Norris Gallery, Water, Earth & Fire installation view.

Water, Earth & Fire – PVAC Instructors

Norris and Welsh Galleries

Palos Verdes Art Center presents Water, Earth & Fire, an exhibition celebrating ceramics as a powerful creative force and an expressive mode of communication. The show is organized in two thematic sections. The theme presented in the Norris Gallery is the history of the outstanding and progressive instruction of the PVAC ceramics programs. Established in the late 1960s, the chronology of the ceramics studio is long and rich. This legacy is chronicled through works created by the many talented artists associated with the program, primarily former and current instructors and workshop leaders. Many affiliated with the ceramics studio have achieved international acclaim, including Philip Cornelius, Rosaline Delisle, Vivika and Otto Heino, Yoshiro Ikeda, Elaine Katzer, Harrison McIntosh, Adrian Saxe, Peter Shire, and Anna Silver. In this survey of over seventy pieces, a broad range of forming methods, surface designs, and ideations are highlighted, demonstrating the material intelligence and mastery of technique of those who have generously mentored others through teaching and guidance.

Carolyn LaLiberte

Elaine Katzer

Anna Silver

Adrian Saxe

Richard McColl

Shane Keena

Peter Shire

Jeff Stellges

Philip Cornelius

Norris Gallery, Water, Earth & Fire installation view.

Susan Wulfeck

David Wulfeck

Harrison McIntosh

Viviko and Otto Heino

Yoshira Ikeda

Jan Napolitan

Roy Kunisaki

Doug Blechner

Neil Moss

Rosaline Delisle

Leonard Skuro

Bob Nichols

Sana Krusoe

Virginia Cartwright

Adrian Sandstrom