Delicate Dependencies @ Modern Eden Gallery

“Delicate Dependencies” continues my exploration into the intricate and complex relationships we all share with the land and animals around us. Made of hand build porcelain, these pieces depict endangered and impacted species, leaves and human bodies; all meant to show that we are all connected and interdependent.

Delicate Dependencies – Modern Eden Gallery

Solo Exhibition – Crystal Morey

801 Greenwich – San Francisco, CA

Opening Reception: October 14th 6 to 9, 2016October 14th through the 29th – Open Wednesday through Saturday, 12pm – 6pm

Crystal Morey in Hi Fructose


I could not be happier or more honored, thank you Hi Fructose for the amazing feature! It is beautifully written with some of my favorite images! Thank you to Annie Owens for the interest and to Jeff Min for your very thoughtful words! I am delighted to be in this excellent publication alongside some of my favorite contemporaries. Volume 41 is officially out October 1st, be sure to find your very own, it is an incredible issue!

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Crystal Morey in Hey Magazine


Thank you to HEY Magazine for my lovely feature! I am so happy to have six beautiful pages of thoughtful text and great images in this amazing Parisian publication! If you are not familiar, be sure the check out this great magazine of modern art and pop culture! 1/2 French and 1/2 English, beautifully designed, a great curation of creators, and wonderful writings! Thank you so much to Anne & Julian for interviewing me I am so honored!

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Join me @ Mountain Maid for a Weekend Workshop

  • Image of Crystal Morey: Anthropomorphic Sculpture May 14th & 15th
  • Image of Crystal Morey: Anthropomorphic Sculpture May 14th & 15th
  • Image of Crystal Morey: Anthropomorphic Sculpture May 14th & 15th About Crystal: As a visual artist, Crystal Morey takes inspirations from an alternative upbringing where she closely connected with the natural landscape around her. Living in rural Northern California shaped her perspective on nature and how humans interact with land, animals and each other. Now living in an urban environment, Morey aims to show our relationship to the world around us through the fragile medium of porcelain. With this delicate material she creates a heightened sense of urgency and stress, commenting on our human evolutionary path.
Morey received her BFA in Ceramic Sculpture from the California College of the Arts and her MFA in Spatial Art from San Jose State University. Her work has been included in many publications and online periodicals such as 500 Figures in Clay, Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, Beautiful Surface, and Beautiful Decay. Morey has been an artists in residence at both Watershed Center for the Ceramic Art and Penland School of Craft. Morey currently lives in Oakland, California where she maintains an active studio practice exhibiting her work in galleries and museums regionally, nationally, and internationally.

To view more of Crystal’s work please visit her website at


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Three Realms

Three Realms opens February 4th from 6-9! Come join us at SMAart gallery for a great show!

Three Realms: Land Sea and Sky
Natasha DikarevaMalia Landis and Crystal Morey
January 26th through February 19th
SMAart Gallery
1045 Sutter St.

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Seeking inspiration from the environment around them, artists Natasha Dikareva, Malia Landis, and Crystal Morey are interested in the mystery, allure, grace and whimsy found in the natural and imagined world we all share.

In their own voices, each artist uses the tradition of clay to capture human emotion and catalogue ideas of growth and adaptation, the real and the imaginary, delicacy and impermanence, flight and stillness, inner and outward self.

Influenced by ideas of nature, myth, memory, and the passage of time, these artists work to understand and show the space we all inhabit. The Three Realms is a contemplation of theses spaces: the land and its interconnected dependencies in humans, plants and animals, the sea in its mysterious ecosystems and continual cycles, and the sky in its unpredictable temperament and as a gateway to infinite space.

Lineage: Mentorship & Learning @ AMOCA

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Exhibition Dates: January 16-June 19, 2016

Lineage: Mentorship & Learning highlights the impact and importance of the teacher/student relationship. This exhibition illustrates the thread connecting multiple generations of ceramic artists from Peter Voulkos to today’s students.

For decades there has been an impressive variety and strength in California’s colleges and universities ceramic programs. AMOCA invited 25 current educators from the state to participate in Lineage. In addition to inviting the educators to exhibit their own work in the show, we asked them to identify their most influential instructors or mentors and to nominate their most promising students or recent alumni. A panel then reviewed the nominations and selected the artists to include in the exhibition. The artwork in Lineage ranges from functional to sculptural with the artists exploring a wide range of forms, techniques and narratives.

AMOCA is proud to feature the work of the past, present, and future of ceramics and education.

Su Young Arnold
Ralph Bacerra
Brandon Bateman
Tanya Batura
Timothy Berg &
Rebekah Myers
Luis Bermudez
Kelsey Bowen
Richard Burkett
Johann Choi
Benjamin Cirgin
Patsy Cox
Patrick S. Crabb
Jessica Rae Crocker
Audry Deal-McEver
Rick Dillingham
Jeff Downing
Benjamin Joseph Dunmire
Camila Friedman-Gerlicz
Keiko Fukazawa
Forrest Gard
Alina Hayes
Katherine Hermida
Wayne Higby
John W. Hopkins
Stephen L. Horn
Stanton Hunter
Samuel Jernigan
Shane Keena
David Kiddie
Jungmok Sona Lee
Sam Lopez
Nathan Lynch
Pedro Magaña
Tony Marsh
Timothy Martinez
John Mason
Jim Melchert
Robert Miller
Gerardo Monterrubio
Joe Morales
Crystal Morey
Kevin Myers
Rosa Novak
Michael Peed
Rex Platero
Ken Price
Don Reitz
Jeffrey Richards
Jenny Rosen
Jerry Rothman
Adrian Saxe
Tiffany Schmierer
Nancy Selvin
Carly Slade
Paul Soldner
Victor Spinski
James Stewart
Vincent Suez
Howard Tollefson
Elizabeth Torrance
Monica Van Den Dool
Peter Voukos
Evan Walker
Andrea Williams
Mary Cale A. Wilson
John Wood II

Image left: Nathan Lynch, Dead Reckoning, 2014 ceramic, redwood, steel, 6x6x8.5′, 6x6x12′, 6x7x16′
Image right: Tim Berg & Rebekah Myers, Figure 5, 2014, slip cast porcelain, glaze, gold luster, 7x 5×7″