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|Ceramicist, Dora De Larios, is not only recognized for her mural,
sculpture, pottery, and architectural work, but she has also been an
instructor for ceramics at the University of Southern California (USC)
and the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). |
De Larios, a native of Los Angeles, remained in California for the
extent of her education. She attended the University of Southern
California where she received instruction from, Susan Peterson, as well
as sculptors, Vivika and Otto Heino. In 1957 she graduated with
degree in Fine Art.
She was selected to be one of fourteen artists to create place settings
for the White House in Washington, D.C. in 1977, when Mrs. Carter
hosted a lunch party for the wives of United States senators.
Following the luncheon, the collection of dinnerware was included in
the “American Crafts for the White House” touring exhibition.
Among her large-scale sculptural commissions are those which are
located in the French Polynesia, the Kona Surf Hotel on the Kona Coast
in Hawaii, Makaha Inn Resort in Oahu, Hawaii, and in Nagoya,
Japan. Her mural work is found extensively in Southern California
at parks, corporations, and government buildings, as well
establishments in Los Angeles and the Contemporary Hotel at Disney
World in Orlando, Florida.
Submitted by Jenna Wuensche, Researcher
Jules Heller and Nancy G. Heller, North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century
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