I have had a developing interest in ceramics since my Dad brought back a small, beautifully formed tea pot from China. That interest grew when I saw the archive at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona. I bought a number of books on the subject and devoured each one. I began to notice and appreciate the myriad painted tiles of Santa Barbara, and the interest just keeps growing.
The gallery has delved farther and farther into the field since our first show in 2004. In 2006, we did a pocket exhibition of important works by legendary West Coast ceramist, Paul Soldner. In 2007, we did our first full exhibition for Rebekah Bogard. We brought Rebekah back for a major part of our exhibition, “Dreamland: American Explorations Into Surrealism.” We also featured the works of Jessica Foos Jones in that exhibit.
This month, the gallery has the work of local ceramist James Haggerty on display. The exhibition has sold exceedingly well, but great work remains. To see the exhibition online, click here. To read the wonderful article by Matt Kettman in the Independent, click here.
- Jeremy Tessmer, Gallery Director