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David Furman

David Furman: The Artist is in the Details

The Artist is in the Details Works by David Furman May 16th – July 25th, 2009 Reception: Saturday, June 13th, 6-9pm For more than 40 years, artist David Furman has created diverse works in clay that express his ideas, experiences, and perceptions through irony, empathy, and humor. His repertoire is vast: miniature room vignettes and […]

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Solid Female Figure,
300 BC-300 AD (Exhibit Image)
Shaft Tomb Culture
West Mexico, Nayarit
Private Collection

Cerámica de la Tierra

Cerámica de la Tierra:  The Pre-Columbian Tradition with contemporary works by Luis Bermudez and Francisco “Pancho” Jiménez February 28 – May 9, 2009 Cerámica de la Tierra, presented by the American Museum of Ceramic Art, examines Mesoamerican and South American ceramics coupled with a glimpse of contemporary ceramic expressions rooted in pre-Columbian traditions. This exhibition, […]

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Robert Sperry: Bright Abyss

August 30th – November 8th, 2008 Artist Reception, Saturday, September 13th, 6-9pm Robert Sperry, Bright Abyss is a retrospective exhibition of over 90 works of art from Sperry’s ceramic career including chargers, platters, wall plaques, sculptures, and murals. This show presents the evolution of one of ceramic’s great innovators. Sperry is known as a master of […]

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Pueblo Clay

Pueblo Clay, America’s First Pottery

May 17th to July 12th 2008 To establish historical context, Pueblo Clay, America’s First Pottery begins with a representative sampling of the Native American pottery collection held by the Pomona College Art Museum. Brought together over the last 70 years, this collection is particularly rich in Southwestern ceramics, both Pre-Columbian and Historic. Select pieces from […]

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George Ohr

Ohr Rising: The Emergence of An American Master

  Organized by the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, Mississippi December 8, 2007 – February 23, 2008. Opening Reception Saturday, December 8th, 6-9pm Ohr Rising: The Emergence of An American Master is an exhibition of 40 key works by the art potter, George E. Ohr (1857-1918), of Biloxi, Mississippi. In terms of his aesthetic choices, […]

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Mata Ortiz

Mata Ortiz Pottery: A Forty-Year Phenomenon

Contemporary Mexican pottery created in a remote Chihuahua villa. June 9 – August 25, 2007 Opening Reception & Book Signing by Walter Parks and Shelly Dale: Saturday, June 9th, 6-9 pm Special Events: Mata Ortiz Pottery Demonstration Workshop – Sunday, June 10th, 9am-4 pm, Fee: $65. Featuring a rare appearance by Juan Quezada, his son Noe […]

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Rudy Autio

Rudy Autio: In the Round

January 13 – March 24, 2007  Opening Reception: January 13, 6 – 9 pm  Born in Butte, Montana in 1926, Rudy Autio is considered one of the most significant and inspirational artists working with clay in the United States today. Rudy Autio headed the ceramics department at the University of Montana for twenty-eight years. He […]

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Gladding McBean

Color Counts – Gladding McBean California Commercial Pottery (1930-1950)

Color Counts – Gladding McBean California Commercial Pottery 1930-1950 September 9 – November 4, 2006 Opening Reception: Sept. 9, 6-9 pm The American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) will host Color Counts – Gladding McBean, from September 9 to November 4, 2006. This exhibition is a nostalgic walk through 20th century commercially produced pottery, primarily […]

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