Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Ceramic Artist

Talieh Carmel was born in Wichita, Kansas, USA and began working in ceramics in grade 10. Her high school teacher, Natalie Brown, was instrumental in her decision to continue with clay as a career. She went on to study ceramics at Saint Louis Community College - Meramec, Wichita State University, University of Wisconsin - Madison, and finally in 2016 received her BFA in Ceramics from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. Throughout this process, Talieh participated in several solo and group exhibitions. After graduating, Talieh got married and immigrated to Canada— first settling in Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan; then Port Coquitlam, British Columbia; and is now currently residing in Port Moody, British Columbia. Due to the immigration process and soon after becoming a mother to two small children, this is Talieh’s debut exhibition in the Canadian art world.

Vafadary, Talieh Carmel

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  Vafadary, Talieh Carmel

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  Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

Samples of my work

Artist Statement

Talieh Carmel is an artist who works most often in wheel thrown functional pottery. However, she has also worked in sculptural ceramics, wood, steel, fine metals, beading, quilting, and bobbin lace. Talieh’s artist practice is most influenced by her belief in the Baha’i Faith, primarily the guiding principal of the unity of humanity. This is not done through everyone becoming the same; instead it is by celebrating our diversity while acknowledging at our core that we are all connected. In her work, Talieh draws from her own reality to question and analyze what it is about her limited experience as a human that can relate to or inform our understanding of the core of who we are as humanity. A very small window masked with biases, culture, and many many flaws, but always with the intention of learning.

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