Contemporary handmade pottery
Sophie combines function with decoration to create an exciting range of colourful, reduction fired stoneware pots.
Sophie did a degree in ceramics at Bristol Polytechnic and worked at Dartington Pottery, Devon before setting up her own pottery in 1991.
She converted redundant farm buildings into a workshop and showroom at High Marishes.
The pots are all either hand thrown, jollied or press moulded depending on their shape and size. After a drying out period they are bisq. fired then dipped in a base glaze. Each pot is then individually hand decorated using brushes, sponges and slip trailors to apply layers of different coloured glazes. The final firing is in a reducing atmosphere, reaching a temperature of 1300 degrees centigrade, this creates the wonderful rich diffusion of colours that so characterises Sophie’s work. Most of her designs are inspired by plants, stripes and fish.