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.

To find out more, click the link below for an interview with My Favourite Places:



“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.”


Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Centre for Ceramic Art, York.

Blackwell House, Windermere

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

 Showcase Exhibition in the Avenue, Sheffield Millennium Galleries.

The exhibition is set up, waiting for galleries to be allowed to reopen, when it will be on show for 6 weeks.  

16, 17 & 18th July, Celebrating Ceramics, Waterperry, Oxfordshire.

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

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







Diary 2020

Jan 11 – Feb 28 ‘Twenty Twenty Vision’ exhibition with the Peak District Artisans at the Carriage House, Chatsworth.

May 10     Ceramics in Charnwood – ceramics market CANCELLED

May 23 – 25 – The Hepworth Ceramics Fair – The Hepworth gallery, Wakefield POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 18 – 20th

June 05 – 07  Studio Sale – clearing out past work.  POSTPONED 

July 17 – 19 – Celebrating Ceramics,  Waterperry. Crafts in Focus CANCELLED online event

August 21 – 23  Hatfield – Art in Clay  CANCELLED online event

August 30  Ceramics in Southwell ceramics market CANCELLED

September 12 & 13th  Pots and Food – Wardlow Mires CANCELLED

September 18 – 20th The Hepworth Ceramics Fair resheduled from May. CANCELLED

21 – 22nd November Open Studios CANCELLED