Avi was introduced to clay and the creative process of throwing at Mt. San Antonio College outside Los Angeles, California. His creative journey took him to Mexico where he studied sculpture and bronze casting in San Miguel de Allende. His most recent studies have been at Maude Kerns with Thanbinh Doung a renowned and accomplished potter ,who is an exacting teacher, and at the University of Oregon with Jason Solomon. Currently, he is exploring the magical world of crystal glazes and has the goal of becoming a Crystallière (one who is an avid, expert crystal glazer). His pottery is classic in line, often of goodly girth with stunning crystal glazes. He is also a novice glass artist who hopes to explore this media extensively one day.