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Living with Clay: California Ceramic Collections

Catalog forthcoming in 2019; essay on the collection of Sonny and Gloria Kamm

 
Untitled Vasel, Glazed Ceramic  21”h x 12”d

Untitled Vasel, Glazed Ceramic

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Silver Splendor: The Art of Anna Silver

In March of 2019, the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) will mount the first major museum survey of Anna Silver’s work—Silver Splendor: The Works of Anna Silver, curated by Jo LauriaThe exhibition will bring together over 70 works, including recent works in glass, and rarely seen preparatory drawings.

This exhibition and accompanying catalog will celebrate Anna’s creative evolution over the course of fifty years. The survey of work will demonstrate 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 will be on view March 7, 2019 through August 25, 2019, with an opening reception on March 9.

 
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The Architecture of William F. Cody

Publication date February 2020, Monacelli Press; coauthored with Catherine Cody.

 
Chicago, Anagama Fired Stoneware

Chicago, Anagama Fired Stoneware

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.

 

Past News

Transition, 2006, handwoven tapestry; wool, dyes  31”h x 39”w

Transition, 2006, handwoven tapestry; wool, dyes

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 Michael Rohde: The Empathy of Patience

Exhibition on view at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, February 1 through March 17, 2019; Jo Lauria, Guest Curator.

The exhibition will chart Michael Rohde’s evolution as a weaver showcasing more than four series of hand-loomed works spanning the years 2000 to 2018.

 
California Loop Series #4, Marvin Lipofsky, 1970. Photo: M. Lee Fatherree

California Loop Series #4, Marvin Lipofsky, 1970. Photo: M. Lee Fatherree

Golden State of Craft

Craft in America and the Craft and Folk Art Museum celebrate the vibrant. California Craft Movement with two exhibitions opening on September 25 as part of Getty initiative, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945 – 1980.