Jun 2, 2015

Works in progress and a lot of waiting

I had collected things while hiking or exploring in the old buildings, nature keeps being my main inspiration, specially when it looks so different to what I saw in my tropical country many years ago. 
Those dried branches where somewhere and kept them in a vase until I decided to pull them down and learn its pattern, texture and curves. 
The tile is already cut and dried, along with other tiles. I can't wait for the first firing in this studio, the vents are not installed yet, I must wait, that's ok if something we ceramicists had learned well enough is patience! Meanwhile I keep working on more designs. 

May 10, 2015

May is The Month to Launch My New Project

Happy Spring! the long winter is gone and it is time to sprout, inside, outside and in my studio. Today is also Mother's Day, what a special day to tell you about my new creation. Oh yes, I can finally tell you all about it.

I've working on this for months, I still amazes me how I could fit such big pieces in my old tiny studio, I remember I could barely walk around it. Since we got a land by a beautiful lake and my husband is a builder himself we decided to jump on it and build our dream house, imagine all the stress and excitement involved. My mission was to pick colors, styles, designs and all should merge his and mine taste. When the kitchen backsplash came to the conversation I said to myself, I should make it, after all, many years ago I used to make permanent wall pieces for business and homes in Venezuela. The adventure started there, he agreed to let me do whatever I wanted since is my kitchen anyways, I love cooking and when I talked to the designer I made sure I had the most confortable place to cook with the minimal cleaning since I dislike cleaning.

Look at him, it is the centerpiece of the kitchen, people come over and are amazed to see it, I purposely asked to have the sink in the island instead the wall since I wouldn't have space for a majestic backsplash I had in mind.

2015©Sikiu Perez
I fell back in love with working in large scale, my inspiration came from the lake and the woods we have around the property, it is so relaxing here, it is like living in a permanent vacation. Would you like to come over? you can contact me thought my website and I'll glad to give you a tour, my studio is in the basement.

Another way to see my work displayed is at the showroom of David Hecht Kitchens in Waterford, CT
Bill or Linda will be glad to help you if you have any questions. You can also see some pictures and more information in this section of my website here

Let me know if I can do something for you, either if you are remodeling or building I will be glad to give you a quote for your project, no matter if you are in the area or not. Working large is what I like to do but don't be sad I will still have small work for art shows year around.

May 4, 2015

Looking for Studio Decor Ideas

Last Saturday we had a housewarming party, we are now officially in the new place, all the contractors came to see the final results, after all a piece of them is embedded all around. I'm sure they are as proud as we are with the look and functionality of the house. 

Some brought their spouse and it was a good practice for me to show them what I do and of course show them my workplace. I think my studio is still to raw and not as inviting as I would like, hubby told me it will be unfinished for a while, I better then find a way to make it more "presentable" since I'll be having an open studio coming soon, and you are invited of course! 
Ideas, ideas, ideas, hmmmm maybe Pinterest will guide me, do you have any suggestions? 

Apr 22, 2015

Samples for my project

Yes, I haven't told you yet what my project is about. Next week will be the day, I promise. For now I have some samples to work on while we all wait. 


There is some math involved, I measure in inches, transforming into centimeters then adding 10% to count for shrinkage, fun and not so fun sometimes.