Potter and artist Taylor Emery enjoys creating the mugs, tumblers, trays, bowls and other objects people use in their everyday lives. She also loves pop art, bright in-your-face colors, Andy Warhol and strong graphic design. She also finds inspiration in the rhythm and pulse of pop culture. Her work combines the pragmatic utilitarianism of the ordinary with joyful expressions of the ever-changing world around her.

Emery double-majored in ceramics and graphic design, earning her bachelor of fine arts at Columbia College. She opted not to go to graduate school and instead took an ages-old route to advance her skills: an apprenticeship …

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