Sylvia Sinel originally from Sweden and now living in Hamilton New Zealand is a multifaceted artist who has explored a variety of medium and techniques over the years. “Most of my projects has a starting point in conceptual Ideas. I find it intriguing to implement interactive elements where the viewer becomes an active participant in the work. I use mixed media but have found my big love in the Ceramic Arts. The ceramic medium is a combination of all things I cherish, painting, sculpting, physics, chemistry and poetry. To me it's important to execute conceptual ideas with high quality craftsmanship. In my world the work of the artist and the work of the maker walks hand in hand"



Find more information about Sylvia's ceramic practise on www.studiosinel.com




2016 Recognition of Achievment for Diploma in Ceramic Arts, Otago Polytechninc Dunedin School of Art..

2015 NZ Potter's National Exhibition - Highly Commended Award "Contrast & Union"

2015 NZ Potters 50th Anniversary Tertiary Student Competition - Merit Award "The occasion of a meal"


Galleries and Outlets

Artpost Galleries & Shop Hamilton - www.waikatomuseum.co.nz/artspost

The Mandarin Tree - www.themandarintree.nz

Framinghouse - www.framinghouse.co.nz



Otago Polytechnic 2015-2016

  • Diploma in Ceramic Arts. Graduated with Recognition of Achievment 2016.

Stockholm University 2002-11

  • Art Pedagogy I
  • Philosophy
  • Folk Art
  • Astronomy vs Astrology

University of Dalarna 2008

  • Physics A

The Institute of Business Administration FEI 2002-08

  • Certificate in Accounting
  • Certificate in Business Controlling

Ölands folkhögskola 2002

  • Certificate in stone sculpting

Paletten Art School 1994-95

  • Certificate in Painting, Sculpting and Art history




Selected & Curated Group exhibitions

  • 2017 Waiclay national exhibition, Hamilton
  • 2017 NZ Potter's national tableware exhibition, Wellington
  • 2016 Imereys national tableware exhibition, Christchurch
  • 2016 "Birdbrain" Calder & Lawson Gallery, Hamilton. Curated by Sybille Schlumbom
  • Waiclay National Ceramics Awards 2015
  • NZ Potters National exhibition Whangarei 2015
  • Höstsalongen Haninge kulturhus Stockholm 2010
  • Kulturstigen “Meeting” Stockholm 2011
  • Kulturstigen “Money” Stockholm 2009
  • SKF’s 25th Anniversary Stockholm 2000
  • Waitakere Art Trust Award Auckland 1998
  • Fisher Gallery Pakuranga 1998

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2012 "Here and now" Gallery Kyrkskolan Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2011 "This is it" Kistamässan Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2009 "Tales by a fairy with elephant feet" Gallery Lorentzon Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2004 "Forbidden Fruit" Gallery Hagström Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1998 Fisher Gallery Pakuranga, New Zealand
  • 1996 Gallery Premiär Falun, Sweden



  • Volume 23, 2016. At the Hamilton Garden Arts festival
  • Volume 18, 2014 in Hamilton. Part of Spark International Festival of Media, Arts & Design



NZ Potters Inc www.nzpotters.com

WSP (Waikato Society of Potters) www.waikatopotters.co.nz

WSA (Waikato Society of Arts) www.wsa.org.nz