My wife and I created Tal & Bert with the hopes to bring raw minerals to everyday living. We have always had a love of the outdoors and one of our hobbies is recreational mining. We really wanted people to admire the beauty of raw minerals in their true natural form. This is what started the passion.
Tal & Bert was created to bring functional art into homes. We have created a product with a unique concept. We have combined industrial concrete and natural raw minerals to create an embedded geode effect in our planters & candles that are then edged in gold.
Our unique designs quickly created a huge buzz and we have had such tremendous growth since we started. We first started out of our back room in our house but quickly outgrew that. We currently sell our products online and in our brick & mortar store in Dormont. We plan on opening a second storefront in Sharpsburg in summer 2021.
Tal & Bert is the meeting point of raw natural minerals and industrial concrete. Our designs are made from hand poured concrete that has been sculpted by hand in small batches. Our work is inspired by the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, finding the beauty in imperfections. We take the cracks and breakages in the concrete and turn them in to designs inspired by minerals we mine.
Tal & Bert operates out of the South Hills of Pittsburgh – with a studio in Mt. Lebanon, a studio in Dormont and a storefront in Dormont.