September 2-30, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, September 2, 5:30-9pm
The Clay Studio of Missoula
Quiet pots initially speak softly yet reveal complexity in both form and surface through continued investigation and use. Embodied in Tara Wilson’s atmospheric fired vessels is the serenity experienced by surrounding oneself in a rich natural environment. While the surfaces of the vessels represent the natural world, the forms often relate to the figure, and the inherent relationship of pottery to the figure is accentuated in Tara’s gestural forms.
Tara Wilson is a studio potter living in Montana City, Montana. Wilson received a BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and an MFA degree from the University of Florida. She has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT, and the Red Lodge Clay Center, in Red Lodge, MT. Wilson was selected as an emerging artist for the 2006 NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) conference and was a presenter at the 2006 International Woodfire Conference in Flagstaff., AZ She has given lectures and workshops throughout the United States; and her work has been exhibited internationally.