Echo Art Studio is a high fire ceramic and fine art studio, teaching students in the Los Angeles area since 1999. We take pride in quality of our instruction and even developed our own Echo method of throwing, where everybody will make a pot on their first day! As we go along teaching students and helping members, we develop products that help us and everyone else at the studio to be a better artist. Thus, we designed and now manufacture and sell all over the world our own Claypron, split and overlapped apron for ceramic artists. We make and sell our beautiful cone 10 glazes.
Echo Ceramics has a trusted team of teachers--all talented artists themselves, bringing you the best atmosphere and quality of instruction out there. Come in and give it a try!
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
Ki Cho is the founder of Echo Ceramics studio. He was studying architecture, when he discovered his love for ceramics. He changed his major and has been exploring ceramic art ever since, eventually developing his own method of teaching, which Echo Ceramics is known for.
Ki teaches intermediate classes and is a driving force behind Echo Ceramics community. His excellent input has helped hundreds of potters and sculptors reach their goals.
Yuli Filippova has studied business management in St. Petersburg, Russia, and is proud to be a CFO of Echo Ceramics since 2003. She is an accomplished potter as well and teaches beginning classes. She's well versed in loading kilns, mixing glazes and running the studio. If you e-mail us, she's the one to answer all your questions.
Carlos De La Rivera is an accomplished fine artist and a potter and sculptor, with more than 30 years of experience in ceramics. Carlos is well known for his illustrations, post cards, drawings, pottery and sculpture. He's been teaching at Echo Ceramics since the studio first opened.
Brenda Holzke is an artist living and working in Los Angeles.
Her strongest inspiration is drawn from the vast world of fashion. She expresses her art through ceramics, mixed media vessels and wall art. The final results of this are ceramic designs with combinations of pattern and color that strongly resemble textiles.
Brenda is teaching our surface decorating classes.
Sarah Vandersall is an artist living in Los Angeles. Her work focuses on creating works that deal with people’s perceptions of past, present and future spaces. The clay elements of her work have been made here at Echo Ceramics since 2013, where she enjoys the vibrant studio atmosphere.
Sarah has her BFA, and MFA in Ceramics and has been in love with all aspects of clay for over fifteen years; she teaches beginning wheel throwing here at Echo Ceramics.
Sharon Mann Garrett is a California dinnerware maker who markets her work as Mann Handmade: Everyday Dishes for Extraordinary People. Her work is inspired by her native foodie culture, for perfect function from cabinet to table to dishwasher. Her teaching focuses on building throwing skills so that potters can do artwork uninhibited by technical challenges.
Jane Jenkins took a ceramics class almost 20 years ago to reduce the stress of her daily job as a casting director. She loved the process and never stopped. Now that she's retired Jane has been thrilled to help bring the enjoyment of playing with clay to others. Jane teaches Friday Hand-building class.