George Ohr Rising: The Emergence of An American Master
December 8th, 2007 – February 23rd, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 8th, 6-9 pm
Ohr Rising: The Emergence of An American Master is an exhibition of 48 key works by the art potter, George E. Ohr (1857-1918), of Biloxi, Mississippi. George E. Ohr, a ceramic artist decades ahead of his time, became dissatisfied with the limits of round, wheel-thrown pots. He experimented with altering his wheel-thrown shapes by using the centrifugal force of his potter’s wheel to cause the pots to twist and buckle. Unappreciated during his lifetime, his unorthodox techniques and bombastic personality earned him the title, “The Mad Potter of Biloxi.”
This exhibition was organized by the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, Mississippi
Other Mad Potters, a corollary exhibition, will show Ohr-like work from four contemporary potters, Steve Horn, Lisa Orr, Don Pilcher, and Mary Roehm.
Magnificent Mugs Benefit Sale, December 8th – February 23rd, 2008
A benefit sale of mugs, cups, and tea bowls to benefit AMOCA’s educational programs and the Ohr – O’Keefe Museum of Art’s re-building fund. Every mug will be sold at $20. Proceeds will be split 50/50.
January 12th, 5pm Guest Lecture with Steve Horn
January 20th, Demonstration Workshop with Steve Horn, $65
This workshop will demonstrate George Ohr style pottery construction and throwing techniques. Continental breakfast included.
Books and original ceramic artwork will be available for sale in our museum store.
American Museum of Ceramic Art
340 S. Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91766
Open: Wed.-Sat., 12-5 pm & 2nd Saturday of the month, 12-9 pm, or by appointment.
Admission: Adults $3; Seniors & Students $2, Members & Children 12 yrs. or under are free.
Phone (909)865-3146 / Fax (909) 629-1067
Web site: http://www.ceramicmuseum.org