Sophie is a functional potter who has always been surrounded by creativity, having an Artist for a mother there was always paintings and sculptures around the house and frequent weekend trips to art galleries as a child. Sophie alike focused on creative subjects through her school years and particularly loved drawing, graphic design and photography, which she went onto achieve at degree level. Looking back now Sophie think’s it must have been teenage rebellion and the want to ‘not’ be like your parents that she didn’t turn to clay sooner but Sophie would say herself it just never appealed to her then, even though she was surrounded by it as her mother (Lisa Delarny) is primarily a figurative sculptor.
Sophie took a year out travelling, and then ended up pursuing a BA (hons) in Commercial Photography in Newcastle. Which then led to her being a freelance photographer where she worked on various large photography and film sets as an assistant, but through a series of unexpected events, Sophie fell into the events industry where she has spent most of her adult working life, a career which brought Sophie to Bristol and eventually led to working for big UK festivals.
Sophie love’s working in events, and because of this her creative passions ended up being put on the shelf for a while. That was until the pandemic hit! Like most of us it wasn’t long before Sophie was going out of her mind, that was until her mum mentioned she was getting rid of her old pottery wheel, and offered it to Sophie. Sophie took her up on the offer and found a small space in a shared studio, and that’s where her passion for clay and obsession with making ceramics started. Read Sophie’s Blog to find out more.