Bidwell Studios

Studio Artists: Penney Bidwell Studio Email Address:


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I strive to capture the intimate and internal experience of the human condition in my artwork. Each character emerges from the clay directly from my subconscious–characters of imagination, past experiences, family stories, motherhood, fairy tales, and dreams. They are soulful beings, reflective of deep inner experience. Technically, my sculptural pieces are hand-built from clay and combine slips, oxides, underglazes, and glazes. I strive to create harmonious surfaces that have an underlying complexity that engages the viewer. My intent is not to control my inspirations, but to remain open and let the imagery inspire me as it develops. My subconscious guides my hands, and the story unfolds as I work. The mystery of not knowing where a piece will take me and what I will discover is part of the process that inspires me.


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