Penni Redding

OCA tutor and assessor Sandra Flower looks at the work of Textiles 2 student Penni Redding.

Sandra chose to highlight the work in Penni’s sketchbook as it demonstrates how to develop an idea, something that students often ask about. From looking at the drawings of Henry Moore through to producing a series of ideas for a range of printed textiles, Penni’s sketchbook illustrates the thought processes and development made when undertaking artistic exploration.

Mark Lomas. OCA Photographer


  1. dmclawton 28 July 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Extremely inspiring! It certainly helps students who are unable to interact with others to look at how sketchbooks can be put together in innovative ways. I look at my own sketchbooks and seem to have a lot disconnected ideas and notes that don’t link up with each other. However, I have found looking back on them later informs further ideas, that at the time I did not have the skill for.

  2. julierig 6 August 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Absolutely loved looking at the developement within the sketchbook, so much neater than mine. Lovely work.

  3. Mary Heller 11 August 2015 at 4:13 pm

    So beautiful and so creative – I’m trying not to feel daunted!

  4. Linda Crossley 17 August 2015 at 9:54 pm

    What a lovely sketchbook Penni. Looking at your work gives me the impetus to make more of my own sketchbook. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Ailish 13 August 2017 at 12:47 pm

    What course was this for,?

    1. Joanne 14 August 2017 at 9:28 am

      Hi Ailish,

      It was for an older version of the course Textiles 2: Contemporary Practice.


Leave a Reply