Driven by an insatiable yearning for self-expression and creative liberation, Iranian-born Tara Rad released herself from a career in architecture to pursue a path of boundless possibilities—one where she could explore her imaginative fervor through ceramics. With clay as her conduit, Rad discovered the freedom she had long craved, whether at the wheel or through the art of hand-building. Her love of the latter resonated most harmoniously with her artistic spirit, revealing a world brimming with limitless possibilities.
Rad infuses each one-of-a-kind piece—from delicate cups to intricate forms—with an imaginative essence that transcends utilitarian boundaries. She melds meticulous design, captivating hues, and engaging textures with inspiration found in nature, from its organic splendor to awe-inspiring animals. Just as the natural world is abundant with emotion, Rad’s work takes on an emotional narrative imbuing the expressive gazes and the eloquent postures of each sculpture she creates. All of which conjures her belief that even functional objects should evoke a profound sense of wonder.