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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: “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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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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