Sonja uses a combination of throwing and hand-building techniques and likes experimenting with colour, texture and shape to create her ceramic cottage. Though using the same white stoneware clay for all her works she tries to push the boundaries of that material. Furthermore colour plays an important part in her work with a wide range of oxidation stoneware glazes, coloured slips and oxides being used.
In 2007 she picked up on where she left of in Art College, further developing her architectural works. These caricatures of buildings have been very well received in the last few years and are slowly becoming the focus of her work. Most of the buildings are fictional or a combination of aspects of existing buildings and architectural styles. She has also done several commissions, caricaturing actual buildings and people’s private homes and always welcomes the challenge to work to a brief. Her houses featured on Nationwide in January 2012 and are part of the Lavit Craft collection in Cork and available in the Maker’s Market in Thomastown.
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