The Timeless Ceramics of Otto Heino

LA Times Home & Garden 06.26.08

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...

"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..."

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

"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)