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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Zen Mountain Gallery will be featuring fine art ceramicist Hans Miles as featured artist for April Art Walk.

Hans Miles was raised in Prescott, Arizona in a family of artists, and has been creating, and destroying, since day one. Fascinated with the mechanical, the natural design and deconstruction, the unknown and the novelty, Hans brings a very special and highly idiosyncratic 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 with each and every piece. As the lead lab technician at ASU Hans has developed many different fringing styles and glaze recipes completely unique to himself, but is far from ending his search into the many pockets of forgotten knowledge within 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 elements like sodium, potassium and calcium into the kiln at a temperature exceeding 2300 degrees Fahrenheit. This type of firing can result in immeasurable chemical reactions inside the kiln like color changes, crystal growth, glass deposits and a little understood process known as ‘flashing’. Sprinkled into these works are moments of quiet inspiration, loud bursts of recklessness and a subtle charm that makes his work so accessible and interesting.

Please Join Zen Mountain gallery for wine and hors d’oeuvres as we welcome Hans Miles to the gallery for a demonstration and extensive selection of his work.