Artists > Sophia Hughes
I made pots and occasional ceramic sulptures for seventeen years, then in October 2006 I started working almost solely as a sculptor in a great variety of materials. I now make pots occasionally, keeping my hand in at this quiet, timeless skill, enjoying the simplicity of it.Sophia Hughes began in 1971 as a maker of thrown domestic ware in her free time, and became a full time potter in 1990 when she added handbuilt sawdust fired pots to her range. In 1999 she extended this, exploring with clay to high fired matt glazed abstract sculptures. Shw was coming back to the beginning as she had wanted to be a scultor in 1996 at the West of England College of Art, where she gained a 2:1 in painting and etching.
1991 Beaux Arts, Bath
1991-1999 Yew Tree Gallery, Slad, Glos.
1995/96 Compton Casey Gallery, Glos
2000 Fossway Artists, Compton Casey
2000/1 3D Gallery, Bristol
2001/2 S.W. Regional Development Agency, Exeter
2003 Beaux Arts, Bath
2003/4 Gloucesershire Guild of Craftsmen, Painswick & Cheltenham Museum
Art Gallery and Waddesdon Manor
2001/3/5 The Gallery Upstairs, Henley in Arden
2008 Gallery LeFort Fine Art, Bath
Three rip pots in an 'organic design'