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The Clay Connection: Jim and Nan McKinnell

May 18, 2013 – July 28, 2013 The Clay Connection: Jim and Nan McKinnell celebrates the five-decade careers of Jim and Nan McKinnell, whose prolific output included tens of thousands of ceramic works. The McKinnells, known for their diverse vessel forms, often collaborated on pieces, with one shaping the work and the other adding decoration; but, […]

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Friendship Forged in Fire: British Ceramics in America

Friendship Forged in Fire: British Ceramics in America

  February 9, 2013 – May 5, 2013 In February, the American Museum of Ceramic Art will feature a provocative international exhibit entitled Friendship Forged in Fire: British Ceramics in America. This exhibition will feature British pottery in a thematic and chronological order, from the industrial potteries of the Victorian Era, the Arts & Crafts […]

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Bacchanalian Feast

German Mettlach Ware (1850-1915) & Present-Day Translations

  October 13, 2012 – January 26, 2013 The American Museum of Ceramic Art will feature an exceptional exhibition entitled, German Mettlach Ware (1850-1915) & Present-Day Translations. Robert and Colette Wilson, prominent collectors and enthusiasts, amassed a huge number of late 19th and early 20th century Mettlach ceramics over the past thirty years. Their collection of incredibly detailed and […]

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Florence Jeannie

Weil Ware in the California Scene (1930s – 1960s)

In The Vault: Weil Ware in the California Scene (1930s – 1960s)       October 13, 2012 – January 26th, 2013 Opening Reception: October 13th, 2nd Saturday, 6-9pm Catalog: “Weil Ware in the California Scene (1930s – 1960s)” The pieces in this show characterize the boom of production ceramics that flourished in mid-century Southern California, […]

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Patti Warashina

Patti Warashina: Wit and Wisdom

July 14, 2012 – September 29, 2012   The American Museum of Ceramic Art proudly presents Patti Warashina: Wit and Wisdom, an exhibition covering the ceramic art of Patti Warashina. The visual presentation, defined as a retrospective exhibition, consists of 75-100 examples that mark the evolution of Warashina’s life works. Patti Warashina: Wit and Wisdom […]

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Common Ground: Ceramics in Southern California (1945–1975)

  November 12, 2011 – March 31, 2012   The American Museum of Ceramic Art presents Common Ground: Ceramics in Southern California 1945–1975, an examination of both the cohesiveness and the diversification found within the Los Angeles-area, post-World War II, clay community. More than 300 ceramic objects created or designed by 53 artists working in studios, […]

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David Pier

Ceramics: Post-Digital Design

  Ceramics: Post-Digital Design April 23 – June 25, 2011 Open to the public: April 23, 12 p.m. Grand Opening Reception, May 14, 6-9 pm   Curated by Karen Crews Hendon   AMOCA presents Ceramics: Post-Digital Design, on exhibit from April 23 through June 25, 2011. This modish and very chic exhibition places the work of world-famous designer, Eva Zeisel […]

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Peregrinación: Mexican Folk Ceramics

Peregrinación: Mexican Folk Ceramics

October 9, 2010 – January 8, 2011 Curated by Karen Crews Hendon The term, peregrinación, meaning ‘pilgrimage,’ historically refers to the long journey of the pre-Columbian Mexica culture, later known as the Aztecs, who migrated to the Valley of Mexico. AMOCA invites you to take a pilgrimage through this exhibit and explore the ceramics of Mexico. The artists represented in this exhibition […]

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Ah Leon

Ah-Leon

  Ah Leon: “Memories of Elementary School” and the Spirit of Yixing Tea Ware July 10, 2010 – September 25, 2010 Grand Opening Reception, July 10, 6-9 pm AMOCA presents Ah Leon, an international contemporary artist from Taiwan who merges Chinese Yixing traditions with his signature wood-textured trompe l’oeil style to form illusionistic installations. Originally trained […]

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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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