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Cast & Fired: Pasadena’s Mid-Century Ceramics Industry

Cast & Fired: Pasadena’s Mid-Century Ceramics Industry

Southern California, with its rich clay deposits, emerged as a world leader in pottery and ceramics production for household use in the mid-twentieth century. “Cast & Fired: Pasadena’s Mid-Century Ceramics Industry” explores this boom, which was ushered in by Ernest Batchelder’s luminously-glazed Asian-inspired forms. This exhibit examines, for the first time, Pasadena’s contributions to this […]

Fire It Up!

Fire It Up!

Though we were told not to engage with the ceramicists, one did happen to be walking by, not poised at a potter’s wheel or a work station, so we thought it would be safe to address her. The next hour flew by as we spoke with Jennifer Simison, Kathryn Levee, and Jenelle Peterson. Their enthusiasm for […]

The Brilliance & Whimsy of Beatrice Wood

The Brilliance & Whimsy of Beatrice Wood

To finish off our seasonal side trip (see “Ojai Marvels” and “Ojai Olive Oil Company“), we head to the studio of the late great Beatrice Wood. Many may only know Wood as one of the trifecta that inspired Francois Truffaut’s film Jules et Jim in 1962, which we saw decades ago, and before we knew anything of the celebrated […]

Stunning Ceramics at Scripps

Stunning Ceramics at Scripps

We would like to thank Rosey Bell, realtor with Coldwell Banker, for this lead, which prompted us to undertake a spur-of-the-moment midday trip to see the Scripps College 73rd Ceramic Annual exhibit. From Pasadena to exit 25B in Claremont, it was a quick half hour drive, which provided a constant backdrop of snowcapped mountains defying the open driver’s side window and […]

Kat & Roger: Another California Day

Kat & Roger: Another California Day

Travel our great state of California and we are mesmerized by Saguaro, redwoods, streets lined with blooming jacaranda, rugged cliffs, and miles of ocean. Painter Kat Hutter and ceramicist Roger Lee began “an informal, photographic documentary of the beauty surrounding them in their daily lives and travels throughout the state. The result? A Pasadena Museum […]

Youth Ceramics

Youth Ceramics

Growing up in Fairfield County, Connecticut one of the places to which I returned happily time and time again was what I knew only as Silvermine. Sitting in the passenger seat, trying not to get car sick as my mother drove down windy roads crowded with ancient trees and an endless canopy of greenery overhead, […]

Innovation & the Past

Innovation & the Past

China’s ceramic history is renowned, as it is in other East Asia countries such as Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. In the Pacific Asia Museum new exhibit “Reshaping Tradition: Contemporary Ceramics from East Asia,” today’s East Asian ceramicists consider their country’s past, both positively and critically, and re-shape and redefine traditional ceramics with innovations of their […]

Ink & Clay

Ink & Clay

Ink & Clay 41 is a juried exhibition now in its 41st year. Delightfully, Milagro Charter School artist-in-residence and City of Pasadena Art Commissioner Meriel Stern has had some works, including Sisters (porcelain, pictured right), accepted into this national competition. Artists from all 50 states compete with works in the areas of ceramic ware, clay […]

Art & Activism: Reshaping Tradition with Ai Weiwei

Art & Activism: Reshaping Tradition with Ai Weiwei

The familiar and the iconic. Chinese history and tradition versus our “Western consumer culture.” Blue-and-white ware versus the psychedelic. Vases and moon jars. Contemporary art and traditional aesthetics. “The character of the present.” “Quiet aesthetics.” Opening on September 11, the Pacific Asia Museum presents pre-modern ceramic works exhibited alongside the works by 7 East Asian […]

Living the Good Life: Polynesia Pop

“Tiki culture is all about living the good life, having fun, and enjoying the tropical splendors it offers. “This first ever group Tiki ceramic exhibition brings together unique ceramic creations by established Tiki artists and major local ceramic artists. “Conceptualized and coordinated by Michelle Valigura and Michael Sbicca, this one-night show celebrates the blended and […]

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