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Woven Sculptural Lampshade (Workshop)

Course Overview

One Day Workshop to create a Woven Sculptural Lampshade!

Learn the woven basketry technique of pairing and how it can be used to create a sculptural lampshade

Utilising a combination of foraged and upcycled materials, including strappy leaved grasses, recycled dress patterns, and cane, this workshop offers a hands-on experience in creating a one-of-a-kind piece using sustainable and repurposed elements.


All materials will be supplied.

However, if you would like to bring some dried grasses or other suitable botanical elements- if time permits at the end of the day, you can then decorate your lampshade with them.

Please bring your own lunch, or you can buy it from the local cafe. Tea and coffee will be provided.

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Penny Simons

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Penny Simons

Penny’s work is a fusion of all her studies and lived experience in: textiles, art, design, weaving, bio-dynamics and horticulture.Her work resonates deeply with the beauty, vulnerability & spirituality of nature. Penny has worked as an artist and designer all her life, alongside the practise of gardening and working in and with nature.Penny runs workshops both locally and regionally. She has taught annual willow workshops for the last 5 years both at Glenmore House and in Kangaloon in the Southern Highlands: both privately and with Green Door Studios.“Penny is an excellent teacher, with a bounty of information to share about working with the material and techniques she employs.“ Mickey Robertson / Glenmore House. Her artworks are formed from a personal practise working with foraged materials that comes from a place of reciprocity with the earth, all indigenous peoples and our ancestors. Through this, her work aims to restore, reconnect and heal through creativity, connection with nature and making with our hands.Penny was one of the founding partners of !Cloth”, a Sydney based bespoke textile business begun in the 1990's, that produced hand printed, dyed and constructed textiles for the furnishing and fashion industries.Prior to this Penny gained a BA hons. in Constructed Textiles, majoring in weaving, from Winchester School of Art, England.

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(02) 9922 2299
Monday to Friday - 10:00am to 6:00pm
220 Miller St, North Sydney - Back of Ted Mack Civic Park