Living with Clay: California Ceramic Collections
Catalog forthcoming in 2019; essay on the collection of Sonny and Gloria Kamm
The Architecture of William F. Cody
Publication date February 2020, Monacelli Press; coauthored with Catherine Cody.
Peter Callas, An Enduring Legacy
Exhibition curated by Jo Lauria at the American Museum of Ceramic Art, January to June, 2021.
The comprehensive museum exhibition and catalog will explore the breath of Peter Callas’ career, featuring 70 ceramic works ranging from large scale sculptures to intimate tea bowls, and complemented by selected works on paper.
Silver Splendor: The Art of Anna Silver
In March of 2019, the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) mounted the first major museum survey of Anna Silver’s work—Silver Splendor: The Works of Anna Silver, curated by Jo Lauria. The exhibition brought together over 70 works, including recent works in glass, and rarely seen preparatory drawings.
This exhibition and accompanying catalog celebrate Anna’s creative evolution over the course of fifty years. The survey of work demonstrated Anna’s mastery of the painted surface as applied to functional and sculptural forms. Cups and saucers, bowls, teapots, vases, and plates have been Silver’s objects of choice, and most recently she has added reliquary boxes and totem sculptures to her varied and prodigious output. As notable ceramic historian and gallerist Garth Clark has aptly stated: “Anna is pushing the form and painting as far as an artist can take it.”
Silver Splendor was on view March 7, 2019 through August 25, 2019, with an opening reception on March 9.
Michael Rohde: The Empathy of Patience
Exhibition was on view at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, February 1 through March 17, 2019; Jo Lauria, Guest Curator.
The exhibition charted Michael Rohde’s evolution as a weaver showcasing more than four series of hand-loomed works spanning the years 2000 to 2018.