Sophie makes evocative sculpture in her central Bristol studio. She collaborates with others - mould makers, casters and other artists to realise her designs and commissions.
Her design experience includes making architectural details and props for TV, and for companies in the garden ornament industry, for whom she has made Buddhas, birdbaths, owls and obelisks amongst other things.
Seeking to find her own voice she makes collections of pieces exploring themes including motion and stillness, the body, dance, city life and animals.
Sophie has taught art for thirty years. She delivers some short courses with Bristol Drawing School and at New Brewery Arts Centre in Cirencester. Her experience includes sculpture projects in schools, for galleries and the Probation Service. She was also a creative industry business adviser for four years in Bristol.
Born in West Dorset in the late 1950s, Sophie grew up in Yorkshire and trained at Winchester Art School before moving to London and later returning to the West Country in 1987. She lives in Bristol and is a director of HOURS, a gallery and event space in the city.