︎︎︎  October 24 –– December 12

Haena Yoo




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October 11, 2020 — November 11, 2020 | Opening Sunday October 11 from 1–5
By Appointment Only. Please make an appointment here.

Terra Firma: Foreign Lands
a special capsule collection for the Murmurs shop featuring ceramic pieces by QBIPOC artists curated in collaboration with hooz


        This moment is a critical one for ceramic art. In the fall of  2020, especially in Los Angeles, a clay renaissance is underway. The term “renaissance”, although it conjures thoughts of the Western canon, in this case applies to a more inclusive, diverse, and liberated cultural shift. The artists we’ve chosen to feature in this capsule show and fundraiser are rewriting the rules, pushing the possibilities of ceramic art practice in an unprecedented direction. In these pieces made by all artists of color, we see culture, identity, and childlike curiosity come to the forefront in the work. Navigating the discourse of modernity, whispers of past ancestry, and the unrestricted, decolonized mind, these artists have contributed a remarkable spread of work ranging from utilitarian to decorative to figurative sculpture -- keeping one foot grounded in the familiar while the other ventures into the expansiveness of the unexplored.

50% of proceeds benefit Beauty 2 the Streetz, a non-profit organization that aims to serve unhoused womxn by providing necessities alongside the things that make us feel inherently human: a hot shower, a hearty meal, and beauty services.

Participating Artists

Dee Alvarado
Erin Bagley
Naomi Chang
Josh Cloud
Narumi Nekpenekpen
Farnaz Sabet
Lyric Shen
Kwamé Sorrell
Noon Yen Ni Tran
Amia Yokoyama

Shop the Collection︎︎︎

Editorial Views

Dee Alvarado



Erin Bagley


Dream Tattoo, 2019 

Naomi Chang


Checker basket, 2020

Elements Vase, 2020

]Star Mushroom Cup, 2020

Pomegranate trinket container, 2020

Flower Bowl, 2020


@uhoozi / @2woozi

Chambers and Projection

Blood Vessel

for Spiky Secret Things

Narumi Nekpenekpen


You’re My Favorite Oil Spill, 2019 

Farnaz Sabet

Rupture, 2015


Thaw, 2020

Lyric Shen


Untitled (Double Gourd), 2017

Untitled (Inverts), 2017

Double Fan Basket

Days of the Week Tray, 2019

Kwamé Sorrell


KS-19 (untitled - grass/roots), 2019

KS-19 (untitled - terre), 2019

KS-19 (untitled - golden terre), 2019

KS-19 (untitled - ice water ii), 2019

Noon “Yen Ni” Tran


Leatherettes (Hard Cobalt), 2019

Leatherettes (Big Indigo), 2019

Leatherettes (Big Indigo), 2019

Leatherettes (Hard Cobalt), 2019

Leatherettes (Big Indigo), 2019

Amia Yokoyama


Lead you to paradise again

Sunk in this heaven forever