Welcome to my world of textile art on paper and ceramics using the simple beauty of folding.
My name is Liz Sofield and I am Textile and Ceramic Artist.
My inspiration from Matisse, Rut Bryk, Anni Albers and Mid Century design. Creative stimulation I see around me every day, breeze blocks and details in nature. The beautiful curve of a shell, the mark makings on the bark of a gum tree. Rich red rocks on the beach, merging with the white sea foam of the shore line how the blend of colour and translucency of the water as the tide rolls in.
Developing my artwork and ceramics pieces is a tactile and contemplative process that expresses my love of patterns and geometry.
My fascination with paper folding started with my son’s obsession with paper planes. I love that my passion is sparked by the very old to the new, from the beautiful art of Origami, to the spontaneous creativity of my nine-year-old twins.
I have qualifications in Textile Design and Interior Design and have commercial experience designing hand printed furnishing fabric, woven home wares, bed linen and bespoke rugs.
A New Zealander living in Australia: I miss Pohutukawa trees and jelly-tips from New Zealand, but for the past thirteen years we have gotten to enjoy the Frangipani trees in Queensland, Australia and walking with my dog Yogi, along the beach.
My work can be found at Artisan, Paper Boat Press and Hanasho.
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Hand stitching on paper allows Liz to bring together the two traditional techniques of origami and embroidery, and harness their tactile and meditative processes. Through this contemplative practice, Liz’s love of patterns and geometry is transformed into beautiful Textile Paper Art pieces.
Handmade porcelain ceramics.
The beautiful tactile nature of hand building with clay is expressed by hand folding the clay into origami inspired forms and impressed with Liz’s rhythmical approach to patterning.
Matte finish, to simulate the appearance of paper. Porcelain is unglazed and sealed with Liquid Quartz, making these pieces food safe and dishwasher safe. Functional and elegant ceramics.
Featured photo, Lotus nesting bowls.
Available at Artisan