Saila Milja-Smyly

Mt. Pleasant, SC

Saila’s ceramic designs compass jewelry, tableware, home & garden accessories, and sculptural design pieces. She uses glazes with a great range of surface appearance, but avoids formal decorative elements, to create ceramics that appear to have been grown by nature.  Using a specific stoneware clay blend, she brushes glazes on before the are completely dry, and fires them in an electric kiln.  This process results in brilliant glazes that do not absorb water, allowing the pieces to be used outdoors.