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My interest in pottery has been ongoing since childhood, having spent many hours in my father's pottery workshop at home, in Washington. My involvement in making my own studio pottery developed further whilst being trained in the craft at Biddick Farm Arts Centre (1988-94) by...

Sophie set up her workshop at High Marishes in 1991. She makes colourful, functional stoneware pots - the range includes mugs, jugs, bowls, plates and plant pot holders. The pots are either hand thrown or jigger jollied. After the bisque firing the pots are decorated...

I make 'trompe l'oeil' sculptural pieces and hand-built vessels in stoneware. The realistic work consists mainly of bags, shoes and 'cardboard boxes' filled with tools or bric a brac. These are often modelled from life and reflect the wear and tear inflicted on them by...