Larry Allen

Larry says that from the first moment he saw vessels formed on the potter's wheel, he was fascinated and to this day he still hasn’t gotten over the fascination.
Technique: The pottery is "wheel thrown" and most of the work involves a technique known as Sgraffito. This is a sophisticated method of incising designs onto leather-hard clay that has been completely covered with a colored slip.
Designs: Most of Larry’s designs are inspired by African and Native American work.

Larry has exhibited and sold his work throughout the United States. Some of the cities he has sold and exhibited are: Miami, Baltimore, Columbus, Lexington, Tampa, Los Angeles, Charlotte, Birmingham, Chattanooga, Greenville, Houston, and Washington, D.C.

All of Larry’s pieces are created and completed solely by him. Larry was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He received a BA degree in Art from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky in May 1978. Larry has an art studio in Leeds, Alabama where he resides.

Larry has been featured on television as well as in print and he is also a recipient of numerous awards and special recognitions.

In 2007 one of Larry's vases was presented on behalf of the Alabama State Council on the Arts as a gift to Pulitzer Prize winner and author, Harper Lee. In 2008 his work was showcased on the nationally televised HGTV show "THAT'S CLEVER". Also in the same year, one of his vases was given as a gift to Liberia's first woman president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Larry Allen
Larry Allen
Larry Allen