Tricia Taylor Ceramics
I graduated from Berea College with a B.A. in ceramics and environmental studies. By combining my passion for ceramics and the natural world, I have discovered my ‘niche’ in the clay world. My work consists of slab-built, hand-built ceramics—both functional and decorative—all of which incorporate a ‘reminder’ of nature’s beauty.
In 2016 I was recognized for my work as one of the nation’s top fine craft artists by American Craft Week in its “Rising Stars competition” of thirty artists under thirty.
I gain inspiration for my work from my time spent in nature, specifically around my home in Kentucky. The time spent meditating in nature alongside gathering the plants for my work plays a major role in my process of creation. Each piece, whether a decorative floral sculpture or functional mug, is hand-built from large, flat slabs of clay. I love the process of hand-building and the time it allows me to delve into each detail of the form, so that each piece is different and reflects my time spent in the process. For my functional work, foraged wildflowers and botanicals are arranged and pressed into the slab before cutting it and shaping it into a piece of pottery ready to be used, making each piece a unique testament to the beauty of nature and a fossilization of a fleeting moment in time.
Basics of clay will be roughly 1.5 hours long and will be held in person at my home studio in Murray, Kentucky. We will cover types of clay and glazes, where to purchase materials, basics of firing, hand building techniques and more. Please come prepared with a notebook for taking notes and any questions you may have.
Make and take classes will be roughly 1 hour long and will be held in person at my home studio in Murray, Kentucky. Options for projects include hand-built platters, ornaments, mugs, and more. Please contact me regarding make and take classes, pricing for specific projects, or group rates and I will get back with you as soon as possible.