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Pot Heads: A New Wave of Ceramic Artists in Los Angeles ~ Opens at Design Matters on October 16th

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Pot Heads is a showcase of eight of the best ceramic artists working in Los Angeles today: Dora De Larios with Irving Place Studio, Kat & Roger, Mirena Kim, Heather Levine, Ben Medansky, Victoria Morris, Sunja Park, and Pilar Wiley.

Riding a wave of renewed popular interest in American pottery, Pot Heads highlights the common threads joining this group, dedicated to the art of hand-thrown, functional ceramics. Keep reading for more information and for preview images from the show. The artist's name is below the pieces they have created for Pot Heads, which opens on October 16th at 6pm at Design Matters Gallery in West Los Angeles. Japanese artist Katsuo Design created the Pot Heads logo, as well as a limited edition silk-screened poster made especially for this exhibition.

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(Ben Medansky)

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(Sunja Park)

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(Victoria Morris)

Influences range from classic mid-century modernist forms to Japanese craftsmanship, organic glazes and hues, and a freedom of expression inspired by the California sunshine. The by-product of these influences is an accidental, thriving community of artists who echo the Los Angeles Studio Pottery Movement of the 1960s and ‘70s.

The opening reception takes place Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Design Matters Gallery. The reception is open to the public, and the exhibition will be on view through November 16.

To complement the artists’ collective devotion to an enduring sensibility, Vitsoe will be providing a number of Dieter Rams-designed 621 Side Tables to display the ceramics. The table was first designed in 1962, and was recently re-engineered alongside Rams to satisfy the the company’s exacting standards.

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(Heather Levine)

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(Kat and Roger)

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(Victoria Morris)

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