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Halloween Pit Fire and Preparation Class – Oct 30 & 31

Halloween Pitfire  When: Friday, October 31, 2014  Time: 9am – to 2 or 3pm Instructor: Jillian O’Dwyer Where: Huntington State Beach @ the Magnolia St Parking Entrance. Look for lifeguard tower #6 near the bathrooms. Note: The Park charges $15.00 per car for parking (you may want to carpool). Cost: $25.00 Including: Instruction, firing permit, oxides, copper scrubbies, […]

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Artist Lecture, CJ Jilek – Oct 23

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm Free for AMOCA Members, $5 Non Members CJ Jilek will be speaking about her art, research and artist-in-residency experiences around the world.  She will also share works in progress and finished objects at the event. CJ is the new Assistant to the Studio Director at AMOCA’s Ceramics Studio. Wine and cheese reception at […]

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David Gilbaugh Intensive: “Faux Bois and the Tectonic Method” – Oct 18

UPDATE: Dates have been changed. Check Back soon for new dates. ______________________________________________________________________   Cost: AMOCA Member price: $65 Non-Member: $85   Creating wood–like forms and textures in paper clay Ceramic Faux Bois (from the French for “false wood”) refers to the artistic rendering of wood in the medium of clay. The craft has roots in the […]

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Chris Gustin: Masterworks in Clay

November 8, 2014 - February 8, 2015 Opening Reception – Saturday, November 8, 6:00-9:00 pm   “I am interested in pottery that make connections to the human figure. The figurative analogies used to describe pots throughout history all in some way invite touch. The pots that I respond to all speak of a clear, direct sense of […]

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Timothy John Berg and Rebekah Myers (Vault)

November 29, 2014—February 1, 2015 “Our objective is to distill the stereotypical perceptions and associations within our culture into visually compelling objects, sculptures and installations. Whether we are creating an installation describing the impending doom of the dinosaurs or a valise filled with gold lucky charms our iconography is drawn from the animals, objects and/or […]

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HM100: A Century through the Life of Harrison McIntosh

September 13 – October 26, 2014 Opening & 100th Birthday Reception —Saturday, September 13, 2014, 6pm-9pm The American Museum of Ceramic Art, in conjunction with the Claremont Museum of Art, is honored to present HM100: A Century through the Life of Harrison McIntosh. AMOCA’s curatorial department presents an exhibition on the life and work of […]

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Lisa Reinertson Lecture

August 9, 2014 7:00 pm Free Museum Admission 6PM – 9PM Join us to hear Lisa Reinertson, artist in AMOCA’s current exhibition Large as Life, lecture about her work. The American Museum of Ceramic Art is honored to present, Large as Life, an exhibition that includes the work of three prominent female artists; Lisa Reinertson, Betty […]

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Framing Images of the Southwest: A Collaborative Journey of Amado Peña and Rich Lopez

  The American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) is proud to present Framing Images of the Southwest: A Collaborative Journey of Amado Peña and Rich Lopez. Well-known Southwest painter Amado Peña collaborates with ceramicist Rich Lopez. Together they gather inspiration from Native American culture, geometric shapes and patterns, and southwest landscape. Opening Reception is on […]

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Heaven: Rebekah Bogard (Vault)

September 13, 2014 –November 16, 2014 The American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) is proud to present Heaven: Rebekah Bogard in the Vault exhibition space. Bogard presents whimsical floral sculptures with deep jewel tones and oversized plant life to create a fantasy space illuminated by fire-lit sconces.  The Opening Reception is on Saturday, September 13th […]

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A Preview of AMOCA’s Permanent Collection (Hall B)

 September 13 - Spring 2015 A preview of an upcoming exhibition, in Spring 2015, featuring selections from AMOCA’s Permanent Collection. The exhibition features works from many celebrated artists, including mid-20th century California ceramists William Manker, Laura Andreson, Gertrude and Otto Natzler, and Rupert Deese.  A number of sculptural works from Paul Soldner, John Mason and Jennifer McCurdy […]

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