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Patti Warashina

Raised in New Jersey, Beverly Mayeri made the radical decision to move to California to study at UC Berkeley in 1962. In the 1960’s San Francisco was undergoing a cultural shift with the civil rights and counter culture (hippie) movements. After World War II, the Baby Boomers developed a different set of ideals from prior generations. They promoted racial equality, peace, love, and freedom. The Bay Area attracted people from all over the country and became the center for change. Coming from a small town in New Jersey, this all came as a culture shock to Mayeri. It took her a while to become adjusted to a new way of life and ideas.

Beverly Mayeri

Raised in New Jersey, Beverly Mayeri made the radical decision to move to California to study at UC Berkeley in 1962. In the 1960’s San Francisco was undergoing a cultural shift with the civil rights and counter culture (hippie) movements. After World War II, the Baby Boomers developed a different set of ideals from prior generations. They promoted racial equality, peace, love, and freedom. The Bay Area attracted people from all over the country and became the center for change. Coming from a small town in New Jersey, this all came as a culture shock to Mayeri. It took her a while to become adjusted to a new way of life and ideas.

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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