In Tandem Gallery offers one of the best selections of ceramics,
jewelry and art from all over America and beyond.
Featured Artist: Will Dickert
The exhibit features stoneware and porcelain finished with slips, shino and celadon glazes and ranging in form from functional pots and wares to sculptural pieces.
This show is about wood firing and form. Will has a strong body of work with a combination of highly sculptural and functional qualities.
Using a limited pallet, Dickert allows ashes and flame to paint his pieces in a natural and organic way. The ashes that fall onto his work during firing eventually melt to create a directional glaze that ranges in glossiness depending on proximity to the firebox. This ash creates rivulets and drips that run and collect on edges and lips, highlighting the forms.
Dickert pays strong attention to shape, resulting in work with a precise, tight geometric feel that counterbalances the soft, spontaneous effects of wood firing.
The contrast between these two things is what makes Will's work really stand out. There's a rugged sensibility attached to the highly refined shaping of his pieces.
We know that one of the most used, loved, and collected ceramic objects are what we hold, use constantly, cherish (and often take for granted), put to our mouths, can't have enough of, often have a favorite of, and drink from all the time.... The wonderful CUP!
We put together a large selection of various cups from artists from all across the country. So, peruse through our picks of great drinking vessels and see which one(s) you're most attracted too.
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 >>