Brittany Penney was born in Germany, into a military family. She has lived mostly within the Maritimes. From a very early age, Brittany had a particular interest in the arts and took extracurricular courses focusing on painting and drawing. She also explored digital media and sewing. She studied at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design and graduated in 2015 with a Diploma in Fine Craft majoring in Ceramics. She is currently the sole owner of a small pottery business that specializes in functional pottery called Astral Tear Ceramics.