MAY - JUNE
MARCH - APRIL
EXHIBITIONS: DECEMBER - JANUARY
OCTOBER - NOVEMBER
JULY - SEPTEMBER 2010
MAY - JUNE 2010
- APRIL 2010
FEBRUARY 2009- APRIL 2009
February 10 –
April 4, 2009
Receptions: Saturday February 14, 6 - 9pm
Saturday March 14, 6 - 9pm
Armstrong’s announces “Patchwork”,
a ceramic group show featuring Bennett Bean, Thomas Hoadley, Beverly
Crist, Geoffrey Swindell, Peter Kuentzel, Coeleen Kiebert and Nick
Bernard. “Patchwork” displays works of a variety of patterns,
textures and colors. Each artist brings their own unique inspiration
and process of piecing together different visual elements to create
striking and distinctive ceramic pieces. The exhibit will run from
Tuesday February 10 through Saturday April 4, 2009.
Bennett Bean is known for his fired-on glazes and added painted decoration
after firing to the clay surface, creating complex and overlapping
patterns. He also frequently applies his signature gold leaf inside
Thomas Hoadley creates spectacular porcelain vessels using the ancient
technique of nerikomi, creating patterns with colored clay. Natural
and delicate patterns are created through his masterful, sometimes
magical manipulation of the clay.
Beverly Crist creates slab constructed pieces using cut patterns like
a dressmaker would make a dress. These thin, slab cut patterns are
decorated with ceramic glazes and often incorporate glaze painting.
Geoffrey Swindell’s small, miniature scale porcelain vessels
are inspired by a wide variety of sources including aviation, aerospace,
Peter Kuntzel’s raku sculpture wall pieces display his curiosity
of form, texture, pattern, and color. He uses very distinctive shapes
creating sharp, geometric forms and lines.
Nicholas Bernard’s pieces are thrown with white earthenware
clay strengthened with grog. Handles are often added and decorations
to his pieces include slip or oxides. Some pieces are fired several
times in order to attain the precise color and texture.
2008 - JANUARY 2009
The Pomona Tea Party
6, 2008 to January 21, 2009
& Tea Ceremony: Saturday, December 13, 2008 6 – 9
Walk: Saturday, January 10, 2009 6 – 9 pm
is pleased to announce an exhibition and holiday sale. "The
Pomona Tea Party" will feature sculptural and functional works
of art from the renowned ceramic artists from all over the United
States featuring tea pots and tea bowls from such highly skilled
ceramic artists as Don Reitz, Philip Cornelius, Tom and Elaine Coleman,
Fong Choo, Porntip Sangvanich, Steven Hill, William Waters, Yoshiro
Ikeda, Glenn Grishkoff, Patrick Horsley and many more.
traditional Japanese tea ceremony is a religious and social
event along with an essential concentration on aesthetics. The
tea bowl used for this ceremony embodies beauty, dignity, cleanliness,
and humbleness. Traditional Japanese tea ceremony bowls in ceramic
arts has gone through many changes over time and in Western
culture ceramists started challenging themselves to create art
works extending to this tradition.
"Untitled Green Tea Set"
bring new life to Japanese convention while showing off their own
artistic expression and style as well as pushing the boundaries
of what a tea pot or bowl can be or look like. Changes include materials
used, firing techniques and an overall breakaway from traditional
styles while still acknowledging conventional thinking about the
tea bowl and its original purpose and meaning in Japanese culture.
celebration of this prominent event, a special demonstration of
the traditional Japanese tea ceremony will take place in the gallery
on Saturday, December 13, 2008. The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m.
There will be a raffle for patrons to participate in this Japanese
tea ceremony demonstration. A raffle ticket will be given to every
person who purchases items from the gallery on Saturday, December
|Art lovers and enthusiasts are invited to
join Armstrong's in this informative and special event filled
with tea and conversation. "The Pomona Tea Party"
will show a variety of ceramic tea pot and bowl styles, from
formal to whimsical, that display all the artists' expertise
and unique techniques of the celebrated and distinguished ceramic
is located at 150 East 3rd Street Pomona, Calif., 91766. The gallery
hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. and every
second Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Gallery reception and tea
party will be held on December 13 and January 10 from 6 p.m. to
9 p.m. These two open events are free to the public.
- NOVEMBER 2008
October 7 - November 29, 2008
Saturday October 11, 6 - 9pm
Saturday November 8, 6 - 9pm
Whyman: Vitrified Existence
announces its up-coming exhibition: “Jeff Whyman: Vitrified
Existence.” This show will display works from the talented
and highly skilled ceramic artist, Jeff Whyman. “Vitrified
Existence” will run from Tuesday, October 7 through
Saturday, November 29.
Whyman’s work displays a variety of sculptural forms
completed with wood-fired, glazing surface techniques. Wood-firing
is known for its lengthy, labor intensive process but the
results are incredible and stunning. The wood-firing technique
creates astounding and distinctive surfaces, which would be
unattainable with any other firing method.
Whyman’s work is about the beauty, wonder and majesty
of our daily life. The clay, the earth, the sun, the minerals,
the colors of our transitions and the eternal process of our
existence is all a part of his galactic expressions in the
permanency of fired ceramic vessels. Whyman is also a diver
and his ceramic creations are reminiscent of the treasures
found on the ocean floor.
The success and accomplishments of Jeff Whyman include numerous
solo and group shows across the country. He also has many
of his pieces in selected public collections including the
Museum of Contemporary Art in Boca Raton, FL and the St. Louis
Medical Center. Whyman received his B.F.A from the University
of Miami and his M.F.A. from the University of California,
Berkeley. He was also given the opportunity and privilege
of working with the acclaimed ceramic artist, Peter Volkous,
for many years.
- SEPTEMBER 2008
- JULY 2008
- MAY 2008