Penny creates magical sculptural pieces using copper wire from her studio – The Alchemist’s Workshop, ‘looping’ a single piece into forms of beguiling hanging sculptures, baskets, organic forms and amazing bird feeders.
The copper and brass pieces made by Penny are woven through a knitting process that has been used for thousands of years to make baskets and other objects. Inspired by Ruth Asawa, Penny has developed a range of sculptural and functional objects that can be used indoors or out. Unlike other metals, copper and brass will not rust in the coastal environment but develops a patina ranging from pale green to turquoise blue depending on climate and chemical reactions.
The Alchemist’s Workshop is a place where all sorts of chemistry aims to capture the imaginations of people, taking something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary, sometimes in a way that cannot be explained.
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More about Penny
Penny has been involved in cultural activities for over forty years. In that time, she has worked on a variety of materials including painting, leather, wood and acrylic resins.