Komala Rohde Jewelry

Komala Rohde

Local jewelry artist Komala Rohde draws on her two decades of experience teaching energy work in Europe and Japan to create inspired contemporary jewelry in precious metal clays (alone or in combination with gems, crystal, pearls and leather), chain mail and off-loom bead weaving.

A certified metal clay artist and teacher, Komala creates organic shapes from precious metal clays - a mix of metals, binder and water that are shaped and fired in a kiln to burn the binder and sinter the metals. Komala’s precious metal clay jewelry incorporates fine silver, silver alloy, gold alloy, copper, bronze, rose bronze and steel. She frequently uses special patinas and techniques such as Mokume Gane (a Japanese term meaning wood grain) to add interesting colors and textures to her unique shapes.

Komala also creates chain mail jewelry from anodized niobium (a strong, lightweight, hypoallergenic metal). Niobium is a reactive metal that oxidizes when immersed in a soap bath charged with an electric current. Amazing colors result from anodized niobium when light refracts through the oxide layer.

Komala is also an expert off-loom bead weaver who creates thoroughly modern jewelry of pearls, beads and gemstones.

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