Raku Sculpture

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Pair - Raku fired wall sculptures- Sold today at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival


Biography

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Raku fired clay sculptures created by Tanya Tyree are all one of a kind and created in Afton, Virginia.
Tanya Tyree was born in Richmond, VA and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Art from Virginia Commonweath University in  1994.  She found her passion for clay after graduating from college.  Having focused on Art Education and painting while at VCU,  Tanya’s influence in clay is not traditonal.   After teaching high school art for six years in the state of Virginia she choose to work full time as a clay artist.  Tanya’s current clay sculptures are inspired by many contemporary artists like Marc Chagall,  Henri Matisse, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso,  Gustave Klimt as well as African, Asian and Islamic art forms.  Her education in clay is from self exploration and years of trying to break free from traditional ideas.  With an intention to create works that are completely original, she hopes her work touches the spirit of the viewer. Her pieces are often considered peaceful and uplifting.  To see more of her works please check out her website at www.tanyatyree.com
Location 161 Avon Road, Afton, VA 22920

Awards Best 3-D Art – Bonita Spring Fine Art Festival,  Bonita Spring, FL – 20122nd Place Sculpture –  Vero Beach Fine Art Festival, Vero Beach, FL  – 2012

Best of Clay –  Boardwalk Fine Art Festival,  Virginia Beach, VA  – 2010

1st place Sculpture – Mount Dora Fine Art Festival, Mount Dora, FL – 2009

1st Place Sculpture – Waynesboro Fall Folliage Festival, Waynesboro, VA 2008


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Artist Statement

TanyaTyree

Artist Statement

My new series of raku fired clay forms are hand-built sculptures created primarily from flat slabs of clay with some altered wheel-thrown elements.  Simplified forms with intricate surface developement,  each  sculpture is incised with abstract drawings that reveal it’s mystery.  Breaking free from traditional ideas my clay works have developed a spontaneous and fresh new life. The pieces are bisque fired and then glazed with copper and colored glazes. The glazed pieces are fired in a small gas kiln, removed while red hot, burned, and reduced in combustible materials, and quickly plunged in coldwater. This violent process is called “Raku” and it mysteriously alters the glazes by flashing unpredictable hues and tones, making each work unique in form, design and surface. My goal is to create works that convey a mood, connecting you to its mystery.

I’ve been working with clay since 1992 and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelors of Fine Art in 1994. I am currently a full time artist and exhibit in art shows across the country. I am the sole creator of each work from its original design conception to completion. My raku clay works are an evolution in process with each form being a unique continuum of my artistic destination. Please visit my website to learn more about my work and exhibitions.

2 Art Studios – Tanya Tyree

161 Avon Road, Afton, VA 22920

tanyatyree.com


Watch Tanya Tyree in “Raku Clip” on YouTube


Tower of Power

Raku fired sculpture hand-built

26″ Tall

$750.00
Sold
State College, PA