Ceramics A to Z: AMOCA’s Permanent Collection

Pictured: Keisuke Mizuno, Forbidden Fruit, 1998. Gift of Gail M. & Robert A. Brown
On View:Through July 13, 2017

The American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) is proud to present Ceramics A to Z: AMOCA’s Permanent Collection.

Clay has been part of human culture for centuries, but it was not until the 8th century that the first alphabet was introduced. Just as the letters are the building blocks of the alphabet, letters also symbolize the building blocks of AMOCA’s collection. Each of the 26 letters of the alphabet will be used to highlight topics in AMOCA’s permanent collection with a focus on geography, techniques, and artistic styles.

While the vocabulary of ceramics cannot be limited to just 26 topics, we will use this exhibition to share the rich and diverse range of ceramics works in AMOCA’s permanent collection.

Artists include: Jerome Ackerman, Laura Andreson, Ralph Bacerra, Kim Bung-tae, Andrew Castaneda, Tom Coleman, Philip Cornelius, Malcolm Davis, Roseline Delisle, Barbara Diduk, Pippin Drysdale, Betty Davenport Ford, Ed Ford, Chris Gustin, Sylvia Hyman, Karen Karnes, Yumi Kiyose, Howard Kottler, Les Lawrence, David Leach, Kathy Lusher, Warren MacKenzie, William Manker, Royce McGlashen, Keisuke Mizuno, Ron Myers, Otto & Gertrud Natzler, Eric Norstad, Jeff Oestreich, Susan Peterson, Steven Roberts, Mary Roehm, Mario Romero, Duncan Ross, Kim Seong-tae, Jeff Shapiro, Mark Shapiro, Susi Singer, Shinsaku Hamada, Shoji Hamada, Gareth Mason, VijayPaniker, Lucie Rie, L. Spindler, Tom Spleth, Geoffrey Swindell, Mara Superior, Wasabuiro Takahaski, Akio Takamori, Toshiko Takeazu, Kent Turner, Peter Voulkos, Tom Wallick, Patti Warashina, Takahashi Wasabuiro, Christina A. West, Marguerite Wildenhein, Beatrice Wood, Valerie Zimany, and more!