Artist Sophie Woodrow Handcrafts Strange Porcelain Figurines

By: Meghan Young - May 15, 2014
References: sophiewoodrow & itsnicethat
The work of Sophie Woodrow is both eerie and eccentric. It takes the art of porcelain figurines to a surreal place, one that is inhabited by double-headed humans, blob-like creatures and two-legged animals that appear to also act as bird houses. Appropriately, the latter looks almost like a cat. Sophie Woodrow's figurines may be creepy, but they are undeniably clever and creative as well.

Based in Bristol, United Kingdom, Sophie Woodrow is a graduate in the Studio Ceramics program at Falmouth College of Art who has been working professionally with malleable clay materials since 2001. Using an intricate, labor-intensive technique, "each piece is hand-built, involving coiling, incising and impressing to create a delicately textured surface," as written on her website. No wonder it is hard not to appreciate Sophie Woodrow's work.