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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. Voulkos led the charge in the 1950s that altered the status of ceramics forever, shifting the …

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Laying the Foundation: American Art Tile

July 9–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 on the history …

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The Iron Saga

April 9–July 2, 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 in the …

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Women’s “Werk”: The Dignity of Craft

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

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Inferno: The Ceramic Art of Paul Soldner

September 11–December 11, 2004 Inaugural exhibition 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 become champions of production, making matching mugs, dinnerware series, …

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