Silvana started working in fused glass in 2009 and has attended numerous courses with renowned glass artists. She has exhibited in art shows all around Australia and won several awards: Emerging Artist Award at MAGE 2014, Mansfield, Victoria; finalist at Tom Malone 2017, AGWA, Perth; winner of the Gordon Award at Glass+, Kalamunda, 2017 and Town of Claremont Art Awards 2nd Prize 2018.
Her inspiration comes from her experiences, memories and surroundings. Her experience as a subsea engineer and scuba diver speaks to much of her work, but since working from her glass studio in the hills, the rural surroundings also inform her work. As a student of mathematics, she is also intrigued by the geometry present in both manmade and naturally occurring structures, and its opposition to the fluidity of the natural elements. Her work makes use of the movement arising from the fluidity of the glass when it is hot.