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

 

 

Please join Zen Mountain Gallery for July Art Walk when Jerome artist Steve Gray will be demonstrating his Graphing Pendulum. This floor to ceiling pendulum is Steve’s unique creation which incorporates multiple pendulum movements into one larger construction and then is equipped to graph the movements of the pendulums creating mesmerizing works of art. Steve describes his pendulum saying “When the pendulums are set into motion there is a curiosity of what is
going to come. Simple pendulums have a predictable path, but when you
add two or three together the paths become unpredictable and the device
seems to have a mind of its own. When the pen drops to the paper and the
first lines begin to form I find that I can have feelings of frustration
or excitement that can morph into entirely different emotions as the
pendulum’s swing slows down and a drawing appears.
My intention is to create a way to graph frequencies of two or more
pendulums oscillating in time and space to create a visual harmony.”

Please join Zen Mountain Gallery for a glass of wine and the opportunity to experience this unique pendulum.

 

Saturday June 7th 5-8pm