2020 Curated Exhibit with Featured Artist and Curator Silvie Granatelli

In the Hayloft Gallery

Each year The Floyd Center for the Arts honors a special artist in the Floyd community.  This year, Silvie Granatelli, is the 2020 Center’s Featured Artist.  As part of the Featured Artist program, honored artists work with the center to educate the public about their art form.  Silvie will curate a show of potters work, that she has collected over the years.  She has selected six potters to include in the exhibition.  

In addition to Silvie Granatelli, the following talented potters will have work on display during the show:


Nick Joerling

Suze Lindsay

Kent McLaughlin

Ron Meyers

Mark Shapiro

Sam Taylor

Get to Know the 2020 Featured Artist, Silvie Granatelli

Silvie Granatelli has been a full time studio potter working in Floyd Co. Virginia since 1982. Silvie received a B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1971 and an M.F.A. from Montana State in Bozeman, Montana in 1975. She has taught ceramics at Virginia Tech and Berea College in Berea, Kentucky.


Her work is in the collection of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC, The Museum of Ceramic Art in Alfred, New York and the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia. Silvie’s work has been featured in many publications, including Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, and Studio Potter. Her work can also be found in numerous books. These include Pots in the Kitchen, by Josie Walter; The Ceramic Glaze Handbook, by Mark Burleson; Handbuilt Tableware, by Kathy Triplett; Porcelain Masters: Major works by Leading Ceramists, curated by Richard Burkett and The Art of Contemporary American Pottery, by Kevin Hluch.   She was the recipient of the Virginia Museum Fellowship Grant in 1995.


Throughout her career, Silvie has given workshops across the United States, spoken on panels and demonstrated at several NCECA conferences. In 2000, she presented a slide lecture in New Delhi, India. She also participated in a ceramic symposium and show in Izmir, Turkey in 2000. Silvie traveled to Tuscany, Italy in 2005. There she teamed up with an Italian chef to teach a workshop on the cuisine and pottery of Tuscany.  Silvie’s work has been shown numerous times at the Old Church Cultural Center in Demarest, NJ.  She has been an ongoing invited artist at the St. Croux River Valley Pottery Tour in MN.


Silvie was a previous owner of a regional  gallery called Troika Contemporary Crafts.  It is located in Floyd Virginia, where she lives and works.  She has shared her studio and mentored young aspiring potters for twenty some odd years.

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