Silvia Taylor has been working with glass since she was seventeen years old.
Since graduating from the Craft and Design program at Sheridan College in 2011, she has had many opportunities to continue her glass blown work. Silvia fulfilled the role of teacher’s assistant at Sheridan, later became a resident at Blown Away Glass Studio, and then moved to Toronto to start the Artist-In-Residence program at Harbourfront Centre in 2013.
Silvia has been a grateful recipient of awards from the Glass Art Association of Canada, Craft Ontario, and Harbourfront Centre. She has also participated in a number of shows and gallery exhibitions over the last eight years, including The Artist Project, One of A Kind Show, and the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Silvia has participated in many collaborations with other artists, and has taught multiple workships. Her installation work can be seen in the permanent collections in Daniels Corp Condominium on Toronto’s waterfront.
Recently, Silvia sat on the board of the Glass Art Association of Canada as secretary for over three years and completed her four-year residency in the glass studio at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.
Currently, Silvia is developing new work and assisting other artists with the support of the Ontario Arts Countil and Craft Ontario.
My objective, through the use of sculptural forms, is to evoke the spirit of ancient eras and natural realms.
I am infatuated with psychology and eastern philosophy. Through this fascination I have been led to believe that perhaps the most fundamental and challenging part of life is to attain self-awareness and find our true, unique paths to fulfillment.
Working intuitively, I refer to prehistoric tools to create metaphorical devices that might help in the process of finding balance, center, and direction along our individually carved journeys.
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