Porcelain is a completely dissolved, rigid, opaque, white or pungent colored, translucent and resonant material. It is more durable and more water resistant than ceramics. It is moreover, a very difficult task as the manufacturing process takes a very long time to produce the porcelain material.
Sophie Cook is a lady with a vast knowledge of the porcelain industry. She graduated from Camberwell School of Arts in 1997 and her creations in this industry can now be seen all over the world. Her works are also on display in public museums in the United Kingdom. They are at the Geffrye Museum in London, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and also at the Manchester City Galleries. In addition, they were included at the touring exhibition “European Design Since 1985: Shaping the New Century”. Further, she has won the Adrian Sassoon Award of the Kiln at Chelsea Crafts Fair in year 2002.
She started this art with an original bottle shape in a range of matt turquoises. She has since developed a full spectrum of colours and built a variety of designs even in teardrops and pod shapes.
She explains “My bottles, pods and teardrops are about colour and form. An individual piece works well but displayed in groups they become a three dimensional still life “
She further says” Every piece is a challenge to make as porcelain is such a fluid medium on the wheel. I throw four pieces a day, which are left to dry for two days and are then carved to refine the shape. Once sprayed they dry for a week. It is an incredibly delicate process. Rarely, if ever, do all four pieces survive the carving and firing process”
She has three boys and lives on the Suffolk Coast in United Kingdom with her partner and the landscape of the Suffolk area has been an inspiration to her work.