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.
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
Work generally available from:
Enid Lawson Gallery, London
Studio Fusion Gallery, London
Farrington Gallery, Bristol
See Ed's new blog (06.08.2014)on vilasedsilverton.wordpress.com
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
2002 Gane Trust Award
2000 Art in Clay Student Award - Highly Commended