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This intensive will cover Raku and is a collaboration between AMOCA Ceramics Studio and The Clay Yard in Ontario, CA! There will be a lecture day on the first day of class, afterwhich the intermediate level student must create work for the day of the firing. You will one month to create your pieces and get them bisque fired to then go into the Raku kiln at The Clay Yard.
January 8th, 2019 is a lecture day from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm.
Firing day at The Clay Yard to be announced in class.
Skill level of the student must be intermediate.
COST INCLUDES: One 25lb bag of house stoneware clay, instruction, studio membership at AMOCA Ceramics Studio for the duration of the class. There is NO OUTSIDE CLAY ALLOWED. Students are responsible for purchasing clay through the studio's store. Clay cost includes: firing fees, wax, and Raku glazes.
$175.00 for AMOCA Docents - Want to learn about being an AMOCA Museum Docent? Visit http://www.amoca.org/docent-program/ or call the museum at 909-865-3146.
Instructor: Lenny Larson
Lenny Larson is a master potter, former owner of Ceramic Services, inc. and accomplished ceramic artist. Designer of the ceramic industries finest Raku Kiln, exceptional front loading kilns as well as beautifully crafted ceramic equipment.
Growing up in Laguna Beach, Lenny was exposed to fine art at an early age. His father was a finished carpenter and this is where Lenny gained his work ethic and his love for fine craftsmanship.
Earning his AA Degree from Orange Coast College, Lenny went on the get his BFA and MFA from Otis Art Institute in 1975 majoring in Ceramics and minoring in Printmaking. Lenny began working as a production potter in various commercial potteries throughout Southern California for 18 years. Eventually he managed a large ceramic lamp manufacture in Los Angeles that led to him becoming the head of equipment sales for Laguna Clay Co. He then ran their mold shop and designed a line of gas fired kilns.
In 1999 Lenny became the plant manager for a local ceramic tile manufacture, Jeffrey Court, inc. He designed new efficient production manufacturing methods as well as setting up a new production facility in Fontana, CA.
Recently, he sold his interest in Ceramic Services to a group that is continuing the studio and expanding on what Lenny built. Lenny is now devoting his time to developing his ceramic art, functional pottery and sculpture. He is teaching and holding workshops on his vast knowledge of the ceramic process.
To learn more about Lenny and see his work, visit his website at:
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