Larry White is an artist, educator, and furniture maker based in Southern California. White met Sam Maloof in 1962, and the two began a lifelong friendship based on their mutual love of art. White went on to apprentice with Maloof for seven years as his first studio employee. He would ultimately spend 29 years of his career collaborating with Maloof in some capacity.
White took his first position as an educator in 1969, teaching crafts, jewelry, furniture design, and metalworking at Cal State Fullerton. He relocated within California at various points in his career, always maintaining a multidisciplinary studio art practice. He describes his creative process as stream-of-consciousness, drawing inspiration from a wide range of sources.
White currently maintains ceramics and multimedia studios in Pioneertown, CA. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation since 2016.