Plants help us to balance our environment at home and work. I have plants in every room of my house, it may sound like a lot but I love them. My mother always had plants around our house and looked after them regularly; on Sundays we all had to help in the garden, I was not too happy about it because I was young and got bored after half an hour of doing it, but it helped me to understand how to look after and take care of plants.
I talk to my plants and praise them when they are doing well, even though my son will tells me not to. But this something that it comes naturally and I can't really avoid it.
My favourite plants are succulents and cacti because the are resilient and adaptable. I used to go to Kew Gardens when my son was little and spent a good amount of time in the Cacti enclosure. It reminded me of the warmth of my country and makes me feel at home. Another inspirational garden is Columbia Road Flower Market, this is where I bought my First succulent when I move to London in 2003 .
Now I found other wonderful place to enjoy plants like Borrowed Light Floral Studio in Walthamstow. I go there to buy plants and to enjoy the soft and lifely environment, the fresh smell of plants makes me feel happy and relaxed. The owners are very knowledgeable and kind.
I am now featuring my ceramic pots in their lovely shop. See you there!
I have been thinking to change my shop name for sometime now. Moving forward from something that you created like a branding name is quite an exercise, mainly because you have been identify with that name for a few years.
I open Sylva Ceramics shop to sale my tableware in 2016, my work has evolved and I feel more colorful and mature than before, that and the fact that there are a good amount of Silva and Sylva practicing pottery with an Etsy shops have make decided to make that change.
My shop with increasing beautiful and meaningful tableware is called 'YanireSD'. Click below and have a pick of what I am doing, you may find a great present for this Spring wedding that you have been invited or a special present for your lovely mum? Maybe a special present for yourself, why not!!!
Borrowed Light is hosting this workshop!
We will create a succulent planter out of air dry clay using traditional hand building techniques. Once finished you will take it home and can decorate it with acrylic paint.
You will also take home a small succulent plant from to put in it once finished. Borrowed Light Floral Studio will talk you through planting and caring for your plant.
23rd of October
Adult and children welcome!
It's finally out!
*The more you order the cheaper they will so keep that in mind when placing an order.
This book is a compilation of the project/documentary Artist Around the Corner presented in the E17 Art TRail 2019. A book is essential as it provides a key point of reference, making it possible to check details during the Arts Trail; to read interviews with featured artists and also to see the project’s process. It will be a keepsake and reflection of the project as a whole, providing examples of artists’ work, as well as their studios and also other locations included in the documentary.
A Documentary and a Book about the first E17 Art Trail.
The idea of this project came around October 2018, after going to the first meeting of the E17 Art Trail, were seeds of the artists projects ideas are planted. Laura Martinez da Silva my partner for this project, is a photographer and filmmaker and I am an artist with extensive experience in administration and projects organization. I've been living in Walthamstow for 11 years and I have been active part of its artistic and creative community so producing this documentary was not totally extrange for me.
We united on this project idea to high-light the way the local community has developed, as well as to show how the arts and creativity have been a powerful catalyst for the growth and regeneration in the area. We believe the E17 Art Trail and the artists who have taken part in it over the years, have contributed enormously to what Walthamstow has become today and we wanted to document and share the story of this journey. As passionate and creative people, we jumped at the opportunity to create a video documentary and a book about the borough’s journey, even before fully securing the usual initial funding. Our commitment, skill and wealth of experience have carried us this far and for the project to reach completion, we sent a ‘call out’ to all the artists who took part in the first ever E17 Art Trail and 10 came back to us.
Our plans for the future and love of working with artists and makers, inspired us to create E17 Room, a project which aims to provide an ‘open door’ space for the community. “Artists around the corner: E17 Art Trail 2005 Wonders” is a first such project, with many more to come.
The video/interview will be shown at:
Lot One Ten
78 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 4PG.
Will show the following artists:
Wood Street Coffee
1-2 Sutherland Rd. Path E17 6BX
Will show the following artists:
Fringe Festival at the Gnome House
7 Blackhorse Ln, Walthamstow, London E17 6DS
We are part of the festival and the Premiere of the documentary will be shown on Tuesday the 4th of June. Is the only opportunity to see the whole documentary that lasts 45 minutes!
There will be 3 shows: 10 am, 1 pm and 3 pm
Advanced bookings £2 and on the door £3
Bookings at Ticketlab: https://ticketlab.co.uk/event/id/2836/Artists-Around-the-Corner-E17-Art-Trail-2005-Wonders-Documentary
The Big Screen, Walthamstow
The short version of the documentary will be shown at the Big Screen in Walthamstow High Street.
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This was a creative workshop designed to celebrate the opening of Walthamstow as the 2019 Borough of Culture in January 2019.
We started this course in January and finished in May 2018. What I found more interesting when I teach is helping my students to discover what they are capable of. I start with simple exercises that sometimes challenged students patience because they think "that is very easy" and then is not as easy as they thought.
I have a small group and I know everyone by their name and what they do, I think part of teaching is also learning the person you are teaching too. Is extremely exciting when they see what are they capable of and the proud on their faces when I hold their finished pieces in their hands. I measure the success of my class by the happiness of my students and their own progress. Working with clay like any other creative activity requires practice and perseverance but the most important thing is that the student enjoy doing it.
They get to experience clay a very plastic and surprising material used for centuries to create utilitarian and artistic work. They learn their own limits and challenge them, they learned how to become more patient and follow a process. Students have the opportunity of socializing and meet new people that share similar interests. They learn new skills and work with their hands which are proven to release stress and work like a yoga for the brain. Clay challenge your sense of strength and refine your hand motor skills.
The lessons are host in Blackhorse Workshop which is a very inspiring place full of creative people who happens to be very cool people ;). There is also the fabulous Wood Street Coffee if you get hungry or want to try a seriously good coffee.
If you join my class! I will guide you if you are completely new and proposed work that will help you to progress in your learning process. If you have done ceramics before and have a clear idea of what you want to do then we can discuss it and I will assist you with your project. I do the firing and glazing in my studio and if you are a practitioner and need firing service I can do it too, £4 a pound of weight or £40 full kiln. Feel free to contact me if you need more information.
The next class will start in October, join my newsletter and have a great summer!
Lloyd Park London E17 5JW
4th - 13 May 2018
Gallery opening times:
Weekdays 11am - 5pm
‘4 Women in Aquelarre’ is an exhibition of prints, sculptures, mixed media works and ceramics by four artists based in London E17: Anna Alcock, Linda Green, Kirsten Schmidt and Yaniré Sylva Delgado.
Its inspiration is the idea of the Witches’ Sabbath – famously and disturbingly imagined by Goya in Los Caprichos, and long associated with rebellion and transgression and the reality of persecution.
I am presenting to you... "BURIAL PROJECTS"
In Burial Project or Proyecto Enterramientos, Yaniré Sylva Delgado has made books, prints and ceramics to express her identity, culture and values as an Ecuadorian woman and artist. She has explored issues of guilt and morality and has looked at burial ceremonies and the ways in which we seek peace through closure.
Yaniré has made five books. The first presents pictures from burials uncovered by archaeological excavations; the second explores the burial of guilt in Roman Catholicism; the third offers redemption; the fourth opens the project to the public by asking the question: how do you want to be buried? The fifth book incorporates images from the famous Guayaquil Cemetery in Ecuador.
“Closure is fundamental in our lives because it allow us to move on. Burial Project has allowed me to grow from the place of pain and frustration so the last piece of work I propose for this exhibition will involve the community, the place where I am now and where I belong. In workshops I will ask the public to create a Venus Valdivia who will represent our growth and hopes in life”.
What did you enjoy the most of the workshop?
Having time to be a bit creative again!
Relaxing and fun, nice to be able to do something that wasn't just for the baby. Hannah
Loved the setting and the relaxed nature of the workshop. Teacher was fantastic and so helpful. Thank you so much! Would definitely recommend! Anna
Been creative, choosing stamps, colours and layout. Gitem
Very helpful and lovely support to create a beautiful memento! Ellen
TO BOOK THE NEXT ONE CLICK HERE
The idea of the workshop was to aloud children to experiment with face expressions and translate the images to a mask on a ceramic tile.
The magic is done by them and their creativity, the masks are as original as their author. Love them all!
Thank you for taking part on it and to the Sideshow for organizing it.