Press release from In Tandem Gallery:
In Tandem Gallery in Bakersville, NC will be exhibiting the newest work of ceramicist Noel Bailey for our August gallery show. Noel, who is a native of Waitsfield, Vermont, creates amazing work that epitomizes the area he lives. The light to dark color transition, altered contours, and smooth surfaces reminds one of cold, windswept, snow-capped mountains. One of the most unique qualities of Noel’s work is that he cuts thin lines in the walls of his pieces and pierces the bottoms which he then fills with a clear glaze and fires. These small, delicate areas of transparency are mainly seen as you empty your mug or bowl and hold them up to the light to see the soft glow of light pass through.
The combination of beauty and function make Noel’s work a pleasure to see and use.
“I am a potter. I am in love with the material and the process and my practice and ideas evolve through making.
My work is strongly influenced by the natural environment that I live and play in, with the various forms and processes associated with water composing a central, resounding theme. I’m drawn to serene, fluid, and graceful forms, which I find abundant in vertical ice and water-carved rock. What fascinates me are the rhythms of freeze and flux, ebb and flow, erosion and deposition. My process engages these transformational cycles; the resulting dynamic surfaces convey a narrative of movement and change.”
Noel’s show will be up from Saturday August 5th to August 31st during regular business hours: Tue. – Sat. 10-5 • Sun. 12–5.
For more information, visit our online gallery at: www.intandemgallery.com