Opens Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Closes Wednesday, April 3, 2019 starting at 10:00 a.m.
Annex Preview: Tuesday, March 26, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ruth Rippon is both a vanguard and veteran figure in the field of ceramics. The diversity of style, form, technique, and subject matter in her work reflect her insatiable curiosity and appetite for experiment. As a practicing artist who spent several decades teaching in her native Sacramento and the Bay Area, she helped elevate the craft of ceramics into the realm of fine art. Northern California’s longstanding renown as a ceramics center owes much to Rippon, who steadfastly exerted her unique talent, generous personality, and vision to shape the recognition and respect now readily accorded the medium. This sale, all from Rippon’s personal collection and sold for the benefit of the Crocker Art Museum, includes numerous examples of Rippon’s work work in both two and three dimensions, as well as pieces by many of her esteemed friends and colleagues, including Robert Brady, Patrick Dullanty, Gregory Kondos, Irving Marcus, Jack Ogden, and many others.
-Scott A. Shields, Ph.D.
Associate Director and Chief Curator
Crocker Art Museum
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