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Penelope Wurr

"I don't really think of my self as a glass artist. I am primarily a print-maker, exploring surface techniques on glass My work is entirely unique, I am about simplicity and elegance and sometimes I'm a little whimsical. I'm interested in designing a group of work that works well together."

Penelope's career has been varied. She has worked as a story board artist for movies and advertising and as an illustrator of children's books and editorial. Her influences have been as far reaching as the Ikebana classes held by her grandmother to the William Morris wallpapers and fabrics that surrounded her in her childhood home.

Adapting some of the techniques of printmaking, Penelope developed a unique method of enameling on glass, which is patented in England and the US. The process uses a combination of sandblasting and translucent enamel overlays to create a graphic finish more reminiscent of textiles than of glass. For Penelope the exploration of the technical aspect of her work has almost as much appeal as the artistic elements.

Penelope received her BA with 1st honors in Graphic Design and Illustration from Camberwell school of art in London. She completed her post-graduate course in printmaking at the Central School of Art, where she was the winner of the prestigious Royal Academy Printmaking scholarship. while Penelope has attended a variety of glass blowing work shops her work has primarily been focused on surface exploration.

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Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Honorable Mention Best New Product, Accent on Design , New York USA , New York International Gift Fair, Javitz, 1996
Studio Glass: Decorative and Functional Objects, Bellevue, Washington State, USA, Bellevue Arts Museum, 2006