Sophie is a ceramic artist working in Kent. She studied BA Ceramics at Cardiff School of Art and Design, graduating in 2014.
Crossing the boundaries of art, craft and design, her work explores human-object interaction. She takes inspiration from the universal language of pattern, geometry and colour, and the infinite. Sophie combines multiple methods of making to create highly refined, curious objects.
Making ambiguous objects that trick the eye, Sophie draws an unconscious gaze into conscious thought. She interrupts culturally embedded values and understandings of ceramics by creating optical illusions. Through use of colour, texture and negative space, Sophie’s work playfully tricks the audiences’ perception of weight, what is 2D or 3D and material.
Future Lights, Group exhibition, Ambiente, Frankfurt, Germany
Maker in Focus, Bevere Gallery, Worcester, UK
Here we go!, Group exhibition, Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton,
Future Lights Winner - Ceramics and its Dimensions
Hothouse - With the Crafts Council
Highly Commended Ceramic Art, London, UK
UK Young Artists Festival Derby, UK
Confessions of a Design Geek Bursary Runner Up
Winner of the 2015 National Eisteddfod Y Lle Celf Art CASW Purchase Prize
Residency: Fireworks Clay Studios - Grad Graduate Residency
Full Scholarship to Study at Penland School of Crafts North Carolina, USA
Dinner Plans by Elisa Di Feo
By Way Of Clay
Ceramics Degree Show
The Film And Up It Goes...
We sometimes have other available works by Sophie Southgate, or can accept commissions. Please get in touch if you want to know more.