Hans Miles Pottery

Hans Miles was raised in Prescott, Arizona in a family of artists and has been creating and destroying since day one. Facinated with the mechanical, the natural, design and deconstruction, the unknown and the novelty, Hans brings a very special and highly idioisyncratic style to every facet of his expression.

 

These strong reverberations of style can be found in his approach to the ceramic medium. From chaotically executed sculptures imbued with moments of intensity and marks of insanity, to his highly controlled and meticulously planned atmospheric firings; this artist strives to relay an evocative narrative wiht each and every piece. As the lead lab technician at ASU Hans has developed many different firing styles and glaze recipes completely unique to himself but he is assuredly far from ending his search intothe many pockets of forgotton knowledge that pertain to the ceramic arts.

 

His current works intend to explore even deeper the essence and science of atmospheric firing, a process invented in Europe in the 14th century and involving the introduction of volatile elemements like sodium, potoasium and calcium into the kiln at a temperature exceeding 2300 degrees Fahrenheit. This type of firing can result in innumerable chemical reactions inside the kiln such as color changes, crystal growth glass deposits and a little understood process known as flashing. However, sprinkled into these works are moments of quiet inspiration, loud bursts of recklessness and a subtle charm that makes his work so accessable and interesting in the first place.

Where to Find Us:

Zen Mountain Gallery

515 Main Street
Jerome, Arizona 86331


Phone: 928.634.5009

 

ALL SALES ARE FINAL

What's New

 

 

 

Zen Mountain Gallery is pleased to introduce the ceramic art of Wally Asselberghs to the gallery. Originally from Belgium, he has trained in Belgium, France and Holland and has been working in clay for more than 42 years. He has been specializing in a specific type of raku known as naked raku since 1995. He has since taught workshops internationally with his work being published extensively, and he was the co-author of a book now regarded as a standard on the subject. His ceramic forms are strong and sculptural canvases for the synthesis of unique firing and glazing processes which he has developed.

 

Please join Zen Mountain Gallery for July Artwalk, Saturday, July 1st from 5pm to 8pm to purchase a piece of Wally Asselberghs’ work.