Pennie Metcalfe was born in Haworth, (Bronte Country) in the heart of Yorkshire. She comes from a multidisciplinary background of Fashion/Textiles, Ceramics, and Fine Art. After graduating she worked as a Ceramics Tutor and Technician at Harrogate College in North Yorkshire. Before moving into Mental Health with the NHS where she led community art projects at the Briary Hospital in Harrogate and Peppermill Court in York. She has exhibited in Derbyshire and Yorkshire.
Pennie relocated in 2022 and now lives and works full-time as an artist in Co Antrim, where she specialises in Fibre Art & Textiles. She works predominantly with wool, silk, flax and ‘found’ objects collected from her daily walks, to create 2D and 3D mix-media textiles. The foundation of her process comes from artisan traditions: felting, shibori, decorative surface stitching, embroidery, weaving/tapestry, fabric manipulation and assemblage.