I have been an artist all of my life. I remember painting pinecones on my family kitchen table when I was 5 or 6 years old. It evolved from there. I've been creating and selling my ceramic clay vessels, sculpture, and paintings since 1983.
Originally from Upstate New York, I moved to Cave Creek, Arizona in 2006. I had traveled to Phoenix many times to visit my younger sister who moved here in 1989. I enjoyed escaping New York winters, and exploring National Parks, and eventually found a true appreciation of the majestic Sonoran Desert.
While living in upstate New York, on 32 beautiful acres, I traveled to hundreds of juried art shows in the Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest selling my work. I have also participated in tradeshows in Valley Forge, Philadelphia, and Boston, where I sold works to galleries and fine craft shops nationwide. Between selling wholesale and retail, I spent many 70+ hours per week designing, creating, marketing, and selling my work. Currently my work can be found at the Wild Holly Gallery in Carefree, Arizona.
I enjoy the adventure and challenges of living in the Cave Creek artist filled community. I continue to explore the natural wonders of my environment to further inspire my artistic creativity. My ceramic pieces are slab built, carved and incised. I make vases, wall pieces, and outdoor sculpture using a variety of low fire and high fire clays. I spray colorful glazes onto the surface, enhancing the texture, and adding a sense of life-like movement.
I am a juried member of the Sonoran Arts League. I have taught several ceramics and mixed media workshops to adults and children in our community. Check in with me during the Hidden in the Hills tour, to see about my winter workshops! Learn more about my clay work on my website at: www.sylvia-art.com