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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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Monsoon Mountain Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 56 - $ 62
$ 47.60 - $ 52.70
Dark Rainbow Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 56 - $ 62
$ 47.60 - $ 52.70
Monsoon Mountain Teapot
Ceramic Teapot

$ 300
$ 255
Cactus Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 56 - $ 62
$ 47.60 - $ 52.70
Dark Monsoon Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 56
$ 47.60
Cactus Teapot
Ceramic Teapot

$ 300
$ 255
Metropolis Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 60
$ 51
Black Optix Set
Ceramic Mug

$ 80 - $ 92
$ 68 - $ 78.20
Ripple Heart Teapot
Ceramic Teapot

$ 250
$ 212.50
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Assorted Bud Vases
Ceramic Vase

$ 50
$ 42.50
Green Chex Teapot
Ceramic Teapot

$ 196
$ 166.60
Green Chex Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 46 - $ 50
$ 39.10 - $ 42.50
Star Mugs
Ceramic Mug

$ 52 - $ 60
$ 44.20 - $ 51
Dash Dot Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
$ 34 - $ 39.10
Red Box
Ceramic Box

$ 50 - $ 110
$ 42.50 - $ 93.50
Blackout Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
$ 34 - $ 39.10
Gray Washed Circle Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
$ 34 - $ 39.10
Black and White Squiggle Box
Ceramic Box

$ 50 - $ 100
$ 42.50 - $ 85
Bold Optix Bio Bowl
Ceramic Bowl

$ 120
$ 102
Square Chex Box
Ceramic Box

$ 50 - $ 110
$ 42.50 - $ 93.50
Puzzle Box
Ceramic Box

$ 50 - $ 110
$ 42.50 - $ 93.50
Squiggle Box
Ceramic Box

$ 50 - $ 100
$ 42.50 - $ 85
Blue Ring Box
Ceramic Box

$ 50 - $ 100
$ 42.50 - $ 85
Black Optix Box
Ceramic Box

$ 50 - $ 100
$ 42.50 - $ 85
Blackline Box
Ceramic Box

$ 50 - $ 100
$ 42.50 - $ 85
Circle Circle Box
Ceramic Box

$ 50 - $ 100
$ 42.50 - $ 85
Patterned Mugs
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
$ 34 - $ 39.10
Linear Mod Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
$ 34 - $ 39.10
Blue Dotted Box
Ceramic Box

$ 50
$ 42.50
Aqua Optix Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
$ 34 - $ 39.10
White Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
$ 34 - $ 39.10
Blackline Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
$ 34 - $ 39.10
Circle Circle Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
$ 34 - $ 39.10
Chex Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
$ 34 - $ 39.10
Ripple Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
$ 34 - $ 39.10
Circle Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
$ 34 - $ 39.10
Half Optix Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 46
$ 34 - $ 39.10
Puzzle Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 40 - $ 50
$ 34 - $ 42.50
Circle Circle Teapot
Ceramic Teapot

$ 160
$ 136
Optix Box
Ceramic Box

$ 50
$ 42.50
Half Ripple Box
Ceramic Box

$ 50
$ 42.50
Blackline Teapot
Ceramic Teapot

$ 160
$ 136
White Box
Ceramic Box

$ 50
$ 42.50
Mellow Yellow Box
Ceramic Box

$ 50
$ 42.50
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Art Beth-El, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2015
Coronado Artwalk, Coronado, Cornoado, California, 2011
Small Image Show, Spanish Village, San Diego, California, 2010