meet the team

Tal & Bert was founded in February 2020 by husband & wife duo, Ray & Val Talbert. Their creations combined their love of outdoors, recreational mining, and art. They started their company in their home studio which rapidly grew into a two studio company with a brick & mortar storefront.

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. Their work has been featured by new outlets like Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, CNN, Pop Sugar, The Spruce, Apartment Therapy and Pittsburgh Magazine. Their work has been bought and shared by celebrities like Giannina Gibelli, Catherine McBroom, Nia Vardalos and countless bloggers and social media personalities launching Tal & Bertย to be named one of the upcoming home brands of 2020 by Pop Sugar.