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Touch Me

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Sophie Southgate

U.K.-based ceramics artist Sophie Southgate knows how to attract people to her work. She plays with inviting shapes, tempting colors, and intriguing textures, and unlike most ceramicists, she wants people to pick up her works and interact with them. Judging by my reaction, she must be very successful; I definitely want to touch them!

“Crossing the boundaries of art, craft and design, her work explores human-object interaction. She takes inspiration from the universal language of pattern, geometry and colour, and the infinite. Sophie combines multiple methods of making to create highly refined, curious objects.”

-Sophie Southgate Artist Statement

After winning all kinds of awards for her work, Southgate set up her own studio in 2016, The Clay Room UK. In addition to producing yummy ceramics, the artist teaches adult pottery courses and mould-making workshops. She also teaches children’s pottery courses at Tonbridge School nearby.

You can follow Sophie Southgate on her website and on Instagram and Twitter.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

8 thoughts on “Touch Me

  1. You do want to hold them don’t you.? So smooth and precisely cut.Facebook is full of the fact most of our used dishes etc are full of the stuff. Not good. No more lead crystal for wedding gifts.

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    • As a species, we have really made a hash of things. We learned yesterday that the new biodegradable sunscreens that ecologists we’re recommending to help preserve our coral reefs has caused a dramatic unbalance in the Caribbean. You can now hardly get in the ocean because the bio sunscreen encouraged the rapid growth of one type of seaweed. It’s ruining boats and doing terrible things to tourism. They now ask that you not wear any sunscreen at all. We bought our first swim shirts this week. Too little too late, I’m afraid.

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  2. Oooooh! These are so pleasing and restful to look at – and definitely tactile.

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  3. I LOVE these!

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