Maria Kokenos is the maker responsible for Silybum creation. Her soul lives in the tip of a pencil, her dancing feet and in the dirt under her fingernails. She sources meaning from passion, and dedicates her days to practice and creation. She is empowered by the versions of Self that she has invented and is constantly inspired to meet the parts that develop next. Everyday is full of uncertainty and intention. Her art is deeply infused with imagination, earth, and soul.
Silybum Arts is a Maine coast art studio focusing on sculptural ceramic. Maria sources inspiration from the deep, whimsical pockets of Maine woodlands, mountains and coastline. Her creations represent a curious and youthful nature that we are all drawn to. An item that connects you to a wild space, moment, or idea. In an effort to express the human experience through her sculpture, Maria also incorporates a lot of figures depicting different emotional weights and release.
Silybum Arts used to house both Maria’s dried floral design and ceramic, but flowers have officially branched off into “Fogwood Gardens,” and now Silybum will just be ceramic.
Our Products Are Available At The Locations Below
Wildings - Damariscotta, ME