Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Otto Heino at College of the Sequoias

Just found out Otto Heino will have an exhibit at the College of the Sequoias (COS) in Visalia, California September 2 to 25. The reception is tentatively set for September 11. Heino has been a potter for more than 50 years and was part of the arts and crafts movement in America. I'm looking forward to this exhibit and its only about a 45 minute drive from my home.

While perusing the Otto Heino website, I noticed there was information about an article in a Finnish magazine about Otto Heino. The Finnish link to the magazine is Suomen Kuvalehti. I also read Otto Heino was born in New Hampshire. So I decided to call Otto Heino's studio to ask about the exhibit. It was fortuitous that I happened to get Otto Heino himself on the phone. My husband's family is from New Hampshire and he is Finnish and Otto Heino is Finnish too. What a small world. We are going to make an appointment to take a tour of Otto Heino's studio in the very near future so we can meet him in person. More about our visit to meet Otto Heino, and about the Finns in New Hampshire later.


  1. I lived in NH until recently and was a member of the League of NH Craftsmen, where he had been a student and a leading member before going to CA. He is still a member. There are stores in NH selling one of his little pots, recently made, the size of a baseball or softball, for 300 bucks............

  2. Hi Gary, check out this article and video about him in the LA Times, he sells his pieces with his famous yellow glaze for $25,000each.


    No wonder he's a millionaire. It's nice to see a ceramic artist become so successful though.


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