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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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Steve Tobin: Exploded Earth

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

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

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

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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The Iron Saga

The Iron Saga

April 9th to July 2nd, 2005 It is said that the whole history of ceramics may be understood through the study of the Chinese civilization. China, with its long, virtually uninterrupted continuity of some four thousand years, possesses in its archeological holdings and notable collections, a complete timeline of the most vital techniques and developments […]

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Women's Werk

Women’s “Werk”: The Dignity of Craft

Feb 12 – April 2, 2005 Two ceramic artists, who exemplify the modernist spirit, began their creative careers during the 1920s. Women’s “Werk”: The Dignity of Craft will contrast the artistic accomplishments of Susi Singer and Marguerite Wildenhain, who participated in two related, yet distinctive, European design reformation movements. At age seventeen, Singer won a […]

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Inferno: The Ceramic Art of Paul Soldner

Inferno: The Ceramic Art of Paul Soldner

Inferno: The Ceramic Art of Paul Soldner Inaugural exhibition September 11 – December 11, 2004 Some say that it takes seven years of practice to gain mastery of the potter’s wheel, to acquire enough skill to be able to create the shape envisioned in one’s mind’s eye. Having reached this level of expertise, many potters […]

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