Sofia Karakatsanis is a designer/maker/artist working in wood, creating both furniture and sculpture. Sofia's work is an exploration of human perceptions of beauty and value, and the parity between the beautiful and the grotesque. Using a blend of traditional craft and contemporary techniques, Sofia aims to create arresting pieces of work that will remain with the viewer and provoke a response.
Building on a lifelong interest in craft, Sofia studied design at the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, and fine furniture making at Williams & Cleal furniture school. Based in one of the manufacturing capitals of the UK, the West Midlands, Sofia crafts her works with a meticulous eye for detail.
In 2022, Sofia was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust Jasper Weldon Scholarship to allow her to continue developing her body of work at Williams & Cleal furniture school.