Chance Taylor | Ceramic artist
Chance Taylor is an ceramic artist and educator who grew up in Fargo, North Dakota. He graduated with a BFA (2018) in ceramics from North Dakota State University and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Taylor’s work incorporates local materials in conjunction with an expressive approach to making and firing and draws upon his fascination with functional ceramics ability to facilitate the fulfillment of our psychological, aesthetic, and emotional needs through everyday use and ritual.
Taylor has displayed his work across the nation and participated in multiple juried and invitational exhibitions, but he also works with several nonprofits, reinforcing his belief in ceramic’s ability to build cultural and community bridges. He has worked as a studio assistant to Michael Strand, who is a Professor of Art at Taylor’s alma mater, to help realize and launch community-based projects throughout the country. Taylor has also worked with several non-profit organizations throughout the Midwest, including the Plains Art Museum, located in Fargo, as well as the local organization, Access Arts. Most recently, Taylor has completed a two person exhibition with his studio mate Erin Drake at the Montminy Gallery in Columbia, Mo and was included in the 30th annual Strictly functional pottery national.