Penny Elliott

Penny Elliott

Penny Elliott is a member of the Bunbury Studio Potters, Bunbury Felting Group and leader of the Art All Sorts group here at SSAC. Penny is a regular tutor in many different styles and subjects. Many students have enjoyed Penny’s interesting classes. Penny’s assorted works can often be seen on display and for sale in the SSAC Members Shop.


Clay, paper and paint has been my passion from early childhood. The first success was an art prize at school in my home town Johannesburg.

I attended night classes at the University of the Witwatersrand. Later on my painting was recognized in a TV show during a group exhibition.  This was followed by 2 successful solo exhibitions and with various group shows.

While working in London for a year I extended my art knowledge & practice in the evenings at Chelsea Art School.

Australia’s great further education scheme enabled me to gain a Fine Arts degree at Edith Cowan University, Perth, followed by a post graduate diploma in Education at Notre Dame University Australia.

Since coming to Australia 39 years ago, with my husband and children, I have been a voluntary gallery guide, have taught school children and adults in many educational & arts organizations. I have directed plays, painted and designed costumes and sets in both amateur theatre and school productions.

Alongside teaching my art work has developed & evolved. I have won prizes along the way and I exhibit my work whenever possible, in public and private galleries & places.

I currently work in clay, wool, thread, paper, wire & fabric, producing small sculptures, jewelry, utility items, images  &  object d’art.


Penny is open to commissions and can be contacted at or on 0409 299 724

View more of Penny’s work here on her Facebook page