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|ˈsinərjē| (also synergism |-ˌjizəm|) noun.

The interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.

 We met at the University of Georgia, both art majors, and felt creative synchronicity the first time we collaborated, during an all nighter, making T-shirts for the band we were in. Now we live together, work together, create together; the clay, paint, ink and paper are our messengers. We are greater than the sum of our parts. We are Calou Calay. 

Lisa Tantillo is a potter, sculptor, painter and constant creator, who runs Calou Calay, a fine arts business based in Atlanta, Ga, alongside her creative partner Zack Callaghan. Together they create monster themed ceramic work and tour the South East selling their works at fine art festivals. Immersed in a family of artists, Lisa was in constant contact with the creative force and artistic mentorship during her development. From crusty backyard mud pies to the University of Georgia Art School, making has always been an integral process by which she connects her inner and outer worlds. In 2012 she completed a BFA in painting at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, then stayed to complete a BFA in ceramics in 2014. After college she studied with Raku master Rick Berman in Atlanta, who became her most influential mentor in clay. 


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Zack Callaghan, BFA in Sculpture from The University of Georgia

Zack Callaghan, BFA in Sculpture from The University of Georgia



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