Sonya qualified from the University of West of England with a BA (Hons) in Ceramics in 1995. Having spent many years creating in different genres of art alongside her career and family, she now works as a professional full-time ceramicist from her two studios in Bristol. She exhibits at Botanical and Royal Horticultural Shows throughout the year and also sells her work in select galleries in the south west.
Sonya combines two of her passions in her artwork, namely clay and nature. She forages leaves from local arboretums, woodland and her own flourishing garden using their impression to inform her work. Layers of glaze are used to mimic the colours of the changing seasons and transitionary beauty. She also takes inspiration from her travels to far away places, using tropical and desert flora to inspire her more sculptural collection such as her new porcelain hanging planters and orchid nests.
She will be exhibiting a wide selection of her work at Engineer’s House during the art trail and happy to take commissions if you have favourite leaves you would like transformed into unique ceramic art.