Penny Withers is a Sheffield based ceramic artist with a studio at Yorkshire Artspace. She has a degree in Fine Art from West Surrey College of Art and a post-graduate certificate in education. She curated the Sheffield Ceramics exhibition ‘Shaping the Earth’ at the Millennium Galleries and has been instrumental in setting up the no smoke, community wood kiln at Manor Lodge. She is also a mentor and technical advisor on the YA Graduate Start-Up scheme. Her work, which is sold through several UK galleries and an interior design company, is always in demand.

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“When one 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, refreshingly simple.”


Cambridge Contemporary Crafts

Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

Blackwell House, Windermere

Leeds Craft and Design Gallery

Cecilia Colman Gallery, London

The Arc, Chester

Gallery Top, Rowsley

Gallery Plus, Wells Next the Sea

Gallery 6, Newark

The Watermark Gallery, Harrogate


Diary 2021

12 June – 9 September, Millennium Galleries Sheffield, Avenue Showcase Exhibition


!6, 17, 18 July Celebrating Ceramics, Waterperry, Oxon

29 August Ceramics in Southwell, Notts.

4 & 5 September. Ceramic Art York, York st John University

11 & 12 September, Pots & Food, Wardlow Mires.

20 – 30 September, Haddon Hall Gatehouse, Bakewell, Derbyshire

6 & 7th November – Only Clay, Kelham Island, Sheffield

20 – 21 November – Open Studios, Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield

11 – 12 December – Selected Space, Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield