Clydean Troner – Clay Art, Mixed Media Collage and Oils
I have worked in clay for nearly twenty years, the result of a lifelong love of pottery from a variety of cultural traditions. I have successfully been juried into a number of regional shows.
My clay work is largely sculptural, but encompasses functional and tile clay work with designs and altered forms to impart an unusual quality, rendering the pieces unique in some way. Realism is not the goal, but instead I strive to express emotion through texturing, shaping, brushwork and carving. Not all sculptural subjects and forms inspire me; when they do I try to capture a feature that expresses character, humor, something unique and compelling.
Recently I have expanded my creative efforts to include mixed media collage and small oils, consistent in theme with my sculptural work in clay.