Making It Work: Production by Design

April 7, 2018 – September 16, 2018
Reception: Sunday, April 8, 2018, 2-5pm

Curated by Jo Lauria, AMOCA Adjunct Curator

Making it Work: Production by Design is a complementary exhibition to Discovering Saar Ceramics. It extends the model of the artist/entrepreneur practiced at mid-20th century by Richard Saar into our current culture. Showcased are design collections created by potters pursuing careers in both camps of fine art and industrial art. The featured artists/founders have established ceramic studios and originated elegantly designed production lines of simple, contemporary forms that function beautifully with everyday use. Enabled by social media, online selling platforms, and designer showrooms, these ceramists offer their uniquely handcrafted dinner, serving, and housewares design lines to the global market. Thoughtfully handmade in their Los Angeles studios, these artists are reinventing the business of small art potteries and expanding the aesthetic possibilities of ceramic production.

Featured artists:
Ana Henton and Mel Keedle of Still Life Ceramics
Ben Medansky
Nobuhito Nishigawara of W/R/F Lab
Peter Sheldon
Bari Ziperstein of Bzippy & Co

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