Berman Ceramic Arts, an oasis of creativity for local potters and sculptors that celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, is presenting a holiday exhibit and sale the weekend of Nov. 17 & 18. Nineteen talented artists affiliated with the studio — which functions as both a school and a collaborative workspace — will present their hand-crafted ceramic artworks, from functional dinnerware to lyrical vases and abstract sculptures. Founded by Harry Berman in the heart of NoHo in 1972, Berman Ceramic Arts is Los Angeles’ longest-running ceramics studio, and is home to both working artists and beginning-through-advanced students.
This year’s holiday sale is a must-visit event for anyone who delights in owning and giving one-of-a-kind, hand-created pieces versus mass-produced items with little personality. Hundreds of items will be on display, including rustic hand-thrown mugs, bowls, and casseroles; whimsical clay creatures, bottles, and ultra-realistic 3-D still-life pieces; and artfully sculpted neo-classical busts. The artists will be on hand, too, to meet and talk with guests!
Berman Ceramic Arts’ 2012 holiday sale will offer something for every taste and budget, with prices starting under $10. Light refreshments will be offered, and L.A.’s favorite gourmet ice cream truck, Cool Haus, will be dropping by to serve up delectable treats on Saturday afternoon.
The array of items on sale will be abundant, affordable, and exquisite — come early for the best selection!
Berman Ceramic Arts
5622 Cahuenga Blvd.
(just north of Burbank Blvd.)
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Phone: (818) 766-4618
Saturday, Nov. 17
Sunday, Nov. 18
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day
Berman Ceramic Arts, founded 40 years ago by Harry Berman, continues its commitment to enriching the community through encouraging participation in the arts. In addition to a complete program of pottery and sculpture classes, the school conducts workshops, rents space to ceramists, and offers special courses for school-aged children. A haven for both aspiring and seasoned artists, this nurturing atmosphere fosters creativity and camaraderie, and provides individualized direction and guided technical support to its students.