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Harris Deller

Biography to Display: 

1947Born, Brooklyn, New York

EDUCATION

1971BA California State University, Northridge, California

1973MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1975-2013Professor Emeritus, Southern Illinois University, School of Art and Design, Carbondale, Illinois

 2013—White Roof Studio

 

Harris Deller’s work is made from slab-built or wheel-thrown abstract porcelain forms. He often alters the thrown pieces by adding slab-built or extruded components. The container aspect of the vessel is suppressed while the external form is reinforced by the surface treatment of  patterns that are incised into the leather-hard clay and then bisque-fired. The patterns he uses are drawn from nature or geometry and typically involve organic repetitive lines, like the ripples from a pebble thrown into water.

Deller intentionally limits his visual vocabulary and explores the effect of repetition, intersection and glazes. For instance, he uses a fine celadon glaze that wells into relief white porcelain borders to create a pattern or, he bisque fires patterns inlayed with a satin matte black glaze, sponged clean and sanded before the second firing. His other surface techniques include terra sigillata, low-fired glazes and an underglaze transfer based on his finger prints.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Arizona State University Museum of Art, Tempe, Arizona

City of Mesa, Mesa, Arizona

Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, DeYoung, San Francisco, California

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

Evansville Museum, Evansville, Indiana

HoniIk University Museum, Seoul, South Korea

Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois

Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana

Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Decatur, Illinois

Korean-American Education Commission, Seoul, South Korea

Law School, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Illinois

Museum of Art, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York

New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas

Shigaraki Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Mannheimer Collection, Iowa City, Iowa

Yixing Ceramics Museum, Yixing, China

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Brown, Glen R. "Harris Deller: Made in China." Ceramics Monthly (January 2008).

Lawton, Jim. 500 Teapots, Volume 2. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2013.

Smith, Paul J. Craft Today Poetry of the Physical. New York, NY: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1986.

Zakin, Richard. Ceramics-Ways of Creation. Iola, WI: Kraus Publications, 1999.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: http://www.harrisdeller.com/

Website: http://www.harrisdeller.com/

Artist's Studio: White Roof Studio

 

Typical Marks
ca. 2014
Teapot with Concentric Arcs
Date: 1995
Form: Teapot
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab Built, Extruded
Surface Technique: Incised, Inlaid, Stain
Orange T-pot
Date: 2012
Form: Teapot
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Extruded, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised, Stain
Yumomi
Date: 2008
Form: Yunomi
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Cup Thumbprint Dog Series
Date: 2012
Form: Cup
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Transfer or Decal Decorated
Vase
Form: Vase
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Vase
Form: Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Vase
Form: Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Wall Plaque
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Wall Plaque
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Teapot
Form: Teapot
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Mishima
C and R Harrison Collection
Photo: TMP
C and R Harrison Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified November 5, 2018. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/deller