Sophie Cook Medium Teardrop Dry sage 77
Maker: Sophie Cook
Handmade in England.
Dimensions: W 11 cm x H 37 cm
Method: Striking hand thrown and carved sculptural form with an elegant thin neck and dry texture.
An exquisite dry sage vessel hand thrown by Sophie Cook. Known for her recognisably shaped forms, this 'teardrop' is medium sized with a slightly rounded base. Cook is continually influenced by the beautiful Suffolk landscape, through the kaleidoscope of colour surrounding her. She chooses the tone of the vessel is to align with its form, resulting in a completely unique piece. They require great skill to create, due to the delicate neck of the vessels, which Sophie has developed through her practice.
A statement piece whether displayed individually or collectively, with a colour sure to bring joy.
As all products are handmade sizes and colour may vary slightly.
About the Artist
Sophie Cook graduated from Camberwell School of Arts in 1997 with a series of bottles in varying shades of matt turquoise. This was her reaction to the glazes conventionally used in traditional ceramics, which she deemed dull. Sophie now works with a huge variety of tones, which function more than merely as surface decoration, and are integral to Sophie’s designs.
Sophie’s pieces are on display in prominent permanent collections, such as The Manchester City Galleries, the Geffrye Museum, London and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Sophie is often commissioned for pieces and installations, meaning she is represented in residencies all over the world. In 2002, she was awarded the Adrian Sassoon Award of the Kiln at Chelsea Crafts Fair, and from 2009 to 2011 she was included in the touring exhibition ‘European Design Since 1985: Shaping the New Century'.