Zac Hould

Youth Ceramics

Zac was introduced to ceramics in his freshman year at Monrovia High School. He studied under Salvador Perez all fours years and continued learning after graduating at Pasadena City College. He worked as a lab technician in the ceramics department where he learned how to make stoneware clay and glazes. After a few semesters at school, he decided to take the next few years traveling around California and Nevada going to lots of different workshops from different ceramic artists. He has also helped assist in workshops and host guest artists while working at AMOCA Ceramics Studio. During his time in high school, Zac made both high fire stoneware and porcelain pieces but also fired lots of his work with raku finishes. One of his pieces from high school is featured in Lark Book series 500 Raku. After many years of enjoying the raku firing process, Zac focused on a deeper understanding of glazes and making his pottery in porcelain for high fire finishes. He predominantly makes tableware forms such as bowls, cups, vases and bottles and enjoys glazing his pots in multiple glazes such as white, tenmoku, teadust, shino and celadon. As he continues to make work, he plans to gain more experience with atmospheric firing such as wood, salt and soda as well as continuing to understand glaze and clay chemistry in reduction firing. He also hopes to explore different pottery forms as well as develop more sculptural and expressive work.

Zac Hould