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Stars on Starting Out - Phoebe Cummings and Penny Withers

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Sheffield Hallam University

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In collaboration with Yorkshire Artspace the Stars on Starting Out series will be taking place from April to December 2018 and will feature the great and good from the creative sector - from fine art, design and contemporary craft to fashion and film.

In this Stars on Starting Out talk event artists Phoebe Cummings and Penny Withers will share their experiences and career journeys.

Phoebe Cummings studied Three-Dimensional Crafts at the University of Brighton, before completing an MA in Ceramics & Glass at the Royal College of Art in 2005. She has undertaken a number of artist residencies, in the UK, USA and Greenland, including six months as ceramics artist-in-residence at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2010).

Cummings was the winner of the British Ceramics Biennial Award in 2011 and exhibitions have included a commission for the Museum of Arts & Design, New York and a solo show at the University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu. Her work was acquired for the permanent collections of York Art Gallery, Southampton City Art Gallery and The Shipley in 2015 through the Contemporary Art Society’s Craft Acquisition Scheme. Cummings was awarded the second ceramics fellowship at Camden Arts Centre 2012, was the inaugural winner of the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize 2017 and was shortlisted for the Arts Foundation Awards 2018.

She is based in Staffordshire and is Research Associate at the Ceramics Research Centre UK – University of Westminster.

Image: BBC Woman's Hour

Penny Withers is a Sheffield based ceramist with a studio at Yorkshire Artspace. She has a degree in Fine Art from West Surrey College of Art in Farnham and a post-graduate certificate in education. She curated the Sheffield Ceramics exhibition - Shaping the Earth - at the Millennium Galleries in 2016 and has been instrumental in setting up the no-smoke wood kiln at Manor Lodge. Her work is sold through several UK galleries and an interior design company and is always in demand.


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