Many artists draw their inspiration from their teachers. I am one of those artists. I took ceramics in high school simply to try an new media. I ended up falling in love the clay, and I believe that my teachers had much to do with that. I owe my love of ceramics to these teachers: Robert Lawarre and Stephen Heywood. I would like to honor them by display some of my favorite works of theirs.
Robert Lawarre was my High School ceramics teacher. He provided me with an introduction on techniques in hand building. We didn't have wheels so it was all done by hand building. He truly inspired me and I found his works very interesting. Without him I don't think I would love ceramics so much. Thank you for that. I have attached some of my favorite works of his below.
Professor Stephen Heywood was my college teacher for Beginning and Intermediate Ceramics. He taught me the basics of wheel throwing and helped me refine those skill and pushed me to make things taller or wider. He taught me how to make lids and pull handles and showed me some tricks of the trade. I loved his laid back style and amazing teaching styles. His classes inspired me to want to teach ceramics to others like he taught me. Thank you for that. I have also attached some of his works below.