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Ceramics as a performance art: Pomona museum puts clay in motion on screen

Ceramics as a performance art: Pomona museum puts clay in motion on screen

Ceramics and video may make strange bedfellows, but "Recorded Matter: Ceramics in Motion" at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona doesn't argue for any deep affinity between the two media, only a practical partnership.

Clay is primary to each of the 12 artists in this engaging AMOCA show, and video is largely a tool to chronicle the performative aspect of their work or to document the process of its creation.

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