The Timeless Ceramics of Otto Heino

LA Times Home & Garden 06.26.08

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This week's LA Times Home & Garden feature story is a great profile by David Keeps on ceramist Otto Heino. Heino was a key figure in the California crafts movement during the 1950s through the 1970s. At 94 years old, he's still creating amazing pottery...

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"His nature-inspired decorations reflect the English Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century as well as the indoor-outdoor lifestyle of Southern California...But most important, Heino's work ethic and aesthetic are in line with the Bauhaus philosophy of functional design..."

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Heino gives a great quote- "'Never hurry, never worry,' he says, describing his attitude toward art and life."

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"If you're negative, you'll never make it."

Read the entire story at LA Times, and check out the slideshow!
[ images by Mel Melcon for LAT)