Author Profile
Sophie Cornish-Keefe

Sophie Cornish-Keefe is an independent artist working out of Permanent Maintenance, a newly opened ceramics studio in Ridgewood, Queens. She studied ceramics at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she received her degree, a contract major in fine art, English literature, and sociology in 2016. Her work is primarily sculptural with an unexpected utilitarian twist.
She can be reached at, and followed on Instagram @newbabyartist.


Dustin Yager. Untitled (hello, its me), 2016. Porcelain, decals, gold luster. 12 x 6 x 22.5 in. Photograph by Peter Lee.
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