Caron Penney

Caron Penney


Caron Penney is a master tapestry weaver, she studied at Middlesex University and has worked in textile production for over twenty years. She is both an artisanal weaver and an artist, and has manufactured the work of artists from Tracey Emin to Martin Creed. Penney also creates and exhibits her own artist led tapestries for exhibition and teaches at numerous locations across the UK.

Caron Penney is a British artist-weaver, known for her monochromatic palette of woollen threads interspersed with flashes of gold & red. She seeks both a political agenda and to create harmony and balance within her finely woven tapestries and often explores repetitive pattern to exploit this.

Penney’s practise has evolved around a central theme of Manhattan and responds to the ebb and flow of the daily migration across the City. The work draws comparisons between societies need to function and the individuals need for identity and their subtle co-existence. These finely woven textiles explore duality such as lightness and heaviness and illusion and reality. Her work hovers between the abstract and the figurative, creating a window into a world which is both mysterious and familiar.

Penney is based in West Sussex at the Mill Studio in Ford. Her work has been exhibited across the UK and she is currently part of the Here and Now exhibition at the National Centre for Craft and Design, Lincolnshire, touring to the Holburne Museum, Bath in 2017.

She is a member of the Contemporary Applied Arts and teaches tapestry at the Fashion & Textiles Museum, Morley College, Central Saint Martins and many other locations across the UK.

THE STREETS ARE PAVED WITH GOLD | Wool & gilt gold thread. Photo: Steve Speller
THE STREETS ARE PAVED WITH GOLD (detail) | Wool & gilt gold thread. Photo: Steve Speller
GOLDEN HANDSHAKE | Wool & gilt gold thread. Photo: Steve Speller
SEVENTH AVENUE | Wool. Photo: Steve Speller
West Sussex
Southern England

Workshops: Yes
Talks: Yes
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