Created by Gabrielle Miles Silverlight in Philadelphia, PA, ZOLA is a handcrafted line of sculptural ceramic and metal objects and jewelry that explore color, texture and shape creating unique functional and decorative pieces for the home and body. Each ceramic piece is hand-formed with meticulously glazed detailing and metal pieces are often sculpted in wax and bronze cast. ZOLA aims to elevate functional design by making unexpected, tactile and original art pieces that fuse seamlessly into everyday wear, decor and use.
Gabrielle is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art with a major in Glass studies and ever a curiosity for many mediums. Working in a fine arts bronze foundry for many years influenced her interest in sculpting with cast metal. In the past 5 years she also began working more with clay being drawn to its direct connection with the hands and falling in love with process, most of her techniques are self taught. Gabrielle now resides in Philadelphia, PA along with her husband Brian Hamilton of smallsound/bigsound and two fluffer cats Zolaska and Miss.Mabel and is on an ongoing quest to squeeze as many plants into her studio as she can.