Carla Lombardi, 80, Philadelphia-area artist and ceramicist

Jul 29, 2019 214

BY: Bonnie L. Cook

Carla Lombardi, 80, of Glen Mills, a Philadelphia-area artist and ceramicist, died Monday, July 22, at her home after a three-year battle with cancer. Carla Lombardi was a professional moniker that she built from Lombardi, her maiden name, and her mother’s name, Carla. Her birth name was Anna, and she became Anna Heald after marrying.

Ms. Lombardi was trained as an oil painter and appeared to be headed for a career in that genre when she stumbled into a major change. She had signed up for a class in life drawing at a school in Chester County, but mistakenly entered a ceramic studio instead. "From the moment she stepped inside that studio and saw the art that was being created, she never looked back,” reported in April 2012. 

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