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Penelope Batley

MA work

Jewel on the Cable

Humour and Light

I am often drawn to familiar, mundane and overlooked objects, which I can transform and animate.

The story begins from an old trunk. Forgotten jewellery has morphed into something else. Gigantic, illuminated String Beads snake across the floor, whilst over-sized Drop Earring lights drape from the ceiling.

Commissioned to design lighting for Ted Baker, Crystal Chandelier used reworked crystal tableware, hung to recreate the profile of the traditional chandelier, echoing grandeur but surprise.

I will be exhibiting at 100% Design in September and have a window installation at GP Design Studio in October.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2009

  • Jewel on the Cable

    Humour and Light

    I am often drawn to familiar, mundane and overlooked objects, which I can transform and animate.

    The story begins from an old trunk. Forgotten jewellery has morphed into something else. Gigantic, illuminated String Beads snake across the floor, whilst over-sized Drop Earring lights drape from the ceiling.

    Commissioned to design lighting for Ted Baker, Crystal Chandelier used reworked crystal tableware, hung to recreate the profile of the traditional chandelier, echoing grandeur but surprise.

    I will be exhibiting at 100% Design in September and have a window installation at GP Design Studio in October.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Design, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2007; BSc Geology, University of St Andrews, 2002
  • Experience

  • Lighting Designer (Commission), Ted Baker, Cambridge, 2008; Teacher, St Georges School, Harpenden, 2008; Designer's Assistant, Mari-Ruth Oda, London, 2005; Designer's Assistant, Mari-Ruth Oda, Manchester, 2005
  • Exhibitions

  • Work-in-progress, Royal College of Art, 2008; Ted Baker shop (Commission of three chandeliers), Ted Baker, Cambridge, 2008; Summer Exhibition, Garden Gallery, Hampshire, 2008; Summer Exhibition, Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Surrey, 2008
  • Awards

  • Selected member, Design Nation at 100% Design, 2009; Selected work, York Museum Public Collection, 2007