Monday, November 1, 2010

artist feature: Carlos Silva

"9 Mugs" Framed 8"x 8" seen here
Another great shop to visit if you find yourself in Boothbay Harbor, Maine is Sweet Bay. They have a charming collection of home decor items, from traditional white and blue Maine-themed pottery to tiny cast iron mice that add character wherever they appear.

Being a coffee lover, I was immediately drawn to the work of Carlos Silva. He is a potter who makes wonderfully simple, cheerful shadow boxes and clocks featuring brightly colored tiny mugs, teapots, and saucers. My kitchen would love to welcome any of these pieces to its walls!

 Aren't they delightful?


  1. Really love the clock that's at 2 o'clock ~ combination of coffee mugs, teapots and artistically delicate numbers!

  2. I have one of these which I got at an art fair in NYC about 8 years ago. It's beautiful!! I have been searching everywhere to add to the collection. Do you know how/where I can find them?

  3. Anonymous - he has a website (linked in the second paragraph) that has contact information you could try. Looks like he's based in Rhode Island. These pieces were seen in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, but I'm sure there are other New England galleries that sell his work!

  4. I bought a piece of his art at the Sugarloaf Craft fair last year. I L-O-V-E it. I'm hoping that he has some at Sugarloaf this year as I'd like to buy a gift or two.

  5. Just saw this booth at Christmas Market on Columbus Circle in NYC. Wanted a clock but never got back to buy.