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American Museum of Ceramic Art – AMOCA

AMOCA is a ceramics museum that champions the art, history, creation, and technology of ceramics through exhibitions, collections, outreach and studio programming. Founded in 2001 and opened in September 2004, AMOCA is one of the few museums in the United States devoted exclusively to ceramic art and historic innovations in ceramic technology.

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Heaven: Rebekah Bogard

September 13, 2014 –November 16, 2014 I employ fictional animals in my artwork to explore the narrative of my life and my own personal history as they provide me with both anonymity and security to the secrets I reveal.  I enjoy utilizing animals because they are beautiful and mysterious creatures, vulnerable to relations with humans.  […]

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LARGE AS LIFE: Betty Davenport Ford, Elaine Katzer, Lisa Reinertson

 Large As Life: Betty Davenport Ford • Elaine Katzer • Lisa Reinertson June 14, 2014 through August 31, 2014 The American Museum of Ceramic Art is honored to present, “Large as Life”, an exhibition that includes three female artists whose sculptural work—figures, torsos, and animals—is unified through their similar approaches to clay. Drawing from their […]

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La Catrina: Tribute to Jose Posada

La Catrina June 14, 2014 through August 31, 2014 The American Museum of Ceramic Art is proud to present, La Catrina, a colorful, interactive exhibition featuring incredibly intricate, low-fire ceramic Catrina figures representing some of the most familiar, legendary, and influential figures in Latino culture. The exhibition tells the story of La Catrina, a dapper […]

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Mettlach Collection (Basement)

AMOCA’s Mettlach exhibition is made possible by Robert D. and Colette D. Wilson, who accumulated a huge number of Mettlach pieces over a 30-year period. AMOCA now houses their entire 3,000 piece Mettlach Collection, the largest collection of Mettlach wares (dating from c. 1840-1915) in the world. Currently we have several hundred pieces on display […]

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Emerging Artists 2014: High School Show

The American Museum of Ceramic Art participates in the establishment for success in the 21st century by championing perseverance and the mastery of the clay medium as it presents 75 works of art in a museum setting. This acknowledgement translates into a boost of confidence and propels lifelong learning and motivation for the success of […]

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Big Fish Small Pot: Sixth International Small Teapot Competition

Big Fish Small Pot:  Sixth International Small Teapot Competition Organized by Tony Huntley and Gloria Gimbrone from Saddleback College, Big Fish Small Pot features over 100 teapots selected by juror, Guangzhen Po Zhou. Po Zhou is a ceramic artist, writer, curator, a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, a guest professor of Fudan University-Shanghai Institute of […]

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Palm Prints: Jamie Bardsley

IN THE VAULT April 12, 2014 –June 1, 2014 Our experience of time is much like water; constantly shifting and changing.  Sitting on the floor crossed legged for hours at a time, I would pound out little pieces of clay and then fold them into the palm of my hand.  These folds are made from […]

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Kilnopening.edu 2014

Kilnopening.edu 2014 So-Cal Ceramic Academia Presented in support of ceramic education, kilnopening.edu is a biennial exhibition that underscores the importance of college-level ceramics programs. The exhibition is an opportunity to view a wide variety of ceramic artworks created by Southern California college/university professors and select advanced students. For the first time this year, we have […]

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