In Tandem Gallery offers one of the best selections of ceramics,
jewelry and art from all over America and beyond.
"My experiences and environment are reflected in the shapes and surfaces I create. My original inspiration continues to drive forward through a passionate relationship with the materials I use.
I not only continue to search for new ideas outside the studio, but also to push the existing boundaries of what my clay and hands can do in the studio.
Life and nature are beautiful, inspiring, unpredictable, and steadfast. I hope to express this same character throughout my work with clay." Joey
Featured Artist: Matt Kelleher
When we first lined up Matt for an exhibition here at the gallery, I was so excited - simply because I knew he had so much going on in his life; full-time ceramics instructor at Alfred University in NY, teaching at Penland School of Crafts in NC this summer, having an extremely busy workshop/lecture commitment between him and his wife ceramicist Shoko Teruyama, raising a family, still settling into a new home and location.... And when I saw what great work it was I was even more thrilled!
- Just look at those phenomenal pitchers - they totally blew me away.
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 >>