Larry Allen

Larry Allen, Ceramics Artist

Leeds, Alabama

Larry is an accomplished artist whose works are increasingly sought after by collectors in the Southeast, and throughout the country. His vessels are inspired largely by Native American and African art, and are authentic, beautiful and functional. Larry makes each vessel from a special black stoneware clay through multiple glazings and firings. Most of his pieces involve delicately carving designs into the surface of the wheel-thrown vessel.

Larry has worked as an artist for the past 35 years, honing his wheel-throwing and glazing techniques, all the while ceaseless in his enthusiasm for stoneware and the infinite possibilities of his craft. In 2007 one of Larry’s vases was presented on behalf of the Alabama State Council of the Arts as a gift to Pulitzer Prize winner and author, Harper Lee.


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