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Welcome to the 2013 Ceramics Annual of America

by Susannah Israel “Influences, Intersections and Innovations: 21st Century Ceramics” Welcome to the 2013 Ceramics Annual of America, showcasing the remarkable quality and diversity of 21st-century ceramics. This marks the third year for the Ceramics Annual of America (CAA), a legacy of California’s role in the history of American ceramics.  …

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David Zdrazil: taking a shovel to the riverbank

  by Susannah Israel “CAA artist on a journey of discovery.” I was delighted to hear David Zdrazil give a lecture at Mendocino College (1) about his work and philosophy, and intrigued by his keen observation of the inspiration derived from the material in nature.  It has been observed that …

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Working Big at Mission Clay

by Susannah Israel “CAA artist gets inside the factory at Mission Clay.”  In June of 2004 I had a wonderful opportunity to …

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Shalene Valenzuela: Believe It Or Not

by Susannah Israel “CAA artist’s work is provocative social commentary.” “Don’t believe everything you see.”   Quite sensible advice, especially when viewing the …

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Tea Party at the Archie Bray

  by Susannah Israel “CAA artist’s work celebrates her ceramics residency.”  Tea at the Archie Bray, 2002.  This is permanently sited, and …