Our goal is to provide our community with the best ceramic studio possible. Having a great facility requires the proper tools, such as kilns to finish our member's work. With your help we will be able to purchase the materials needed for two kilns and to hire Ted Neal to build them.
The Ceramic Studio has been operating since 2011. Since then we've gained a strong following of clay enthusiasts and ceramic artists.
The immediate benefit of this project is that we will become a stronger community of artists and friends. It's wonderful to see and feel the excitement behind all of our effort. With these kilns, our talented instructors will be able to effectively teach the basics of firing a manually controlled gas kiln and exposing our current and future students to the possibilities of firing with both Salt and Soda - two very unique firing choices that give distinct and beautiful results.
The Ceramics Studio at AMOCA strives to make ceramics accessible to the surrounding California community. By providing classes on all levels of experience and offereing 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.
The following are a few of the many wonderful things you will receive for your generous donations:
Ted Neal currently works as the Associate Professor of Ceramics at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Ted is a studio artist, educator and one of the best Kiln Builders in America today. He not only builds for community studios like ours, he has built kilns for numerous universities and art organizations.
Here are just a few things that people say about the kilns that Ted Neal builds:
"They are well crafted and fire exceptionally well!"- David Hiltner, Executive Director of the Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana.
"....one of the best kiln builders in the country" - Markus Urbanik, Programming and Facilities Coordinator of the Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana.
Not only will you be receiving excellent rewards for your donations, you will also know that you're supporting our studio members, The Ceramics Studio and the American Museum of Ceramic Art. We truly are a unique organization and value your help! THANK YOU!!!
Thanks to John Toki, Brian Vansell, Ed Traynor, and Southern California of Edison for their incredible donations!
Big Thanks to Qadriyyah Shamsid-Deen for editing the video and being a huge support for this project. You're the best!
AMOCA website: www.amoca.org
The Ceramics Studio website: http://studio.amoca.org/
AMOCA Twitter: https://twitter.com/AMOCAmuseum
399 North Garey Avenue
Pomona, CA 91767
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