Paul Roach

At the Center of Nicki Green

Nicki Green is a transdisciplinary artist primarily working in clay. In 2009, she received a BFA in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute, and an MFA in Art Practice from UC Berkeley in 2018, where she is now teaching ceramics.

Blue Boys and Farmers: Howard Kottler’s Queer Plates

Howard Kottler (1930-1989) was a ceramic artist and professor well known in the ceramic community for his masterful use of decals, which he manipulated and adhered onto store-bought porcelain plates. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1930, Kottler attended the University of Ohio, where he received a B.A. in biological science and M.A. in ceramics before attending Cranbrook University to further his ceramic expertise. In 1964, Kottler began teaching ceramic at the University of Washington, where he remained until his death in 1989.

Kim Tucker’s “Primal Beings, Ghosts, and Human Dummies”

Kim Tucker, Portraits, ceramic, 2019 Hi! My name is Alyson, and I’m this year’s Getty Marrow Intern at AMOCA. I recently graduated from Chapman University with a BA in Art History and a minor in Anthropology. Kim Tucker is an L.A. based artist creating human-like figurines, which she describes as “primal beings, ghosts, and human …

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