Hello, my name is Tyler, and I am currently making ceramic artwork and pottery in my Chicago-based studio. I grew up on a goat farm outside a small town in Illinois. I studied ceramics and painting at a community college, a university, and studied abroad. What I have made over the years has ranged from collage and oil painting to pottery and sculptures. Now I am trying to consolidate my endeavors by focusing on clay. Both on the farm and in my studies, I found that the art that I connected with most were everyday tools and objects that were beautifully made. Like those objects, I work to harmonize beauty with function so that it is possible to see something beautiful, pick it up, and use it.