Sophie Southgate's geometric ceramic vessels

Ceramics Graduates in Hothouse

Sophie Southgate, a 2014 graduate from Cardiff School of Art & design’s BA (Hons) Ceramics programme, has been selected for the Craft Council’s 2017 Hothouse. we’re delighted that Sophie has been selected for the Hothouse programme alongside 2014 MA Ceramics graduate Kate Haywood.


The Hothouse programme supports talented new makers at the start of their career. It provides makers who are at the start of their career with the tools to grow a sustainable and successful business.


As the Crafts Council’s development programme for up-and-coming makers; Hothouse has quickly established itself as a gold-standard professional development programme. Over the last five years more than 200 participants have taken part in the programme with 90% of makers in 2016 stating that the programme had enabled them to think differently about the direction of their career.