Our Instructors

Executive director Harry Berman carefully chooses all instructors. Each has a unique aesthetic and approach to teaching, with degrees in ceramics, they are also college instructors and exhibiting professional artists.

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Harry Berman

After graduating with a B.F.A. from Chouinard Art Institute in 1972, Harry founded both the Cahuenga Potters Studio, now Berman Ceramic Arts and Berman Kilns, Inc. Over the last 40 years he has become an integral part of the ceramics world in Southern California by directing his school of ceramics, creating large-scale ceramic murals with students in L.A.U.S.D. and instructing and mentoring students from kindergarten through university. He has been a working sculptor and painter for the last 40 plus years. His company manufactured and serviced kilns keeping him in touch with prominent ceramists, colleges and industry. Harry continues to direct and develop his school.

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Robert Miller

Following a B.F.A. at Otis Art Institute and an M.F.A. at UCLA, Robert apprenticed in Japan, developing skills in the traditional construction of large-scale ceramic vessels. He is a practicing artist using clay primarily as his medium to create contemporary thrown multiples. Robert's work is shown and collected nationally and internationally. He is co-owner of the Miller-Durazo Contemporary Fine Art Gallery. He is a college instructor and has been teaching at Berman Ceramic Arts for over 25 years.

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Kitty Sheehan

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Clare Sadnik

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Carol Sun

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Mary Mallman

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Shoshi Kanakohata

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