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Tanya Tyree Creates Sculpture in Raku, New Show Opens December

Posted on November 27, 2012 by Virginia

Raku by Tanya Tyree, C'ville Arts Gallery, Charlottesville downtown mallOpopular member Tanya Tyree will be C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery’s featured artist during the month of December. She will be at the gallery on December 7th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., during the Historic Downtown Mall’sFirst Friday event.

Tanya Tyree creates feminine figurative clay sculptures and her current work is an exploration of happiness, love and wisdom. Her raku fired clay sculptures are hand-built and created primarily from flat slabs of clay with some altered wheel-thrown elements.  Focusing on simplified forms with intricate surface development, each sculpture is incised with abstract drawings that build on its mystery.

The pieces are bisque fired and then treated 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 curiously 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.”  Tanya said, as she described the painstaking process of Raku. To learn more about this artist visit her web site www.2artstudios.com


Evening Star

Raku Fired Wall Sculpture

38″ x 7″ x 2″

$750

Sold – Private Collector in Atlanta, GA


Watch “meet Tanya Tyree, clay sculptor from Afton, Va. and St. Petersburg, Fl.,tanya@2artstudios.com” on YouTube


Arts in the Park – May 5th & 6th, 2012. Come see my new works available.

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