Incorporating colour into jewellery without the use of precious stones or enamelling techniques has always been Penny’s main area of interest. In 2001 she began to use anodised aluminium as a permanent way to colour metal and became an instant convert due to its limitless surface decoration potential.
Penny hand-prints and dyes the aluminium with textured papers, and compliments this with roll milled silver which is sometimes oxidised. Nature can be a direct inspiration in the designs but she is also drawn to simple geometric shapes that express the colours and textures to their best advantage. Sometimes working from sketches but mainly working directly with the material Penny finds that her designs grow organically through the process of play. She is constantly therapeutically moved by working with colour in this way.