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Beautiful Freaks: an interview with ceramicist Sophie Woodrow

Bristolian ceramicist Sophie Woodrow makes hybrid porcelain figures that are as beguiling as they are bonkers.

Written by Ursula Glitch

Illustration by Paul Shinn

RD Franks has, this ed since 1877, been a hub for fashion students and journalists alike. The store, which recently relocated to Winsley Street, stocked everything a fashion fan could desire: every international edition of Vogue, rare trend magazines, the latest coffee table books and a whole load of reference literature for budding fashion designers.

So it came as a bit of shock a few days ago when RD Franks curiously sent Twitter users into a frenzy, tweeting 'R. D. Franks is now closed until further notice. Kindest regards to all our lovely customers.' Are they closed for refurbishment? Are they closed for good? Maybe they're just swishing up their opening hours, which were bizarre enough anyway - closed on Saturdays? Ridiculous!

I'm currently putting together a feature of the best places to buy fashion literature in London, and RD Franks was to be top of the list. It was a big supporter of Amelia's Magazine when we were in print,… read more

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