pennybpottery

Handmade, unique, one of a kind pottery pieces

Richardson, Texas | 15 Sales

pennybpottery

Handmade, unique, one of a kind pottery pieces

Richardson, Texas 15 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Penny Born

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From South Africa to America, bringing a childhood passion.

Penny hails from King William’s Town, South Africa, a few miles from the birthplace of Nelson Mandela. From an early age, she loved working with clay and started taking evening art classes as a young working adult. Penny moved from Africa to the USA and is now a proud American citizen. Prior to living in the Dallas area, Penny lived in Corpus Christi where she was an active member of the Barry Brown Clay Studio. Penny feels fortunate to have been mentored by Mr. Brown prior to his passing. Penny also served as a children’s clay art teacher at the Corpus Christi Art Center.
Each piece Penny creates tells a meaningful story, unique to her African roots. For example, turn over one of her heritage collection bowls and you will see a beautiful, intricate pattern achieved by imprinting a cloth that was hand-crocheted in the early 1900’s by Mary Maclachlan, her maternal grandmother of Stutterheim, South Africa. Mary crocheted late into her life until her eyesight failed.
Penny’s love for everything coastal is probably inspired by her paternal grandfather, Montague who lived in Gonubie, South Africa close to the Indian Ocean where he painted on canvas with oil paints.

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    Penny hails from King William's Town, South Africa, a few miles from the birthplace of Nelson Mandela. As an adult she moved from Africa to the USA and is now a proud American citizen, residing in Texas.

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