Sophia H Cilliers' YilaSophia takes ordinary objects and functional concepts, redesigning them to create functional pieces of ceramic art.

Hout Bay-based YilaSophia's latest works will be celebrating the calabash through exploring and designing functional art featuring shapes, texture and functional uses of the gourd.

Hand-built ceramic art and textile products of natural fibres now offers a totally coordinated, bold look – a true fusion of the human senses. This forms part of an ongoing functional ceramic project where indigenous flora forms the basis of items to beautify the home and enhance one’s personal space.