This is the first book on British sculptor Sophie Ryder. Jonathan Benington examines Ryder’s inspiration behind the work, her unusual techniques, and its public reception. First-hand insights into studio practice interspersed with interview material and personal observations, make for a revealing account of the artist and her art. The extensive series of photographs of work in progress taken by the artist’s husband, Harry Scott, shares a similar insider’s perspective. The result is a behind-the-scenes look at the creative processes of one of our most successful artists, which will appeal to art lovers and students alike. 127 pages of text and colour plates.