Events & Programs

Join us in person and virtually for upcoming events & programs at the Museum. Discover art, meet artists, create, learn, and engage! Art and artists have the power to transport us and to give insight into pressing cultural, political, and social questions. Many of these programs were recorded, and we’ve selected highlights below. Find more on our YouTube channel.

Soda Fire Workshop with Grayson Fair, Artist in Residence

Friday, July 23–Sunday, July 25, 2021 • In Person

Join us July 23–25, 2021 for our next Soda Firing Workshop with Artist in Residence Grayson Fair. Workshop participants will learn about wadding their work, using flashing slips, loading and firing a soda kiln as well as designing work for this style of firing.

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Studio Visit and Sale with Grayson Fair, Artist in Residence

Saturday, July 24, 2021 • 11 AM (Pacific) • In Person & Virtual

Join us for a studio visit and sale with artist in residence Grayson Fair in the AMOCA Ceramics Studio for a conversation and sale. Most work will be priced between $75 and $500. A few larger pieces, priced up to $3,500, will also be available.

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Summer Clay Cinema – Playing With Fire: The Ceramic Art of Paul Soldner

Friday, July 30, 2021 • 5 PM (Pacific) • Virtual

The American Museum of Ceramic Art is pleased to present Paul Soldner: Playing with Fire as the third film in our 2021 Summer Clay Cinema series for AMOCA members. RSVP information for this members event can be found in the most recent members email.

Family Day at the Museum

Saturday, July 31, 2021 • 11 AM–2 PM (Pacific) • In Person

Fun for the whole family! Enjoy gallery tours, hands-on activities, and book readings. Appropriate for ages 4-11; all family members welcome!

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Public Tour of Museum Galleries

Saturday, July 31, 2021 • 12 PM (Pacific) • In Person

Join us for a public tour of the museum galleries – one of the best ways to explore art at the museum! Enjoy a small-group tour with one of AMOCA’s knowledgeable docents.

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Curator Gallery Walk – Mind & Matter: 5 Bay Area Sculptors

Saturday, August 14, 2021 • 4 PM (Pacific) • In Person

Join us for a curator-led gallery walk of the new exhibition Mind & Matter: 5 Bay Area Sculptors with co-curators Jo Lauria and Beth Ann Gerstein.

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Artist Talk with Grayson Fair, Artist in Residence

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 • 12 PM (Pacific) • Virtual

Join us for a virtual artist talk with Artist in Residence Grayson Fair. Fair has been an Artist in Residence at AMOCA since the fall of 2020. His introduction to ceramics was through functional pottery, but now his focus is nonobjective, action-based sculpture. Most of his work is wood-fired, a process of firing a kiln exclusively with wood.

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Artist Talk for Amy Santoferraro: Two on a Lot, Three on the Tree

Recorded Saturday, July 10, 2021 • 4 PM Pacific

Two on a Lot, Three on a the Tree is Amy Santoferraro’s site-specific installation in the Vault Gallery at AMOCA. The installation includes a number of live documentary explorations of Santoferraro’s installation process, broadcast and recorded on YouTube Live.

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ARTxSCIENCE 01: Recovering the Future

Recorded Tuesday, March 31, 2021 • 5 PM Pacific

Featuring composer and sound artist Ellen Reid in conversation with physician and scientist Carl Grunfeld, MD-PhD. Moderated by Andrew Vosko, PhD.

What can a Pulitzer Prize-winning artist teach us about healing? What can a distinguished physician-scientist teach us about creativity? What can collective trauma teach us about ourselves? Don’t miss this conversation about the post- pandemic world with two distinguished luminaries who will suggest ways that art and science inform our journey from here to there.

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Closing Panel for Making in Between: Contemporary Chinese American Ceramics

Recorded Thursday, February 18, 2021 • 4 PM Pacific

To celebrate the closing of the exhibition, join Beth Ann Gerstein and the artists for a final walkthrough and conversation. Featuring Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Sin-ying Ho, Beth Lo, Cathy Lu, Stephanie H. Shih, and Wanxin Zhang.

This event took place live on Zoom.

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In Conversation: Stephanie H. Shih + Mei Lum

Recorded Wednesday, August 26, 2020 • 5 PM Pacific/8 PM Eastern

A special engagement with New York-based ceramic artist Stephanie H. Shih and Mei Lum, 5th generation owner of New-York based Wing on Wo and the founder and director of The W.O.W. Project. Shih and Lum converse on a wide-range of topics, discussing art, politics, community, culture, and legacy.

Stephanie H. Shih

Stephanie H. Shih is a Taiwanese American artist exploring concepts of home, not just as a physical place, but also as cultural, generational, and emotional spaces we inhabit. Her work has been shown at the American Museum of Ceramic Art (Pomona, CA), Wieden+Kennedy (Portland, OR), and Hashimoto Contemporary (San Francisco, CA) and featured by NPR, Los Angeles Times, Vogue, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. She lives in Brooklyn.

Visit her website or follow her on instagram.

Mei Lum

Mei Lum is the 5th-generation owner of Wing on Wo & Co, the founder and director of the The W.O.W. Project, and one of the leading voices for placekeeping in New York’s Chinatown. In 2017, Lum was recognized as an emerging voice in the Asian and Pacific American community by NBC Asian America. She received the 2019 Community Builder Award from OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates and the Rubinger Community Fellowship from the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. In 2020, she became a Civic Practice Partnership Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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