Tara Wilson

Montana City, MT


Tara Wilson was captivated by clay as a high school student in Clyde, Ohio. During her undergraduate studies in Tennessee, she became fascinated with the wood firing process that she continues to explore today. After receiving an MFA from the University of Florida, Tara moved west for a residency at The Archie Bray Foundation, awakening her love for the rugged beauty of Montana’s diverse landscape – from the sweeping planes to the rugged mountains. These passions continue to drive her artistic endeavors today as she produces woodfired pottery in her studio near Helena, Montana. The soft forms of her woodfired vessels often relate to the figure while the surfaces are inspired by her natural surroundings.

Artist Statement

To me, the simple things in life are often the most important, the great outdoors, the company of my dog, and the beauty of making pots on a daily basis. The soft forms of my woodfired vessels relate to the figure, while the surfaces are inspired by nature.



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