ for Jeremy Barlow, based on the frontispiece to a book of

catches called the Jovial Companions or Merry Club by Henry Hulsberg 1709

 

 

Professional Experiences.

 

2016 Artist residency at Brisons Veor, Cape Cornwall

 

2016/17 Studio Manager Ochre Print studio Guildford

 

2015 Artist in Residence at Ochre Print Studio’s, Guildford

 

2009-14 Ceramicist in Residence at Cranleigh Arts Centre, Surrey and teaching adults and

children

 

2006 Demonstrated my making techniques at the V&A for London Potters

 

1998-03 Produced a range of ceramics based on English Delftware for Hampton Court and Kensington Palace

 

2001 Trial range of ceramics for selected National Trust properties

 

1979-97 Ran a workshop designing and making high end demi-couture clothing. Quilted

bodices and flamboyant wedding and evening wear. Selling to Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdoff Goodman, Nieman Marcus and Henri Bendel. Showing collections in Paris, Milan and New York. Clients included Emma Thompson, Elizabeth Taylor, the Duchess of Kent and Fearn Cotton.

 

1975-79 Worked in theatre, Royal Court, Welfare State International. Asistant to Yolanda Sonnabend (theatre designer) for exhibitions at the Whitechapel, Serpentine and Hayes Gallery, Sheffield. Taught pottery, drawing, 3-dd design at Abbey Wood Comprehensive School London.

 

Costume assistant at BBC.

 

 

Education.

 

2003-05 Diploma HE in Fine and Applied Arts, Ceramics, City Lit

 

1973-75 Slade School Fine Art, Post Graduate in Fine Art. London

 

1970-73 Birmingham School Art, 1st class hons, Theatre Design

 

1969-70 Bradford College of Art

 

Collections

 

Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Texas

 

Brighton and Hove Museum

 

V&A costume collection

Publications

 

London Potters Magazine, Oct 2016

 

Ceramic Review September/October 2010, March/April 2009, 2002,2006

 

The British Art Journal, Autumn 2012

 

Crafts Magazine, Sept/October 2013, Unravelling the Vyne

 

CPA News September/October 2013, Unravelling the Vyne

 

The British Art Journal. Autumn 2013

© 2018 Penny Green