cambridge contemporary art

Silvia K

Located in the heart of Brighton on the South coast of the UK, Silvia established her eponymous studio shortly after graduation in 2012. Reflecting her commitment to authenticity, every aspect of production takes place in-house. Silvia’s drawings inform the models from which she makes her moulds; she also mixes casting slip, makes glazes, cuts leather straps, nothing is outsourced.

Silvia spent four years at the University of Brighton, graduating with an MDes in Ceramics and Visual Research in 2012. Silvia K Ceramics has won awards such as Elle Decoration Design Awards 2016 and New Designers One Year On 2013. Retail clients include The New Craftsmen London, The Conran Shop, March San Francisco, Michele Varian New York, Heal’s, Malmstenbutiken Stockholm, etc. Commissions have been undertaken for interior designers in the UK and worldwide.

Silvia’s collections are a contemporary interpretation of simple historical objects with a strong focus on function and colour. While the origins of her early work can be traced to her Slovakian heritage, ongoing research takes her enquiring eye to peasant ceramic ware from sources as diverse as Spanish pharmacy jars and French Confit pots. With a passion and respect for crafts, Silvia sees these objects as a vital element of our cultural and social history and is uncompromising in her research and development. Each range presents a complementary combination of fresh bright colours alongside quieter tones. Pattern is minimal, using simple strokes, lines or bases of colour. Past collections have been inspired by travels such as to Morocco and Portugal, while the current palette emerged from studies of the Bloomsbury residence, Charleston House.

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgegallery.co.uk or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available.

Beaker

Ceramic

H10cm X W8cm

£26

Cup

Ceramic

H10cm X W8cm

£28

Cup

Ceramic

H10cm XW8cm

£28

Jug

Ceramic

H19cm X W11cm

£110