Penny Smith is a renowned ceramic artist who has been practising and designing innovative ceramic wares for over thirty years. She specializes in slip casting porcelain and refined Australian clays. Penny holds a Bachelor of Design from the High Wycombe College of Art and Technology, U.K and a Master of Fine Art from the University of Tasmania. She has been teaching ceramics since 1978 and currently is an associate research fellow at the University of Tasmania. Penny has been invited to participate in numerous conferences and forums including guest lectures at the Powerhouse Museum Sydney and Universities throughout Northern Europe and Japan.