Informal Luxury Porcelaine de Limoges & Faïence Tableware

Our History & Vision

Born in Zimbabwe, Africa and having traveled the world over as an Intensive Care Nurse, Penelope “Penzo” returned home to Zimbabwe in 1993 to create one of a kind, hand made and hand painted bright, fun and happy functional art for your table.

Penelope loves the look and feel of porcelain but found the predominantly elegant, formal designs too serious for her own home. She dreamed of one day bringing her designs to French Porcelain and creating a range of timeless “Informal Luxury” dinnerware for confident, self assured men and women not afraid to present something new and innovative to their table.

Whilst maintaining close contact with the Studio in Zimbabwe, Penny moved to France in 2013 and in 2014 introduced her first three lines “Mauritius”, “Safari Blue” and “Lara & Lily” to a worldwide market. In 2015, the “Safari Splendour” line was added. For this year, 2016, the “Harvest in Provence” is being introduced and for the Spring of 2017, “Blue Feather” will follow.

At the same time, the production of hand painted Penzo™ ceramics in Zimbabwe is continuing with Emma and Shaun Dearlove being responsible for the day-to-day operations.

Penelope Penzo is a Trend Setter and is definitely not a Trend follower. With her new designs she alters the perception of porcelain and faïence dinnerware and opens a whole world of new possibilities for any dining experience.

Our brand

Penelope Penzo™ Porcelain & Faïence offers exciting, surprising and fresh designs bringing timeless “Informal Luxury” to your table.

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Our Mission


Penelope Penzo Porcelain & Faïence Tableware was created to bring “Informal Luxury” to any table setting using the…

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Enchanting Informal Luxury dinnerware made from French Porcelaine de Limoges and Portuguese Faïence

Penelope Penzo Porcelain & Faïence