La Guilde celebrates the cultural traditions and creative expressions of all Indigenous and Fine Crafts artists of Canada.
La Guilde is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters of Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. It is with respect that La Guilde weaves together the past, present, and future in all relationships with Indigenous peoples and other communities within Canada.
Silvia Taylor started blowing glass at the age of seventeen. She graduated from Sheridan College's Craft and Design program in 2011 and has since made glass her speciality. Over the past few years, Silvia Taylor has developed a line of glassware to complement her sculptural work. She is also very involved in her field and has held several positions promoting the works and teachings in glass art, such as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Glass Art Association of Canada. She received several grants in recognition of her involvement and art, including the Jean A. Chalmers Fund for the Crafts from the Canada Council for the Arts in 2021. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Daniels Corporation (Toronto, ON).