What began as a hobby for Ted Tyler, a successful New York based textile and wallpaper designer, has become a creative outlet and extension of his business and his brand. His Japanese-influenced technique shapes his very unique and special collection of clay creations and pottery. Starting with loosely thrown forms, Tyler quickly applies slips with large brushes. After being subjected to three to four days in a wood fired kiln at extreme temperatures, pummeled by wood ash and fire, the forms take on a life of their own.
Tyler uses traditional wood firing techniques combined with various ash, slip and glaze applications. This creates an Asianinfluenced expression combining color, texture and form. Tyler’s designs and colors are known for being one-of-a-kind, beautifully subtle and organic. Ted Tyler currently creates his pottery in his small ceramic studio in East Hampton, NY called ShadrowClay. For information and to see more pottery, visit www.shadrowclay.com.