Past Exhibitions

50 Bowls, 50 States, 50 Woodfires • February 12–July 24, 202250 Bowls, 50 States, 50 Woodfires • February 12–July 24, 2022

Peter Callas: An Enduring Legacy • February 12–July 24, 2022Peter Callas: An Enduring Legacy • February 12–July 24, 2022

High School Ceramics Exhibition 2021High School Ceramics Exhibition 2021

MIND+MATTER: Five Bay Area Sculptors • August 14, 2021–January 23, 2022MIND+MATTER: Five Bay Area Sculptors • August 14, 2021–January 23, 2022

Don Reitz: Life is Not a Dress Rehearsal • June 4, 2021 – February 20, 2022Don Reitz: Life is Not a Dress Rehearsal • June 4, 2021 - February 20, 2022

Amy Santoferraro: Two on a Lot, Three on the Tree • June 4-August 22, 2021Amy Santoferraro: Two on a Lot, Three on the Tree • June 4-August 22, 2021

Ashwini Bhat: IMPRINTED, Assembling California • January 8–May 1, 2022Ashwini Bhat: IMPRINTED, Assembling California • January 8–May 1, 2022

Southern California High School Ceramics Exhibition 2020Southern California High School Ceramics Exhibition 2020

Nicole Seisler: Holding Patterns • September 11 – December 19, 2021Nicole Seisler: Holding Patterns • September 11 - December 19, 2021

Making In Between: Contemporary Chinese American CeramicsMaking In Between: Contemporary Chinese American Ceramics

Joanne Hayakawa: A Wing and a Prayer IIJoanne Hayakawa: A Wing and a Prayer II

New Acquisitions from Julianne and David ArmstrongNew Acquisitions from Julianne and David Armstrong

Chinese Bird BanquetChinese Bird Banquet

Avian Clay: Kent Tool + Dana GardnerAvian Clay: Kent Tool + Dana Gardner

Julie Green: Flown BlueJulie Green: Flown Blue

Peter Pincus: ChromaPeter Pincus: Chroma

Southern California High School Ceramics Exhibition 2019Southern California High School Ceramics Exhibition 2019

Juan Quezada: The Legend of Mata OrtizJuan Quezada: The Legend of Mata Ortiz

AMOCA Collects! 2019AMOCA Collects! 2019

En Iwamura: Legacy in the VaultEn Iwamura: Legacy in the Vault

Silver Splendor: The Art of Anna Silver • March 9–August 25, 2019Silver Splendor: The Art of Anna Silver • March 9–August 25, 2019

Building a CollectionBuilding a Collection

Lasting Impressions: Selections from the Scripps College Permanent CollectionLasting Impressions: Selections from the Scripps College Permanent Collection

John Toki: Fault LinesJohn Toki: Fault Lines

Sara Parent-Ramos: Jumble, Bunch, GrowSara Parent-Ramos: Jumble, Bunch, Grow

The Incongruous BodyThe Incongruous Body

Jeff Picou: CrackedJeff Picou: Cracked

Brent Hendry: FrayedBrent Hendry: Frayed

Making It Work: Production by DesignMaking It Work: Production by Design

Discovering Saar CeramicsDiscovering Saar Ceramics

Fahrenheit 2018 BiennielFahrenheit 2018 Bienniel

Patsy Cox: MouthpiecePatsy Cox: Mouthpiece

Kukuli Velarde: Plunder Me, Baby • September 16, 2017–February 11, 2018Kukuli Velarde: Plunder Me, Baby • September 16, 2017–February 11, 2018

Love, Resilience, and Bad Memory: Diego Valles + Carla Martinez Vargas • September 9–November 5, 2017Love, Resilience, and Bad Memory: Diego Valles + Carla Martinez Vargas • September 9–November 5, 2017

We the People: Serving Notice • August 5, 2017–March 18, 2018We the People: Serving Notice • August 5, 2017–March 18, 2018

Peter Olson: Photo Ceramica • March 11–August 27, 2017Peter Olson: Photo Ceramica • March 11–August 27, 2017

Bobby Free & Andrew Gilliatt: Point of View • June 10–August 27, 2017Bobby Free & Andrew Gilliatt: Point of View • June 10–August 27, 2017

Kristen Erickson: Community in Blue • April 8–May 28, 2017Kristen Erickson: Community in Blue • April 8–May 28, 2017

Don Reitz & Ben Roti: tran•si•tions • January 14–April 2, 2017Don Reitz & Ben Roti: tran•si•tions • January 14–April 2, 2017

Joan Takayama-Ogawa: Climate Change • January 14–April 2, 2017Joan Takayama-Ogawa: Climate Change • January 14–April 2, 2017

Recorded Matter: Ceramics in Motion • October 8, 2016–February 26, 2017Recorded Matter: Ceramics in Motion • October 8, 2016–February 26, 2017

Alison Petty Ragguette: OUTCAST • September 10–October 30, 2016Alison Petty Ragguette: OUTCAST • September 10–October 30, 2016

Mettlach: Folklore & Fairy Tales • September 10, 2016–July 31, 2018Mettlach: Folklore & Fairy Tales • September 10, 2016–July 31, 2018

AMOCA Ceramic Annual: Biomorphic • October 8–November 27, 2016AMOCA Ceramic Annual: Biomorphic • October 8–November 27, 2016

Dirk Staschke: Nature Morte • April 9–September 18, 2016Dirk Staschke: Nature Morte • April 9–September 18, 2016

Ceramics A to Z: AMOCA’s Permanent CollectionCeramics A to Z: AMOCA's Permanent Collection

John Conrad: The Dichroic Effect • July 9–September 4, 2016John Conrad: The Dichroic Effect • July 9–September 4, 2016

Wendy Thoreson: Wrought Clay • July 9–August 28, 2016Wendy Thoreson: Wrought Clay • July 9–August 28, 2016

Lineage: Mentorship & Learning • January 16–June 19, 2016Lineage: Mentorship & Learning • January 16–June 19, 2016

Alexi Morrissey: Have You Seen Me? • January 16–June 26, 2016Alexi Morrissey: Have You Seen Me? • January 16–June 26, 2016

Jeff Blandford: Life Behind the WheelJeff Blandford: Life Behind the Wheel

RE-MADE: Contemporary Approaches to Factory CeramicsRE-MADE: Contemporary Approaches to Factory Ceramics

Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future: AMOCA’s 10th AnniversaryHonoring the Past, Embracing the Future: AMOCA's 10th Anniversary

Brian Rochefort in the VaultBrian Rochefort in the Vault

Southern Migration: Ruby’s @ AMOCASouthern Migration: Ruby's @ AMOCA

Chris Gustin: Masterworks in ClayChris Gustin: Masterworks in Clay

Site Unseen: Tim Berg and Rebekah MyersSite Unseen: Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers

HM100: A Century through the Life of Harrison McIntoshHM100: A Century through the Life of Harrison McIntosh

Heaven: Rebekah BogardHeaven: Rebekah Bogard

LARGE AS LIFE: Betty Davenport Ford, Elaine Katzer, Lisa ReinertsonLARGE AS LIFE: Betty Davenport Ford, Elaine Katzer, Lisa Reinertson

La Catrina: Tribute to Jose PosadaLa Catrina: Tribute to Jose Posada

Mettlach: Medieval to ModernMettlach: Medieval to Modern

Palm Prints: Jamie BardsleyPalm Prints: Jamie Bardsley

Patsy Cox: Romanesco FractalsPatsy Cox: Romanesco Fractals

Best Kept Secret: The Scripps College Ceramic CollectionBest Kept Secret: The Scripps College Ceramic Collection

ICHEON: Reviving the Korean Ceramics TraditionICHEON: Reviving the Korean Ceramics Tradition

Soldaderas: Mujeres De VanguardiaSoldaderas: Mujeres De Vanguardia

Árbol de la vida: Una tradición mexicanaÁrbol de la vida: Una tradición mexicana

The Clay Connection: Jim and Nan McKinnellThe Clay Connection: Jim and Nan McKinnell

Friendship Forged in Fire: British Ceramics in AmericaFriendship Forged in Fire: British Ceramics in America

German Mettlach Ware (1850-1915) & Present-Day TranslationsGerman Mettlach Ware (1850-1915) & Present-Day Translations

Weil Ware in the California Scene (1930s–1960s)Weil Ware in the California Scene (1930s–1960s)

Patti Warashina: Wit and WisdomPatti Warashina: Wit and Wisdom

Common Ground: Ceramics in Southern California (1945–1975)Common Ground: Ceramics in Southern California (1945–1975)

Ceramics: Post-Digital DesignCeramics: Post-Digital Design

Peregrinación: Mexican Folk CeramicsPeregrinación: Mexican Folk Ceramics

Ah-Leon: Memories of Elementary School and The Spirit of Yixing Tea WareAh-Leon: Memories of Elementary School and The Spirit of Yixing Tea Ware

David Furman: The Artist is in the DetailsDavid Furman: The Artist is in the Details

Cerámica de la TierraCerámica de la Tierra

Robert Sperry: Bright AbyssRobert Sperry: Bright Abyss

Pueblo Clay, America’s First PotteryPueblo Clay, America’s First Pottery

Ohr Rising: The Emergence of An American MasterOhr Rising: The Emergence of An American Master

Mata Ortiz Pottery: A Forty-Year PhenomenonMata Ortiz Pottery: A Forty-Year Phenomenon

Rudy Autio: In the RoundRudy Autio: In the Round

Color Counts: Gladding McBeanColor Counts: Gladding McBean

Steve Tobin: Exploded EarthSteve Tobin: Exploded Earth

Don Reitz: Trial by FireDon Reitz: Trial by Fire

Peter Voulkos: Echoes of the Japanese AestheticPeter Voulkos: Echoes of the Japanese Aesthetic

Laying the Foundation: American Art TileLaying the Foundation: American Art Tile

The Iron SagaThe Iron Saga

Women’s “Werk”: The Dignity of CraftWomen's "Werk": The Dignity of Craft

Inferno: The Ceramic Art of Paul SoldnerInferno: The Ceramic Art of Paul Soldner