Tyson unloading the gas kiln.

Tyson unloading the gas kiln.

Working primarily with red earthenware and slip decoration, Tyson Graham creates functional pottery adorned with flowers, birds, leaves, trees, and musical instruments. Graham draws inspiration for his work from the seasonal variations of life and nature as they unfold in the Foothills of western North Carolina. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of South Carolina and completed an apprenticeship under Claude Graves. Outside of the studio, Tyson enjoys playing Old Time music and backpacking the trails of Appalachia. He and his wife, Darby, are based at Little Mountain Pottery in Polk County, NC.