Sylvia Lampen

Sylvia Lampen

Ceramics, Mixed Media, Sculpture
TypeArtist
Artist Websitehttp://www.Slydogstudio.com
Email sylvia@slydogstudio.com
Mailing Address PO Box 1432
 Abiquiú, NM 87510
Phone 505-685-4736
Metal and Clay

If you had told me a few years ago that I would be sculpting in clay and creating lamps with my husband, I would have accused of being daft. I was left brain, an accountant, an MBA student and working for a $39M international company. My days were consumed with anything but art. My creative outlet was doodling through meetings.

Then one day I decided that I needed a change, a huge change. A few months later, I wandered into a class taught by Debra Fritts, an acclaimed clay sculptor. I was over my head and out of my head, crazy in love with clay. I realized that by pounding, pushing, pulling, and poking, I could create pots, animals, people, etc.,etc., etc. Every piece is a challenge and an adventure. The clay, the stains, the glazes and kiln offer surprises when least expected.

A lot of my clay pieces reflect my love of animals, especially dachshunds. I have three little wieners who offer all sorts of inspiration and amusement. I still doodle, but now with glaze on clay. All of my pieces are hand sculpted, stained and/or glazed and fired to around 2000 degrees. Many of these pieces are incorporated into lamps that my husband and I design and construct from metal, including the harp and shade. The metal is painted, rusted or stained. It is a different life, but a good life.