About > Artist Statement
I strive to make each piece aesthetically pleasing and functional. I think the craftsmanship and shape of each piece should be the main focus of the vessel, not just the glaze color. I design and create each vessel to be light in weight but durable, decorative yet functional. Balanced. Each vessel is for a specific purpose.
All to often we look at something, whether it be a piece of pottery or a book, and see the surface value or meaning. I encourage everyone to pick my pottery up and hold the difference. Get to know my pottery and then judge for yourself what the value or meaning is.
That is how I am always trying to look at people around me. My main goal for life is to always treat others how I would like to be treated.
Since 2001, I have learned to create each piece to almost look identical even
though they are very different, just like fingerprints. I strive for flexible perfection.
I also strive for balance in life with my business, family, and God.
Artist/Owner: Tyler Sandstrom
How did you come up with that business name?
I've always liked the scripture verse Psalm 40:2.
"He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings."
Miry comes from the root word: mire:
n. thick mud or a troublesome situation.
I look at the miry clay and see the
potential for it to become something great,
something better than it is now.
The definition and verse instilled in me the belief that each piece,each person has a purpose to perform.
From the Miry Clay it becomes Pottery.
Hence, From Miry Clay Pottery.