NOTE: Some of the dates/activities may no longer be correct,; be sure to contact the organizer to confirm.
AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL
The Queue: Kitchen Table Series
A weekly roundup for and by the craft community, the Kitchen Table series of The Queue introduces you to the makers, writers, curators, and more featured in the most recent issue of American Craft. We invite them to share their shortlist of exciting projects, people to follow, and content to consume to help you stay dialed into what’s hot in the world of making.
SANDOR KATZ ON THE CRAFT OF FOOD AND NEW FERMENTATION EXPERIMENTS
Featured in “From Passion to Plate” in the June/July 2020 issue of American Craft, Sandor Katz is an author and educator, and is regarded as a guru of all things fermentation. He has experimented widely in this realm, taught hundreds of workshops all around the world, and written two books on the subject: Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation.
What are your thoughts on the relationship between craft and food? Everything about food involves craft and technique, from growing it to harvesting it and storing it correctly, to milling, sprouting, fermenting, cooking, and all the other processes that transform the raw products of agriculture into all the things we love to eat and drink. Read more.
“My work empowering people with fermentation skills is motivated by my desire to see more people get their hands into food crafting.”
~ Sandor Katz
KORSHA WILSON ON HONORING KITCHEN INNOVATORS AND THE POWER OF THE COLLECTIVE VOICE
Korsha Wilson is a food writer and host of the weekly podcast A Hungry Society, which explores the intersection of race, class, and gender in dining and culinary spaces and communities. Read more about Korsha in “Thinking with your Hands,” an interview between her and American Craft Council board member Sarah K. Khan in the June/July 2020 issue of American Craft.
“Thinking with your Hands” explores the relationship between craft and cooking and the lessons to be learned in the ways we make, share, and savor.
Hello All TRAX friends and fans! Summer is upon us.
You can purchase pots online at traxgallery.com many great pots by great potters’.
TRAX will reopen for walk in business in October, (minus the virus).
Our next exhibition will be in November with Mike Helke, Kari Radasch,
Jenny Mendes, and Scott Parady.
TRAX will reopen for walk in business in October, (minus the virus). Jenny Mendes, and a surprise!
Tea Pot by ACGA Member Sandy Simon
TRAX Gallery has five unique Peter Voulkos color lithos
32″ x 24″, 1979, $1000 each, signed, unframed, email for more info.
Prior to October, if you want to make an appointment or have an item shipped, you can by emailing or texting Miles McCreary who is on the premises: 1.510.908.1580 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Art
Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic the Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Art will be Closed until it is Safe to Open.
Our Upcoming Show with Lisa Reinertson and Francoise LeClerc will be rescheduled.
The gallery is empty with the exception of Francoise LeClerc’s piece “Parallax” and the morning sun through the east facing windows.
Art lives here. Art will continue to live here. Joanne and Gerald Epperson have been making a space for Art since 1996. Their mission, their support and passion for the Arts will continue. Stay safe, stay well.
Please keep Joanne and Gerald in your thoughts and prayers.
Thank you for your continued support.
-Suzanne M Long
Friday – Sunday: 11:00am 5:00pm – Anytime by Appointment
Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Art, 1400 Pomona Street, Crockett CA 510-787-2915
Davis Art Center
If you have not linked on it lately – ACGA.net – 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.
John Natsoulas Center for the Arts
Support the Arts from Home!
To reduce overcrowding and risk of spreading germs, this sale hopes to encourage people to enjoy their staycation by browsing artwork from home. Perfect for gift-giving or adding to your own collection, these unique pieces offer something for everyone. Support the arts today by visiting our online store and checking out our Social Distancing Sale!
Kevin Snipes, 2020 – Cup 1 Beth Lo, 2020 Girl & Boy Plate Esther Shimazu, 2020 – Red Bull
Location: 521 First St. Davis, CA 95616
Bullseye Resource Center
Important Pickup and Sales Announcements for Resource Center Bay Area
Contact-free order and pickup:
Your local Bullseye Glass Resource Center is currently closed to in-person shopping. We welcome your orders via phone or email and will call you to schedule a pickup at a later time. Greater Bay Area]
Bullseye Resource Center
4514 Hollis St.
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday Noon-5pm – 510.595.1318
Jennifer Perlmutter Fine Art
Jennifer Perlmutter Pop-Up Gallery is hosting Small Footprint art exhibit featuring re-purposed and up-cycled material that has been given new life. The show includes wall art, sculptures and installations made from alternative materials.
Up-cycling is the process of turning waste, often of the sort that is usually considered “un-recyclable”, into something that is useful or of value. A popular form of up-cycling involves creating art with items of waste, and the results can be spectacular!
The show includes a variety of Bay Area artists and our guest artist Joe Bologna – Artwork by Deborah Benioff Friedman
Hours: By appt. during Covid19 – 925-284-1485
3525 Mt. Diablo Blvd. (Corner of Moraga Rd. and Mt. Diablo Blvd.)
Lafayette, CA 94549
LOS ANGELES – Craft in America
Here/Now | A Humble Legacy: Two Exhibitions of Yunomi
7/18/2020 – 9/19/2020
Upon the centennial of the founding of Leach Pottery, the Craft in America Center is pleased to present two exhibitions celebrating the cup as object and the impact of Bernard Leach on studio ceramics.
A Humble Legacy is an exhibition of approximately two dozen works of historic and contemporary cups made by a selection of artists affiliated with Leach Pottery and others who continue in its legacy. Master potters Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada established St. Ives Pottery (Leach Pottery) in Cornwall, England in 1920, and their impact on 20th century ceramics cannot be overstated. Leach’s conception of the artist-potter and his advocacy for studio pottery in England came at a time when industrially-produced ceramics were dominant. His role in communicating Eastern ceramic tradition to the West, had a ripple effect on the global history of contemporary studio ceramics. The utilitarian cups, or yunomi, featured in this exhibition speak to Leach’s ideology and outlook. This international exhibition is organized in consultation with former Leach apprentice, Jeff Oestreich, who worked at the pottery from 1969-1971.
Here/Now: Contemporary Narrative and Form in the Yunomi is a ceramic cup invitational, which will consist of a small group of ceramic artists asked to construct a series of yunomi. The cylinder, being the root structure of most ceramic objects, leads to the yunomi, which can be playful and quickly made. The yunomi is a foundational form for most makers-inviting many options, directions, and intent. These are a range of contemporary vessel makers who are dedicated to rethinking traditional ideas. Using the cup as a launching point, this exhibition explores the historical ideal of the humble, anonymous Japanese potter juxtaposed with the American idealism of self-experience.
Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
Take a Virtual Tour of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts!
The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts will reopen on July 6th, for tours only, by appointment. The number of visitors will be limited, required to wear masks and maintaining physical distance with others while inside the buildings will be mandatory. We will be following guidance and protocols provided by the State of California to provide a safe environment for visitors. Tours can be booked in advance by phone or e-mail
8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd. (in Upper Ojai) – Ojai, CA 93023 Tel: (805) 646-3381
Online Exhibition – Ojai Studio Artists – Ojai Visions – Part 2
July 11 – August 29, 2020
An exhibition of works by Ojai Studio Artists measuring less than 18″ x 24″. Ojai Studio Artists is a nonprofit working to promote art awareness, preparing the next generation of artists, and celebrating the importance of the arts.
“Ojai Visions: Part 2”, featuring smaller-scale works by artist members of Ojai Studio Artists, is being presented on Artsy
Click here to view the exhibition:
AMOCA – The American Museum of Ceramic Art
After more than three months of closure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are delighted to announce that we are reopening! Read on for exciting new developments, and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Making In Between: Contemporary Chinese American Ceramics
On View: March 14–August 23, 2020
Making In Between: Contemporary Chinese American Ceramics examines the works of six first- and second-generation Chinese American ceramic artists from the United States and provides a basis for dialog and inter-cultural exchange during an era fraught with international tensions.
Southern California has significant Chinese-American heritage and is home to the third-largest community in the United States of Americans with Chinese ancestry. Through cultural, geographic, and historic lenses, the exhibition invites visitors to explore and engage with the contemporary Chinese American artistic experience.
Ricky Maldonado, “Vertigo IV,” 2008. Terracotta and glazes. Photo from New Acquisitions: Julianne and David Armstrong.
AMOCA members and residents of the City of Pomona can reserve complimentary tickets online. As a thank-you to our community, 500 complimentary tickets will be available to residents of Pomona during the month of July. Tickets are required for admission and must be reserved online at least one day in advance.
Not a member? Become one today and come visit us in July!
Tickets will be available in July for August Admission
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 AMOCA.org in a few weeks.
Complimentary tickets are required for admission and must be reserved online a day in advance.
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!
399 N Garey Ave
ALPHA FIRED ARTS
Asian Art Museum – Temporarily Closed
Chinese scholars who created beautiful calligraphy surrounded themselves with equally decorative calligraphy tools. Despite their utilitarian functions, these objects often displayed intricate motifs. Can you spot the cranes on top of the ink stick container? A crane paired with the pine tree is a powerful emblem of longevity.
200 Larkin Street • San Francisco, CA 94102
Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture
200 Larkin St. • San Francisco, CA 94102
International ONLINE Juried Exhibition,
JUNE 6 – JULY 18, 2020
Pajaro Valley Arts presents Sierra Azul Nursery and Garden
July 1 – Oct. 31
E-postcard announcement for this real, physical sculpture garden exhibition There are a few ACGA members in the show, both clay and glass: Cristy Aloysi & Scott Graham, Peggy Snider