sophie woodrow



Whoa. I want to read the epic fairytale that should so very clearly go along with this group of beautifully bizarre creatures! This is the magical, ceramic work of British artist Sophie Woodrow. I can’t help but wonder where these crazy characters come from. Oh, here we are:

Her work has been informed by an interest in the Victorians as the first generation who chose to define nature in opposition to what is human. In a spirit of wild curiosity, tinged with fear, the Victorians idolised nature, ‘packaging’ it into highly romanticised, palatable works of art … Pursuing an interest in natural history, Sophie has looked particularly at our continually shifting theories of evolution. Her work has been inspired by the enormous misinterpretations of geological evidence made by the Victorians, often with bluff self-confidence. She regards these misinterpretations as a game of Chinese whispers played over millennia.

“Chinese whispers”. Yep. I think that’s what I’d title the fairytale.

{yet another fabulous ceramic find from art is a way}






comments (5)

  1. rossana taormina /// 04.25.2014 /// 8:38am

    I love her work … I look it and dream

  2. Denice van Waardenburg /// 04.29.2014 /// 11:37am

    Are your pieces for sale. If so what is the cost.

    Thank you,
    Denice.

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  4. BEVERLY THOMAS JENKINS /// 06.28.2014 /// 1:04am

    I would love to purchase your ceramics, how do I do so? thank you, B

  5. Gauri Rawal /// 08.20.2014 /// 10:50am

    I found your stuff on Pinterest and am very intrigued by it. Is it possible to buy some f your work – in the states?