In Tandem Gallery offers one of the best selections of ceramic, jewelry and art from all over America and beyond.
"When I am in my studio making pots, I consider how I intend the pots to be used. Different pots for different foods. I work in series, and try to improve the form on each successive pot. The rhythm of my kickwheel, and the pace of making slab work are just the right speed for me. When I glaze my pots I consider how foods will be presented in the pottery. I draw bold patterns on my simple pots. I try to bring something of an urban sensibility to traditional forms and techniques." C. M.
New Online - Nikki Mizak
I create functional pottery that brings happiness, beauty, and something special to everyday life. I’ve always enjoyed those quiet moments in the morning, before the kids are awake and the world starts to stir. I like to make pottery that fills those moments with discovery and a little touch of luxury. Whether it’s running my fingers over the slip trailed lines on a detailed mug, or admiring the brush strokes on a hand painted pitcher for pouring syrup on French toast.
I find great inspiration in nature. I feature chickens in a large portion of my work because I enjoy trying to capture their personalities on my pots. I love the way their feathers beg to be painted.
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.
New In The Online Gallery
Featured Artist - Jewelry
September Featured Jewelry Artist - Ali Kauss
Asymmetry reflects the human touch, not the soul-less machine. Wabi Sabi celebrates the beauty of imperfection and the evidence of life. Marks made from the hand of the artist harbor a mysterious spirit which emotes the wisdom that impermanence emits. These concepts provide layers of depth, and serve as my compass as I explore the balance between chaos and calm.
✔ 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 >>