Color and fire : defining moments in studio ceramics, 1950-2000 : selections from the Smits collection and related works at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art / Jo Lauria ; with contributions by Gretchen Adkins ... [et al.].
Los Angeles, Calif. : LACMA in association with Rizzoli International Publications, 2000.
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art June 4-Sept. 17, 2000; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Dec. 15, 2000-March 4, 2001; the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, April 1-May 30, 2001; and Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, July 29-Oct. 7, 2001.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-249) and index.
Mapping the history of a collection: defining moments in ceramics at LACMA / Jo Lauria -- Ceramics in the West: the explosion of the 1950s / Susan Peterson -- Otis and Berkeley: crucibles of the American clay revolution / Garth Clark -- Figurative impulse in contemporary ceramics / Peter Selz -- Better living through tea: contemporary artists investigate the teapot and teacup / Rebecca Niederlander -- Gwen Laurie Smits: tribute to a collector / Gretchen Adkins.