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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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April 7 – 28  2007 Opening Reception: April 14, 6 – 9 pm   The American Museum of Ceramic Art invites all Southern California College and University Ceramic Instructors, along with up to two of their most accomplished, advanced ceramic students to become participants in our next exhibition. Entitled So. Cal Ceramic Instructors & […]

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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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Raku: Origins, Impact, and Contemporary Expression

November 11, 2006 – January 6, 2007 Opening Reception: November 11, 6 – 9pm This exhibition provides a global perspective on contemporary ceramic artists working with raku firing methods. Featured artists are Tim Andrews (UK), Jean Biagini (France), Steven Branfman (USA), Patrick Crabb (USA), Chang-Juan Chang (Taiwan), Aline Favre (Switzerland), Fabienne Gioria (Switzerland), Rick Hirsch […]

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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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Musical Mud

July 8 – September 2, 2006 Opening Party: July 8, 6-9 p.m. The American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) will host Musical Mud, July 8 – September 2, 2006, an exhibition of both historic and contemporary ceramic musical instruments. Since the earliest times, clay has been used to make musical instruments. Many of them originated […]

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Steve Tobin: Exploded Earth

April 8 – July 1, 2006 Opening Reception, April 8, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Preview Event and Dinner, April 7, 6:30 p.m. The American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), in Pomona, California, will open a solo exhibition of the work of Pennsylvania-based sculptor Steve Tobin, titled Exploded Earth, on Saturday, April 8, 2006. Tobin, […]

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Don Reitz: Trial by Fire

Don Reitz: Trial by Fire February 11 – April 1, 2006 Opening Reception, February 11, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Don Reitz received his M.F.A from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1962. That same year he accepted a position at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he taught ceramics for 26 years. […]

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Peter Voulkos: Echoes of the Japanese Aesthetic

November 12, 2005 – February 4, 2006 The American Museum of Ceramic Art is excited to present Peter Voulkos: Echoes of the Japanese Aesthetic, organized to honor the memory of Peter Voulkos (1924-2002) and to acknowledge his innovative body of ceramic work. It was Voulkos who led the charge in the 1950s that altered the status […]

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Laying the Foundation: American Art Tile

  July 9 through November 5, 2005 The American Museum of Ceramic Art is proud to present Laying the Foundation: American Art Tile. Major U.S. tile manufacturers will be represented by more than 300 tiles from the collection of Norman Karlson, Los Angeles resident and author of American Art Tile: 1876 through 1941 and a forthcoming four-volume encyclopedia […]

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