Sophie Allport was brought up in Potterhanworth, just outside Lincoln, with her brother Jem who she now runs Sophie Allport Ltd with. Â She was at school in the city and then did a two year foundation course at Lincoln School of Art & Design. Â Leeds University then beckoned where she graduated in 1994 with an impressive first class honours degree in Graphic Art and Design specialising in illustration. Sophie then headed to London where she spent her time as a freelance illustrator working on projects for many famous names ranging from wine bottle label design to book and magazine illustrations.
During this time Sophie married and started to have children so her career took a bit of a back seat. She now has three boys and moved out of London in 2008 to her home in the countryside near Oundle in Northamptonshire.
Much of the Sophie Allport range is available from William Powell, including the Black Labrador design â€“ a firm favourite with the William Powell Team.
Made from 100% cotton, the stylish range of kitchen accessories are machine washable, hardwearing and perfect Christmas Gifts for the country home! To see the range in full which includes Aga covers, oven gloves, aprons, mugs and notice boards visit www.williampowell.com