PENNYSMUDNMETAL - Doonan Studios

Sculpture        jewellery        ceramics       tuition


I work with metal, found objects, clay, recycled wire - whatever is needed and can be sourced to create a sculpture or a piece of jewellery which relays a message, narrates a story or simply adds some glitz to someone's life!

Whenever possible my pieces are ethically made, using discarded, unwanted items and recycled silver.

The frogmouthed owl occasionally sits on the road at night, to be blinded by the car lights.  She is transformed and not forgotten as her remains are carefully  brought back to life.


Citizens of the Sea - collection of works using porcelain and mixed media 

In my studios at Doonan many challenges are faced on a daily basis.  These include sourcing materials, conceptualizing artworks, drawing on a memory bank of old skills, new ideas, and attending workshops to upskill, networking and revisiting methods to disburse the message - that is care for the environment and care for each other - it is all connected 

 

For almost thirty years I have worked with clay, mainly as a ceramic artist but also as a potter.  After years of back problems and surgeries, I am now moving toward metal as my main medium after majoring in silversmithing at university, and attending various workshops and classes.  This medium generates many challenges and rewards, and when combined with clay, the results are always surprising.