PENNY RILEY-SMITH

Kiln fired and stained glass, ceramics, painting and drawing

Glasshouses, near Pateley Bridge

Penny Riley-Smith

PENNY RILEY-SMITH

Kiln fired and stained glass, ceramics, painting and drawing

Glasshouses, near Pateley Bridge

Penny Riley-Smith

My work

About

I moved to Glasshouses in 2001 looking for the peace of the countryside, and in Nidderdale found a rich community of artists working in many different media. This suited me fine, because I have always worked with whatever materials suited the subject I was working on at the time, watercolour, ink, pastel, ceramic, stained glass, and textiles. Recent work has been in kiln fired glass, and ceramics. My wanderlust has taken me travelling with astronomers to see solar eclipses in unexpected deserts, travelling with textile artists to learn from the weavers, indigo dyers, block printers and potters of India, and coming back with my head full of rich colours and patterns which have found their way into my art. The lockdown sent me in a different direction, with my Covid Diary 2020 series expressing in abstract terms the changing mood of each month as we came to terms with new restrictions and opportunities. I have also used glass and clay to explore the movements of water and air and the wildlife around us, and continue to be inspired by living and working in Nidderdale.

NiddArt Trail 2021

Find me at:
The Broadbelt Hall, Glasshouses
Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th, and Monday 30th August, 10am - 5pm each day.
For further details of what's going on at The Broadbelt Hall, Glasshouses over the NiddArt Trail

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