Larry Halvorsen of Seattle, WA is a self-taught potter with 28 years experience working with clay. He distributes his production, commission and one-of-a kind work to shops and Galleries nation wide. For the last 17 years he has been exploring and refining the sgraffito carving technique which has become his signature style. Combining his interests in primitive art, ancient tools, natural forms and a lifelong love of pattern, he creates an ever-evolving body of work. The recent focus of his work has been a series of free-standing totems, including sculptures, birdbaths and tables and work for the wall. Using many small pieces a large area can be treated without the inherent weight problem associated with clay.
Essential Art Gallery is proud to carry Larry's incredible bowls, mugs, to-go coffee mugs, and olive oil bottles.
1968-73, BS in Fisheries Science, University of Washington
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
2006, Juried Exhibition, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
2004, Looking Forward Glancing Back, Northwest Designer Craftsmen 50th Anniversary
2001, “Made of Clay,” Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1999, Pacific Northwest Arts Fair Award of Excellence
1998, Potters Choice, Washington Potters Association Annual Juried Show
1992, Gap Grant, Artist Trust, Seattle, Washington
1990, Artist Fellowship, California Arts Council
1992, Gap Grant, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA
1990, Artist Fellowship, California Arts Council, State of California