Sophie Cook creates delicate porcelain vessels that marry the elements of colour and form. Graduating in 1997 from Camberwell School of Arts, her work can now be found in collections across the world, including the Museum of the Home, London, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and and the Manchester City Galleries. In 2002 she was awarded the Adrian Sassoon Award of the Kiln at Chelsea Crafts Fair.
Based on the Suffolk coast and working in clay for more than 20 years, Sophie is much loved in the worlds of ceramics and interiors. She creates custom installations for high-profile hotels, offices and residences around the world and receives ongoing accolades from top design publications.
Throwing her forms in porcelain is highly skilful work, and the ceramist creates just four pieces a day which are then refined, fired and glazed. Over the years she has developed bottle, pod and teardrop forms, which her clients admire for their soft, sculptural outlines. These works are glazed in bright aquas, citrusy hues, subtle neutrals and rich earth tones, all developed by the artist herself.
“My bottles, pods and teardrops are about colour and form. An individual piece works well but displayed in groups they become a three dimensional still life.” As Olivier Dupon wrote in the New Artisans, “Her work is a collector’s dream. The more you own, the better they look.” – Sophie Cook
Portrait by Anna & Tam