Since graduating with a degree in Ceramics from Camberwell School of Art in 1997, Sophie produces all of her work from her studio in Suffolk, where she lives with her family. There has been a consistency in design in these works since her days at Camberwell – her ceramics still possess the characteristic long neck and narrow aperture in her bottle forms. The forms have developed over time to include variations like pod and teardrop shapes, however, there remains a simplicity of shape and exactness of form in all her pieces. The creative process is precise with surprises from the kiln unwelcome. After two days of drying the works are then hand-carved in order to further refine the silhouette before the glazing process can begin. The colour palette of the glazes has also evolved – the original blue tones have expanded to include a great range of hues – with new inspiration now emerging from the Suffolk landscape surrounding Sophie’s studio.
Exhibiting internationally, with solo shows as far afield as Sydney and Indianapolis, Sophie’s work has found homes across the globe. She is included in the permanent collections of institutions including the Museum of the Home in London; Denver Art Museum, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Art. Olivier Dupon has described her work as ‘a collector’s dream. The more you own the better they look’.