Common Ground: Ceramics in Southern California 1945–1975
American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona
The pieces in the exhibition are all by artist who had a direct connection to Millard Sheets (1907-1989)
The Otis/Ferus crowd was well represented.
Of course there was a pile of amazing McIntosh pots.
The Natzlers, Heinos, Andreson, Beato and the other big names were also there in large numbers,
but what makes this exhibit special is work by some great ceramicists that often get overlooked.
Good to see Ward Youry from Long Beach in the mix.
Huge Myrton Purkiss
This belongs to Gerard O'Brien, Reform
Mingei founder, Martha Longenecker
Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman display
David Cressey, Legend, 1959
This also belongs to Gerard O'Brien, Reform
Lamps (left to right): F. Carlton Ball, Harrison McIntosh, Gertrud and Otto Natzler,
Peter Voulkos, William Manker, Rupert Deese, David Cressey, Raul Coronel
Nice Mel Bogart for Felmor chair
AMOCA is located in a former bank.
There was a nice stash from the Claremont Museum of Art in the vault.
Impromptu stop at the Pomona Antique Fair
Not much luck, but I did get a Kenji Fujita pitcher for $5.