2022 Programming

January 23, 2022

Dr. Jeffrey Ruda, Professor Emeritus of Art History, University of California Davis Factories and Artists: A Foundation for Studio Ceramics.
Virtual via Zoom.

Caption: Minton & Co., Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire Special mark for the ‘Naturalist’ series of transfer prints by William Stephen Coleman, 1869 SFCC member collection and photo

March 20, 2022

Dr. Melanie Gibson, Convenor of the Postgraduate Degree in Asian Art at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and trustee of Leighton House
Frederic Leighton and the Making of Arab Hall at Leighton House.
Virtual via Zoom.

Caption: Detail Leighton House Photo: Melanie Gibson

March 30, 2022

Dr. Tessa Murdoch, curator and scholar, London
Nicholas Sprimont: Designer, Goldsmith, Ceramicist and Entrepreneur.
Virtual via Zoom.

Caption: Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory, London, Dovecote (potpourri), 1755-56, oft-paste porcelain, height 17 in. (143.2 cm, Legion of Honor, San Francisco, (SFCC photo)

May 28, 2022

Robert D. Mowry, Alan J. Dworsky Curator of Chinese Art Emeritus, Harvard University Art Museum
Porcelain for the Emperors: Imperial Wares of the Song (960–1279), Ming (1368–1644), and Qing (1644–1911) Dynasties.
Virtual via Zoom.

Caption: Ming Dynasty Moon Flask with Dragon and Waves  Photo:  Robert D. Mowry

June 19, 2022

Jeffrey Spahn private art dealer and author
Toshiko Takaezu: Abstract Expressionist Modern Ceramic Art.
Virtual via Zoom.

Caption: Jeffrey Spahn with work by Toshiko Takaezu

July 24, 2022

FCC Summer Social, at the Jeffrey Spahn Gallery, Berkeley, California

September 18, 2022

SFCC Pot Night: annual business meeting, report from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and member’s show and tell.
Online via Zoom.

October 9, 2022

Avril Angevine, arts lecturer California art and ceramics
The Hand and the Machine in California Pottery.
Online and in person at the Gunn Theater, Legion of Honor Museum San Francisco.

Caption: Arequipa Pottery, Fairfax CA, 1911-18 Frederick Hurten Rhead, 1880-1942, designer Vase, 1912 Earthenware Oakland Museum of California (SFCC photo)

November 13, 2022

Adam T. Erby, Curator of Fine and Decorative Arts at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, a double feature,
George and Martha Washington: A Ceramic Biography, and “Keep it in the Home of Washington”: The Ongoing Restoration of George Washington’s Mount Vernon.
Lectures at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. respectively. Co-sponsored with the FAMSF American Design and Arts Forum. Online and in person at the Gunn Theater, Legion of Honor Museum San Francisco.

Caption: Unknown maker, Jingdezhen Society of the Cincinnati sugar tureen and stand, 1784-85 Hard-paste porcelain, overall 6.67 cm × 18.1 cm × 11.75 cm (Photo:  mountvernon.org)