Sylvie Abecassis was born in Paris, France and has lived in Montreal, Washington DC and Sydney, Australia. Sylvie now resides in Denver, Colorado. She studied at the Corcoran School of Art and the Maryland College of Art and Design, and Maryland University where she received her degree in design. Her love for clay began in 2008 when she started to use clay as the primary medium for her 3 dimensional pieces. She is a professional graphic artist/illustrator and a mixed media artist who creates jewelry and sculpture. Much of her work is inspired by a fascination with dioramas and her pieces are made from raku clay. She sometimes incorporates objects and curios transforming them into complex and meaningful pieces of art. She has won awards in juried art exhibits and her work is found in numerous private collections in Colorado.