ANGELICA POZO

OUR AMERICA/WHOSE AMERICA?

2022 | Ferrin Contemporary | North Adams, MA

Our America/Whose America? Is a “call and response” exhibition between contemporary artists and historic ceramic objects. View the historic collection here.


Massachusetts State Tree Tea Party Set

1997
terracotta, wood, metal
35 x 39 x 3.75″

Ohio Buckeye Platter

1996
terracotta, wood
24 x 22.75 x 3.75″

A large portion of my artistic output for the past 25 plus years has been ceramic tile and mosaic public art and community art commissions. 

ABOUT ANGELICA POZO

Angelica Pozo, a ceramic public art & studio artist, residing and working in Cleveland, OH. Her credits include: Presenter at Alabama Clay, Potters Council Regional and Tile Heritage Conferences; Instructor at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Southwest Craft Center; Author of Ceramics For Beginners: Surfaces, Glazes & Firings (Lark, 2010) and Making & Installing Handmade Tile (Lark 2005); juror for 500 Tiles (Lark 2008), her writing and art were also featured in The Penland Book of Ceramics: Master Classes in Ceramic Techniques (Lark, 2003). She has also been an Artist in residence at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, and Baltimore Clayworks.

Ms. Pozo has received several awards, including an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship. Her studio work is featured in several permanent collections, including the Museum of Art & Design, New York, The Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio and the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center, Wilberforce, Ohio. Her site-specific public art is installed at various public institutions in and outside of Ohio. Currently working on a memorial plaza project for Jesse Owens in Cleveland where he grew up and initially trained.

ON HER WORK

A large portion of my artistic output for the past 25 plus years has been ceramic tile and mosaic public art and community art commissions. 

So, it is in the spaces between those big projects, that I have been able to carve out time to do my own studio work mainly ceramic sculpture, tile work and at times including dinnerware. Despite the somewhat sporadic nature of my personal studio art production, the work has through the decades continued to visually and thematically deal with the natural world and our relationship with it. Through the depiction of landscape and plant forms I am often commenting on environmental concerns as well as representing themes of femininity, sensuality, fertility and spirituality.