WELCOME to Sophie’s website. Take a look round and send a message via the contact page if you want to say hello or be on the mailing list.
Sculpture made from willow, terracotta, stone, resin and other materials. On the exhibiting page you will find a list of where some of the sculpture can be seen.
Tango pieces, glazed. Dance, but differently expressed this time. Melting together in the kiln and on the dance floor.
Last term was one of the best yet at Stoke Lodge, Bristol. The grounds at the adult learning centre are beginning to look beautiful as the spring comes again. The Clay Sculpture from Life course is gearing up to begin again on Wednesdays from April 23rd.
Embracing dancers, blue glaze.
On Wednesday 8th January a new series of Clay Sculpture from Life Classes begin at Stoke Lodge Adult Learning Centre.
I am looking forward to this new term very much. There are ten sessions, all on Wednesday afternoons, and most weeks we will have a life model, starting with the 6 months pregnant Steph, for the first 3 weeks. What a treat. Clay and tools are provided. The course costs £180 or £90 concessionary rate, and there is also a fee for the model, usually about £30 for the term. If work is fired when complete, which can be arranged, that costs on average £3 per item.
To see more of what we do, there is a Facebook page for the class:
To enrol find us on the Adult Learning section of Bristol City Council’s website : https://adultlearning.bristol.gov.uk/courses/
You can pay pro rata now we have begun the term, or if unable to attend all the sessions.
Frontroom, the Totterdown Art Trail is always a fine and warmhearted event, with so much to see and do in that friendly and creative little corner of Bristol. This year I was invited to put some sculpture on show at Arnos Vale Cemetery, at The Spielman Centre. Not only an honour but also a great photo opportunity. I have spent some time making big ‘flower arrangements’ in the last few days. My pictures do not give much of an impression of the vibrant and varied art and craft on show or the number of people around place over the weekend. Special mention to the works made by the group from the Milestones Trust whose residency at Arnos Vale Cemetery in the summer has produced photographs, ceramics, sound and paintings.
Exhibiting some sculpture in Cabot Circus with Clifton Fine Art. What a lovely gallery space. We will be there until mid December at least.
This is a show with some unusual pasties, heartwarming views of our lovely Bristol, Roma romanticism in big bold colour, soft Bristol Channel scenes, fine oils of misty landscape, Barbie and Ken in modern psychodrama, very intriguing boxes, and weird wildlife.
So, something for everyone. http://cliftonfineart.com/
West Bristol Arts Trail this weekend: 12th and 13th October. Sophie will be showing new sculpture at 13 Auburn Road with Julia Cooper, Melanie Pike, Jane Cooper (recently Bristol Prize winner), Beth Richmond and Frances Gard. Come and visit us at 13 Auburn Road. http://www.westbristolarts.com/
On Sunday we had our second annual Sculpture on the Beach Day at Sand Bay, which is the second best beach in the world. The weather was very varied, and I will post some of the other pictures when I can. Its a free event, for anyone to come to and I shall convene it again next September. Thanks to all that came. Our official bard wrote some poetry which I will post too.
The Haymarket Gallery, 3, Haymarket Walk, Bristol, BS1 3LN opens this Sunday.
A new gallery launching in Bristol City Centre and I am glad to be involved. Join us on September 1st for this. All welcome.
Gallery at 500 Feet.
A photo from Gallery at 500feet in Lynton, North Devon. I have some of my horses and some tango sculptures on display there now. http://www.gallery500feet.com/
Glad to be exhibiting with these lovely painters at Bristol’s home of fine design.
At Philadelphia Street Gallery, Cabot Circus for May with Clifton Fine Art.
My Passions collide……
Alchemy: The Tango Connection has begun at The Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol.
All new pieces-see the Tango Art page for some of the new tango sculptures to be seen in this show.
More info including a map on:
www.grantbradleygallery.co.uk a fine website!
Just said goodbye to this pair of ceramic and mixed media figures, called Abide III and Abide IV. They are each about 112cm high. Gone striding off to a new place.
Making new work for the exhibition coming up in April at The Grant Bradley Gallery, with four other visual artists. Nigel Shipley, Ivana Svabic, Harriet Green and Aaron Davies. We are also going to have a lot of tango, with the amazing Eduardo Bozzo, Tango dancer. At the preview, Eduardo will also be joined by Sophie Millner, and they will show us all some moves.
Check out our website for a bit more information. www.alchemytango.co.uk
Sculpture still showing at The Rummer Hotel with beautiful urban photos by Rachelle Aaronson.
Pleased with this article about my sculpture in Artsia: http://www.artsia.com/blog-detail/superadmin/artist-focus-sophie-howard
A few pieces flew away to new homes this month, including ‘Rock’ which was made in 2010 and was sold last month at The Affordable Art Fair in Battersea, by Peter Quintana of Oc-Eo Art.
Its West Bristol Art Trail this weekend and I am exhibiting at 13 Auburn Road, Redland, Bristol, with Jane and Julia Cooper, and Joanna Butler. www.westbristolarts.com
‘One Man’ is a new piece. He and others are now on the Ceramic Originals page.
My Paralympic sculptures: These are at The Grant Bradley Gallery for the duration of the Paralympic Games.
Ellie Simmonds is such a star.
Making more pieces with Vermont Flowers. Here is the latest, ‘Wild Child.
Glad to be exhibiting on Saturday 9th June at The Lady’s Tango Festival at The Light Temple in Shoreditch. New unique tango sculpture.
Here is a video from that event, including an interview with Sophie at the end.
These two princesses have just been delivered to Anastasia at Vermont Flowers in Bath www.vermont-flowers.co.uk. I am making some more too. The others have sold, so goodbye to ‘Birthday Suit ‘ and ‘Night Flight’
New tango pieces, and other new work, images of all in Ceramic>Originals, and on the Tango Art page.
All the Tango sculptures are on one page now. Click Tango Art on the brown menu panel on the left to have a peep.
A video (scroll down) of this piece, ‘VV’ men dancing tango. The footage was taken while it was being made. It was Enya’s idea, Genius Girl, she made it and put it on You Tube. To find it there, search for ‘Sophie Howard Tango’.
These three have gone to a new home:
New Tango sculpture exhibited with Tango Alchemy in the New Forest.
New Year 2012.
Sophie’s sculpture showing in Yoko & Co, a beautiful new gallery and hair salon in Cheap Street, Frome. Also showing some wall size urban photos by Rachelle Aaronson.
The ‘XYZ’ series, of which there will eventually be 25 of each has just got a new set. This trio is called ‘XYZ Erosion’.
New: video of Sophie making a sculpture
These four pieces sold by Peter of Oc-Eo Art at the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea in October 2011. Goodbye my lovelies.
We had a great OPEN WEEKEND Friday 9th to Sunday 11th September. New sculpture, paintings by Nigel, video, cake.
Have so much enjoyed making these three portraits of sisters, finished in early 2011. Hoping I get asked to do more soon. The finish is quite fine, but during the making stages the surface of these portraits has been more lively.
All the images are © Sophie Howard.
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