Zenna Tagney was born in Gunnislake, east Cornwall, and grew up in Tywardreath, mid Cornwall. She has a foundation degree in Art & Design and a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Crafts from University College Falmouth.
Zenna creates ceramic sculptures using porcelain clay, a material associated with Cornwall's china clay country. She incorporates found objects such as old wood and vegetation into her pieces. The characters depicted in her artworks are inspired by the Cornish myths and stories told to her by her parents.
Her work has been widely exhibited throughout Cornwall.
2023: Truro Open - Spirit of Cornwall, Royal Cornwall Museum (10 Oct-20 Jan)