Sophie Cook graduated from Camberwell School of Arts in the late nineties with just the original bottle shape in a range of matt turquoises. Since then, a full spectrum of colours and finishes have been developed as well as the emergence of the teardrop and pod shapes.
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Her work can now be found in some of the most beautiful residencies worldwide. It is featured in permanent museum collections including the Geffrye Museum and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and was included in the touring exhibition 'European Design Since 1985: Shaping the New Century'.
Each of Sophie’s bottles or pods are thrown on the wheel. They are then left to dry overnight and then carved by hand to give extra definition to their shape. It is an incredibly delicate process and at any point the piece can crack. Each piece is then fired in the kiln and the glaze is applied by a spraying technique. The glazes are original and have taken several years of testing to fine tune.
The pieces are then further fired to 1260’C. During the firing there are further risks due to the fragility of the porcelain and the heat of the kiln. On average, during the entire making process, only fifty per cent of the pieces will survive.