statement

I make pots and vessels as a way exploring form and color. High Craft, folk pottery, Art history, societal development, Jazz, Blues, emotions, nostalgia, notions of progress and information that has been lost to time are some of the themes I wrestle with. It's a way of seeing myself through the things I make and how I relate to the world around me. In many ways, my work is a reflection of my home, New York City. Visually and culturally dense with a sense of manic urgency.  

teaching

I teach several times a week as a part of my practice. I believe in the lineage of information in craft as well as helping others to see themselves in the objects they make. I suspect I would enjoy teaching anything, but as ceramics is what I know it's what I teach. It requires that I re-assess my own positions and informs my work. You can find my classes at Greenwich House Pottery and Bklyn Clay as well as on a workshop basis at Columbia University Teachers College and elsewhere. If you're interested in booking a workshop, please contact me via email.

process

My process is pretty chaotic. I spend a lot of time thinking about what kind of objects to make, researching, planning, and how people will relate to them.  Then when I'm in the studio, my plans disappear and I work intuitively. Typically I break my days up based on the different stages of process.  Some days I'm just throwing, other days I'm just decorating or adding handles and knobs, some days I just handbuild. I would say there are two distinct periods in my process, making the work and decorating the work. When I'm making my work, I listen to podcasts and books on tape. When I'm decorating I listen to music. I'm always drinking coffee. 

friends

If you're looking for more art to enjoy, I encourage you to check out the work of my friends:  Alex Williams, Alex Reed, Alex Nero, Erol Gündüz, Clayton CalvertJames Pastore, Tandem Ceramics, The Bright Angle, K&A, Kate RobertsDerek Weisberg, Gabe Turrow,  Stepanka Ceramics, Penelope Van Grinsven, The Ghost of Paul Revere,  Katie Coughlin, Hanna Leah Gibbs, Thomas Lollar, Ricardo Arango, Allison Rose Craver.

 

 

About Haakon Lenzi



statement

I make pots and vessels as a way exploring form and color. High Craft, folk pottery, Art history, societal development, Jazz, Blues, emotions, nostalgia, notions of progress and information that has been lost to time are some of the themes I wrestle with. It's a way of seeing myself through the things I make and how I relate to the world around me. In many ways, my work is a reflection of my home, New York City. Visually and culturally dense with a sense of manic urgency.  

teaching

I teach several times a week as a part of my practice. I believe in the lineage of information in craft as well as helping others to see themselves in the objects they make. I suspect I would enjoy teaching anything, but as ceramics is what I know it's what I teach. It requires that I re-assess my own positions and informs my work. You can find my classes at Greenwich House Pottery and Bklyn Clay as well as on a workshop basis at Columbia University Teachers College and elsewhere. If you're interested in booking a workshop, please contact me via email.

process

My process is pretty chaotic. I spend a lot of time thinking about what kind of objects to make, researching, planning, and how people will relate to them.  Then when I'm in the studio, my plans disappear and I work intuitively. Typically I break my days up based on the different stages of process.  Some days I'm just throwing, other days I'm just decorating or adding handles and knobs, some days I just handbuild. I would say there are two distinct periods in my process, making the work and decorating the work. When I'm making my work, I listen to podcasts and books on tape. When I'm decorating I listen to music. I'm always drinking coffee. 

friends

If you're looking for more art to enjoy, I encourage you to check out the work of my friends:  Alex Williams, Alex Reed, Alex Nero, Erol Gündüz, Clayton CalvertJames Pastore, Tandem Ceramics, The Bright Angle, K&A, Kate RobertsDerek Weisberg, Gabe Turrow,  Stepanka Ceramics, Penelope Van Grinsven, The Ghost of Paul Revere,  Katie Coughlin, Hanna Leah Gibbs, Thomas Lollar, Ricardo Arango, Allison Rose Craver.

 

 



statement

I make pots and vessels as a way exploring form and color. High Craft, folk pottery, Art history, societal development, Jazz, Blues, emotions, nostalgia, notions of progress and information that has been lost to time are some of the themes I wrestle with. It's a way of seeing myself through the things I make and how I relate to the world around me. In many ways, my work is a reflection of my home, New York City. Visually and culturally dense with a sense of manic urgency.  

teaching

I teach several times a week as a part of my practice. I believe in the lineage of information in craft as well as helping others to see themselves in the objects they make. I suspect I would enjoy teaching anything, but as ceramics is what I know it's what I teach. It requires that I re-assess my own positions and informs my work. You can find my classes at Greenwich House Pottery and Bklyn Clay as well as on a workshop basis at Columbia University Teachers College and elsewhere. If you're interested in booking a workshop, please contact me via email.

process

My process is pretty chaotic. I spend a lot of time thinking about what kind of objects to make, researching, planning, and how people will relate to them.  Then when I'm in the studio, my plans disappear and I work intuitively. Typically I break my days up based on the different stages of process.  Some days I'm just throwing, other days I'm just decorating or adding handles and knobs, some days I just handbuild. I would say there are two distinct periods in my process, making the work and decorating the work. When I'm making my work, I listen to podcasts and books on tape. When I'm decorating I listen to music. I'm always drinking coffee. 

friends

If you're looking for more art to enjoy, I encourage you to check out the work of my friends:  Alex Williams, Alex Reed, Alex Nero, Erol Gündüz, Clayton CalvertJames Pastore, Tandem Ceramics, The Bright Angle, K&A, Kate RobertsDerek Weisberg, Gabe Turrow,  Stepanka Ceramics, Penelope Van Grinsven, The Ghost of Paul Revere,  Katie Coughlin, Hanna Leah Gibbs, Thomas Lollar, Ricardo Arango, Allison Rose Craver.