Monday 1 August 2011

Studio visit: Sophie Milne

It's been a while since our last studio visit, but we're back! This week we're featuring Melbourne ceramicist Sophie Milne's beautiful space at Northcote Pottery in Brunswick East.

OK, OK, so we may have been sitting on this one for a while, but for good reason! On Saturday 20 August, Sophie along with the other ceramicists at Northcote Pottery will be opening their studio doors to the public as part of our Craft Cubed open studios program. This is usually a private studio, so it's a wonderful opportunity to visit these talented and lovely people! They'll be open from 9am-4pm, and to get there catch the 1 or 8 tram to the Lygon x Weston Street stop in Brunswick East. Easy-peasy.

Anyhoo, Sophie is one of our most beloved stockists at our shop and we've seen dozens of her tumblers, jugs, bottles, bowls, platters and condiment dishes go to dozens of loving dinner tables over the years. On a sidenote, Sophie is also a fantastic teacher as recently two of us (Anita & Kim) enrolled in her basic wheelthrowing class at Northcote Pottery (which we highly recommend!)

When we visited Sophie she was working on some new designs, some of which we've cheekily previewed here - can you spot them?

Without further ado, we hope you enjoy our visit to Sophie's studio!

Sophie is very neat! and organised!

Works in the kiln

Remember, the Northcote Pottery open studio day is on Saturday 20 August from 9am to 4pm. You'll be able to visit Sophie's studio along with other ceramicists Raymond Laurens, Connie Lichti, Demelza Clayton, Wendy Reeve, Rene & Lucy Carrasco. Click here for more information.

A big thank you to Sophie for her time! Be sure to check out her blog six hundred degrees as well!

Photography: Kim Brockett

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