California’s rich earth has nurtured a bounty of internationally recognized ceramists. OMCA honors these pioneering artists and has actively collected California ceramics throughout its history. The collection of over 800 objects covers the history of California ceramics from the late 19th century to present day. Highlights include more than 100 pieces of Arequipa pottery and a large selection of works by Peter Voulkos, spanning his career from award-winning potter to groundbreaking innovator of expressive, abstract ceramic sculpture. The Museum is also home to important work by Robert Arneson, Stephen De Staebler, Viola Frey, Otto and Gertrude Natzler, and Marguerite Wildenhein.