About me

Vanessa Cox Pendray M.A.C.E.(UEA London), PDD Ceramics,
Adult & Community Teaching Certificate

I have worked in Art/Textiles/Dance/Craft/Clay/Photgraphy, cookery and fashion for most of my life and enjoy making pots on my wheel.

I like to teach and pass on my work to the community, also experiment on new designs in geometrical patterns and crystalline glazes - ceramics being my specialist subject.

After raising my family, my selection to Amsterdam Ceramic Millennium July 1999 led me on to working in the community, as one area of my work can be made by many different aged children - junior/senior.

Craft Potters Association funding for Ceramics in school 2002;
East of England Arts June 2001;
Schools & Families Hertfordshire CC June 2001-2006;
Lee Valley Par September 2001;
East Herts DC March 2001- 2004 Photography and Ceramics;
Selected by the American Ceramic Arts Foundation for the Ceramic Millenium RAI Centre, Amsterdam. July 1999;
Extended learning Children Schools and families. 2006-2009;
Pottery in School. North Herts District Council. Five Schools. 2015-2017

Zelli Porcelain Gallery, London W1 - 2008;
NHS Trust Art Therapy - 2004;
Hertfordshire County Council Schools & Families - 2001-15 on-going;
East Herts DC Life Long Learning Ceramics Projects;
EHDC Photography Commissions 2002;
Feeling Good February 2007/8/9, Herts County Council;
Enrichment Through Clay. St. Paul's Walden Primary School - building permanent murals in clay. 2015-2016

Clitheroe Platform Gallery 2001;
Leeds City Gallery - 2001;
RAI Centre Amsterdam. Millennium selection July 1999;
Bell Fine Art, Winchester - 2001;
Affordable Art, Battersea Park 2002;
Amsterdam Basalt Gallery - July 1999;
Art in Clay - Hatfield House - Solo Exhibitions between 2003-2012;
Hertfordshire County Council - September 2003-2008;
Lee Valley Park Authority - September 2003;
Zelli Porcelain Gallery 2008;
Pottery at Festivals on-going;


Permanent Public works of Art:
The Royal Homeopath Hospital, Gt. Ormond Street, London WC1,2008;
The County Hospital Hertford. 2004 and 2012;
The Isabel Hospice, Welwyn Garden City 2002;
Work displayed in schools throughout Hertfordshire from 2000-2017.

MA - Creative Entrepreneurship - UEA(London);
PDD - Postgrad Dev Diploma Ceramic Design;
HNC - Ceramic Design;
HNC - Multi Crafts;
BTEC - Fashion Design;
BTEC - Photography;
Adult & Community Teaching Certificate.

Geometric Ceramic Daisies (Craft Club/Craft Council) 2012;
Messy Nessy Pottery Self Published Educational Book 2012;
Sunday Telegraph Magazine Supplement - Nov. 2012;
Wall Pieces by Dominique Bivar Segurado (Pub. A&C Black 2009);

Anglia TC - May 2002;
Glass Prselain Kristal aardework No2 - April 1999 Amsterdam;
Three Counties Radio 1999;
Radio 4 1998;
Local Press;
Ceramic Review Jan 2002 & July 2003.

Current Enhanced DBS/ Public Liability Insurance/ MACE, PDD Studio Ceramics.

Telephone No. 01273 960307 / 07789 895537