Vilas Ed SilvertonImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: 19 Hazelton Road, Bristol, Avon, England, BS7 8ER. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)117 9754406
Email:
Web-site: www.edsilverton.com
Availability: Visitors only by appointment please.


Last Updated: 2014-08-09

Artist's Statement

Artist's Statement

My work is based upon and flows from my inner life of prayer, meditation and spiritual discipline. For this I concentrate on the spiritual heart, which for me is the source of joy, peace and oneness. These qualities I hope to offer to people who see my work.

Focusing on the spiritual heart also encourages a child-like simplicity, which I feel shaping my life and work. This could explain my preference for bright colours, simple shapes and cheerful, beautiful things.

I am particularly drawn to clay because of the infinite number of ways it can be shaped, treated and used. Its limitless potential is a continual inspiration to me.

Ultimately, I like to make pieces that make people smile, and in this way make the world a happier place.

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Bath Spa University : Bath Spa MA Show
September 19, 2014 to September 26, 2014

Current Work

Current Work

Early projects with porcelain and red earthenware have largely been replaced with pieces now being made from white earthenware bodies and finished with bright surfaces, both engobes and glazes. My work includes both ‘narrative' pieces - figures and animals, as well as vases/containers for flowers. In my vases I aim to honour flowers in a unique way that is also rich in innocent humour. These vessels are also an opportunity to use clay's special qualities of bendability and squidgeability - a change from my normal practice of intensive modelling and moulding with the narrative works.

Work generally available from:
Enid Lawson Gallery, London
Studio Fusion Gallery, London
Farrington Gallery, Bristol

Latest Work:
See Ed's new blog (06.08.2014)on vilasedsilverton.wordpress.com

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

2004 - ‘Bloom' at blaze, Bristol. (Solo)
2004 - ‘Ed Silverton' at Prema Arts Centre, Gloucestershire
2004 - ‘Fruits & Flowers' at Rufford Craft Centre, Nottinghamshire
2002-3 ‘Ceramic Contemporaries 4', Touring UK
2002 - ‘The Horse In Art' at Obsidian Art, Stoke Mandeville, Bucks
2001 - ‘Feat Of Clay' at V&A, London
2000 - ‘The Fire Rises Twice' at The Museum of East Asian Art, Bath
1999 - ‘Nipon UK' at V&A, London

Awards

Awards

2002 Gane Trust Award
2000 Art in Clay Student Award - Highly Commended

Work Styles

Work Styles

Porcelain
Handbuilt
Vases & Bowls
Trompe l'oeil
Sculptural
Figurative
Animals and Birds