Common Ground / AMOCA

Common Ground: Ceramics in Southern California 1945–1975

 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. 

Joel Edwards

Mac McClain

Elaine Katzer

Good to see Ward Youry from Long Beach in the mix.

Huge Myrton Purkiss
This belongs to Gerard O'Brien, Reform

Raul Coronel

Mingei founder, Martha Longenecker

Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman display

David Cressey, Legend, 1959
This also belongs to Gerard O'Brien, Reform

Bells: Natzler 
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.