Tara lives in Winnipeg, where she was born and raised. She currently teaches high school full time and spends her evenings and weekends experimenting with various art mediums. Tara especially enjoys incorporating textures into her array of works including pottery, batik, knitting, sewing and quilted landscapes.
Tara’s passion for the last ten years has been hand-built pottery. Surrounded by the inspiration of the Canadian prairie she tries to incorporate its beauty in each ceramic piece with the use of handmade stamps, found objects and collected weeds, grasses, leaves, and flowers from the prairies. The texture of each decorative piece is further enhanced with a variety of glazes and stains creating a truly unique piece of art. Tara also creates functional glazed stoneware pieces using clear and coloured glazes often revealing landscape images.