LARRY CARNES is a Master Potter is the world of clay.
He is a student of the past master, the famed OTTO HEINO whose pottery sold for thousands of dollars. He is considered a ceramic artist of the highest talent.
His home studio is in Palo Cedro, CA, CA however,
he shows in OJAI,CA at the TARTAGULA GALLERY and numerous
galleries throughout California.
He is widely known and collected in Northern California.
Otto is a well-known master of clay. His work sold for thousands of dollars.
Larry was the technical specialist for the major clay companies of California.
Many of the feelings and convictions that guide my life are reflected in my work. I have Native American Heritage, therefore a philosophy of respect and appreciation of the world around me: people, animals, plants, and the earth.
My works are created around particular forms of a sphere; the never-ending circle of which life and all we do revolves.
As a graduate of CHOUINARD ART INSTITUTE, a Master from Illinois State University, my training in cartooning, animation, industrial design, and ceramics, combined with a love of early man and his art, have contributed to my direction and techniques in clay as a medium of expression.
Every artist has a way of signing their work, Larry's is a starburst imprint found on every Larry Carnes original. (see closeup picture at right)
Larry Carnes expresses his artistry in several product lines. His Native American Heritage plays a predominant role in much of his work He offers a series of Shamans, Crow Ponies and other images of the natural world.
The concept was originated in Fall of 2008 from inspiration of the colorful petroglyphs in the caves of the OJAI area. They were made by the CHUMASH INDIANS. Larry has been given approval to use the sacred symbols on his stones by the elder of the tribe.
The stones can be purchased separately, in groups assembled in wooden frames or in assemblies with the Keepers of the Stones (pictured at right)
The whale is revered by the Chumash Indians; and they balance rocks on land as guide marks.
Every time Larry fills a kiln, he makes a one-of-a-kind piece to watch over his work in the fire.
He calls these images gods or guards. They generally are 5" or less but they manifest the whimsy and love of the art.
Since they are unique, they are highly valued.
In addition to the symbolic Native American work, Larry offers a wide variety of vases, bowls, cups, dishes, rice bowl sets, wall decorations, etc.
The inspiration and whismy of Larry's work is an amalgamation of many worlds. Each piece is a true work of art.
Planning an event? Contact Larry to make a custom-designed memento.
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The 'nose' on the right was for a Cameron Clan reunion. The clan name stands for 'Clan of the Crooked Nose'. Larry's sense of humor is obvious in the family souvenir.