Sylvie Pool Alvarez is a three dimensional artist, specializing in sculpture and ceramics whose artwork is biomorphic in style and sensual in movement. Originally from the Seychelles Islands, and having made Guam her home for the past decade, Sylvie has always been greatly inspired by the sea and all of its inhabitants, as well as the rest of her natural surroundings. When working with clay, most of her work is created with just her bare hands for tools as she believes in letting her sense of touch guide her sculptural work. Her hands inevitably create what she loves - memories of a childhood in an island paradise, sea life, and the ever swaying movement of life forces such as the waves and winds.
Sylvie has an MA in Art with a concentration in sculpture and ceramics from the University of Guam. Her sculptures have found homes in the US, UK, Seychelles, Australia, and India.
I sculpt with porcelain and stoneware.
I use an electric kiln. Some of my pieces are fired to maturation at cone 5 or 6 whereas other sculptures are only bisque fired to achieve a powdery, white flour finish ( which I love).
I take a very long time creating each piece, so I get a bit attached you might say. That being said, I can bear to part with some of them. Please inquire, if you are interested.