portrait by: Jo Chattman site photos:  chattman photography

portrait by: Jo Chattman
site photos: chattman photography

Founded in 2009 by Cara Taylor, Taylor Ceramics is a line of handmade porcelain vessels and planters for the home and table.  What started out as an intuitive process of playing with clay provided the foundation for the variety of forms in each unique collection. 

I use porcelain to create forms that speak to the aspects of life where I find meaning and create ritual - mugs, cups, and serving pieces to use with friends and family at mealtime as well as vessels to hold the plants and garden clippings that transform a house into a home. 

My inspiration comes from the ways in which I imagine working. Besides throwing on the wheel I love to work with thin slabs of clay and experiment with the ways in which I can fold, bend and wrap the flat sheets into 3d forms. I strive to create subtle curves, interesting overlaps and unique juxtaposition of materials by incorporating waxed linen stitching.  

The glaze on all my wares is called coke bottle clear - a transparent glaze with a blue-green tint.  This classic finish allows for the emphasis on other elements such as shape, texture and very subtle hints of color that get integrated into the pieces during the building stage.  

Taylor Ceramics is also available on Etsy: www.taylorceramics.etsy.com If there is something you found here that you don't see anymore, please visit that site to make a purchase.