Larry Sherman Potts

April 13, 1957 - November 22, 1999


Larry Sherman Potts

Funeral Services: Ariodante Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Burial: His ashes remain at Ariodante Gallery, New Orleans, LA overlooking a private courtyard and the graves of his beloved pet ferrets, Pickles and Nemo.

Larry S. Potts, owner of Ariodante Contemporary Craft Gallery, New Orleans, LA, died Monday, November 22, 1999 of heart failure at his home. He was 42. Mr. Potts was born April 13, 1957 in Washington, DC and raised in Atlanta, GA.

He returned to Washington after attending Georgia State University and worked in the Schumacher Show Room of the Washington Design Center. Potts was awarded a Roscoe Award for Design Excellence for his carpet adaptations of Charles Adam architectural designs.

He moved to New Orleans just over nine years ago to open Ariodante Gallery with his partner at that time, Michael A. Wise. Ariodante is well-known New Orleans gallery featuring functional objects of art created by American artisans.

Larry's work as a jeweler and miniature illustrator has been featured locally and in Westport, CT.

He was a generous supporter through his talents and time of a variety of local causes including the Howling Success of the LA SPCA, Dollars for Scholars and The Living Room at MCC.

Survivors include his companion, Rev. Dexter Brecht; his mother, Mrs. Catherine M. Potts; a sister, Linda Potts Causey; and three nieces.

A Life Celebration was held Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 5pm at Ariodante, 535 Julia Street. A memorial fund was established at MCC of Greater New Orleans.


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