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Xiem Gallery is delighted to present Many Hands Make Light Work - an exhibition of ceramic Table Lamps, produced in an amazing collaboration between Xiem Students, Instructors and Members.

Xiem Member, photographer and art director Adi Mizrahi devised and presented a Table Lamp class at Xiem at the end of 2017. Working with Intermediate level Hand Building students – most of whom had taken several classes with Titia Estes, he and partner Ron Hellmann facilitated the design, construction and wiring of a variety of unique hand made ceramic lamps. The students' lamps were so successful that we decided to show them in the Gallery - together with lamps produced by other Xiem members inspired by the project, plus a few made by Adi and Ron for their exciting new design company, Mizrahi-Hellman Ceramics. Enjoy!

EXHIBITION: Many Hands Make Light Work
ARTISTS: Alice Vaughn
Carol Horst
Christine Schwandt
Diana Ajemian
Dorien Garry
Leah Busby
Mizrahi – Hellmann Ceramics
DATES: MARCH 27 – MAY 26, 2018
WHERE: Xiem Gallery

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Joe Soldate passed away in 2014, but Soldate 60 - the clay body he developed for his CalState LA students to use in the 1960’s continues to grow in popularity - an enduring tribute to the practical ingenuity of this extraordinary artist. Produced by both Laguna Clay and Aardvark Clay Supplies, Soldate 60 is still the go-to stoneware clay for beginners and established artists in SoCal schools and studios and beyond.

Following a lengthy and illustrious teaching career, Joe joined Xiem Clay Center in 2006. A benign and inspiring presence in the studio for several years, he was sorely missed when he became too ill to continue. While the clay body he developed remains a vital part of the conversation for so many ceramic artists, sharing the origins of Soldate 60 with the community has become increasingly difficult. For despite his stellar reputation, researching the usual internet channels to find out more about Joe Soldate proves frustrating.

Those who knew him well may speculate as to whether this was intentional: Joe was primarily a conceptual artist, who didn’t much care about promoting or even documenting his work. He delighted in impermanence and consequently many of his pieces were left unfired - built to disintegrate. Or perhaps he was simply modest.

Be that as it may, his work and his world-view were revolutionary. And this exhibition is an attempt to refocus the narrative. In collaboration with Christine Soldate and Joan Aebi, Xiem Gallery is gathering a small selection of Joe’s work and placing it and his clay in the context of work produced by some of his former students, his contemporaries and a new generation of clay artists who know little about Joe, though they know Soldate 60 really well.

By turning this spotlight onto Joe and his joie de vivre, we hope to illuminate his life and legacy for the Xiem community and a wider audience. Enjoy!

EXHIBITION: JOE SOLDATE: his art, his friends, his clay
ARTISTS: Joe Soldate, his students and contemporaries + selected Xiem studio artists
DATES: November 17th 2017 – February 3rd 2018
GALLERY RECEPTION: Friday, November 17th (6.00pm – 8.00pm)
WHERE: Xiem Gallery

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*On the occasion of “Stoked” – an exhibition reflecting on surfing and ceramics, curated for Xiem Gallery by Stephen L. Horn

Joe Soldate - in conversation.
Xiem Gallery, July 2011
“Stoked!” is magic. Hard becomes liquid. Liquid becomes hard


I was born in Blythe, CA: 5/12/37. A year out of high school I bought my first long board. Surfing and hotrods had magic for me in the 1950’s. We’d talk of “firing up one of those suckers!” on Friday nights. And we surfed at Stanleys, at Malibu, down south. On a surfboard there is a sensation of a growing pressure that blooms into a wave. And you’d feel a pressure growing in the middle of your chest, knowing you were hooked, on. Then came that moment of amazing energy - when you knew you could do this. I used to giggle a lot. Still do. Water – it can be hard as ice, and then it melts.

Using kilns is a marker of time. Stoking of kilns goes back 3,000 years. My first ceramic experience was unloading kilns at a brick yard. I was 14. Later I took some pottery classes at Chaffey College. When you are firing a kiln, you exercise control – like a king or a god. It’s a reactionary situation. I had no desire to stoke kilns.

In 1986 I built a straw-bound chair to set on fire. Burning Chair was an installation and performance at Sun Valley Center for the Arts, in Idaho. I am more interested in process than conclusion. I enjoy remnants. Sometimes I use clay in my work. I often use time. I like the pressure and rhythm of time-based events. Errosion/Process 1974 – 76 at UC Irvine and Mount San Antonio was a series of unfired clay and lath installations referencing architecture. They disintegrated in the gallery. Show over. Sweep it up.

I like the unpredictable, the chase. I make a quiet zone, even when I’m surrounded by many people. In my teaching I tried to open things up - let’s see what happens. Once I got my students to glaze rocks.

For the original text of this article and Joe Soldate’s bio see http://www.xiemclaycenter.com/Gallery/FeaturedArtists/Joe_Soldate.aspx




EXHIBITION: RAW MATERIAL
ARTISTS: David Korty
Jude Pauli
Justin Siegel
Maryam Riazi
DATES: June 24 – September 2, 2017
GALLERY RECEPTION: Saturday, June 24 (6.00pm – 8.00pm)
WHERE: Xiem Gallery

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EXHIBITION: CERAMIC EXPLORATIONS
ARTIST: Stephen L. Horn
DATES: February 4th – March 31st
GALLERY RECEPTION: Saturday, March 18th (6:00pm – 8:00pm)
WHERE: Xiem Gallery

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Ceramics unites the constraints of limitation with the freedom of experimentation. Ceramics Lab - presented for Art Center College of Design at Xiem Clay Center by Heather Rosenman, introduced students to the use of the medium for creative expression. Students were required to make a commitment to both practice and investigative experimentation. This show shares some of their results.

EXHIBITION: sense+sound
ARTISTS: colin fleck
dawni chong
grace kim
hiroshi sakuma
kelly kim
julia kim
lauren gasperlin
meg vosghanian
mehregan meysami
michelle an
rosalia hosseinzadeh
sibel alpdemir
ziyun lu
DATES: OCTOBER 22 – JANUARY 4
GALLERY RECEPTION: Saturday, October 22 (6:00pm – 8:00pm)
WHERE: Xiem Gallery

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Xiem Gallery’s seasonal selections reflect the creative diversity of ceramic art produced by Xiem studio members, instructors and local artists.

EXHIBITION: SUMMER 2016
Complementing the brilliant color of large coil-built Raku bowls by Biliana Popova and the radical texture of Lizard Skin plates and bowls by Pat Husted are a selection of small-scale abstract and figurative ceramic sculptures by Beverly Archer, Carol Ann Klimek and Melinda Karl Forster. Also on show are new pieces from Ginko Lee, Heather Rosenman, Heidi Mollenhauer, Lourdes Jimenez, Steve Horn and Titia Estes.
DATES: August 1st – October 15th
WHERE: Xiem Gallery

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Xiem Gallery selections reflect the diversity of ceramic art produced by Xiem studio members, instructors and local artists.

EXHIBITION: 32 x 32 = 1,024
An installation of 1,024 test tiles, archiving the richness of possibility inherent in creative combinations of Xiem‘s 32 Cone10 studio glazes; as explored by Jose Salinas’ Glaze Application class. Cameras and notebooks welcome!
DATES: April 30 – June 30, 2016
WHERE: Xiem Gallery

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Our seasonal gallery selections reflect the diversity of ceramic art produced by Xiem Studio Members, Instructors and local artists.

Visit Xiem Gallery to view our winter collection.

EXHIBITION: Winter 2015/16
ARTISTS: Beverly Archer
Bianca Pulitzer
Biliana Popova
Carol Aronowsky
Caroline Blackburn
Heidi Mollenhauer
Jeanette Crofts
Jennifer King
Jeff and Pam Voorhees
Jim Heuston
Julianna Balogh
Junzo Mori
Kari Lancaster
Marty Giffen
Nancy Koon
Patrick Husted
Pilar Wiley
Rick Drobner
Rosa Dennis
Sandy Krause
Steve Horn
Titia Estes
Toti O’Brien
DATES: December 2015 – February 2016
WHERE: Xiem Gallery

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Our seasonal selections showcase ceramic art produced by Xiem Studio members and local Artists.

Visit Xiem Gallery to view our cool new collection:

EXHIBITION: Summer 2015
ARTISTS: Beverly Archer
Bianca Pulitzer
Doug Louie
Ellen Hsu
Heidi Mollenhauer
Jennifer King
Jim Heuston
Julianna Balogh
Junzo Mori
Moriko Yokoyama
Patrick Husted
Pauline Wolstencroft
Pilar Wiley
Sandy Krause
Sharon Mann
Steve Horn
Susan Wong
Titia Estes
DATES: July 4th through September 30th, 2015
WHERE: Xiem Gallery Please note our Holiday Hours.

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Xiem Gallery’s seasonal selections showcase ceramic art produced by Xiem Studio members and local Artists. Prominently featured in our Spring Collection is Byproducts – a herd of cows by Beverly Archer , and fresh new works reflecting the change of season from a number of Xiem Artists.

EXHIBITION: Spring 2015
ARTISTS: Beverly Archer
Bianca Pulitzer
Carol Aronowsky
Cyndi Jarasunas
Ellen Hsu
Heidi Mollenhauer
Jen Kuroki
Jennifer King
Junzo Mori
Kaori Littler
Patrick Husted
Pauline Wolstencroft
Pilar Wiley
Sally Anne Stahl
Sara Petersen
Sharon Mann
Shelley Marks
Steve Horn
Tom Glavich
Tracy Wilkinson
DATES: April 4th through July 4th
WHERE: Xiem Gallery Please note our Holiday Hours.

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GALLERY EVENT: Opening Reception and Junzo Mori’s Retirement Party
Saturday, April 4th (6 – 8pm)



Xiem Gallery is proud to present our Winter Collection - a seasonal selection of unique Ceramic Art by Members of Xiem Studio and local Artists:

EXHIBITION: Winter 2014
ARTISTS: Ako Castuera
Bari Ziperstein
Beverly Archer
Bianca Pulitzer
Caroline Blackburn
Cathy Reichel-Clark
Ellen Hsu
Heather Rosenman
Hiroyuki Tokimatsu
Jennifer King
Jerry Kwock
Joan Mannos
Jonathan Cross
Joseph Fernandez
Ray Doi
Roger Presburger
Sierra Pecheur
Steve Horn
Titia Estes
Tomas Owen
Tracy Wilkinson
Will Scheffer
DATES: Through February 28th, 2015
WHERE: Xiem Gallery
GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday (11:00am – 5:00pm)
Please note our Holiday Hours.

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IMAGES: Xiem Gallery Winter Collection
Left to Right::

Heather Rosenman: Wonder Portal
Steve Horn: Wall Works
Titia Estes: Untitled I



We are delighted to present our Fall Selection of work by exceptional local artists.
Many of the artists are associated with Xiem Studio - either as members or instructors.
We are especially pleased to be showing new pieces by Junzo Mori, our renowned studio technician.

EXHIBITION: FALL 2014
ARTISTS: Ann Cutting
Beverly Archer
Biliana Popova
Carol Aronowsky
David Korty
Doug Louie
Evan Vieser
Heather Rosenman
Heidi Mollenhauer
Hiroyuki Tokimatsu
Jeff and Pam Voorhees
Joan Mannos
Jonathan Cross
Joseph Fernandez
Junzo Mori
Kirk Delman
Lisa Simone
Michelle Valigura
Mickey Fielding
Pam Kisor
Pat Husted
Ray Doi
Rosa Dennis
Sally Anne Stahl
Sierra Pecheur
Steve Horn
Titia Estes
Tomas Owen
Toti O'Brien
Tracy Wilkinson
DATES: September 27th- November 15th
GALLERY RECEPTION: Saturday, September 27th (5:00pm – 8:00pm)
WHERE: Xiem Gallery
GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday (11:00am – 5:00pm)

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IMAGES: Xiem Gallery
Clockwise from top left:

Junzo Mori, Tomas Owen, Beverly Archer,
Heather Rosenman, David Korty, Joseph Fernandez,
Toti O’Brien, Jonathan Cross

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we are delighted to present a selection of recent figurative sculpture and wall pieces by some of the exceptional artists who have had one-person shows in Xiem Gallery since we opened in 2003.

EXHIBITION: Ten Great Years at Xiem!
ARTISTS: Beverly Archer
Steve Horn
Sierra Pecheur
Tomas Owen
DATES: November 15th – December 31st, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 15th (6:00pm – 9:00pm)
WHERE: Xiem Gallery
GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday (11:00am – 5:00pm)

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Stoked!

Stephen L. Horn / Bill Henke / Kevin Myers / Kent Rothman / Joe Soldate / Richard White

September 30th – November 19th

Curated by Stephen L.Horn and referencing Fire and Water, Pasadena Arts Council’s AxS 2011 festival, Xiem Gallery presents an exhibition exploring the theme of ceramic artists who surf.

EXHIBITION: Stoked!
ARTISTS: Stephen L. Horn
Bill Henke
Kevin Myers
Kent Rothman
Joe Soldate
Richard White
DATES: September 30th – November 19th
GALLERY RECEPTION: Friday, September 30th (7:00pm – (9:00pm)
ARTISTS’ TALK: Saturday, October 8th (2:30pm)
WHERE: Xiem Gallery
GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday (11:00am – 5:00pm)

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In celebration of the richness of the local ceramic art scene, Xiem Gallery invited renowned Pasadena ceramic artist and educator Stephen Horn to curate our AxS 2011 festival show. In response to the festival theme “Fire and Water”, Steve came up with the evocative title Stoked! referencing the parallel universe of what he terms the “tribe” of ceramic artists who surf.

Steve’s take on the festival theme is quirky yet exquisitely pertinent to a local festival - while kilns and the stoking thereof are areas of common experience for potters worldwide, the dual pursuit of forces of fire and water as defining elements of personal expression, appears to be unique to California clay.

A life-long surfer and ceramic artist, curator Steve Horn will present his own work in the company of works by a group of eminent ceramic artists who surf. The exhibition promises to reveal fascinating correspondences in the passionate commitment to form, play, courage, balance and open-ended exploration germane to both disciplines.
ABOUT THE ARTIST/CURATOR:

Stephen L. Horn received an M.A. in art from California State University, Fullerton, in 1975, and an M.F.A. from that same institution in 1996.

Since the late 1960s, he has worked his own studio and taught ceramics at several colleges in Southern California, including Riverside Community College, where he is currently a full professor of art and chair of the art department.

Steve also served as an arts commissioner for the City of Pasadena.

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