Penny Green

My ceramic figures create a world of masquerades, blending emblems and icons from across history in a visual and symbolic journey that reflects contemporary issues. There are various thematic strands to my work, recently I have made a series of Wildmen and Wildwomen, who are marginal forest figures inspired by medieval pageants and woodcuts and carnivals.  I see them as guardians of nature. Recently I have started to use sgraffto decoration and high colour for my large plates and I hope to show these in many sizes and shapes.

I will also be showing mono-prints which I continually work at. These combine many techniques using stencils, silk-screen printed chine colle and hand-painting.

My ceramic work is hand-built involving a great diversity of techniques:  Press moulds are sometimes used for the forms and also for embellishments and additions. I paint with oxides and stains and make my own glazes which I enjoy stretching the glaze materials to their limits.  I am a member of Crafts Potters at Gt Russell Street and also London Potters. I studied Theatre Design at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL.  After which I became a fashion designer selling my clothes to famous shops in London and America. After this very intensive time I first started to make pottery and later took the Ceramics Diploma course at the City Lit in London and started to show my work at Art Fairs and exhibitions. I work from my studio in Dorking Surrey.


Work for sale
£5 - £ 1000

Visiting information
It is possible to park on Horsham Road, There is a step down to the front door. From Dorking High St proceed along South St and turn left at the Queens Head Pub. 31 Horsham Rd is up on the right.

Place to eat
The Queens Head Pub is a stone throw away and has extensive indoor out door seating. Serves great food and coffee too.

Transport Details
Buses 93, 465, 32 stop nearby. Main station is Dorking mainline or Dorking Deep Dene. These buses go from there.

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Swanworth Villa, 31 Horsham Road, Dorking RH4 2JA

Telephone: 07982445041

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Penny Green

31 Horsham Road, Dorking, UK

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