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Deborah Horrell

Biography to Display: 

Born 1953 Phoenix, Arizona

Died 2018 Portland, Oregon

 

EDUCATION

1975    BFA, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

1979    MFA Ceramics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

 

APPRENTICESHIPS & RESIDENCIES

1994    Resident Artist, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington

1996    Resident Artist, Bullseye Glass School, Portland, Oregon

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1983-1993 Associate Professor of Art, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

 

BIOGRAPHY

Deborah Horrell is known for small-scale porcelain sculptures, functional glass vessels, glass wall pieces, and large installations of ceramic, glass, and wood.

Horrell started strictly as a ceramic artist, and was often inspired by birds, making pieces with flat bird shapes accompanied by a delicate nest sculptures of porcelain.

In 1993 Horrell left a tenured position at The Ohio State University to move to Portland, Oregon to become a full-time studio artist. After residencies at the Pilchuck School of Glass and Bullseye Glass, Horrell started to work primarily in glass, making bowls, vases, wall pieces and more.

 

 

 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Jordan Schnitzer Collection, Eugene, Oregon

Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon

Tucson Art Museum, Tucson, Arizona

Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Eder, Lynn. “Deborah Horrell.” Ceramics Monthly, November 1981.

“Deborah Horrell.” Deborahhorrell.com, accessed September 10, 2021. http://www.deborahhorrell.com/about-the-artist

 

 

 

Center for CraftCenter For Craft

 

 

AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Wall Hanging
Date: 1984
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab Built
Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.2 x 22.5 inches
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.450, gift of the American Ceramic Society
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.450, gift of the American Ceramic Society

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified August 21, 2022. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/horrell