San Francisco

Ceramics and Ceramic Sculpture

Hall Of Flowers, Golden Gate Park

Remarkable Sybil Arata, a product of Mills College, has assembled work by 113 of her students at Pacific Heights Adult School and produced a show of astonishing inventiveness and variety. Although she is herself completely conversant with the most avant-garde developments in ceramics, none of this involvement is reflected in the works of her students, who are encouraged only to explore those facets of ceramic expression most native to each personality. The result is one of the few ceramic exhibitions to be mounted in the area which does not reflect immediately the influence of the style and commitments of the instructor. Works by Louise Sussman, Robert Chinn and Betty Dreher are outstanding.

––James Monte