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Silvia K

Silvia K Ceramicist
Contact
English, Slovak
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+44 7817650709
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Beautifully simple, simply beautiful

  • • Silvia is inspired by historical folk objects
  • • In 2016 she was awarded the Elle Decoration Design Award
  • • Her signature style is to combine ceramics and leather

Born in Slovakia, Silvia Kamodyova arrived in England in 1999 with the aim of improving her English. She fell in love with ceramics and, in 2012, after graduating from Brighton University, opened her first studio in the same city. Coming from a country of rich cultural heritage, she finds inspiration in artisanal products from around the Mediterranean. She channels this into her own tableware and terracotta vessels, which interpret folk objects in a contemporary way, with a strong focus on function and colour. In search of authenticity, every aspect of her production takes place in-house: she uses the wheel to throw the initial shape instead of drawing it, then makes the mould, mixes casting slip, makes glazes and cuts leather.

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Works

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Large pot

This large slip-cast terracotta pot has been glazed with a light grey tin glaze, with an added splash of orange. The bottom part is unglazed, polished smooth with a diamond pad and finished with beeswax.

Height 17 cm
Width 17 cm

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Jug, large beaker and small beaker

The terracotta pieces that comprise this ensemble have been slip cast and glazed with a light grey tin glaze, with added splashes of cobalt. The bottom is unglazed, polished smooth with a diamond pad and finished with beeswax.

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Large platter with leather handles

This flat terracotta platter has been hand rolled and glazed with a light grey tin glaze, with an added splash of dark grey. The leather handles are attached with brass rivets. The bottom is unglazed, polished smooth with a diamond pad and finished with beeswax.

Length 50 cm
Width 25 cm

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Vase

This tall cylindrical vase, slip cast in terracotta, has been glazed with light grey tin glaze complemented by a splash of dark grey. The bottom is unglazed, polished smooth with a diamond pad and finished with beeswax.

Height 22 cm
Width 10 cm

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Set of plates

This set of plates has been slip cast in terracotta and glazed with a light grey tin glaze, with added splashes of different-coloured glaze. The bottoms are unglazed, polished smooth with a diamond pad and finished with beeswax.

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