The Penguin

The Penguin

Our Rye Penguin was modelled and designed in the 1930’s by our post-war co-founder WV Cole MBE (Wally) and re-introduced by Rye Pottery in 1993.

This was Wally’s first ever moulded piece, which he created specifically to learn about moulding and traditional slip casting methods while studying sculpture at the Central School of Art under John Skeaping.

He was working on another job at London Zoo at the time where the then radical Penguin Pool had just been built. So this piece was conceived while spending his lunch hour sketching the zoo’s incredible collections – and he was paid to be there to boot!

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ht 12 cm 4.25 in