Caron PenneyArtist, Maker, Curator, Project manager, Consultant
The art of tapestry weaving is one which Caron Penney has development over a long career. This has involved the creation of artwork for artists such as Tracey Emin, Martin Creed, John Hubbard and Gillian Ayres. Penney contributed to the book ‘Tapestry - a woven narrative’ publish in 2011 and Authenticity and Replication: the ‘Real Thing’ in Art and Art Conservation, in 2014. As well as working on high-profile commissions for the West Dean Tapestry Studio and her own Weftfaced Tapestry Workshop, Penney is a prolific exhibition-led weaver in her own right. ‘A defining characteristic of her oeuvre as an artist is the use of visual semiotics in expressing autobiographical themes.’* Penney travelled repeatedly to Manhattan from 2001 - 2012.
|Location||Arundel, West Sussex, South East|
|Activities||Further education, Adult education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Private commissions, Curating, Visual arts consultancy, Business planning, Project management, Technical installation|
|Artforms / type of project||Textiles|
News & Events
Introduction to Tapestry Weaving
24/07/2015 – 25/07/2015
West Dean College
Led by Caron Penney, in this two day workshop students will learn the basic weave techniques used to create a tapestry, these include plain weave, soft diagonals, hatching, blending and shaping.
Creative Weaving Workshop
This workshop is designed for all levels. You will learn new techniques or start from the beginning. This fun course will be held by both Caron Penney and Katharine Swailes, Master Weavers.
Caron Penney & Katharine Swailes are exhibiting new tapestry works from the 5th - 27th June 2015 at the Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel.
Creating Tapestry Further Weaving Techniques
06/03/2016 – 09/03/2016
West Dean College
Explore techniques such as making shapes, blending and hatching, dovetailing an edge and creating lines and cartoon making. This course is ideal for those wanting to develop their weaving skills.
In October 2013 I established a Tapestry Weaving Studio called WEFTFACED. We support the heritage craft of woven tapestry through making, education, exhibitions and consultancy.