Illusory ceramic vessel by Sophie Southgate from her Landscape//Colour series.
Exterior: porcelain vitreous slip
Top surface: unglazed ceramic
Dimensions: 12.5 x 12.5 x 11.5cm
Care notes: delicate surfaces require careful handling and cleaning - use a clean dry soft-haired paintbrush or makeup brush to gently remove any dust.
Making ambiguous objects that trick the eye, Sophie draws an unconscious gaze into conscious thought. She interrupts culturally embedded values and understandings of ceramics by creating optical illusions. Through use of colour, texture and negative space, Sophie's work playfully tricks the audiences' perception of weight, what is 2D or 3D and material.