In Tandem Gallery offers one of the best selections of ceramics,
jewelry and art from all over America and beyond.
"In my work, feldspar inclusions are added to porcelain and the resulting surfaces are achieved through a combination of an unpredictable atmospheric gas firing and reliable electric firing. The conflict is further explored by incorporating open-stock decals and metallic lusters, which have often been overlooked by modern studio potters as feminine hobby materials. I am interested in the conflict created by kitsch images on handmade objects, and in challenging the aesthetics and values presented when using such materials unconventionally. The resulting works illustrate the contrasts in aesthetics, forms, traditions, and function found between Japanese pottery and European fine porcelain. Through the application of underglazes, overglazes and decals, the textures are further enriched to give a more visceral surface not often associated with porcelain. "
Featured Artist: Lisa Orr
Lisa invented her own production process after studying clay mold fragments in antiquated factories and museums. After forming pieces in molds, on the wheel, or both, she finishes with stamps, slips, sprigs and multihued glazes. Though Lisa Orr’s colors can evoke a healthy garden in bloom, it is the strength of her form that sets her work apart: it feels muscular and strong while showing fluidity
Lisa creates a senses overload that you just don't want to end.
So, if you're looking for a piece (or pieces) that you can't take your eyes - or hands - from, look no farther. Lisa's work is truly over the top and really confirms that 'more' is definitely more!
Being a gallery that specializes in exceptional, functional, ceramic art, we are regularly contacted by ceramic collectors and people who just love pottery. One of the issues many of them have is that they have collected ceramic work to the point that they can no longer manage the amount and or have to downsize due to life situations. In Tandem Gallery has been able to acquire quite a range of work from numerous estates and collections which include work of some of the best known and loved contemporary ceramic artists. These pieces are limited in that the artists may or may not be regular ceramicists we represent here at the gallery and may have been created in a certain style or time of their lives that denotes their growth and change as their careers developed. The constant for all of them is that they were all cherished by someone with a connection to the ceramic world and will hopefully live on as gems in other collectors homes or collectors yet to be.
✔ Blog - "Soda firing"
Soda firing is a fairly recent way of changing work in the kiln via the atmosphere. It was developed in the 1970’s because it was thought to be a safer way of adding sodium to a kiln then the more historic method of throwing salt into it. For both soda ash (Na2CO3) AND salt (NaCl) the sodium molecule breaks away due to the heat in the kiln to coat everything – kiln shelves, ceramic work, bricks, et. - with a layer of soda glass. ... more >>