Paul Herman

Doyle, California

Paul Herman(1954-) was born in Lawrence Kansas. At the age of three, Paul's family moved to Reno, Nevada. While he was in high school, he became intrigued with the pottery making medium. His first teacher was Larry Dawson. From high school, he studied briefly at the University of Nevada Reno with Professor Fred Reid. In addition, to the aforementioned education, Paul has been a regular student of the medium, taking courses from Dennis Parks and Jack Troy, as well as he had ties to the Nevada Clay Arts Guild, where he admired the design of John Charles Karrasch. His studio locations have included Reno, Wadsworth, and Gerlach, Nevada with John Bogard before moving to the Doyle, California location in 1978. His work has a strong focus on functional ceramics, where the Mingei Aesthetic is an important theme and his great skills in executing a pot is evidenced in the form and function of each. The year 2000 marks an important note in this potter's career, when his work in gas fired stoneware would also include wood fired pots. Although Paul has lived in California for a few decades, his functional pottery has been an important household object for many in Nevada, where his work has provided families the necessary tablewares to celebrate food and life.

Artist's Works


Item:  Wood fired plate, atmospheric ash

Dimensions:  .75 inches tall by 6.375 inches wide

Price:  $18.00 plus s/i

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Item:  Copper Red on White Stoneware Vase

Dimensions:  5.875 inches tall by 3.875 inches wide

Price:  SOLD to Texas

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Item:  Wood fired altered vase, shino and atmospheric ash

Dimensions:  6 inches tall by 4 inches wide

Price:  SOLD

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Item:  Wood fired vase

Dimensions:  8 inches tall by 3.334 inches wide

Price:  SOLD

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Item:  Wood fired teabowl, shino glaze

Dimensions:  3.125 inches tall by 3.75 inches wide

Price:  SOLD to California

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Item:  Wood fired teapot

Dimensions:  6.25 inches tall by 7.625 inches wide, which includes the spout

Price: SOLD

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Item:  Wood fired teapot, porcelain

Dimensions:  6.25 inches tall by 7 inches wide, which includes the spout

Price: SOLD

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Item:  Yunomi, shino on shino

Dimensions:  3 1/2 to 4 inches

Price: SOLD

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Item:  Wood fired vessel, stoneware

Dimensions:  10 inches tall by 7 inches wide

Price: $125.00, plus s/i

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