Raku Sculpture

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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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