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Silvia K Ceramics
MDes 3D Materials Practice

University of Brighton

Specialisms: Ceramics

Location: Brighton, United Kingdom

Silvia K Ceramics ArtsThread Profile
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Silvia K Ceramics

Silvia K Ceramics ArtsThread Profile

First Name: Silvia

Surname: K

Specialisms: Ceramics

Sectors: Ceramics/Jewellery/Glass

Location: Brighton, United Kingdom

University / College: University of Brighton

Course / Program Study Level: Ma / Msc

Course / Program Title: MDes 3D Materials Practice

Website: http://www.silviakceramics.co.uk

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After exhibiting at New Designers in 2012 Silvia K Ceramics was set up. Since my work has been part of group exhibitions; Mint London, Oriel Davies Gallery in Wales, Bevere Gallery, New Ashgate Gallery. I have won Creazioni Giovani Award which led me to exhibiting at Macef Milan in 2013.

Since January 2013 I have been working on refining my designs, testing new colours and glazes, and designing new shapes. The outcome of this is my new functional range. It will be launched at New Designers One Year On 2013 Part 1.

I live and work in Brighton, East Sussex. I am open to commissions and happy to discuss any opportunities. 

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Inspired by Harvest.

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STATEMENT Silvia's collection is inspired by an ethnographical study of Slovak peasant artifacts. She finds fascination within the old relics that transport to a different time and place. Silvia is captivated by the simple beauty of agrarian vessels used mainly for gathering and storing harvest. The rudimentary decoration is influenced by old photographs; marks left behind in the landscape, harvested fields on the hillsides, and small houses beautifully painted with uncomplicated graphic motifs. The selected palette derives from colours predominantly seen on peasant ceramic vessels. She believes that heritage is a vital element of our cultural and social history. OBJECTS Functional range, large and medium bowls and vessels with leather handles, small bowls, plates, beakers and cups. I use two kinds of clay, terracotta and terracotta crank for larger pieces. All glazed with food friendly transparent glaze and fired to 1180 C. Bottom of pieces are left unglazed, polished and treated with natural bees wax. The reason I don't glaze work all over is that I like the look and feel of natural 'naked' clay. I use varied building methods to avoid monotony in my practice. These are press, hump and case moulds, throwing and slipcasting. PHOTO James Parsons