Penny Warren

Abstract rectangle Collage Brooch

About Penny Warren

Penny Warren is a designer of contemporary jewellery in mixed metals and has been a maker for over 30 years. After graduating from Newcastle Polytechnic with a BA Honours in Designer Craftmanship, Penny took up woodturning before becoming a jeweller in the early 1990's. Initially Penny worked predominently in wood, copper and brass which she would patinate using chemical processes but then progressed to using anodised aluminium as a way to permanently colour metal without enammelling. In 1994 Penny moved to the cooperative Rosehill Workshops in Brighton where she has been based ever since.

Penny uses freehand painting, mono-printing and more recently screen-printing techniques to apply surface colour to anodised aluminium, and then a variety of traditional jewellery techniques such as roll-milling, piercing, punching and riveting to combine it with silver. Penny loves to play with shape and colour, creating little abstract collages that can be worn, with plenty of surface texture and a soft matt finish. Often the print can dictate the direction of the designs, influencing the geometry of the shapes to show it off to its best advantage. Penny's work is constantly evolving in a process led way and becoming more three dimensional as this metal inspires her to explore its potential. Combined with sterling silver it is the perfect material to produce lightweight, flexible and vividly colourful jewellery.

Further Images

Spot Print Necklace

Spot Print Necklace

Yellow Spot Print Curve Earrings

Yellow Spot Print Curve Earrings

Square Abstract Collage Brooch

Square Abstract Collage Brooch


Textured Silver and Printed Aluminium Earrings

Textured Silver and Printed Aluminium Earrings

Forest Green and Lime Ribbon Coil Necklace

Forest Green and Lime Ribbon Coil Necklace

Lime Ribbon Drop Earrings

Lime Ribbon Drop Earrings


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