76th Ceramic Annual: Duality and Context

The theme of this year’s Ceramic Annual is duality, looked at from many perspectives.


Wesley Anderegg, Hangman, 2008, Ceramic, wood, and steel, 52 x 16 x 9 in., Photo Credit: Wesley Anderegg

JANUARY 25 –APRIL 5, 2020
Lecture and Opening Reception:
Williamson Gallery, January 25, 7-9 pm

In 2020, the gallery returns to our regular format with Joanne Hayakawa, curator of the 76th Ceramic Annual.  Hayakawa is professor emerita at San Diego State University, School of Art and Design. For the 76th Annual,  Hayakawa has gathered artists whose work engages with and offers a variety of perspectives on the environment through the lens of duality. “Duality,” she writes, “Provides a natural tension with questions, definitions and position(s). We can understand duality to mean opposites, …diversity that is generalized or confrontational or not, parallel paths that have not recognized each other….  I have chosen artists with diverse approaches to literal and figurative environmental perspectives who seem to be wending their way forward through their choices.  Ultimately, they are defining or redefining their vision through exploration of two (or more) sides.”

The Ceramic Annual lecture with Garth Johnson, curator of ceramics at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, will be held at the Humanities Auditorium on Jan. 25 at 4 pm, followed by the opening, with live music and light refreshments, at the gallery, from 7 to 9 pm.

The exhibition will include these artists:

Wesley Anderegg

Richard Burkett

Rebecca Hutchinson

Jeff Irwin

Kate MacDowell

Crystal Morey

James Tisdale

Ted Vogel

Patti Warashina

Stan Welsh

Mary Cale A. Wilson

We extend our gratitude to our supporters, principally the Pasadena Art Alliance, which made this and many earlier Ceramic Annual catalogs possible. Special thanks also go to private donors who supported the catalog, including Julianne and David Armstrong, Kirk and Dana Delman, David Furman, and Skutt Ceramic Products, Inc. At Scripps, we are grateful for assistance from the Lincoln Ceramic Annual Fund, Lincoln Ceramic Study Center Fund, and the Paul Soldner Endowment. Finally, we thank the Williamson Gallery’s Advisory Council, Dean of Faculty Amy Marcus-Newhall, President Larissa Tiedens, and the Trustees of Scripps College.

All locations are on the Scripps College campus. The map of the campus can be accessed here.

Dates are occasionally subject to change. Events are open to the public. Admission is free.

The Gallery is only open during exhibitions. Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, from noon to 5 pm.


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