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AMOCA, American Museum of Ceramic Art

399 North Garey Avenue
Pomona, CA 91767

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Phone: (909) 865-3146
Fax: (909) 629-1067

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Wednesday - Sunday, 12-5pm; 2nd Saturdays, 12-8pm.

Admission Price:
$7 Adults, $5 Student/Senior


March 1, 2019 - July 31, 2020
The Artists of Mettlach
Villeroy & Boch’s Mettlach factory, located in Mettlach, Germany, was one of the company’s most productive factories. The Mettlach factory was housed in a restored former Benedictine Abbey dating back to the 10th century.
March 9, 2019 - August 25, 2019
Silver Splendor: The Art of Anna Silver
“[Silver] applies her glazes with measured physicality, skillfully coaxing bold, gestural drawings to float against backdrops of luminous pigment.” —Jo Lauria
June 8, 2019 - December 20, 2019
Juan Quezada: The Legend of Mata Ortiz
An encyclopedic retrospective of over seventy pieces, including rare early works. Enjoy this exclusive opportunity to meet Mexico-based artist Juan Quezada and hear from Colorado-based artist Michael Wisner (Michael Wisner Art).
July 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019
AMOCA Collects!
Opens July 2019. Visit Website for Further Details.
AMOCA houses over 7,000 objects, including Villeroy and Boch’s Mettlach ceramics, Southern California production pottery, and mid-century and contemporary studio ceramics and sculpture.
July 13, 2019 - September 29, 2019
Peter Pincus: Chroma
What started as his curiosity for pottery and vessel has extended to include painting and sculpture, and his present work is evidence of that evolution. He believes that color interaction can elicit new ways of seeing.
September 14, 2019 - February 23, 2020
Julie Green: Flown Blue
Additional information will be posted shortly.
Opening Reception, September 14, 2019, 6-9pm


Mission Statement
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.

Ceramic Studio

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


“Large as Life”
American Museum of Ceramic Art [AMoCA], Pomona, California
Preview by Suvan Geer

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“Large as Life”


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