Artist of wood vases, bowls, vessels and sculptures

The Snyder Team

Silva Studio is the "playground" and workshop of John Snyder, a talented self-taught woodworking artist.  John and his wife Kim run the studio together as a family business. Their goal is to create unique pices to enhance your home decor


Shape and Form

Often described by others as having a good eye for shape and form, John constantly explores new and different segmentation processes which lead to the creation of his one-of-a-kind vases, vessels, bowls and many other objects of practical and aesthetic use. 

Segmented & Solid Turnings

John is mostly known for his complex segmented and solid turnings made of rare woods that he and Kim have hand-picked and collected over the years from some of their travels. In each composition, John strives to make pieces that are pleasing to view and invoke tranquility and harmony.

A Peek Inside Silva-Studio

Visit the Silva-Studio through this video where John Snyder and Coco "the Shop Dog" give a tour and show us how to build a bird house.  


Note: this video was created for young children at a local school.

Contact Us

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Better yet, see us in person!

 John is mostly known for his complex segmented and solid turnings made of rare woods that he and Kim have hand-picked and collected over the years from some of their travels. In each composition, John strives to make pieces that are pleasing to view and invoke tranquility and harmony. 2018 from 11 am to 5 pm each day. Come meet the artist, see our woodcraft!

Silva-Studio

Willow Glen, San Jose, CA 95125, US

(480) 381-4368