One Clay at a Time—A Podcast
Join One Clay at a Time cohosts Pam Aliaga and Claudia V. Solórzano for personal, authentic, and intimate conversations with the artists, curators, and creators that make up the vibrant cultural fabric of Southern California east of Los Angeles.
Episode two features Josh Cloud, a Los Angeles-based artist who just graduated from CalArts and invited us over to his solo exhibition at South Willard, The Only Way Out is Through. Tune in as Cloud, Aliaga, and Solórzano talk about embracing cracks, loving anime and how driving with ceramics becomes everyone’s problem.
For the first podcast of One Clay at a Time, Aliaga and Solórzano are joined by Jorge Alfredo Jimenez, Jr., whose MFA thesis exhibition no te preocupes was presented at Claremont Graduate University last month. You can learn more about Jimenez on Instagram, about Solórzano on our recent Inside the Studio video, and about Aliaga on Instagram.
One Clay at a Time Cohosts
Claudia V. Solórzano
Raised in City Terrace of East Los Angeles, Claudia V. Solórzano began to pursue the ceramic arts at East Los Angeles College. There, she felt a strong connection to the material itself and the community it attracted. To further her education, she transferred to California State University, Long Beach where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in ceramics. Forming connections with working artists, she began to work as a studio assistant while also holding a position as a studio tech. Claudia eventually decided to return to school and earn her Master of Fine Arts at Claremont Graduate University. Currently, she works part-time as a ceramics instructor, teaching hand-building ceramic courses and studio assists in downtown Los Angeles.
Raised in Southern California, Pam Aliaga is a trans/enby artist who graduated from the University of Riverside with a degree in Studio Art. Always wanting to find a way to contribute to the community, they’ve pursued work in local museums and education. They are a multidisciplinary artist who works within the realm of ceramics and further explores the idea of branding and domestic objects as visual literacy that has influenced first-generation cultural identity. They currently are the Exhibitions Manager at AMOCA and are preparing to open a local queer space to explore clay in Pomona.