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

 

 

 Please join Zen Mountain Gallery for June Art Walk as we celebrate our fifth anniversary.
Zen Mountain Gallery has consistently represented the finest work from the best of local artists and today the gallery represents over thirty top artists from the region including the photography of gallery owner Christopher Mull.
 
The gallery represents a wide range of fine art, jewelry and pottery from Luna Patterson’s hand-built and pit-fired pottery with colors that echo the colors of the local red rocks to Komala Rohde’s unique jewelry designs. Erica Farieo’s whimsical and colorful ink and water color depictions of Jerome and the Grand Canyon reflect having grown up in the area and being a Colorado River guide in the Grand Canyon for 25 years. Donald Voss’ spiritually influenced works of ink on paper masterfully incorporate Eastern, Western and Native American influences. As well as Susan Moody’s spectacular kiln-formed glass art and much, much more. The underlying emphasis of the gallery is to represent the finest of local contemporary and contemplative artists.
 
Please join us for a glass of wine and food catered by Flatiron Café during Zen Mountain Gallery’s  anniversary celebration with a number of our artists in the gallery.