Stormy Weather 2020
Sculpture candlestick in stoneware.
74 cm High
Mon Légionnaire 2019
Sculpture vase in stoneware.
63 cm High
You make me wanna 2020
Sculpture tool in stoneware
48 cm High
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Sophie Giet was born in West Africa in 1978, where she enjoyed an upbringing full of colours, rhythms and joy, and surrounded by ordinary, ritual objects transformed into things of beauty from virtually nothing. Back in Belgium, her natural focus was on artistic creation.
Having graduated from the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Saint Luc de Liège in 2000, she worked as a ceramics art restorer before opening a sculpture studio in 2008. Clay was her natural choice of main creative medium. Over the years, she enjoyed mastering clay shaping techniques and reproductions created by casting/pouring. Techniques that she first taught in higher school then to any audience within its own workshop.
In 2014, she created the design studio YAWA. Drawing her inspiration from the artistic tradition of ceramics as well as from urban culture, she sculpts pieces that are as artistic as they are mostly utilitarian.