Penny Thomson Works

Derby, England
| 359 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars
  • Debra on 03 Dec, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    An amazing piece of art, so beautiful and exquisite.

  • beachbelle on 14 Nov, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    The little sculptures are so beautiful and intricate that I feel honored to be its caretaker for a time. There is something really special about these pieces. They're also very well packaged for shipping. Just incredible. Thank you!

  • ccmunhall on 23 Oct, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    Penny’s art is exquisite. Her miniatures move with Beaty and grace. Love her art

  • beachbelle on 22 Oct, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely gorgeous and so intricate! I purchased this as a special gift for an ocean-lover and I think they will be thrilled. The packaging is lovely and creates such safe transport, as well. Thank you!

  • Elizabeth on 20 Oct, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    The sculpture is perfect! I did my graduate research on the vaquita porpoise and couldn't believe it when I saw this piece available. Thank you so much. I feel very lucky to have your art in my home.

  • 11e4izo89s4juysx on 29 Sep, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    Such beautiful movement! Delightful works of art.

  • 11e4izo89s4juysx on 29 Sep, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful work of art. Highly recommend if you are lucky enough to purchase them!

  • Dee on 24 Sep, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    I don't have the words to describe this beautiful art. I feel so privileged to own one of Penny's creations. It's so delicate and amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your gift! I'll treasure this forever.

  • beachbelle on 01 Sep, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    I feel so lucky to have been able to get one of these divine sculptures. This little butterfly is so delicate and so intricate that it takes my breath away. I really, really want one of the little bats that was offered recently. I hope to be lucky enough to find another piece in the future. They are very special.

  • Midori on 01 Sep, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    What a divine thing!!! This will be one of my unforgettable shoppings in my life. This is a gift for my husband's birthday and can not wait to see his happy face now :) She packs this fragile thing very carefully, nicely, and kindly. When I opened it and tried the little handle, it makes me smile!!! This is more than I expected!!! Thank you so much Penny and her staffs. If you are wondering and thinking about getting this transcendent thing or not... You MUST get it!!!

About PennyThomsonLTD

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Miniatures, Art & Curiosities

We are a micro family business, a Mother and Daughter team who make intricate, original and magical creations! Our ethos is sustainable, imaginative and innovative design with a deep passion for nature and the protection of our beautiful planet. We work from a home-based workshop with our two pups and kitty (Concrete The Cat) who often make appearances in our social media publicity...

Penny has been working for over 40 years as an artist and designer, inspiring her three wonderful children to pursue their passions and, in the process, employing Briony, her youngest daughter, to handle the more tedious side of computers, finance and logistics. With her time free to experiment with new materials and methods, Penny’s work is flourishing into a frenzy of mechanical magic.

Briony has worked in freelance marketing and management for several years, starting with our very own website nearly 10 years ago! Now eager to bring her own vision and structure to the business, Briony and Penny work together to create wondrous artworks for customers worldwide!

In June we had a staggering change when a video of one of our automata went viral and we suddenly gained more customers and followers than ever! Ever since then we’ve been working on turning out our stunning works as fast as possible, without losing the signature flare of Penny’s own hand. Everything we sell, from start to finish, is handmade and completely unique. We are dedicated to using recycled, reused and repurposed materials - you wouldn’t believe how our treasures started out! (as trash...)

We look forward to creating some new, fantastic works this year. Subscribe to our Newsletter to keep updated.

Read on for more about Penny and Briony or see our FAQ’s

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Last updated on 16 Dec, 2019


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Last updated on 11 May, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Can I commission a piece?

I'm afraid we do not take commissions or hold pieces - everything is sold on a first-come, first-served basis. You can keep informed on upcoming work via our social media platforms.

Do you have a waiting list for your pieces?

I'm afraid we do not hold pieces, everything is sold on a first-come, first-served basis. You can keep informed on upcoming work via our social media platforms.

When will more work be available to buy?

You can keep up to date on upcoming work via our social media platforms.

How much are your pieces?

Each piece is an original and priced individually, they can vary from £300 - £1,200.

Where do you ship to?

We ship worldwide. All shipping details are outlined in our listings.

What upcoming pieces will be available?

Penny decides her subjects on a creative inspiration level alongside customer demand. You can stay informed on upcoming work via our social media platforms.

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