Penny Withers Gallery

Browse the gallery for current work.

Studio Ceramics

This section covers pots which have not quite left the realm of functionality. Paradigm jugs , jars and vases: can be used or enjoyed as empty vessels. Atmospheric glazes evoke particular places or points in time.

When the maker has put in the time to study and practice with a material; pushed it to its limits and been pushed back by it; the interaction is equal,  intention becomes intuition. There is no need to use verbal interpretation. The pot is how it is.  Refreshing simple.

 Sculptural

Sculptural work investigates the limits of the physical properties of thrown clay by

throwing off center, opening forms and turning turning them inside out, cutting and building with thrown slabs.

My aim is to retain velocity and balance

New Manor Ware

A range of functional domestic ware closely linked to Sheffield Manor Lodge, its history, clay and healthy eating ethos.