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Discovering Saar Ceramics—at the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMoCA)
curated by Jo Lauria, AMoCA Adjunct Curator

April 7 – September 16, 2018
Reception: Sunday, April 8, 2 to 5 pm
press release



California pottery page on Wikipedia
Saar Ceramics on The Potteries of California

“Looks Like Picasso, But It’s Saar Ceramics,” article in The Detroit News

Richard Saar’s work is in the collections of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and the Museum of California Design



website design: Anne Garland / / Growing up in Florida in the 1950s and 60s, our next-door neighbors were Ray and Maggie Saar and their children. The two families — kids and parents — were good friends. Ray Saar was an engineer at Cape Canaveral; he would tell my parents when they “might want” to take us outside on the front lawn and look up to see some otherwise secret rocket launch. He gave my parents a beautiful bowl that his brother Richard had made. I had never seen anything like that bowl — it was my first experience of modern art, modern design. It was displayed prominently in our living room, and, after my mother gave it to me, in my dorm rooms and various apartments and homes … and so began my love of Saar ceramics. It has been a joy and an honor to work with Alison Saar on this website celebrating her father’s work. —Anne Garland