Artist Statement & Biography
I have been working in clay for the last fifteen years, but have only been working professionally for the last three. In that time, I have had the time to learn and better explore the medium, and what it can do. I love how one can manipulate the clay particles into forms that stand on their own. I have been around clay all my life, basically growing up in a clay studio. Having been around this my whole life, and having a parent that also works in clay, has taught me so much.
When I started to develop this body of work, that I'm currently working on, it took a while to grasp the idea that this is what I would be doing for a while. I've been working to incorporate new imagery into the background of my work. My work is comprised of layers, I say that because, looking at it, it does have several layers to it. This gives the viewer lots to appreciate, when they take my work home to treasure.
I love the opportunity that pottery allows, to grow to be a better potter and learn new things.
Tria Turrou has been around clay her whole life. Tria grew up for the most part in the mountains of Western North Carolina, in a small artists community called Celo. Since moving to this area in the late nineties, Tria has grown as an artist. She is surrounded by artists who work in either the same medium, or a different one, such as glass blowing, jewelry, weaving, etc.
Tria has studied with accomplished potters in and around her area. studying with them, has really helped her grow to be a better potter.
Tria's work has been collected from many people in and around where she lives, these people continue to follow her work as it grows and develops.
Tria has participated in several regional shows, and has done quite well selling her work. She is also in several area galleries and continues to make work and keep these galleries supplied with new and updated work.
Tria is currently working on a successful body of work, and is working to further develop the direction it is going.