ACGA May Newsletter 2020

ACGA Online Exhibition – Garden Art

Garden Totems - ACGA Online ExhibitionMarch 1 – May 30, 2021
We are excited to announce the upcoming online exhibition, “Garden Art”, featuring clay and glass pieces made by ACGA artists for use and display

This is not a sale. However, we will provide visitors with a main link to each artist’s website or shop. Please stroll through our first online exhibition to enjoy an amazing range of outdoor pieces made by our members. Your virtual garden tour will bring you one step closer to spring!


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Trudy Chiddix

Trudy ChiddixTrudy has a solo show at the Plinth Gallery in Denver. This gallery specializes in contemporary ceramics. Here is a link to her Video Tour of the show. “I hope you might take a look at this 20 minute video and enjoy it.”

Susan Duhan Felix

Susan Duhan FelixSusan is in the City of Danville’s TRACES SHOW. Her peice is “Mama and Me, 1938. Here is the virtual tour!

Vicki Gunter

I am excited to now invite you to two exhibits!
Vicki GunterOne Nest: Earthworks

Artist Elizabeth Addison and I are excited to introduce our new collaboration, One Nest: Earthworks. This duo exhibition premieres new works created while sheltered during the pandemic, as well as some pre COVID favorites.

Show Dates:
March 2 – 31, 2021
Abrams Claghorn Gallery, 1251 Solano Avenue, Albany, California

Safe Reception (Masks Required): March 13
Artist Talk: March 20 on FB/zoom!
Meet Elizabeth 10-2 .
Meet Vicki 1-5

Vicki Gunter

Family Gathering, Little Pete Meadow – clay, glaze, stains, worked wire

Vicki Gunter

Folktales – clay, nichrome wire, underglaze

Yosemite Renaissance 36

Traveling Exhibit: Mar-Dec 2021
Yosemite Gateway Art Center
Mar 19 – May 30

40982 Hwy 41, Oakhurst CA

Josie Jurczenia

Sacramento NCECA conferencePlanning for the Sacramento NCECA Conference (March 16-19,2022) has begun. I am writing to you in my role as a member of the Advance Planning Committee. As one of the representatives from the Oakland/Berkeley/San Francisco Area, I would like to keep you informed about what’s happening and how you might like to participate.

Although our area is on “the fringes” geographically to the main event and we in no way want to take the focus away from the events that will be happening in Sacramento during the NCECA conference, I am hoping our Bay Area ceramic artists, studios and galleries will want to come up with pre and post conference events. There might be as many as 6,000 attendees to the 2022 NCECA conference and many of them will be traveling through the Bay Area on their way to the conference. Our pre and post conference events could provide a great opportunity to get folks to take a detour off the freeway and get to know our diverse and exciting Bay Area ceramics scene.
There is lots of time for you to start thinking up something special for you and/or your studio/gallery to do…an exciting exhibition, open studio event, tour ???…the possibilities are endless. About 12 months prior to March 2022 I would like to start putting together a map listing your pre and post conference events. I hope to post this information on-line as well as in printed form so that it is readily available well before and during the conference. Other areas in our region are also planning pre and post conference events and we are hoping to get together a coordinated calendar. This is going to be an extremely exciting time here for all things ceramic.

Do you have a dynamite idea for a concurrent show for the conference? The proposals are due in April 2021. These shows are supported by NCECA (which generally means they supply the space and the show will be listed in official NCECA literature). If you have an interesting idea for a show please consider submitting a proposal. Go to the NCECA site for more information: Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have ideas or
suggestions about what you’d like to see happen at the 2022 Sacramento conference. I will be happy to pass along your ideas along. If you would please pass this information along to any ceramic artists,studios or galleries you feel might be interested.


Please visit ACGA’s EVENTS/WORKSHOPS page for a complete list of upcoming classes and workshops.


NOTE: Some of the dates/activities may no longer be correct,; be sure to contact the organizer to confirm.



1251 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
Tuesday – Sunday | 10-6pm and by appointment


“Earth to Table”

New pots by Stuart Gair, Tom Jaszczak, Maggie Finlayson-Jaszczak and Sandy Simon.
February 5  ongoing

TRAX Covidly walk-in hours are every Friday and Saturday
11-2pm and by appointment

TRAX ArtBnB is again available for bookings. 

Peter Voulkos poster

TRAX Gallery has five unique Peter Voulkos color lithos
32″ x 24″, 1979, $1000 each, signed, unframed, email for more info.

1812 5th Street, Berkeley, CA  94710

 by appointment –  call: 510.540.8729 or text 510.914.1303


Asian Art Museum San FranciscoAsian Art Museum

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the museum and your safety is our top priority. We will continue to frequently clean high-touch areas, provide hand sanitizer stations throughout the museum, and reduce capacity to allow for physical distancing. Plus, our building is equipped with a top-notch air-filtration system to deliver some of the cleanest air you can find in the city.

We are committed to providing you an uplifting and worry-free
experience. Learn more about what to expect on your visit. And don’t forget to join us on Mar. 7 for Free First Sundays!Book Timed Tickets Online in Advance.

Timed entry tickets are quick and easy to reserve. With reduced capacity, you’ll have plenty of space to enjoy an intimate experience with our collection and exhibitions. Reserve your tickets now…

Check Out Our New Hours
Thurs: 1 PM–8 PM
Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tues–Wed: Closed

200 Larkin Street • San Francisco, CA 94102 | 415.581.3500


Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Art

Epperson Gallery

Friday – Sunday: 11:00am 5:00pm – Anytime by Appointment – Frances Jackson


Davis Arts Center
Davis Art CenterIf you have not linked on it lately – – there have been many changes and updates. The most recent:    addition of a virtual showing of the Davis Arts Center ACGA show “Ceramics in Focus :2020”, that for obvious reasons is not live.


Applied Contemporary Craft GalleryDidem Mert
March 6th – April 24th
Opening Reception MArch 6th 3-6-pm
473 25th Street, Oakland CA 94612


Beatrice Woods Center for the ArtsBEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Closed Until Further Notice

Wyatt AmendWyatt Amend
March 3 – May 1, 2021
Homage – View Online Exhibition
Works created by educators, interns and artists in residence over the last decade, or more, working in Beatrice Wood’s studio.

We recently created a short video to share the first chapter of the book, Intersection: Art & Life. The book explores the role of the arts historically, and features inspiring works by contemporary artists.
Watch the Video:

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This video shares the first chapter of the book Intersection: Art & Life. The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is expanding virtual programming in order to serve the larger community.

Kevin Wallace, Director of the Center, wrote the book to share the Center’s educational philosophy through exploring the role of the arts historically, as well as inspiring works by contemporary artists. The book is dedicated to Beatrice Wood, as it is based upon her unique approach to the arts and cultural studies.

Become a member of the Center at the$30 level and we will mail you a copy of Intersection: Art & Life, or choose from our selection of thank you gifts.

8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd. (in Upper Ojai) – Ojai, CA 93023 Tel: (805) 646-3381


Ocean Ecology and CraftCraft in America
Making Waves: Ocean Ecology & Craft

Craft in America Center is pleased to present a dynamic virtual exhibition of more than fifty mixed media works made by eleven artists from across the U.S. who depict the beauty of our
seas and confront various ecological and human-generated threats.

Ocean Ecology and CraftMaking Waves focuses on artworks that celebrate and champion our oceans. These gathered objects shed light on the impact of climate change on the bodies of seawater across the planet, the hazards to life within them, and their vitality to our survival. Along with all that we have the past year, the ongoing and surmounting climate crisis remains one of the largest existential and physical threats to life on Earth. From global warming and rising ocean levels to microplastics, carbon emissions, and overfishing, the issues are numerous and urgent. The group of artists featured in this exhibition use various craft media to reflect the richness of the natural world that exists underwater. They remind us about the need to protect these resources before we are left with nothing more than their artistic likenesses.


AMOCA – The American Museum of Ceramic Art, or call (909) 865-3146.

Museum Reopening on hold.
Governor Newsom announced that museums and other indoor venues in LA County and 18 other counties will remain closed at this time.

AMOCA Members and residents of Pomona have first access to complimentary timed admission tickets. Click here to reserve tickets.

AMOCA members and residents of the City of Pomona can reserve complimentary tickets online. Tickets are required for admission and must be reserved online at least one day in advance. We will welcome the general public back to the museum the week of August 3. Details on how to reserve advance tickets will be sent via email next month and available at in a few weeks. Complimentary tickets are required for admission and must be reserved online a day in advance. Complimentary Private Members Tours – In-Person or Virtual! AMOCA members are invited to schedule in-person or virtual private tours of our current exhibitions.

These small-group experiences with a staff member or docent are a remarkable way to experience the exhibits
on view.

As a thank-you for your continued support, you are invited to enjoy these special tours free of charge. On behalf of everyone at AMOCA, we are grateful for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Kim TuckerKim Tucker: Primal Beings, Ghosts, and Human Dummies

Alyson Brandes is a graduate of Chapman University and a 2020 Getty Marrow Undergraduate Intern at AMOCA. During her internship, Brandes writes periodically for, and posts on Instagram and Facebook on Tuesdays. “As part of my internship, an ongoing project that I’ve been working on involves researching artists for a future exhibition on women working with ceramics in California. ” In her eleventh blog, Kim Tucker: Primal Beings, Ghosts, and Human Dummies, Brandes explores Tucker’s “handmade, organic aesthetic.”
399 N Garey Ave
Museum: 909.865.3146
Studio: 909.622.0464


Blue Line Arts

Off Center Blue Line ArtsOff Center

Since the first ceramics were created, like Venus of Dolní Věstonice, before 25,000 BCE and pottery vessels that were discovered in Jiangxi, China, which date back to 18,000 BCE, people have been fascinated with clay. Today, artists continue to astound us as they push the boundaries of our preconceived ideas of what ceramics represent. From playful pieces disguised as everyday objects, to finely detailed vessels, ceramics delights and surprises us in its evolution.
Whether you work in a more traditional style, or prefer completely outlandish creations, we showcase your vision and techniques from around the world during this annual show.

ROSEVILLE, CA 95678-2636
(916) 783-4117


The Crocker Art Museum

The Crocker Art Museum is currently closed in accordance with county and state health orders.

Duck Out Calvin MaThe Crocker Art Museum is delighted to welcome to its collection “Duck Out,” a gift from Bay Area sculptor Calvin Ma, whose ceramic, toy-like figure is suspended in the moment of fight or flight.

“Duck Out” joins “Around and Around,” another sculpture by Ma, in the Crocker’s renowned collection of international ceramics. Through both sculptures, Ma gives form to his experience with social anxiety, a disorder that impacts nearly 15 million American adults who experience a persistent, intense fear of being judged by others.

For more information and to view images, click here:


2020-2021 Fall Residency, Sonoma Ceramics
We offer two, 6-month, all-inclusive residencies per year for potters or ceramic sculptors. Applications are open for this 6-month, all inclusive residency. Open to potters and sculptors on a professional trajectory. The Ceramic Artist in Residence program offers a self- directed emerging or established ceramic artist a supportive work environment to explore ideas and create a cohesive body of work.


Superb live/work studio space for artists & writers. This summer and fall you can prepare for a show, finish a manuscript, collect your thoughts, or plan your next body of work. Located on Lake Chapala, nestled in a ring of mountains with colorful fishing villages strung like pearls along the north shore, a slower pace of life awaits you.

When it gets hot and muggy where you live, you can be here painting or writing to your heart’s content where the weather is fresh and delightful. We still have several private studio apartments available You can focus on your creative work and enjoy our gorgeous scenery and perfect year-round climate.

Rates, descriptions & pictures:
For more info write:
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The Potter's Studio - Berkeley CAThe Potters’ Studio
61221 8th St
Berkeley CA 94710


Clay Hand Studios - Sponsor of Association of Clay and Glass Artists of CaliforniaClay Hand Studios
Contact: Nanette Mattos
660 Van Ness,
Fresno, CA 93721