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my journey so far



2021 Momentum Doctors Golden Crow Awards Finalist

2020 CGU Kayku Kumpa Award Recipient

2016 Wagga Wagga NAIDOC Young Person of the Year

2016 NSW/ACT Young Achiever Award- Career Kick Start category

Little Black Duck creates unique pieces of functional Aboriginal art including one-of-a-kind hand-painted teapots and Dhangaang Serving Boards that will become a steadfast at gatherings as you make treasured memories. 

Other popular items include my hand-poured soy candles featuring Quintessentially Australian scents including the globally loved Wiradjuri candle, Kakadu Plum and Native Wildflowers as well as the beautiful Yinaagirbang (Women) candle. You can see the entire range here.

Little Black Duck is the brainchild of Ashleigh Pengelly and is a 100% Aboriginal-owned one-woman-show combining a range of unique mediums and surfaces to create a memorable brand of functional art.


Born and bred in Wagga Wagga in regional NSW on Wiradjuri Country, my Aboriginal heritage comes from my mother's side. My family ties are mostly around Wagga and Leeton in regional NSW, with my grandmother, Eunice Higgins, as our matriarch hailing from Balranald.

A self taught artist and business woman, Little Black Duck allows me to forge a new path and show Wagga, Australia and the world, that First Nations women are a formidable force.


I truly hope you enjoy my teapots and other creative wares as much as I enjoy creating them! You have made my art and business venture no longer just a dream of possibilities and I thank you for your support!

Much love,

Ash xoxo

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