Silvana Ferrario Glass Artist
Artist StatementAfter years of experimentation with many art mediums, Silvana eventually settled for kiln formed studio glass as her preferred mode of artistic expression. Her passion for art glass began in 2009 with inspiration arising from her experiences, memories and surroundings. As a subsea engineer and scuba diver, water and sea life form a strong foundation for Silvana’s designs which embrace the movement and fluidity that the glass medium offers her.
ExperienceSilvana Ferraro is an award-winning glass artist. She started working in fused glass in 2009 and has attended numerous courses with renowned glass artists. She has exhibited in art shows all around Australia and won several awards:
- Emerging Artist Award at MAGE 2014, Mansfield, Victoria
- Finalist at Tom Malone 2017, AGWA, Perth
- Winner of the Gordon Award at Glass+, Kalamunda, 2017 & 2019
- 2nd Prize at Claremont Art Show
- Commended at Darlington Arts Festival Open Art Exhibition 2018 & 2019.
InspirationSilvan Ferrario's inspiration comes from her experiences, memories and surroundings. Her experience as a subsea engineer and scuba diver speaks to much of her work, but since working from her glass studio in the hills, the rural surroundings also inform her work. Having studied mathematics, she is also intrigued by the geometry present in both manmade and naturally occurring structures, and its opposition to the fluidity of the natural elements. Her work makes use of the movement arising from the fluidity of the glass when it is hot.