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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Green Chex Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 46 - $ 50
White Daisy Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 52 - $ 60
Yellow Daisy Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 52 - $ 60
Star Mugs
Ceramic Mug

$ 52 - $ 60
Catalina Wall Creature
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 400
Dash Dot Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
Red Box
Ceramic Box

$ 50 - $ 110
Blue Optix Sun
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 200
Red Optix Sun
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 200
Yellow Optix Sun
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 200
Blackout Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
Urchin Containers
Ceramic Box

$ 120 - $ 160
Square Chex Box
Ceramic Box

$ 50 - $ 110
Puzzle Box
Ceramic Box

$ 50 - $ 110
Black Optix Box
Ceramic Box

$ 50 - $ 100
Circle Circle Box
Ceramic Box

$ 50 - $ 100
Squiggle Box
Ceramic Box

$ 50 - $ 100
Blackline Box
Ceramic Box

$ 50 - $ 100
Blue Ring Box
Ceramic Box

$ 50 - $ 100
Velvet Red Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
Linear Mod Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
Aqua Optix Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
Black Optix Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
Squiggle Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
Circle Circle Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
Circle Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
Blackline Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
White Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
White Squiggle Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
Puzzle Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 50
Half Optix Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
Chex Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
Ripple Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
Blue Ring Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
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