Approved: 19.03.2012

Penny Green

Artist, Maker, Curator, Teacher

Approved: 19.03.2012

I make ceramic tableaux which are both conversational pieces and miniature worlds. Largely figurative, the subject matter is often nature-themed and seemingly mythic, while animals and fairy tales weave narrative paths around them, I appropriate many historical references such as textiles, paintings and texts, often sparking off new bodies of work some of which are interventions into particular places

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  • Location: Dorking, South East
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Art historical research, Residencies, Public art, Curating
  • Categories: Curatorial, Ceramics, Installation, Intervention, Sculpture
  • Tags: Historical houses, Hidden histories, Museum interventions, Commissions, Artist in residence, Site specific
 
 
 

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    Biography

    I make ceramic tableaux which are both conversational pieces and miniature worlds. Largely figurative, the subject matter is often nature-themed and seemingly mythic, while animals and fairy tales weave narrative paths around them, I appropriate many historical references such as textiles, paintings and texts, often sparking off new bodies of work some of which are interventions into particular places or buildings. The pieces are exquisitely decorated with rich colours, patterns and strangely textured glazes whilst more recent creations see the use of fine white porcelain against dark heavy black clays.

    CV & Education

    Public realm 2006 - Pastoral Scene for their Crafts Collection, Brighton and Hove Museum, Brighton Solo

    Solo Exhibitions    2006 - 'Daughters of Albion', Trinity Church, Sloane St, London

    Group exhibitions 2013 - Surrey Contemporary, Riverhouse, Walton on Thames 2013 

    'Unravelling the Vyne', The Vyne, Basinstoke, Hampshire 2012

    'Man and Beast', Contemporary Ceramics, Gt Russel St, London 2012 

    Must have a little... Decadence, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth 2010

    Unravelling the Manor House', Preston Manor, Brighton 2010

    Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London

    Public commissions     2013 - Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Texas, 

    Multi-media tile project with all local schools, Dorking Museum, Dorking 2012 

    Tile Project for Cranleigh Health Centre, Cranleigh, Surrey

    Competitions, prizes and awards 2012 - Arts Council Grant for 'Maggs beneath the covers'., Maggs Bros, 50 Berkeley Sq,, London 2011 - 2011

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