Author Archive | Beth Ann Gerstein


Wendy Thoreson: Wrought Clay

Exhibition Dates: July 9 – August 28, 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9, 5:00-8:00pm                             Image: Wendy Thoreson, ceramic The American Museum of Ceramic Art is proud to present Wendy Thoreson: Wrought Clay. Thoreson began her career as a functional potter. In […]

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Lineage: Mentorship & Learning

Exhibition Dates: January 16-June 19, 2016   Lineage: Mentorship & Learning highlights the impact and importance of the teacher/student relationship. This exhibition illustrates the thread connecting multiple generations of ceramic artists from Peter Voulkos to today’s students. For decades there has been an impressive variety and strength in California’s colleges and universities ceramic programs. AMOCA […]

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Lecture: Ceramics in Northern California 1960 Onward

Saturday, January 16, 5:00-6:00pm In conjunction with the opening reception of Lineage: Mentorship & Education, artist and educator Nancy Selvin will present a lecture titled, Ceramics in Northern California 1960 Onward. She will reflect on the progression of California ceramic art and the radical departure from the ceramic art tradition that occurred in the Bay […]

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Alexi Morrissey: Have You Seen Me?

Exhibition Dates: January 16-June 26, 2016   “By putting the faces of real slaves on hand-crafted, archival, milk bottles, we are seeking to both repurpose the European obsession with pure white porcelain, as well as pay homage to the slave’s life – by attaching these precious images to a precious material we give the slave […]

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Cynthia Consentino Lecture

Reconfigurations: Birdies and Madonnas Free with Admission Saturday, November 7, 2015 4:00-5:00pm Cynthia Consentino discusses Birdies and Madonnas and earlier work that led to an exploration of the figurine. Birdies and Madonnas (currently on display at AMOCA) are two recent series that alter commercial ceramic figurines by adding new heads and other parts. Exhibited as […]

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