Glass is one of the oldest and most versatile manmade materials. It is widely used all over the world; in technology, packaging, interior design, furniture and renewable energy.
Sophie, the founder and creative mind behind Sophie Gregson, works from her Kingsbridge based studio, drawing inspiration from the surrounding coastal landscape. Each hand crafted piece lends itself to the idyllic location; both purposeful and beautiful.
Sophies advanced, now greatly refined, glass-working techniques allow for the creation of designs that are abstract, unique and meaningful.
Sophie grew up in and around art in Devon, where her parents own Mayne Art Gallery. Her passion for colour, articulation and creativity really bloomed whilst travelling extensively to places rich in both culture and history such as Europe, Morocco, Indonesia and Australia.
Having studied glass and sculpture design on a numerous amount of courses, Sophie, alongside her husband, built a peaceful studio at the bottom of the garden. It's from this studio that Sophie spends hours experimenting with and creating bespoke pieces. From glass coasters to jewellery holders; glass pebble yachts to fused glass artwork, each collection reflects her contemporary, original and eye-catching style.
Her passion as high as ever, Sophie enjoys experimenting with different temperatures in the kiln to find the perfect light and texture. Taking great pride in her own work, Sophie ensures that her process is consistently to a high standard. Her favourite pieces are the ones that make you want to reach out and touch them, the pieces that tell a story and emphasise the magic of the material.
Proving popular to both private glass collectors, galleries and retailers alike, there's an array of pieces to choose from; each with their own theme and unique journey. Oceanic themes of movement and fluidity heavily influence Sophie's more nautical items and her innovative approach is reflected in the functionality; every item is hand made with love, even down to the pebbles that the sails nestle into, making them completely free standing.
Taking inspiration from the surrounding countryside, Sophie uses the textures and vibrancy of fauna and flora to bring colour and depth to the collections.
Her style is distinctive; colourful, playful, subtle and professionally finished.
Sophie Gregson is currently sold around the UK. Her pieces feature in galleries in Bournemouth, Norwich and of course, Mayne Gallery!
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