Ojai Remembers Otto Heino

By Linda Harmon

Otto Heino, the soft-spoken potter who was one of Ojai’s and the world’s most revered artists, died Thursday morning after a short illness. He was 94. According to Larry Carnes, a fellow potter and a friend of over 50 years, Heino had been actively working until Sunday. “It’s quite a blow,” said Carnes. “He was just showing me these large yellow platters he was making; he planned to make more of them.” Carnes said Heino had commented on not feeling well Monday when they spoke by phone and the two decided on

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