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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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“Quixotic Quiver: Explorations in Sculpture” Annastasia Nahanni

November 8 – December 6, 2014 Located in the Studio Artists’ Gallery in AMOCA Ceramics Studio Opening Reception: Saturday, November 8, 6:00 to 9:00 pm The American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) is honored to present “Quixotic Quiver – Exploration in Sculpture”, a solo exhibit by Annastasia C. Nahanni. Nahanni presents organic and whimsical sculptures, inspired […]

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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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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: Medieval to Modern (Lower Level)

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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