$25 (1.5 hrs)
This has led to creating works now rooted in the history of California design, such as ceramic tile screen, slab fountain, ceramic mural, not to mention garden elements like the thumb pot, bird house, and mushroom table and stools. These are works that have gained him popularity among midcentury collectors today.
It is his large-scale work, however, that has set him apart from Voulkos and other pioneers of the form. Confronting specific design problems of space has led him to many challenging opportunities such as the 30-foot ceramic towers at Westfield Mall in Santa Monica mall to the imposing ceramic wall murals at Ace Hotel in Palm Springs and Brooklyn. In terms of vastness, there is probably no other ceramic artist that can come close.
Our lives are richer when our environment is enriched. It is this simple principle that guides Bitters’ art. It is astonishing how his initial start of 20-tons-of-clay-to-play-around-with has developed into a concept that has bypassed the common understanding of ceramics as teacups and saucers thrown on a potter’s wheel.
Immediately following Mr. Bitters' presentation will be a newly updated short documentary, Stan Bitters Modern Primitive, directed by Francesca Di Amico and Claudia Unger, Produced by MinxFilms (15 min.)
View the documentary trailer here
Things to Know
This event is for 12 and older.
The entrance to the Annenberg Theater is located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office, adjacent to the Palm Springs Art Museum's North Parking Lot.
Ample free public parking is available in the multi-level public garage across from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Handicap parking is available.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.
Event Check-in Location
Palm Springs Art Museum
101 N Museum Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo Credits: Courtesy of Stan Bitters – Courtesy MinxFilms.
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