In Tandem Gallery offers one of the best selections of ceramics,
jewelry and art from all over America and beyond.
It's such a pleasure to have the iconic Ron Meyers as our featured artist this month. Ron's work is unmistakable; with the highly stylized animal paintings (who all have a little malevolence about them), layered underglazes, terra cotta clay body, and easy / spontaneous forms - as well as the wood fired pieces who possess the same imagery but with a much greater focus on the etched lines and earthiness of the clay. Just as beautiful as they are functional.
Linda works in a traditionally eastern method of metal forming known as Shibuichi. The word "Shibuichi" comes from the Japanese word "ichi", which means -one- and "sahib" which means -four-.
Traditionally, this Japanese alloy is 25% silver and 75% copper which Linda pours into ingots to create varied reticulated surfaces and oxidizes the surface from blue to red creating beautiful patinaed colors.
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 >>