Another new-to-me art discovery for today's blog and it is the design work of Sophia Victoria Joy. I spotted her fun Christmas cards in the Towner Gallery shop when I went to see their wonderful Bon Hiver exhibition and wanted to find out more about her.
A graduate of the Winchester School of Art, Sophia has a degree in Graphic Arts and her third year project there was the catalyst that led to the founding of her own business in 2010. It is very much a family affair to bring her design concepts to production, with both her sister Harriet and partner Mike involved in the team. Sophia is inspired by her own memories - childhood holidays, lazy summers and cosy winters by the fire - and also by our peculiarly British traditions. She makes it a point of principle to support other British businesses as much as possible. Sophia Victoria Joy has based her company in Winchester and almost all of the products are sourced and created ethically within the UK.
Towner Gallery shop. Tue - Sun, 10:00 - 18:00.