Oral history interview with Otto and Vivika Heino, 1981 Mar. 4
Heino, Otto, 1915-2009
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Sound recording: 4 sound cassettes
Transcript: 85 p.
Audio excerpt: 1 sound file (4 min. 52 sec.) : digital
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Otto and Vivika Heino conducted 1981 Mar. 4, by Elaine Levin, at their home in Ojai, Calif., for the Archives of American Art.
The Heinos speak of their backgrounds and education; his early interest in pottery, hers in puppetry and other crafts; their careers as potters and work they have done separately and collaboratively; and the current status of pottery and of people involved in it.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Otto and Vivika Heino, 1981 Mar. 4. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Otto (1915-2009) and Vivika Heino (1910-1995) were ceramists of Ojai, Calif.
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001