Sylvia Caron was first introduced to pottery making in 1977 through a course at Texas A&M University. She felt an instant affinity for working with clay but, due to frequent moves with her career-military husband, she put her interest on hold. Over the next 20 years she occasionally dabbled in clay, but it was only after her husband was assigned to Fort Carson in Colorado Springs in 1996 that she began to pursue pottery making in earnest.
Utilizing the facilities of the Arts and Skills Development Center at the United States Air Force Academy, she spent the next several years developing her skills. While working full-time for an area non-profit
organization, the Care & Share Food Bank for southern Colorado, she also taught beginning, intermediate and advanced pottery classes a the Center for four years. During that period, she won several worldwide Air Force-sponsored artist/craftsman contests, and was a featured artist at the Permanent Professors’ Gallery at the Academy. Primarily self-taught, Sylvia has attended many potters’ workshops and continues to collaborate with other potters in her circle of friends.
In 2006, Sylvia and her husband built their retirement home in the wet Mountains south of Canon City. Sylvia now works full-time from her home studio, refining her techniques and building Caron Pottery. She enjoys making functional stoneware pots but, inspired by her beautiful Colorado surroundings, has developed a line of art pottery, hand-decorated with detailed relief of aspen, columbine, pine cones and other natural forms.
Sylvia has recently exhibited and sold her work locally at the Fremont Center for the arts, Art on the Arkansas, and at the Harvest Fest at the winery at Holy Cross Abbey.
Sylvia Caron can be reached at
Phone: (719) 783-9162