Influenced by the shoreline; Penny uses silver, gold and copper in her work and often incorporates gemstones, seaglass, enamel and ammonites.
I started working with silver and gemstones in 2011 under the tuition of Edward Mahony, an award winning silversmith and tutor working in Faversham in Kent. In 2015 I moved to Abbotsbury in Dorset where I have opened a small shop and workshop in the village at 32 West Street.
I have had my own hallmark since 2012, and my own workshop since 2013 and I am a member of the Guild of Jewellery Designers. I was also very fortunate in 2013 to have one of my pieces, a tall silver candlestick with separate drip catcher, chosen by the Goldsmiths’ Assay Office in London to feature on their national Customer Contact cards.
I like to learn different ways of working with precious metals and I have attended workshops on several techniques – including anticlastic work with Kevin O’Dwyer, fold forming with Nettie Birch, enamelling with Joan MacKarell, silver clay work with Carol Yeh, stone setting with Tony Tigg and press-forming with Angela Cork.
I currently have three collections: Simply Silver, Silver Sealife, and Shoreline Stones.
I also undertake repairs or restyles to turn vintage jewellery into contemporary pieces so they can continue to be worn and enjoyed, and creative workshops are available at my premises in West Street – please enquire.
All commissions are welcomed.