Xylem Gallery

Charles and Tami Kegley

Tami hooked up with a very talented craftsman on his own path to find his life’s work in himself. This person is Charles Kegley. He and I collaborated in our life and work for more than 25 years. What great adventures we had. We traveled all over the US exhibiting our work everywhere you could possibly imagine.

Ultimately, we worked during the fine craft explosion of the Late 20th Century with the best, brightest, and most interesting as our peers. We exhibited and sold our works in some of the best galleries across the country as well as ending up in some significant collections. From Dr. Irving Lipton’s collection we ended up in the LACMA. From the collection of Fleur and Charles Bresler, we ended up in the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian. We had work in the White House while the Clintons were there.

Striped Boudoir with Faun by Charles and Tami Kegley

“Striped Boudoir with Faun”  1994

Detachable brooch w/diamond, wood, 14 and 18kt
12”h x 4”d


Untitled by Charles and Tami Kegley

“Untitled” 1992

Detachable brooch/pendant, wood, 14kt
6.75”h x 3.5”d



Naked Woman Dancing in Hats by Charles and Tami Kegley

“Naked Woman Dancing in Hats”  1994

Detachable brooch, wood, 18kt
10.5”h x 4.5”w x 4.5”d