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″

Antler Gallery

Habitats Collide: New Works by Crystal Morey

I am interested in what it means to be human and our emotional connections to other creatures and the natural world. I am captivated in the way natural habitats are delicately and tenuously woven together, dependent on complex relationships and conditions. As humans we are both the most capable adapters to new environments while also the most destructive and invasive element. I aim to show ideas of interconnectedness through human and animal emotions of frustration, conflict and contemplation. I want to show how human and animal fates are infinitely bound together and how the stresses we invoke create uncertainty in our rapidly changing environment.

Antler Gallery

Artists Reception: June 25th – Opening: June 26th


2728 NE Alberta St.
Portland, Oregon

OPEN EVERYDAY 11am – 7pm





In this ambitious show from an ensemble of prolific and visionary artists, all of whom live and work in Oakland, the world is imagined as a space between locations, a line between two points, a journey and not a destination. These seven artists have set out to tackle disparate, even transient, notions of mystic identity through the use of their professional craft.  It could be said that what holds this group of artists together, most obviously, is the use of the powerfully-graphic line in the employment of the human figure. Whether it is Lauren Napolitano’s lyrical use of patterns across gentle renderings of human hands, or Jake Watling’s whimsical sense of character balanced against subconscious, narrative stories, all of these artists understand the media-power of the beautifully-made image and its ability to convey underlying meaning. This show represents a huge swath of the recent work from all the included artists, and all of it will be for sale directly from the artist.

Artist reception:  Sunday, June 8th, 2:30 to 4:30

Exhibition dates: June 1, through July 1, 2014

The Orinda Public Library

26 Orinda Way

Orinda, California

Show Installation:

Lauren Napolitano
Lauren Napolitano
John Casey
John Casey
Orinda Public Library
Orinda Public Library
David Polka
David Polka


Upcoming Shows

Bluxome Gallery

63 Bluxome St

San Francisco, California

May 3rd (7-10pm)- Opening Reception

Michael Campbell, Steve Ferrera, Crystal Morey, Yosiell Lorenzo, Calvin Ma, Emma SanCartier (Odd Fauna), Matt Ritchie, Masako Miki, Shea Brittain (Frankenfactory), Miles Ritchie, Alice Koswara, Erika Sanada, Brooke Fletcher (Feral Artery), Eric Broers, doubleparlour


Passage: New Art from Oakland

Orinda Public Library, Orinda California

June -July


Antler Gallery

June 26th through July 30th

If you are waiting for a perfect new piece, it will be in this show! I am very excited about the new grouping of sculptures I am making for Antler Gallery. I’ll keep you posted!