Lineage: Mentorship & Learning highlights the impact and importance of the teacher/student relationship. This exhibition illustrates the thread connecting multiple generations of ceramic artists from Peter Voulkos to today’s students.

For decades there has been an impressive variety and strength in California’s colleges and universities ceramic programs. AMOCA invited 25 current educators from the state to participate in Lineage. In addition to inviting the educators to exhibit their own work in the show, we asked them to identify their most influential instructors or mentors and to nominate their most promising students or recent alumni. A panel then reviewed the nominations and selected the artists to include in the exhibition. The artwork in Lineage ranges from functional to sculptural with the artists exploring a wide range of forms, techniques and narratives.

AMOCA is proud to feature the work of the past, present, and future of ceramics and education.

Su Young Arnold                      Wayne Higby                          Rex Platero
Ralph Bacerra                           John W. Hopkins                    Ken Price
Brandon Bateman                    Stephen L. Horn                     Don Reitz
Tanya Batura                           Stanton Hunter                      Jeffrey Richards
Timothy Berg &                        Samuel Jernigan                    Jenny Rosen
Rebekah Myers                         Shane Keena                          Jerry Rothman
Luis Bermudez                         David Kiddie                           Adrian Saxe
Kelsey Bowen                           Jungmok Sona Lee                  Jay Schmidt              
Richard Burkett                       Sam Lopez                              Tiffany Schmierer
Johann Choi                             Lauren Ashley Lowrey              Nancy Selvin
Benjamin Cirgin                       Nathan Lynch                         Carly Slade
Patsy Cox                                 Pedro Magaña                         Paul Soldner
Patrick S. Crabb                       Tony Marsh                             Victor Spinski
Jessica Rae Crocker                  Timothy Martinez                    James Stewart
Val Cushing                              John Mason                            Vincent Suez
Audry Deal-McEver                   Jim Melchert                           Howard Tollefson
Rick Dillingham                         Robert Miller                           Elizabeth Torrance
Jeff Downing                             Gerardo Monterrubio              Monica Van Den Dool
Benjamin Joseph Dunmire         Joe Morales                            Peter Voukos
Camila Friedman-Gerlicz            Crystal Morey                         Evan Walker
Keiko Fukazawa                         Kevin Myers                           Andrea Williams
Forrest Gard                             Ron Nagle                              Mary Cale A. Wilson
Alina Hayes                               Rosa Novak                            John Wood II
Katherine Hermida                    Michael Peed                          Kelsey Zwarka