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

 

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What's New

 

Zen Mountain Gallery is pleased to welcome Jerome plein air painter Mark Hemleben to the gallery as featured artist for November Art Walk. Mark's Impressionist Landscapes capture the magnificence of nature's solitude documenting the change of light, and dance of shadows and colors. Nature's vibrancy, harmony and splendor are what inspire him to capture the abundance of life, energy, and the constant change of light and season.

Hemleben paints with energetic emotion. With a well controlled stroke he translates onto canvas expressive feeling. His dynamic paintings constantly capture you revealing more, drawing you in when suddenly you see them in a new light or from a different angle, revealing poetically, in rich color a landscape rarely treasured with the naked eye.

He has worked on a large scale with his art as a mural artist for private and corporate clients around the United States and Mexico. Hemleben has also traveled the world when serving as a U.S. Marine, and on painting commissions and retreats.

 Hemleben is from Lafayette, Louisiana, where he studied at Louisiana State University and then at Long Beach, CA  where he lived in an artist colony and at one time taught history.

A professional plein air landscape painter since 1996, Mark lives in Jerome, Arizona. He was named "Best Local Artist" by the readers of the Verde Valley newspapers for 2006.

Please join Zen Mountain Gallery during Art Walk to enjoy a glass of Arizona wine from Vino Zona and the chance to purchase a painting with Mark in the gallery.

 

 

Saturday November 3rd from 5-8pm

 

 

Zen Mountain Gallery is pleased to welcome