Meet The Artist: Silvia Leyva
The Corner Cup Coffee is excited to host a meet and greet with local potter Silvia Leyva on Saturday August 25, 2017 from 1pm - 5pm. Stop by, check out the unique pottery she makes and get a little insight into what inspires her.
Below is a little bit about Silvia in her own words:
I am an engineer by trade, but I've always enjoyed working with my hands. Whether I'm doing cross-stiching, scrap-booking, jewelry making, or even pulling all the English Ivy from my back yard, I love every minute of it. I'll try anything crafty, even sewing and knitting. Those...didn't stick too well.
Several years ago, I had the opportunity to live in Tlaquepaque, Mexico where there was a local art school which had a pottery class. I fell in love! The moment I came back to the states I looked around and found a local arts center place that I now hold dear to my heart. Pottery has been the best therapy that I have ever found. Working with the clay and bonding with my classmates makes my life better. I have a short attention span and clay's versatility allows me to constantly try new things. Most of my work is done using hand building techniques like coils, textures, and marbled clay but I've also expanded to using the wheel. Most of my pieces use food safe glazes but there are few which were made using the Raku method which is not safe (white crackle or metallic pieces) so check the tag!
Recently, I've started making things with glass. Creating makes me happy! I hope you'll enjoy my pieces and that one will make your life a little happier.