In Tandem Gallery offers one of the best selections of ceramics,
jewelry and art from all over America and beyond.
The work of Peter Karner definitely has some stylistic traits; the first being that his pieces are truly beautiful! You can see a far east / Mediterranean influence with a strong geometric patterned surface that’s softened with his firing and glaze application. All in all they’re totally stunning and I love them (My opinion in a nutshell).
“My studio practice presents a subversion of traditional kitsch figurines inspired by lowbrow art and culture, and the aesthetics of pop surrealism. Fueling the stories behind each figurative sculptural tableau is a mash-up of narratives of the human condition: death and love, hope and failure, faith and morality, family and social pressures. My art practice incorporates my life as a maker, craftsperson, instigator, activist, reflector and commentator. By exploring personal; yet universal, social, political, humanitarian, environmental and global ideologies through a methodology I seek to engage the viewer in conversation, in thought and in action.”
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These individualized shelves are perfect for highlighting a specific piece of art or a grouping. Extremely strong supporting strength with a countersink screw hole for easy mounting. Painted a satin black. White porcelain tile with a small art nouveau relief in the upper right-hand corner (tile is optional). Both stylish and professional looking.
All the display come in three sizes, with or without Porcelain Background tile.
Small Height: 6.25" - Deep: 4" - Width: 4”
Medium Height: 8" - Deep: 6" - Width: 6”
Large Height: 10" - Deep: 8" - Width: 8”
✔ 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 >>