Contemporary Textile & Pottery Artist
I am a textile & ceramic artist and an instructor. I teach hand build pottery classes and textile workshops in my studio. As a potter, I make colourful functional and decorative ceramic pieces. And as a textile artist, I design and weave fabrics, make nunofelt shawls, paint on silk creating colourful luxurious silk scarves.
In 2016, I completed a Bachelor of Design (Hons.) in Material Art & Design, from OCADU, located in Toronto, ON. Following my studies, I concluded several courses in sculpture and detailed technical work with internationally renowned artists and specialty guilds of North America. I have shown my work in national and international exhibitions, currently I am working towards my next show.
Craftsmanship and attention to detail are paramount in my work. Every element of design and workmanship is considered in order to stimulate and heighten your experience with each piece. There is pleasure in handling and using everyday objects in our environment and this stimulation through the sense of touch is emphasized when you hold my work in your hands. I employ contemporary colour pallets and designs that reflect the subtleties of colours that I witness in my surrounding environment. I hope you enjoy using my work as much as I enjoyed creating it.
My studio is located in Stouffville, north of Toronto, Canada.
Instagram: You can see more of my work @Shiva_Studios