Harris Deller by Jenny Clarkson

Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1947, Harris Deller currently produces work at White Roof Studio in Carbondale, Illinois. At California State University, Northridge and his MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1973. He studied with Richard Devore. Deller’s work has been shown in more than 100 group exhibitions and over 15 solo. He has received fellowships from many places. In 1992, Deller was elected a Fellow to the national council for education in ceramics art. Deller was awarded membership into the international academy of ceramics in 2011.

Looking at his work the viewer is immediately drawn in by his use of line and shape. His piece has a very contemporary feel about it.  I was drawn to his work first by his line work. His steady and repetition of line draws the viewer’s eye throughout the piece causing a harmonious balance in his work. This is something that I  would like to bring into my personal pieces.




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