David Rago

Notable antiques expert and author David Rago, appraiser featured on the PBS television show "Antiques Roadshow" will be at LAPS 2019 appraising items brought in by attendees on a per-item donation basis

 

 
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Rick Petteford

Los Angeles, CA

Specializes in Rookwood Pottery and early 1900s ceramics

 

 

Carole Coates Herzog

2Q2C / Pottery Hound

Carole Coates Herzog is a notable expert on California pottery and author of the book "Catalina Island Pottery and Tile."

 

 

Kirby Brown

Books & Curios

Mr. Brown is a notable expert on early 1900s California pottery and author of the book "California Faience." Mr Brown will be signing copies of this indispensable reference book.

 

 

Tricia McGuigan Ceramics

 

 

Haggerty Ceramics

Ceramics has been my passion since I was thirteen years old, and I am just as captivated with it now as I was on the first day of my first ceramics class.

I am especially fascinated with the chemistry of ceramics, and over the past forty years I have formulated more than 4,000 different glazes.

My art is devoid of any dialogue, allowing the vessel to become a canvas for my glaze surfaces. Each work is an example of exploration in pushing the limits in both the form and glaze.

From every firing new surfaces emerge, along with new ideas for experimentation and exploration. And it is that joy of discovery which drives my creativity and passion for ceramics.

 

 
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Kathleen Prado

Ms. Prado specializes in California Colorware pottery

 

 

LaPointe Pottery

Ceramic artists John and Noreen La Pointe have been working with clay since they met in Lompoc High School art Class. Both have been full time ceramic artists since they established their Lompoc studio together in 1977.

John’s wheel-thrown pottery displays rich colors, patterns and textures which invite touch.

Noreen’s whimsical tile imagery reflects her love for nature and the features of birds, animals and floral designs.

 

 

Annie's Garden Ceramics

Annie creates one of a kind, functional Ceramic Art for home and garden in her Big Bear Lake studio. She uses soft, cool colors, and images and imprints from nature, creating an earthy, elegant look reminiscent of the Arts and Crafts era.

All pieces are individually crafted out of durable, high fire stoneware and lead free glazes. Vases hold water for fresh flowers and can live indoors or out in the garden. Plates are food, oven, dishwasher and microwave safe.

Annie's unique pottery is made by hand, from the heart, and is intended to bring you a lifetime of joy!

 

 
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Pierre Bounaud Ceramics

“For many years, I have worked with the invisible, assembling atoms and designing molecules through experiments to create new medicines. Creativity was expressed through technology at a microscopic scale. When I started working with clay, the invisible became visible. I could see what my hands were touching. They were forming shapes that my brain was designing. Suddenly my creativity jumped to the macroscopic world, it was liberating.

My inspiration is mainly visual in nature. I found that I am sensitive to shapes, geometric patterns, and contrasting colors. Probably a consequence of years of looking for patterns in a sea of random scientific data. Often visual cues stimulate my imagination and find their way in my work in some form or another, be it the shape of a curve, the number of lines, or the choice of color combinations.”

- Pierre Bounaud

 

 
Wells Tile

Wells Tile & Antiques

Owner Scott Wells specializes in California art tile and pottery of the 1920s-30s.

 

 
Bill Warmboe

Bill Warmboe & Co.

Bill Warmboe specializes in early California ceramics as well as vintage fine jewelry and furnishings

 

 
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Susan Dunbar - Dunbar Studios

Dunbar Studios specializes in unique, hand-painted architectural and art tiles. Full installations to individual tiles for framing, ceramic artist Susan Dunbar does it all!