Tara Vaughan is an abstract artist interested in organic forms and balance. Inspired by nature, connection, female forms and artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Valentine Schlegel, she hand-builds ceramic sculptures in her studio in Greenwich, Connecticut.
These porcelain vases are shaped and thinned with a wooden paddle and rounded river stone. When the form is nearly bone dry, the thin walls are pierced with a tapered tool and hand cut with an exacto knife. They are designed to be playful as the user interacts with them to create different arrangements from a simple bud vase to a larger center piece.
You’ve made your beautiful air dry clay pot, now what? How do you seal and protect your finished piece? Air dry clay can be used to make almost anything. You don’t need any special tools or equipment and there’s no kiln needed to achieve a beautiful end product. But without a kiln how do you glaze a