Sophie MacCarthy

Sophie MacCarthy has always been drawn to random scatterings of leaves on the ground. Scatter and flow, rhythm and movement are consistent themes in the decoration of her earthenware pieces, along with a bold and joyous approach to colour.

Using a technique she has developed over the last 35 years, alongside stencils, wax resist, scraffito and sponging, Sophie delicately creates distinctive imagery on the surface of her wheel thrown vessels. By painting with coloured slips on to dry clay surfaces the liquid is quickly absorbed, which helps to create tonal depth with varying degrees of thickness.

Sophie is a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association.

“Sometimes I will see a beautiful arrangement of leaves and stalks blown against a kerb-side or around a drain grid. Sometimes I will marvel at leaves in a puddle with the blue sky reflected. Other motifs I use are birds and fish; birds because I love their silhouettes and fish, also for their silhouettes but also because of the way they express movement.” – Sophie MacCarthy

Sophie MacCarthy
Small plate , leaves and stalks
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Sophie MacCarthy
Moon Jar
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Stemmed Dish
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Bowl
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Bowl
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Bowl
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Bowl
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Deep Bowl
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Deep Bowl
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Oval Dish
£464.00
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Dish, vine leaves
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Dish, golden leaves and circles
£232.00
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Curved Jug
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Plate, multiple leaves
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Plate , golden leaves and circles
£366.00
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Jug, golden leaves and circles
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Jug, leaves and stalks
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Jug, large green leaves
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Jug, large leaves
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Oil Jar, golden leaves and circles
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Jug, multi coloured leaves
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Dish, leaves and stalks
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Dish, leaves and stalks
£342.00
Sophie MacCarthy
Dish, golden leaves and circles
£464.00
Sophie MacCarthy
Plate , leaves and stalks
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Sophie MacCarthy
Plate , leaves and stalks
£464.00
Sophie MacCarthy
Plate, leaves and stalks
£390.00
Sophie MacCarthy
Plate , golden leaves and circles
£366.00
Sophie MacCarthy
Plate , leaves and stalks
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Sophie MacCarthy
Plate , leaves and stalks
£232.00
Sophie MacCarthy
Plate , leaves and stalks
£232.00
Sophie MacCarthy
Plate , leaves and stalks
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Sophie MacCarthy
Small plate , leaves and stalks
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Sophie MacCarthy
Leaf Bowl
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Blue Circle Mug
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Red Circle Mug
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Blue Circle Mug
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Yellow Circle Mug
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Blue Circle Mug
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Yellow Circle Mug
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Blue Circle Mug
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Sophie MacCarthy
Leaf Bowl
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Leaf Plate
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Autumn Leaves Plate
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Autumn Leaves Plate
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Abstract Leaf Jug
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Dark Green Jug
£110.00
Sophie MacCarthy
Leaf Design Jug
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Dark Blue Jug
£110.00
Sophie MacCarthy
Bird Mug
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Bird Mug
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Bird Mug
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Bird Mug
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Bird Mug
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Bird Mug
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