Irving Place Studio's Hot Chocolate series. Speckled white glaze on unglazed dark brown stoneware. Hand thrown on the potter's wheel. Handmade in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bowls and plates being made. Handmade in Los Angeles,
Irving Place Studio's Forest series. This glaze was developed by Dora De Larios for Irving Place Studio. Our Forest series is a wonderful earthy speckled and streaked greenish, brown, ocher glaze on toasty brown stoneware. All bowls and plates are hand thrown on the potter's wheel. Handmade in Los Angeles,
Irving Place Studio handmade bowls and plates for everyday. Locally thrown. Handmade in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Photos of Dora from top to bottom:
1. Dora in the Kiln at USC, 1955
2. Dora with her teachers Vivika and Otto Heino at USC, 1954
3-7. Working on sculptures, 1950's
8. Working at Irving Place Studio, 1970's
9. Set of Plates that Dora made for The White House for The Senate Wives Luncheon, 1977
10. Working on "Ocean" totem for her 50th year retrospective at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, 2009
11-14. Suenos / Yume - Fifty Years of the Art of Dora De Larios, major retrospective at The Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, 2009. Standing next to "Earth Goddess" and "Warrior". With her daughter Sabrina at Suenos / Yume - Fifty Years of the Art of Dora De Larios.
15-16. Art Along the Hyphen: The Mexican American Generation at The Autry Museum in Los Angeles, 2011. A J. Paul Getty Pacific Standard Time event. Dora's sculptures from the 1960's-1980's were included in this group show.
17. Common Ground - Ceramics in Southern California 1945-1975 at the American Museum of Ceramic Art, 2011. Another J. Paul Getty Pacific Standard Time event. Dora's early sculptures were included in this very important group exhibit.
18. Unloading a bisque kiln at her studio in Los Angeles.
19. At her studio today. Welcoming and always ready to share what she is working on.
20. New work - "Red" 2013, glazed porcelain with textured brass and copper.
Here are some new shapes that we are making. These are in our Hot Chocolate color way. We are going to be making all of these shapes in Forest, Moss and our new Light Blue.
Small Plates, Dinner Plates and Drinking bowls in different glazes.
Irving Place Studio's Porcelain series. Not your grandmother's porcelain! Anything edible looks good on these! Glazed porcelain, hand thrown on the potter's wheel. Handmade in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Extra large bowls in Moss and Hot Chocolate. Moss is another special glaze that Dora has developed for Irving Place Studio. It is a rich avacado color speckled with dark brown. Bowls shown here are glazed on the interior and have an unglazed exterior.