399 North Garey Avenue
Pomona, CA 91767
It is the mission of the American Museum of Ceramic Art to educate by presenting, collecting and preserving significant ceramic achievements of the world's cultures from ancient times to the present and through aesthetic and technical study to develop a deeper understanding of cultural values and traditions.
About the Museum
As an organization of vision, devoted to the arts, we believe that visual art experiences communicated through professional artists, workshops or gallery exhibitions, promote cross-cultural understanding and provide new perspectives and insights which enrich our lives.
Exhibitions and programming at the American Museum of Ceramic Art will embrace a wide number of topics - all relating to clay. Within this broadly diverse community, it is our goal to increase the aesthetic appreciation of clay as an art form and to assist our audience in unraveling the creative thinking behind the making of ceramic objects. At the same time, AMOCA aims to provide confirmed clay enthusiasts with encouragement, camaraderie and exhibition opportunity.
Used as a teaching tool, pottery is one of the most enduring indicators of culture. We can open the doors of the past through exhibitions of archeological finds; we can trace ceramic advances by studying the construction, glazing and firing practices developed throughout history, and we can find clues to the social expression of certain time periods through the study of ceramic shapes, forms and styles of decoration. Varied exhibitions may display pottery from different countries, focus on the work of an individual clay artist, illustrate specific skills or emphasize current high-tech processes. Useful vessels, tile collections and sculptural works, from wide-spread eras and regions, will all be part of our repertoire.
As Pomona’s only clay center, The Ceramics Studio at AMOCA strives to make ceramics accessible to the surrounding California community. By providing classes on all levels of experience and offering a place for professionally minded artists to work, The Ceramics Studio hopes to encourage the appreciation of ceramics within our community. Along with classes, this facility will host visiting artist workshops, lectures, gallery exhibitions, and educational programs to share with our resident artists, students, members of AMOCA and the general public. The Ceramics Studio strives to develop, educate, and promote ceramics in our growing artist-based community.
Peter Voulkos, Paul Soldner, Patti Warashina, Tom Coleman, Robert Sperry, Lisa Clague, John Mason, Frank Boyden, Don Reitz, Esther Shimazu, Maruerite Wildenhain, Rudy Autio, Auto Heino