Laura Walls Taylor has been hooked on clay since she was 13 years old. It was a great teacher that introduced her to the medium, and she was impressed not only by the machines that her teacher built to recycle the clay and make glaze, but also by the beautiful and endless possibilities of the medium. Today, she creates in pieces in her home studio in the Bay Area. Laura enjoys making fun and functional ceramics; the process of turning mud into useful things, and the big reveal when she opens the kiln door to see the products of her work and creativity.
Her work reflects a love of nature, which she brings indoors, mixed with a dose of sarcasm. Her fun and functional pieces make wonderful gifts. One of Laura's bowls was given to a 93-year-old woman by her daughter, who says she eats from it every day and is delighted to re-discover the painting inside that she forgets was there.