I spent a very quick 5 days in California recently… I should say I actually spent a bit over three days in California recently. With a nightmare-ish flight that was delayed, then canceled, then delayed again, and an assortment of other fiascos, I think I spent a good deal of the trip in the air and airport, rather than spending it with our son in Santa Monica! I was able to sneak away for a short bit and visit AMOCA – the American Museum of Ceramic Art, in Pomona. They moved to a brand new facility in November and they’ve got a really nice community studio there adjacent to the museum. The current exhibit, which is their first in this building, is ‘Ceramics in Southern California: 1945 – 1975′. It was an interesting exhibit for me as I was unfamiliar with many of the artists that were featured. I knew the ‘big names’ but was happy to learn of some new names as well. Just wanted to post a few of the pots that seemed to jump out at me. Some of you may recognize some Bernard Leach pots in this batch (I was!) – obviously not a Southern California potter, but a big influence to many there. Here are a few images from the show!
I also wanted to let everyone know that my online pot store is now open! I will be uploading new pots as the kiln firings occur so please check back often and thank you for looking!
Now, I’m off to a new ceramics class with Michael Connelly – that will be the next blog posting!