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Laura Andreson papers

Creator:
Andreson, Laura  Search this
Names:
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
Black, Harding, 1912-  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Heino, Otto, 1915-2009  Search this
Heino, Vivika, 1910-1995  Search this
King, Albert Henry, 1900-1982  Search this
Maloof, Sam  Search this
Natzler, Gail  Search this
Wood, Beatrice  Search this
Extent:
1.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Date:
1932-1991
Summary:
The papers of ceramicist and educator Laura Andreson measure 1.9 linear feet and date from 1932 to 1991. The collection is comprised of correspondence, professional files, gallery records, writings and notes, artwork, and photographic materials that document her pioneering work in ceramics.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of ceramicist and educator Laura Andreson measure 1.9 linear feet and date from 1932 to 1991. The collection is comprised of correspondence, professional files, gallery records, writings and notes, artwork, and photographic materials that document her pioneering work in ceramics.

Correspondence is with clients, colleagues, artists Vivika and Otto Heino, Gail Natzler, Harding Black, Albert Henry King, Beatrice Wood, Imogen Cunningham, Sam Maloof, and others.

Professional files include curriculum vitae, employment records, a portfolio, publicity files, material from UCLA, and scrapbook. Gallery records document Andreson's personal business with galleries and museums. Andreson's writings consist of artist's statements, notes on ceramic history, nine glaze formula notebooks, and a sabbatical report.

Artwork includes sketches of pottery and case diagrams for an unidentified exhibition. Photographic materials consist of photographs and negatives of Andreson, family and colleagues, exhibitions, and works of art by Andreson's students.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as six series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1935-1988 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Professional Files, 1932-1989 (Box 1, OV 4; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Gallery Records, 1940-1991 (Box 1-2; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, circa 1940-1986 (Box 2-3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Artwork, circa 1960-1970s (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographic Materials, circa 1940-1986 (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Laura Andreson (1902-1999) was a ceramicist and educator in Los Angeles, California. She received a bachelor's degree in education at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1932 and a master's degree in painting from Columbia University in 1937. She began her career in ceramics studying under the influential ceramicist Glen Lukens. In 1933 she founded the ceramics department at UCLA where she taught from 1933 to 1970.

Andreson was a pioneer in ceramics, experimenting and developing glaze and clay techniques during a time when equipment was limited and only a few books were available on ceramics. Her work has been widely exhibited, primarily after her retirement from UCLA in 1970. Andreson died in Los Angeles, C.A. in 1999.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an interview of Laura Andreson conducted May 20, 1981 by Ruth Bowman, for the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
The papers were donated by Laura Andreson and her companion Pauline Blank in 1991 and 1996.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Educators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramicists--California--Los Angeles  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Citation:
Laura Andreson Papers, 1932-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.andrlaur
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Laura Andreson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-andrlaur

Carole Ewing McCartney research material relating to Vivika and Otto Heino

Creator:
McCartney, Carole Ewing  Search this
Names:
Heino, Otto, 1915-2009  Search this
Heino, Vivika, 1910-1995  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Interviews
Date:
1989-2000
Summary:
The research material of Carole Ewing McCartney regarding ceramicists Vivika and Otto Heino measures 0.8 linear feet and dates from 1989 to 2000. The material includes primarily audio-visual material, slides of ceramics, and some printed material compiled by McCartney for a video project on the artists that was never produced.
Scope and Contents:
The research material of Carole Ewing McCartney regarding ceramicists Vivika and Otto Heino measures 0.8 linear feet and dates from 1989 to 2000. The material includes primarily audio-visual material, slides of ceramics, and some printed material compiled by McCartney for a video project on the artists that was never produced. Some of the audio-visual materials include a talk by Otto and Vivika, video images of artwork, and Vivika showing off some of her ceramics.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.

Series 1: Research Material, 1989-2000 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)
Biographical / Historical:
Carole Ewing McCartney was a photographer and videographer in Ojai, California.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is the Otto and Vivika Heino papers, 1895-2000, bulk 1941-2000, and an oral history interview with Otto and Vivika Heino conducted by Elaine Levin, March 4, 1981.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2019 by Carolyn Burger, Carole Ewing McCartney's daughter.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Videographers -- California  Search this
Topic:
American studio craft movement  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Carole Ewing McCartney research material regarding Vivika and Otto Heino, 1989-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mccacaro
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Carole Ewing McCartney research material relating to Vivika and Otto Heino
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mccacaro

Oral history interview with Ralph Bacerra

Interviewee:
Bacerra, Ralph, 1938-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Lloyd, Frank, 1951-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Faculty  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Andreson, Laura  Search this
Hamada, Shōji, 1894-1978  Search this
Heino, Otto, 1915-2009  Search this
Heino, Vivika, 1910-1995  Search this
Kester, Bernard  Search this
Maloof, Sam  Search this
Peterson, Susan, 1925-2009  Search this
Rady, Elsa, 1943-  Search this
Saxe, Adrian Anthony, 1943-  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Extent:
45 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 April 7-19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ralph Bacerra conducted 2004 April 7-19, by Frank Lloyd, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Los Angeles, California.
Bacerra speaks of his family background; his high school art teachers; attending Chouinard Art Institute and his friendship with his ceramics instructor Vivika Heino and her husband Otto; the interaction among ceramicists in Los Angeles around 1960; attending a workshop taught by Shoji Hamada; teaching at Chouinard Art Institute; building a studio; teaching a workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts; traveling to Japan and Taiwan and the influence of Asian ceramics on his artwork. Bacerra also speaks of his daily work routine; the importance of glaze technology; changes in ceramic education and the market for ceramics in the last 50 years; exhibiting works at American Hand, Garth Clark Galleries, and Frank Lloyd Gallery; taking part in pivotal exhibitions including "Objects: USA"; attending National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts conferences and the current sense of community among early ceramic artists; the importance of craft publications and critical writing; commissions completed throughout his career; attending museums for ideas and inspiration; teaching and the careers of his former students; and how reviews impact his work. Bacerra recalls Susan Peterson, Peter Voulkos, Bernard Kester, Laura Andreson, Sam Maloof, Elsa Rady, Adrian Saxe, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Ralph Bacerra (1938-2008) was a ceramicist of Los Angeles, California. Frank Lloyd is a gallery owner from Santa Monica, California.
General:
Originally recorded 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 23 min.
Provenance:
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 administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Ceramicists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramics. -- Economic aspects  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bacerr04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bacerr04

Oral history interview with Otto and Vivika Heino

Interviewee:
Heino, Otto, 1915-2009  Search this
Heino, Vivika, 1910-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Levin, Elaine  Search this
Extent:
4 Sound cassettes (Sound recording)
85 Pages (Transcript)
1 Item (Audio excerpt: 1 sound file (4 min. 52 sec.), digital)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1981 Mar. 4
Scope and Contents:
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.
Biographical / Historical:
Otto (1915-2009) and Vivika Heino (1910-1995) were ceramists of Ojai, Calif.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Ceramics -- California  Search this
Ceramicists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.heino81
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-heino81

Otto and Vivika Heino papers

Creator:
Heino, Otto, 1915-2009  Search this
Heino, Vivika, 1910-1995  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Date:
1895-2000
bulk 1941-2000
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, photographs, printed materials, scrapbooks, video, and negatives.
Biographical / Historical:
Otto Heino: Potter, Ojai, Calif.; b. 1915; Vivika Heino: Potter, Ojai, Calif.; b. 1910; d. 1995.
Provenance:
Donated 2003 and 2004 by Otto Heino as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.heinotto
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-heinotto

Otto and Vivika Heino papers, 1895-2000, bulk 1941-2000

Creator:
Heino, Otto, 1915-2009  Search this
Heino, Vivika, 1910-1995  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11163
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)249037
AAA_collcode_heinotto
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_249037

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