I, Tara Kothari am a ceramist working out of New York City.
I picked up pottery in 2012 while working as an educator and photographer, and enjoyed it as a hobby. As I pursued the art, my work developed a style incorporating local flowers and leaves to create organic functional pottery and sculptural ceramics, with bright vivid non toxic glazes.
I am currently working on a series that has floral impressions from my life in New York and hints of whimsy from my roots in the tropics.
When I am not designing and creating new pieces, I work on making rustic tableware keepsakes from memorable moments from life. It's a joy to make ceramic pieces fossilizing wedding flowers, leaves from a grandma and grand child's first plant together or flowers from a bar mitzvah.
I continue to educate children, for which I still have a passion. Now I use my Montessori training to help children express themselves through clay.
Living in Jersey City, my photography takes me across the tri state area, and other parts of The United States. I am currently working to create ceramic pieces with decals from my photography.
4 things you might like to know about my work--
1. I love the different seasons, and my art is an expression of that.
2. Working with clay has grounded me in a way I never imagined possible.
3. I hope to brighten peoples day with my cheerful use of color and form.
4. Nature in The United States has given me a new love for plants and animals.
Commissions | Personalized ceramic decor |
Tableware from your wedding bouquet
Ceramist | Photographer