Saar Ceramics operated in southern California from 1949 to 1962 — producing tableware, tiles, and figurines with sleek modern forms and glaze designs inspired by indigenous cultures, nature, and mid-century modern abstraction. The studio was run by Richard Saar, who designed the forms and hand-painted the pieces, along with his brother William Saar, who managed the business and assisted in the production.


Richard Saar’s work is being celebrated in the first-ever exhibit of Saar Ceramics, at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, California, from April 7 to September 16, 2018.