AMOCA – 10 year anniversary

 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

 

In August 2014, AMOCA had its 10th anniversary. Over this time it has grown from 3,800 square feet to 51,000 square feet and now has 7000 pieces in its permanent collection.

AMOCA preserves and collects significant ceramic achievements of the world’s cultures from ancient times to the present. Their permanent collection, is currently divided into four categories:-  American Studio Pottery, Sculpture, World Ceramics and British Ceramics. The museum has large collections of international and Native American ceramics, including Mettlach, Royal Worcester, Mata Ortiz and Acoma Pueblo. A selection of these will be featured in an upcoming 2015 Spring exhibition, along with works from many celebrated artists, such as mid-20th century California ceramists William Manker, Laura Andreson, Gertrude and Otto Natzler, and Rupert Deese. In addition a  number of sculptural works from Paul Soldner, John Mason and Jennifer McCurdy will also featured, as well as many contemporary local artists, including Glenn Grishkoff, Biliana Popova, and Ricky Maldonado. Below are some images from the AMOCA flickr photostream of their permanent collection. See here 

 

Current Exhibition – Chris Gustin Masterworks in Clay

November 8, 2014- February 8, 2015

 

Chris Gustin teapot Amoca exhibition

Chris Gustin teapot

 

 

 

Masterworks-in-Clay

Chris Gustin Masterworks in Clay – opening reception at Amoca

 

 

Opening Reception,-Chris Gustin -- Masterworks in Clay

 Chris Gustin – Amoca

 

British Ceramics

 

 

Ann James-Vase,-2003;-Collection-of-Bill-Burke-2009

Ann James Vase,

2003

AMOCA – Collection of Bill Burke

 

 

 

 

Coil built Vase,-1982;-Gift of Jo Lauria & Michael Fargo-BettyBlandino

Betty Blandino coil built vase, 1982

AMOCA –  Gift of Jo Lauria & Michael Fargo

 

 

Duncan Ross-Vase, c. 2000; wheel-thrown, terra sigillata, slip, wax

Duncan Ross vase – terra sigillata, slip, wax

AMOCA – Collection of Bill Burke

 

 

 

Geoffrey Swindell Vase, c. 2000; porcelain, rust and robin's egg blue; Collection of Bill Burke 2009

Geoffrey Swindell contemporary vessel

AMOCA – Collection of Bill Burke 2009

 

 

 

Ann James-Vase,-2003;-Collection-of-Bill-Burke-2009

 Ann James -2003

 AMOCA – Collection of Bill Burke

 

 World Ceramics

 

 

earthenware pot Amando Silverio

Amando Silverio

Gift of Frieda Bradsher

 

 

 

Naimi-constructed,-decorated-by-maleEating-bowl-Kwam,-c.-1986;-E.-Sepik-Providence,-Wosera-area-(SW-Maprik)

Naimi constructed eating bowl -Kwam, c.1986

 

 

 

 

Edo-Nabeshima-Ware-Platter,-1830;-made-in-Japan;-porcelain

Japanese Edo Nabeshima Ware Platter, 1830

 AMOCA – Gift of James and Jackie Voell

 

 

 

Michael-Wisner Untitled, n.d. earthenware; Gift of Frieda Bradsher 2007

Michael Wisner earthenware pot

Gift of Frieda Bradsher 2007

Ming-Celadon-Vase China

 Ming Celadon Vase

 AMOCA – Gift of James and Jackie Voell

 Sculpture

 

 

Paul Soldner ceramic sculpture AMOCA

 Paul Soldner

 

 

 

 

Rooted-Home,-2000;-made-in-Huntington,-West-Virginia-2004-Kathleen Kneafsey

Kathleen Kneafsey, Huntington,West Virginia – ‘Rooted Home’

AMOCA – American Ceramic Society Collection

 

 

 

 

Sculptural-Vessel,-1980;-stoneware;-high-fired

Olin Russum-  High fired Sculptural Vessel – 1980

AMOCA – Gift of James and Jackie Voell

 

 

 

 

Untitled-figure,-c.-1970s;-made-in-California;-glazed-ceramic

Untitled glazed ceramic figure,- c. 1970s – Joan Rappaport, California

AMOCA –  Collection of Bill Burke, 2009

 

 

 

 

Untitled-sculpture,-1959;-made-in-California;-stoneware-,-2004HalFromhold

Untitled stoneware sculpture, 1959 – Hal Fromhold, California

2004

AMOCA – American Ceramic Society Collection

 

 

 

Betty-Davenport-Ford-Blue-Heron

Blue Heron  – Betty Davenport Ford

Gift of the Artist, 2005

 

 

Sabino-Villalba Untitled effigy, n.d.; eartheware , 2007

Sabino Villalba Untitled effigy eartheware , 2007

 

 

 

 

American Studio Pottery:

 

 

AyshaPeltz-1998;-purchased-in-Shrewsbury,-Massachusetts;-porcelain,-orange-yellow vase

Aysha Peltz – Shrewsbury, Massachusetts;- porcelain orange vase

1998

 

 

 

Ben Owen III vase,-1992;-Gift of Jan Korfmacher

Ben Owen III vase

1992

AMOCA – Gift of Jan Korfmacher

 

 

 

 

bowl,-1995-99;-purchased-in-Berea,-Kentucky;-porcelain;-GwenHeffner

Gwen Heffner porcelain bowl –  Berea, Kentucky

1995-99

 

 

 

 

Elisabeth Higgins O'Connor---teapot

Bunny lid teapot – Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor

 

 

 

Carol Wedemeyer-teacup,-2002;-made-in-California;-earthenware-red-clay,-stain,-glaze

 Red clay earthenware, stain, glaze teacup – Carol Wedemeyer, California

2002

 AMOCA – Gift of Bill Burke

 

 

 

 

Crispin Gonzalez1985;-stoneware,-airbrushing,-colorants,-cone-3,-reduction

Crispin Gonzalez, stoneware vase with airbrushing, colorants, cone 3 reduction

AMOCA – Gift of MAW

 

 

 

Susan-Peterson Untitled bottle, c. 1979; Gift of John Collins

Susan Peterson 1979

AMOCA – Gift of John Collins

 

 

Dorothy Hafner platter,-1980;-purchased-in-New-York-porcelain

Dorothy Hafner platter, New-York

1980

AMOCA – Gift of American Ceramic Society Collection

 

 

 

 

Doug Blechner-jar AMOCA

 Lidded Jar – Doug Blechner

AMOCA

 

 

 

 

Frank-ColsonUntitled-bottle,-1964;-purchased-in-Florida;-stoneware

Untitled stoneware bottle, Frank Colson, Florida

1964

AMOCA – Gift of American Ceramic Society Collection

 

 

 

1989; purchased in Yellow Springs, Ohio; porcelain; 2004EveFleck

Porcelain folded vase -Eve Fleck, Yellow Springs, Ohio

1989

AMOCA –  Gift of American Ceramic Society Collection

 

 

Frieda-Bradsher 2007 AMOCA

Frieda Bradsher – 2007

AMOCA

 

 

 

 

Gina Lawson Egan-Blue-and-Purple-Dog-Teapot

Gina Lawson Egan – Blue and Purple Dog Teapot

 

 

 

 

Harrison McIntosh display ---Flickr--AMOCA

Harrison McIntosh ceramic display at Common Ground, ACOMA

HM100: A Century through the Life of Harrison McIntosh is currently running from 13th September to October 26 2014 . ACOMA celebrated the 100th birthday of Hamish Mcintosh on the 13th September 2014.

The mural in the background along one wall of the main gallery is by famous Southern Californian artist Millard Sheets titled “Panorama of Pomona Valley” (1956)

 

 

 

 

Harvey Sadow Raku-Vessel,-1980

Raku Vessel – Harvey Sadow

1980

AMOCA – Gift of Karen and Philip Selwyn

 

 

 

 

Helen Watson mid-century sculpture 1959

Helen Watson mid-century sculpture 1959

AMOCA

 

 

 

 

Jane-Peiser ceramic vessel 1978

Jane Peiser – 1978

AMOCA

 

 

 

 

Jeff-Whyman vase 2000

 Jeff Whyman – 2000

AMOCA

 

 

 

Joy-DeMarcocup,-c

Joy DeMarcocup, –  porcelain, sgraffito markings, black slip, semi matt clear glaze vessel

c. 2000

AMOCA – Gift of Frieda Bradshe

 

 

 

 

Karen-Massaro1980-90 yellow bowl AMOCA

 Karen Massaro bowl –  1980-90

AMOCA

 

 

 

Gift-of-Frieda-Bradsher-Taylor-Buxton AMOCA

Vase by Taylor Buxton

AMOCA – Gift of Frieda Bradsher

 

 

 

 

Larry White Untitled-figurative-vessel,-1979;-made-in-California;-stoneware-raku

 Stoneware raku figurative vessel, Larry White, California

1979

AMOCA, Gift Of MAW

 

 

 

Michael-Coffey jar AMOCA

 Micheal Coffey

AMOCA

 

 

 

AMOCA, Gertrude and Otto Natzler ceramics

Gertrude and Otto Natzler – Common Ground exhibition

AMOCA

 

 

 

Otto Heino---Flickr--AMOCA

Otto Heino display at AMOCA Common Ground

lien – flickr

 

 

 

 

Patrick Crabb AMOCA California--2008

Patrick Crabb Bottle, California – 2008

AMOCA

 

 

 

People-Pot,-1993 Jude Odell

People Pot, – Jude Odell

 1993

AMOCA

 

 

 

 

Ricky Maldonado platter-Gift Of Artist

 Ricky Maldonado platter

AMOCA Gift Of Artist

 

 

 

 

Rose Cabat-Feelie --1979

‘Feelie’ by Rose Cabat  – 1979

“A vase can hold flowers, but can’t it just be a spot of beauty?” – Rose Cabat

AMOCA

 

 

 

 

ScottParadyUntitled-vessel,-2003;-made-in-California;-wood-fired-stoneware;-Gift-of-Bill-Burke-2009

Scott Parady – Untitled woodfired stoneware vessel, California

2003

AMOCA – Gift of Bill Burke

 

 

 

 

Sunflower---Desert-Series,-2009 Lee-Middleman AMOCA

Sunflower -Desert Series, Lee Middleman

AMOCA 2009

 

 

 

Tom Coleman stoneware,-carbon-trap-shino,-orange-crackle,-red-dot,-carbon-trap,-reduction

Shino stoneware cup, carbon trap, orange crackle, red dot – Tom Coleman

AMOCA – Gift of Frieda Bradsher

 

 

 

 

 

Eric-Kao-bottle AMOCA flickr

 Eric Kao

AMOCA – flickr

 

 

 

 

Olin Russum Distorted Bowl, 1980; stoneware

Olin Russum – Distorted Stoneware Bowl, 1980

Gift of James W. and Jackie Voell

 

 

 

Large-Curly-Vessel,-2007-Nicholas Bernard

 Large Curly Vessel, Nicholas Bernard – 2007

AMOCA

 

 

 

Ken&Pat Larson,-1988;-purchased-in-Sturgeon-Lake,-Minnesota;-stoneware

 Stoneware sculpture by Ken & Pat Larson, 1988

  Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota

AMOCA – Gift of American Ceramic Society Collection

 

 

Mettlach Collection

This vast collection was made possible by Robert D. and Colette D. Wilson, who accumulated a huge number of Mettlach pieces over a 30-year period. AMOCA now houses their entire 3,000 piece Mettlach Collection, the largest collection of German Mettlach wares (dating from c. 1840-1915) in the world.

 

 

Mettlach knight plate ACOMA

 Mettlach plate, Germany

 

 

Mettlach-Beer-Stein Acoma

 Mettlach Beer Stein

 

 

 

 

Mettlach, Art Nouveau Vases,-1911

Long neck Art Nouveau vases – Mettlach

 

 

 

Mettlach-plate - kinght riding horse

Handpainted Metttlach plate

 

 

 

 

Mettlach vase ACOMA

 Mettlach Art Nouveau floral vase

 

Mettlach-dual-handled-vase

 Mettlach twin handled vase

 

 

Mettlach butterfly woman vase

 Mettlach vase, Germany

 

 

 

Mettlach-germany-jardiniere

 Twin handled jardiniere – Mettlach

 

 

Mettlach-Stein-ACOMA

 German Mettlach beer steins

AMOCA website HERE

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
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