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Artist: Harris Deller

Artist: Harris Deller
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Harris Deller was born in Brooklyn. He received a B.A. in Art from California State University at Northridge and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. His work is included in the collections of: Indiana State University; Arizona State University; The Illinois State Museum; The Cranbrook Museum; University of Iowa; the Long Beach Museum; the Everson Museum; the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, NY; Utah State Universtiy; Shigaraki Museum; the San Francisco Museum of Art; Racine Art Museum; Hallmark Corporation; Yixing Ceramic Museum; and Philip Morris, N.Y.

He has received Artist Fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, Arts Midwest and a Fulbright Fellowship. His work was featured in (2008, January), Ceramics Monthly and (2006), Ceramic Art and Perception. He is currently a Professor and the Director of the School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Harris Deller, Professor
School of Art and Design


1973 Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Master of Fine Arts

1971 California State University at Northridge, Bachelor of Art


Professor of Art
Director, School of Art and Design, Southern Illinois University Carbondale


Nicholas Vergette Gallery, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, February

Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, AL

Santa Fe Clay, NM

Brevard Museum of Art and Science, Melbourne, FL

Avante Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Gallery Pro Art, St. Louis, MO

M. C. Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Esther Saks Gallery, Chicago, IL

Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Millikin University, Decatur, IL

Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO

James C. Bolton Library, Louisiana State University, Alexandria, LA

International Communications Agency, Seoul, Korea

Contemporary Crafts, Portland, OR

Columbia College Gallery, Chicago, IL

Yixing Ceramics Museum, Yixing, China

Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ

Wustom Museum, Racine, WI (formerly the Racine Art Museum)

Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art & Design

Belger Art Center, Kansas City, MO

Robert and Mary Montgomery Armory, Palm Beach, FL

World Ceramic Exposition, Korea

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

Art Museum, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1999

Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth, TX

The Danish Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

Center for the Visual Arts, Denver, CO

Illinois Art Gallery, James R. Thompson Center, Chicago

National Museum of History, Taipei, Republic of China

The Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA

Museum of Modern Art and Design (formerly the American Craft Museum) New York

National Museum of Ceramic Art, Baltimore, MD

47th Concorso Internazionale della Ceramica d'Arte, Fienza, Italia

Kunst Aus Illinois, Kunstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

International New Art Forms, Chicago, IL

2nd International Ceramics Competition, Mino, Japan

Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Rue de Rivoli, Paris

Museum of Applied Arts, Helsinki, Finland

Frankfort Museum, Frankfort, Germany

Garth Clark Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Lang Art Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

St. Louis Museum of Art, MO

Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, NY

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Philadelphia Civic Center Museum, PA

Campbell Museum, Campbell, NJ

The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA


(2008, January). Ceramics Monthly. Harris Deller: Made In China, 39-43.

(2007). The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection. Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco (p. 32).

Brown, Glen R. (2006). Harris Deller: The Depth of Black and White. Ceramic Art and Perception
66, 20–24.

(2005). International Ceramic Art Exhibition (pp. 26 & 39). Yixing China: Shanghai Chinese
Classics Publishing House of Century Press Group.

(2005). Suzanne Tourtillot, Editor. 500 Cups. Lark Books.

CD Catalog, Cranbrook to Lancaster & Back, 2005.

(2003, June). Studio Potter. Land of Lincoln: 20 Illinois Potters. 31(2). 72-73, text and illustrations.

(2003). 21st Century Ceramics in the United States & Canada, compiled & edited by Bill Hunt.
(p. 52). Two illustrations, The American Ceramic Society, Westerville, OH.

Adamson, Glenn and Taragin, Davira S. Tea, Anyone? The Donna Moog Teapot Collection,
Racine Art Museum, p. 40.

(2002). The NCECA Journal 2002. The 36th Annual Conference of the National Council of
Education for the Ceramic Arts, Riffs-Rhythm-Regeneration, 23, 167, photo, Erie Village
Square, CO. NCECA 2003.

Schwan, Gary. (2002, December 22). Au Courant. Palm Beach Post.

Gordon, Glenn. (2001). Made in Illinois An Artisan Gallery (pp. 81 & 109). Illinois Department
of Commerce and Community Affairs.

Nelson, Glen C. and Burkett, Richard. (2001). Ceramics, A Potter’s Handbook, Sixth Edition
(pp. 173 & 249). Harcourt College Publishers.

Fairbanks, J., Fina, Angela, & Gustin, Christopher. (2000). The Contemporary Potter
(pp. 106 & 154). Rockport Pub., Inc.

Ferrin, Leslie. (2000). Teapots Transformed, Exploration of an Object (p. 64). Madison, WI:
Guild Publishing.

Paneioli, Diana. (2000). Extruded Ceramics (pp. 103 & 105). New York: Lark Books.

Rhodes, D. Clay and Glazes for the Potter (p. 277). 34th edition, revised by Hopper, Robin,
Krause Publications.

Zakin, R. (1999). Ceramics, Ways of Creation, An Exploration of 36 Contemporary Ceramic

Artists and Their Work (pp. 84-90, 271). Iola, WI: Krause Publications.

Gustin, Chris. The Best of Pottery 2 (p. 78). Rockport Publishers.

Fairbanks, Jonathan and Fina, Angela. (1996). The Best of Pottery, p. 58, Rockport Publishers.

(1996). Impressed and Incised Ceramics (pp. 72, 74-75). London: Coll Minogue, A & C Black.

Rikan, Oleh Maman. (1995, September). Keramic Modern: di Americka dan di Indonesia,
Asri: Majalah Arisitektur, Interior, Taman Dan Lingkungan, No. 150. 91-97, photo pg. 97.

Hyman, S. (1995). Altered Traditions. Ceramics Art & Perception, 21, 95-97, photo p. 95.
Sydney Australia.

Kuo, Y. W. 1994. Ceramic Art Magazine, Harris Deller, Taipei, Republic of China, Winter #5,
60-65, 8 color photos.

Deller, Harris. (1992). Preserving the Foundation. Studio Potter, 20, 28-29.

Nigrosh, Leon. (1992). Sculpting Clay. (p. 86). Worchester, MA: Davis Publishing.

Davis, Marilyn. (1991, Fall). Elegant Distortions. Perspectives, Southern Illinois
University, Office of Research Development Administration 6, 7.

Zakin, R. (1990). Ceramics Mastering the Craft. (p. 22). Photo and essay by artist. Radnor, PA:
Chilton Book Co.

(1990). Ceramica Revista Internacional. Panorama De Actualidad, Concurso De Mono (p. 4)
No. 39, Madrid, Spain.

Ellison, Robt. (1990, October/November.) The 28th Ceramic National. American Craft, 40-47,
photo pg. 41 The American Craft Council, New York, NY.

Miley, L. and Hunt, W. (1990, April). Form and Function. Ceramics Monthly, 32-35, photo
pg. 33, Columbus, OH.

Clark, Garth. (1989). The Eccentric Teapot. (p. 35). New York: Abbyville Press.

Speight, Charlotte, F. (1989 2nd ed.). Hands in Clay (p. 31). Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Pub Co.

Gardner, Nancy. “Harris Deller”. American Ceramics, 6(4), 48.

"Harris Deller," Ceramics Monthly, 36(6), 66-67.

Horn, M. (1988, January 18). Handcrafted Investments. U.S. News and World Report, 66-68.

(1987, March). Current. Ceramics Monthly, 45.

Smith, P. and Lucie-Smith, E. (1986). Craft Today, Poetry of the Physical (pp. 191, 294).
New York: Wiedenfeld and Nicolson.

Milner, S. (1985, December). American Clay Artist '85. New Art Examiner, 55.

Degener, P. (1984 December 7). Deller's Witty, Unpretentious Ceramics. St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
p. 4B.

Rubin, M. (1984 December). Platters. Ceramics Monthly, 31-34.

Axel, J. and McCready, K. (1981). Porcelain: Traditions and New Versions (pp. 62, 80, 82, 102).
New York: Watson-Guptill Publications.

Lane, P. (1980). Studio Porcelain, (pp. 59, 61, 189). Radnor, PA: Chilton Book Company.

Koplos, J. (1979 June). Review: Mason and Deller. The New Art Examiner, 14.

Staff, Cover photograph and review, "Harris Deller”. Ceramics Monthly, 26.

Schwartz, J. (1976, April). Review of Soup Tureens 76. Craft Horizons, 20-25.

AWARDS (selected)
2006 Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Artist Award
2005 $1,000 Award, Clay on the Wall, Texas Tech University
2001 Artist Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council
1999 Artist Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council
1996 Star Grant, Illinois Arts Council
1993 Fellow, National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts
1991 Gold Medal, 47th Concorso Internazionale della Ceramica d'Arte, Faenzia, Italia
Artist Fellowship, Arts Midwest, Regional NEA
1991 Artist Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council
1989 Artist Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council
1987 Gold Award (1 million yen), 2nd International Ceramics Competition, Mino, Japan
1987 Artist Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council
1986 Artist Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council
1981 Fulbright Fellowship, Seoul, South Korea
1979 Project Completion Grant, Illinois Arts Council

COLLECTIONS (selected)
Indiana State University
The San Francisco Museum of Art
The Long Beach Museum of Art
Yixing Ceramics Museum, Yixing, China
The Wustom Museum, Racine, WI
City of Mesa, Mesa, AZ
Shigaraki Museum, Japan
Nora Echols Harrison, Utah State University
Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (formerly The American Craft Museum)
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
Arizona State University Museum of Art, Tempe
Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
Philip Morris, New York
Hay Group, Washington, DC
Hallmark Collection, Kansas City, MO
Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Society of Art in Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL
Sanford M. Besser, Santa Fe, NM
Law School, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Korean-American Education Commission, Seoul, South Korea
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Evansville Museum of Art, Evansville, IN
State of Illinois Building, Chicago
Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Decatur, IL
Barbara Okun, Santa Fe, NM
Esther Saks, Chicago
J. Patrick Lannon Foundation, Palm Beach, FL
Helen Drutt, Philadelphia, PA
Hong-Ik University Museum, Seoul, South Korea

Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, November 15-17, 2006

Kansas Artist Craftsmen Association, October 27-28, 2006

Emporia State University, October 25-26, 2006

Pottery Workshop Sculpture Factory, Jingdezhen China, May 10, 2006

Southern Connecticut State University, Hartford, CT, October 26-27, 2005

Salve Regina University, November 10, 2005

Principal Presenter, American Delegation, International Ceramic Art Conference, June 1-4, 2005, Yixing, China, May 20-23, 2005

Xian Academy of Fine Art, Xian, China, June 2005

Capitol Normal University, Beijing, China, May 26, 2005

Exhibition Juror: For the Health of It, 2005; Arts Council of Southeast MO, Cape Girardeau, MO, February 14, 2005

Visiting Artist, University of South Alabama, July 2003

Visiting Artist Lecture, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA, February 2002

Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO, Visiting Instructor, 2 weeks, July 2002,
Visiting Artist Lecture, Anderson Ranch

Juror, 6th International Golden Ceramic Awards, Taipei, Taiwan, Aug. 29-Sept. 9, 2000

University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, April 12-13, 2000

University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, March 2-4, 2000

Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA, Nov. 15-16, 1999

South County Art Assoc., Rhode Island, April 3, 1999

Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM, July 26-30, 1999

Taiwanese Int’l Ceramics Symposium, June 15-20, 1998, Snake Kiln Site, Sheui Li, Taiwan

Brevard Museum of Art, FL, April 4-5, 1998

ART, Elk Grove Village, IL, May 16-17, 1997
Oregon College of Art and Craft, May 1-2, 1997

Evanston Arts Center, Evanston, IL, May 18-19, 1996

Utah State University, Logan, UT, March 4-5, 1996

Boise State University, Boise, ID, March 1-3, 1996

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, Oct. 26-29, 1995

Volume, Contour and Edge: The Porcelain of Harris Deller, Korean Modern Ceramic Art Association, Seoul National Polytechnic University, June 7, 1995

Volume, Contour and Edge: The Porcelain of Harris Deller, Taipei Museum of Fine Art, May 1995

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