Potter, designer and visual artist Peter Shire grew up in Echo Park.
Today, locals gather at his most mornings to enjoy a cup of coffee and get the lowdown on the neighborhood.
It's also where Shire crafts much of his internationally-recognized work.
The above video by Hollywood filmmaker Eric Minh Swenson shows Shire at work.
His new show Cups 1974 - 2012 continues through June 9, 2012 at the Lora Schlesinger Gallery in Santa Monica.