Penelope Hayes

Wrapped (2019) Ceramic wall hanging 800x500x200mm

My work is always a response to my own personal feelings, emotions and concerns and I frequently use the human condition as a vehicle for this expression. I work predominantly with clay which gives me a totally flexible material to work with.

I was a recipient of a British Council award in 2000 for Helter Skelter, an exhibition at AS220 Gallery in Rhode Island USA and have exhibited extensively in the UK. I taught photography, sculpture and ceramics in Cambridge and was a resident artist at Cambridge Art Salon before moving to Leeds where I now have a studio at Sunny Bank Mills – a restored textile mill.

The Artist