About the Campaign

Donor Updates


Campaign Progress

All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by loaw.

$340 out of $125,000 Raised

3 Gifts and Pledges



American Museum of Ceramic Art founded by Julianne & David Armstrong

AMOCA opened at 330 S. Garey Avenue, Pomona

5,000 square feet
Mounted first exhibition:
“Inferno: The Ceramic Art of Paul Soldner”
501(c)3 non-profit status established.


Acquired 399 N. Garey Avenue, Pomona

51,000 square feet
The former headquarters of Pomona First Federal Savings and Loan

Opened museum in new location and Ceramics Studio Founded

Opened Gallery A with first exhibition:
“Common Ground: Ceramics in Southern California
(1945–1975),” part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time


Artist in Residence Program Launched

with Bobby Free as the inaugural resident. Learn more on the Artist in Residence webpage.

Kickstarter Completed for the Atmospheric Kilns

Ted Neal, then Associate Professor of Ceramics at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, brought out to build the kilns.


Windgate Awards Major Grant Doubling Size of Residency Program

Recognizing the success of the residency program, the Windgate Foundation provided the funds to add a second residency slot, and to provide a monthly stipend for living expenses.

Campaign Launch

AMOCA launches a campaign to bring a new sculpture kiln to the AMOCA Ceramics Studio.


Give Again

Should you feel moved, you can give again! All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.