Tyr was born in Cleveland, Ohio and received a BA inb ceramics from Cleveland State University where she also studied comparative religion, African art, philosophy, bronze casting, French, physics and other fascinating courses encouraged in a liberal arts degree
Travel, art and culture have been strong influences on Tyr's pottery. The colours of the desert in Utah, the ice sheets of Antarctica, the vibrancy of Bali and the spiritual nature of a Tibetan monastery are all embedded in her work.
In her workshop in the heart of the Coed y Brenin forest, Tyr creates a range of functional ceramics from earthenware clay decorated with colourful slips and glazes. Each piece is made of earth and water, transformed by fire and imbued with the spirit of the organic farm where she lives with her husband and various animals including her beloved dog Roscoe, The result is a stunning range of hand-made pieces which have a life and vitality of their own and which reflect the creativity and passion of their maker.
Tyr's work has been sold in Craft Council galleries all over the UK, at Liberty's in London and has even found its way into HRH Queen Elizabeth's ceramics collection.