about the work
the bottles, pods and teardrops are about colour and form. they work well individually and in groups.
my ideal is for them to be seen as a 3-dimensional still life that, when viewed from different angles, create new relationships between the pieces. even differing light can subtly change their appearance and sometimes create luminosity around their silhouette, emphasizing the slight translucency of the porcelain.
the people pieces sit happily on their own but also work well amongst the other pieces. their form is still essential as is incorporating decoration. a fluid abstract line is transformed into a landscape by adding graphic architectural figures and trees.
every piece is a challenge to make as porcelain is such a fluid medium on the wheel. i can throw up to six pieces a day but rarely, if ever, do all six survive the making and firing processes. on average, three will make it to their final destination.
sophie cook graduated from camberwell school of arts in the late nineties and has established her career since then, selling and exhibiting worldwide. her work also features in permanent museum collections ranging from the geoffrye museum in london to recently involvment in the denver art museum's euro design exhibition.
sophie also works on commissions, which have included pieces for babington house and an installation for the rama restaurant in the private members club, 50 st james.
celebrities that have bought her work include georgio armani, elton john and jennifer aniston.
sophie works out of her studio at home in dulwich, london
where you can visit by appointment or during the Dulwich Festival in May. Studio sales take place in June and December