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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 is proudly located on Wiradjuri Country (in regional NSW) in the quaint village of Uranquinty on the outskirts of Wagga Wagga.

Little Black Duck is the brainchild of Ashleigh Pengelly and is a 100% Aboriginal-owned small business created in 2015.

Combining creative, fun and functional art pieces with the hope of sparking meaningful conversations within your home, Little Black Duck uses a range of unique mediums and surfaces to create a memorable brand of functional art that is loved the world over.

From her signature hand-painted teapots and serving boards and the quintessentially Australian range of candles adorned with her art to the stunning array of handmade earrings created in the Little Black Duck studio, Ashleigh has created a brand that spreads love, colour and awareness of her Aboriginal culture and heritage.

Ashleigh's Aboriginal heritage comes from her matriarchal side, with family ties mostly around Wagga and Leeton in regional NSW, and beloved grandmother, Eunice Higgins, as the family matriarch hailing from Balranald, Mutthi Mutthi Country though living on Wiradjuri Country for majority of her life.

A self taught artist and entrepreneur, Little Black Duck allows Ashleigh to forge a new path and show her community, 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 instead it is now a beacon of possibilities and I thank you for your support!

Much love,

Ash xoxo

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