Sophia Mepham - Furniture Designer
Sophia Mepham is a furniture designer who graduated from BA Fine Art Sculpture in 2014.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m working on a 10 piece furniture collection, which once completed, I would love to showcase somewhere in London. To be honest it is tricky trying to juggle a full-time job and my own work. At the moment it feels like a catch 22, I earn to live in London, but then I find I don't have that much spare time to make work in the studio.
Is your current practice related to the work you did at Wimbledon?
My practice has evolved from fine art sculpture into furniture design. This happened at the end of my degree. My final piece was a three metre long wooden bench.
Best advice you were given whilst at Wimbledon?
Just get on and make. If it doesn’t turn out how you thought, it doesn’t matter.
Where do you hope your degree will have led you in 10 years’ time?
In 10 years time I hope to have my own furniture company and a showroom in London. I dream of the day when I will be able to spend nearly all of my time making my own work in a huge wood workshop / studio at the bottom of my garden!
What tips would you give to a student starting out at Wimbledon?
Make work for yourself.