Cara Taylor

In 2009, Cara started Taylor Ceramics- a line of handmade vessels and planters for the home and table.  An interest in form and lines that are sewn, woven, and drawn onto or into the surface of simple, classic forms are the elements that unify all of her collections. 

Having always been fascinated with containers and the objects that occupy the space inside, Cara make forms to hold the objects she loves the most - flowers and herbs from the garden, dried pods collected on a long walk, a slow growing jade or the coffee that helps start her day. 

In addition to throwing on the wheel Cara also hand builds with thin slabs of clay. Gently folded and wrapped sheets of porcelain come from a careful balance of experimentation and calculation. I strive to create subtle curves, interesting overlaps and unique juxtaposition of materials by incorporating waxed linen stitching.  

The surfaces of Cara's work are simple ranging from matte white to a clear gloss to unglazed and textural. These classic finishes allow for the emphasis to be on elements such as shape, texture and very subtle hints of color.