Jenny Rhodes has completed over three thousand pieces of production art work. They have been created for several areas in industry to include fashion, textiles, home furnishing, book illustration, packaging, house wares, murals, fine bone china and tableware. Jenny’s delicate style of art and design has proved popular achieving sales in excess of ten million pounds over the years.

1955-65– Dore and Totley High School, Sheffield.

1966-72– Chesterfield College of Art and Design followed by Nottingham Art College attaining an Honours Degree in Textiles and Embroidery.

April 1973- Commissioned to making costumes for Regent’s Park open air theatre in London.

September 1973- Texprint Exhibition, The Haymarket, London. Talent spotted by the Design Council from several hundred young designers.

October 1973- Commissioned by Jeff Banks to Design and make a collection of thirty couture dresses. These sold to some high profile customers to include actress Glenda Jackson, singers Lulu and Lindsey De Paul, and former girl friend of Mick Jagger, Chrissie Shrimpton.

April 1974- Exhibited at the Waterloo Gallery, Waterloo Place, London.

September 1974 & 76- Exhibited at Design Inn, Amsterdam, Holland.

Spring 1976- Invited to Frankfurt Spring Fair, Germany as guest of Courtaulds International.

September 1976, 77, 78- Exhibited at Exhibition Indigo, Lille, France, achieving sales to over 20 countries.

February 1977- First of several successful marketing venture to the USA.

September 1977- Retained by February Fabrics Ltd. as principal upholstery fabrics designer.

September 1977- Exhibited at Texprint, Vogue House, Hanover Square, London.

September 1980 – Appointed to the Crafts Advisory Council.

Summer 1981- Commissioned by Belitha Press to Illustrate the book Feasts and Festivals, text by Catherine Storr, published by Patrick Hardy Books Ltd. and later by Lutterworth Press.

May 1984- ‘Lazy Summer’, The launch of Jenny’s first multi product coordinate pattern at Vantona House, Seville Row, London. Products licences from Vantona Textiles, Melody Mills Wall coverings, Cotswold Design, Wardle Fabrics, Metal Box PLC, Mallod Melamine, Deeko PLC, Swan Housewares, Hanson Clocks UK.

March 1985- Commissioned to design for Wedgwood PLC a set of ten collector plates adapted from themes illustrated in the book Feasts and Festivals.

February 1987- ‘Hedgerows’ Jenny’s second coordinate pattern launched at the International Spring Fair, NEC, Birmingham. Licensed products from The Croydex Company, Metal Box PLC, Biltons Coloroll , Probus PLC, John Tams PLC, Richardson of Sheffield, Gelnoit Industries, Simpsons, Candlelight Products ltd.

February 1990- International Spring Fair, NEC, Birmingham and Frankfurt, Launch of ‘Spring Fields’, Jenny’s third multi product coordinate pattern with products . Croydex Company, Metal Box PLC . Probus PLC. Abbey Clocks, W.F.Horwood, Beldray, Wood and Sons. Simpsons, and Dexham International.

1993- British Award for Export to Industry awarded to Wood and Sons Ltd for sales of Jenny’s design, ‘Spring Fields’ on tableware.

1999- Commissioned to design three bone china tea service for Duchess China Ltd entitled ‘Verona’, ‘Tranquil Waters’ and ‘ Country Gardens’ featured on the front cover of Gift Buyer International February 2001.

Spring 2000- Commissioned by TV’s Chat Show Queen ‘Trisha Godard’ to create a mural for her dining room, featured in HELLO! magazine issue number 615.

2001- Commissioned by Royal Doulton to produce four ranges of collectors plates, four Christmas and Celebration themes, twelve Zodiac and four charity plates for the World Wildlife Fund.

2004- Jenny is invited to work with students by the Design Council on the initiative ‘Design into Schools Week’.

2004- Jenny started work on ‘The World Under Brisley Green’ a story both written and illustrated by herself. This project has over three hundred illustrations with a text of over seventy thousand word.