Tara Polansky is an artist living and working in Columbus, Ohio. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in sociology and art from Hunter College of the City University of New York and studied ceramics as a post‐baccalaureate student at Kansas City Art Institute. Tara earned a Master of Fine Arts at The Ohio State University in 2011, where she received several awards including a University Fellowship and an Alumni Grant for Graduate Research and Scholarship. She has done residencies with artisans in Mexico and Peru, at the International Ceramics Center in Hungary, at Belden Brick Factory in Sugar Creek, Ohio and at Project Art in Cummington, Massachusetts. Taras work has been exhibited throughout the United States including in the 2011 NCECA Biennial at the Tampa Museum of Art and the 2012 NCECA Invitational at the Bellevue Arts Museum. Images of her work can be found in print in Lark Books 500 Vases, The Best of 500 Ceramics and most recently, 500 Prints on Clay. She currently teaches at Columbus College of Art and Design.