In Tandem Gallery offers one of the best selections of ceramics,
jewelry and art from all over America and beyond.
Having someone local is always fun to have for an exhibition at the gallery here. Shaunna Lyons is totally adorable and lives just down the road from us with her enormous St. Bernard Mix Miss Charlotte. Her work is total eye-candy and combines exquisite paintings with earthenware clay - using them is like having a Van Gogh as your bed-sheets (beautiful AND comfy!). Just looking at these pieces with those great birds makes happy thoughts come to mind!! I so love them!
Featured Artist: Audrey Rosulek
I'm completely in love with these 'ceramic sketches'. Audrey Rosulek makes some amazing work that's so clean and so smooth and then decorates them with scribbles and blots and smears...
Her lidded pieces even have rattles built into the tops (shake then and you'll hear it!) and she literally uses wire to create a three-dimensional scribbled line on her teapots. It's what I would have made if I could relive my childhood - and had Audrey's talent for translating fun, wonderful, clay into touchably functional ceramics. So much fun!
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 >>