New York, New York
Born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Haakon Lenzi was first exposed to the potter’s wheel in high school and has been throwing his life away ever since. Haakon received a BFA in ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, where he was greatly influenced by his studies in printmaking, sculpture, and anthropology. He then continued his studies at Columbia University's Teacher's College. Currently, he is a faculty member of Greenwich House Pottery and The College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York City. Haakon maintains an active studio practice in his East Harlem, “El Barrio,” studio, where he produces his signature Lenziware pottery, combining his love for historical ceramics with the visual and cultural density of his hometown.