Sophie GIET | Les poilus

  • Sophie GIET | Les poilus

Les poilus. “Ton boule de mec” - Fatal Bazouka
Assiette 30cm | Plate 30cm
Faïence | Earthenware
Créée à A.I.R. Vallauris, France | Made at A.I.R. Vallauris, France
Par | by Sophie Giet

Sophie Giet was born in 1978 in the Ivory Coast where she grew up surrounded by multiple cultural influences, among which African objects, ritual or commonplace, take all their importance. After graduating in 2000 from ESA Saint-Luc de Liège (B), she started working as a restorer of art pieces specializing in ceramics and glass before starting to work as a ceramist in 2008. She then chose clay as her main medium. She tames the different shaping techniques, including the production by casting, which allows her to produce sculptures as unique pieces and everyday objects in limited editions.

In 2014, after completing her apprenticeship and a four-year stint as a teacher at the University of Art and Design, Sophie joined the YAWA ceramics studio, where she runs workshops. Drawing her inspiration from the artistic tradition of ceramics as well as from urban culture, which is as much a part of everyday life, she creates functional, anthropomorphic sculptures.