Tyler is a ceramic artist, art educator and administrator. He studied ceramics at Alfred University and University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and has been a resident artist at notable craft centers like Peters Valley Craft Center, Haystack Mtn School of Crafts and Watershed.
Tyler worked for 12 years in arts administration at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine ending his tenure as Executive Director in October 2012.
Tyler’s functional ceramics are exhibited internationally in group and juried exhibitions. His current work follows the tradition of salt firing, in combination with the more contemporary process of soda firing, capitalizing on the unique color and surface variations that are a natural product of the process.