Vivienne Sillar


Streamlined, fluid shapes of birds and sea creatures are a source of inspiration for me as a sculptor in clay. Clay forms are hand built and then burnished. I employ diverse materials such as seaweed, banana skins, and avocados in the smoke firings to create the random markings on the surface of each piece. There is no glaze used and the only fuel employed in smoke firing is wood shavings which are a by-product of furniture making. Each work is unique and cannot be repeated. These are smooth tactile sculptures that beg to be held and touched.

I show and sell my work in many galleries and shops all over the UK from Guernsey right up to Orkney. I regularly exhibit in a variety of exhibitions and have been a member of The Peak District Artisans for 5 years living in Chesterfield and working from home.