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Penny Withers




Penny Withers

Rocking Curl - ceramic curled sculpture by Penny Withers for AUTHOR

Regular price £200 Sale

Thrown, sliced and unfurled by the maker in Penny Withers' Sheffield studio.

An elegant sculptural form. The curl has been made from porcelain with a plain white glaze.

Give the curl a gentle push with your fingers, setting its spirally form to rock rhythmically back and forth.

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  • Height: 15.5cm
    Width: 29cm
    Depth: 13cm

  • These ceramics are all individual so no piece is exactly the same. It could be up to 8 weeks, depending on the Penny's schedule, to receive another one of her designs.

    *A specialised delivery service will be required for this piece; our customer service team will be in contact to discuss delivery options & related costs.

    AUTHOR will deliver your product as quickly and as carefully as possible. We pride ourselves on our fastidious packaging and concierge despatch services, no request is too much trouble. Do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss delivery. Where our products are handmade, your order could take a matter of weeks; in these instances we will provide you with an approx. lead-time and then keep you updated by phone or email as to the progress of your order. Where there’s a short wait for hand-crafted items made in small batches or for a custom order, trust us; it’s always worth it. Any item intended as a gift can be beautifully wrapped, just tick this option on the BAG page. Gift wrapping is a complimentary service to our AUTHOR Society members.

    UK orders under £250 incur a delivery charge of £7. Standard Delivery is free in the UK for orders over £250. Delicate or non-standard pieces are marked as such and incur a delivery fee depending on your location in the UK and the size/weight of the piece. International orders do incur a shipping cost which is calculated on size, weight and location of delivery address. An invoice will be sent separately from as little as £15. For further information please refer to our payment and delivery page.


  • Your rocking curl will need lightly tickling over with a duster now and again. Take care to avoid scratching the glaze. Grease or stains may be gently removed using a using a cloth, a little detergent and some warm water.
Why we love this product

The Rocking Curl makes a wonderful focal point on a mantle piece.

As with much of this maker’s work, the Rocking Curl has been inspired by movement and the way that wet clay can interpret the fluid, flowing movements of people, dancers and water. The maker begins her works on the wheel, in a process she describes as ‘composition’. Forms are created and altered from slabs of clay, and for her sculptures, then sliced, peeled open and unwound, playing on the idea of continuous surface.

The Rocking Curl has been finished with a plain white glaze as not to detract from the simplicity of the shape and we especially love the wonderful negative space that is formed inside the curl. The eye of the curl adds extra interest, curiously peering out from the centre.

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