Habitats Collide: Antler Gallery

“Habitats Collide” – Crystal Morey works in a very traditional style, building each piece from the base up and firing/glazing them multiple times, to make pieces which reflect our complex relationship with the environments which surround us. Her human figures, encased in animal bodies, reflect the subjective and ever changing boundaries between humanity and the natural world. Through the “great acceleration”, which has been taking place since the industrial revolution, human beings have become the biggest variable in the changing nature of the natural world. The way we develop our societies has a direct and irreversible impact on the natural ecosystems that we are continually encroaching upon. Crystal’s works deal with these conflicts, whilst also referencing the ways in which ancient civilizations or peoples viewed wildlife and nature. This influence upon her sculpture has given the pieces a totemic feel that immediately calls to mind our changing attitudes toward the beings that we share the planet with.

Antler Gallery
2728 NE Alberta St.
Portland, Oregon. 97211

June 26th through July 30th01_cmorey_FringeAdaptation 02_cmorey_FringeAdaptation 03_cmoreyFringeAdaptation_facedetail 04_cmoreyTenuousBoundary 05_cmoreyTenuousBoundary_facedetail 06_cmorey_InfinitelyBound 07_cmorey_SingleFate 08_cmorey_WalkThisEarthTogether

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!

NCECA 2014

NCECA in Milwaukee was amazing, I am energized and inspired by our incredible ceramic community! Seeing old friends and making new ones was truly wonderful. Here are some highlights of the trip and beautiful works of art.

redlodgewall “Mini Sculpture Wall” at the Red Lodge Clay Center NCECA expo booth. My piece is in the top right corner.

BethCavener_01Beth Cavener, Flow: NCECA Invitational, Milwaukee Museum of Art.

BethCavener_02Beth CavenerEricaSanada

Erika Sanada


Chris Antemann 


Chris Antemann 


 Shannon Sullivan


 Shannon Sullivan


Lisa Clague

adamField_01Adam Field 

ArthurGonzalez_01Arthur Gonzalez



62 artists to follow on Instagram — 25 pieces to be found
HIDE-N-SEEKAH is hiding 25 pieces of ceramic art in Milwaukee, WI during this year’s NCECA conference (March 19, 20, 21). Clues to find the pieces will be posted on artists own personal Instagram feeds.  Which 25 of the 62 artists will be hiding pieces?  Nobody knows!!!
Search “hidenseekah” on Instagram and follow all 62 participating artists (tap “following” in the upper right corner of the HIDE-N-SEEKAH profile for the full list of artists to follow).  Keep your eyes peeled for clue images on Instagram during NCECA.  FINDERS KEEPERS!!!
HIDE-N-SEEKAH is NOT an official NCECA event!
Read the full Ceramics Monthly article on HIDE-N-SEEKAH on Carole Epp’s blog, Musing About Mud by following this link: http://musingaboutmud.blogspot.com/2014/03/on-your-mark-get-set-hide-n-seek.html

Help Christa Assad

We are rallying for Christa Assad! If you have not heard, Christa broke her back while escaping the burning building that was her home. She lost everything in the fire and due to her broken back, broken nose and lacerated eye lid will not be able to work in the studio for the next three months. You can help by donating any amount and if you donate $25 you will be entered into a raffle where you could win my piece along with many other amazing works. Visit http://www.youcaring.com/christaassad any little bit helps!



Curated by Courtney Cerruti

Paxton Gate

766 Valencia St,

San Francisco, CA 94110

February 21st – April 1, 2014

36 antique wooden spoons found on instagram. 36 artists from the US and UK.

Follow along on Instagram at #3636project

Join us for the opening on February 21st from 6pm-8pm at Paxton Gate Kids, 766 Valencia St. San Francisco. 
Participating artists: Matthieu Brajot, Sarah Ahern Bellemare, Courtney Cerruti, Lisa Congdon, Cathy Cullis, Sara Diamond, Alicia Dornadic, Garrett Eaton, Diana Fayt, Dusty Genard, Patrick Sean Gibson, Molly Hatch, Glenn Hernandez, Colin Herrick, Maria Janosko, Curtis Jensen, Dave Kim, Bob Lake, Jen Lake, Tim Lamb, Mike McConnell, Mati Rose McDonough, Faye Moorhouse, Crystal Morey, Sam O’Leary, Cleo Papanikolas, Willie Real, Shawn Relish, Katrina Rodabaugh, Fer Santacruz, Christine Schmidt, Dickson Schneider, Lisa Solomon, Julia Statite, Lindsay Anne Watson, Robyn Wells.

3636Project_01Above: Crystal Morey @cmorey and Michael McConnell @poopingrabbit.3636Project_02Above: Diana Fayt @dianafayt, Lisa Congdon @lisacongdon and Molly Hatch @mollyhatch.3636Project_03Above: Courtney Cerruti @ccerruti and Dave Kim @daveyoungkim.