Clydean Troner – Clay Art
Clydean has been working in clay for over 15 years. A studio trained potter, she acquired her skills in a variety of settings in Washington State and Arizona. Training encompasses tile making, hand building, wheel throwing, primitive pottery techniques and experience in a variety of firing techniques. In addition to classroom training, she has taken numerous workshops at the local and national level from accomplished clay artists.
Clydean’s current artistic focus is on the creation of both hand built and wheel thrown and altered vessels, sculpture and tile pieces which frequently utilize images from nature. Recent work has evolved to reflect the Desert Southwest, expressed in three dimensions through shaping, brushwork and carving. Functional work often includes a sculptural element and she has become known for her whimsical animal figures. She is driven to find new ways of expressing her artistic vision, pushing the boundaries of what can be done with clay.
Clydean’s work has been accepted in juried shows at Tohono Chul Gallery, Silver City Clay Festival & The Drawing Studio’s Annual Sculpture Festival.