'Where Sculpture meets life"
Penny conducts workshops for adults and children. She has worked with private and public organisations, schools, youth groups and other community sectors. She uses sculpture as a way of allowing others to explore their own lived experience and realise their creative potential. Her workshops are suitable for all, no previous experience is required, but a sense of curiosity and wonder is useful.
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Penelope is a self-taught sculptor. She works in a variety of media, primarily clay, wood, plaster and found objects.
Penelope is interested in shape and form. She is inspired by her immediate environment, personal experiences and social connections. Her figurative work is from life, photos and other references, captures the essence of feminine grace, movement and contemplative moods.
She is qualified in adult education and has designed professional training courses and implemented development networks for professional staff groups. Her scope of practice covers working with social dynamic processes, including large-scale public consultations to inform and design organisational strategies to professional staff coaching and supervision with groups and individuals. She works collaboratively with, schools, public and professional groups to design workshops to generate learning from the process of creating art & personal experiences. She has designed & run a number of successful workshops from small to large businesses and youth groups and schools throughout the UK and Ireland.
She is currently a Creative Associate supporting Creative Schools, 'a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme to enable the creative potential of every child'. Led by the Arts Council of Ireland.
She has a Management Masters Degree by research in Organisational Change and is a member of the Complexity & Management Centre at the Business School, University of Hertfordshire in association with the Institute of Group Analysis, London. Penny has a published chapter in Complexity and the Experience of Managing in Public Sector Organisations, 2006. Edited by Professor Ralph Stacey and Professor Douglas Griffin, Routledge Press.
This body of work explores the human form. These pieces evoke a sense of serenity and peace. Included here is a bust commissioned for Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, cast in bronze.
Penelope explores her lived experiences through shape and form. Her work is gestural and invites the observer to interact.
"Sculpture is the art of the intelligence."