Sophie Southgate is an artist living and working in Kent and Bristol.
She graduated from Cardiff School of Art with a BA (Hons) in Ceramics in 2014. She was the first recipient of the Regina Lasker Prize upon graduating and won a year-long graduate residency at Fireworks Clay Studios. She exhibited at the 2015 National Eisteddfod, winning the Y Lle Celf Art CASW Purchase Prize. She was part of the Crafts Council Hothouse programme, a winner of Future Lights Ceramics and its Dimensions and has exhibited her ceramics internationally.
Sophie received a QEST Scholarship, alongside a Griffin Scholarship, to study for an MA in Ceramics & Glass at the Royal College of Art in 2019. During her first year of study, Sophie transitioned from a purely ceramics practice to working with cast glass, developing a new material-led methodology to explore colour and form.
She was awarded a Corning Museum of Glass Partner Scholarship and will be attending a two-week course in Corning, New York with Jessica Loughlin in July 2023.