Whilst studying and undergraduate at Eckerd College, I developed a robust practice in ceramics and subsequently specialized in architectural glass. At Edinburgh College of Art, my approach to glass changed, as I transitioned from a user to a maker of glass and experimented with printmaking on glass. I was subsequently awarded the Ashton Hill Award from the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass. As an intern conservator the Burrell Collection in Glasgow, Scotland, I helped to conserve the world’s third-largest museum collection of stained glass, and worked in including ethnology, textiles, and furniture conservation. At Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, half of my education came from the School for American Crafts' Ceramics department, printing on ceramics and the other half from School of Fine Art's Sculpture department, with an emphasis on printmaking, sculpture, video installation and experimented with oxidation resist techniques on steel and copper.
My work has been digitally curated and can be viewed online (www.garvinsealy.com). Many of these pieces have been exhibited internationally, with select items currently in the collections of Grayson Perry, Magdelene Odundo and the National Trust Scotland. Since 2019, I have been volunteering with EqualiTree, a Community Interest Company that provides practical training and experiential opportunities in heritage crafts in Scotland.