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Vaughan Nelson

One Blue Marble

"With vibrant colors and interesting patterns, I stimulate the senses and create interest. Each piece I create begs to be touched. I embellish many pieces with polymer clay beads and finish them off with glass and stone beads that complement the work of art."

Like a lot of people, Vaughan Nelson makes art as a way to express himself using something other than words. He strives to create beauty that is not based on perfection and tries to maintain an organic feel to his work. Irregular edges, asymmetrical shapes, and imperfect circles are where he finds beauty, and his work shows these qualities.

Nelson's work is inspired by the techniques used by folk artists around the world and by patterns he sees in nature. He hand builds each piece using stoneware clay. After each piece is fired once, it is glazed. He applies each dot one by one and then fires the piece a second time. Because each piece is made by hand, variations in color and pattern will occur.

Nelson studied ceramics at San Diego Mesa and City College and at Clay Associates in San Diego. By taking workshops from various potters around the world, he has developed the skills to make and decorate his unique ceramic works of art.

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Holiday Mugs II
Ceramic Mug

by Vaughan Nelson
$ 72 - $ 80
Square Chex Box
Ceramic Box

by Vaughan Nelson
$ 50 - $ 110
Puzzle Box
Ceramic Box

by Vaughan Nelson
$ 50 - $ 110
Blackline Box
Ceramic Box

by Vaughan Nelson
$ 50 - $ 100
Blue Ring Box
Ceramic Box

by Vaughan Nelson
$ 50 - $ 100
Squiggle Box
Ceramic Box

by Vaughan Nelson
$ 50 - $ 100
Black Optix Box
Ceramic Box

by Vaughan Nelson
$ 50 - $ 100
Circle Circle Box
Ceramic Box

by Vaughan Nelson
$ 50 - $ 100
Linear Mod Mug
Ceramic Mug

by Vaughan Nelson
$ 40 - $ 46
Velvet Red Mug
Ceramic Mug

by Vaughan Nelson
$ 40 - $ 46
Holiday Mugs
Ceramic Mug

by Vaughan Nelson
$ 42 - $ 80
Circle Wall Totem
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Vaughan Nelson
$ 220
Black Optix Mug
Ceramic Mug

by Vaughan Nelson
$ 40 - $ 46
Squiggle Mug
Ceramic Mug

by Vaughan Nelson
$ 40 - $ 46
Blackline Mug
Ceramic Mug

by Vaughan Nelson
$ 40 - $ 46
Half Optix Mug
Ceramic Mug

by Vaughan Nelson
$ 40 - $ 46
Deco Teapot
Ceramic Teapot

by Vaughan Nelson
$ 160
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Coronado Artwalk, Cornoado, California, Coronado, 2011
Small Image Show, San Diego, California, Spanish Village, 2010
Art Beth-El, Florida, St. Petersburg, 2015