ceramic Carefree, AZ
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Les & Jaye Lawrence Studio
Les Lawrence

B.A. Degree Art - Southwestern Oklahoma State Univ
Texas Tech University
M.F.A. Art - Arizona State University
Emeritus Professor Of Art - Grossmont College-Retired
Les Lawrence was born in Texas and was artistic as a child. He enjoyed exploring how things were made and put together. He had a love for hot rods and custom cars and often dreamed of designing automobiles.His early education was in commercial art and after working in a large department store art department drawing clothing and other fashion objects he went back to school at Texas Tech University. He studied sculpture, ceramics, and watercolor painting as well as learning how to build kilns and other art equipment. His first teaching position was at Hardin Simmons University where he started the sculpture and ceramics programs. After establishing these programs he attended Arizona State University where he earned a MFA degree in Ceramics and was selected to head the ceramics program at Grossmont College in the San Diego area. He taught there for 37 years being selected co-Teacher of the Year before he retired in 2006. He and his wife Jaye, also an artist, moved their studio to Carefree, Arizona where they now live...