Surrounded by art and the creative process from an early age, Sonya sees herself as both an artist and a craftsperson. She has tried all kinds of artistic techniques: papier-mâché, painting, drawing, engraving, glass painting, mosaics and ceramics. In her art Sonya always tries to find a balance between aesthetics and utility. Her objects become part of your life, your lifestyle and your home, while remaining a touching work of art. Even small and familiar things (like a teacup or a board game) should be transformed and become not just an inconspicuous everyday object, but a separate, handmade work of art. A work of art that is alive, vibrant and expressive.
As a ceramist, she loves experimenting with clay and creating all kinds of ceramics: from beautiful, delicate and minimalist dinnerware sets, to very small, delicate and fiddly porcelain amulets, and even to ceramic games: backgammon with embroidered squares, hand-made dominoes that look like grey pebbles, and finally, the memorable, slightly scary, unusual and totally mysterious porcelain chess.
Sonya gained her professional experience at the Royal Academy of Art in Hague and Gaswork in New York. Recent exhibitions include 'Design Objects' at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 'Ceremony: Russian Seasons. The Wedding' at Haus am Lützowplatz — Studio Galerie in Berlin. Her work has also been presented by The Auction Collective, London.