From an early age, Penn loved working with clay and studied ceramics at Burnley School of Art and Design. It was not until she moved to St Michaels Mount in 1994 that she started to make pottery her career. Inspired by the peace and beauty of the island, Penn began to hone her skill on the potters wheel, creating pots in smooth, creamy earthenware on which she paints her designs, whether it be birds, boats or sea shells.
I love to take part of the Earth and turn it into something both beautiful and useful, says Penn.
Penns work is now being recognised and can be found in a number of galleries throughout the South West. She has created a new design for Halcyon Days that is inspired by the agapanthus that grows so freely in West Cornwall. We at the Summerhouse love Penn Boylans beautiful ceramics, which capture the essence of the unique West Penwith countryside.
TO SUBMIT WORK TO THE SUMMERHOUSE GALLERY
Here at The Summerhouse we love to support both established and new, up and coming artists with an affinity to Cornwall. We do recieve a very large volume of submissions, and although we take care to view every artists work, it is very difficult to discuss work with every single artist who gets in touch.
Please send us a selection of work which you feel best represents you, along with an artists statement and a list of other galleries which represent your work if applicable. You can email this to email@example.com or post to our address, with contact details (email or telephone) which we can reach you via should your application be successful.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Christmas period opening hours are as follows:
Saturday 23rd: 10-4pm
Sunday 24th: CLOSED
Monday 25th: CLOSED
Tuesday 26th: CLOSED
Weds 27th - Friday 29th: 10.30 -5pm
Saturday 30th: 10-4pm
Sunday 31st: 10-1pm
Monday 1st: CLOSED
Tuesday 2nd: Friday 5th: 10.30 - 5pm
Saturday 6th: 10-4pm
The gallery will then be CLOSED for the rest of January and will re-open in February.
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