harris deller lecture and workshop

lecture: FRIDAY, sept 8 | 7:00 pm

workshop: sEpt 9 | 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM & sEpt 10 | 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM

"What we know next will change what happens next, and we can't know what we'll know next, since if we could we'd know it now." 
-Karl Popper, philosopher


Artist Statement

Ceramic history and tradition, especially pottery, is the foundation of my making.  Because pottery is abstract, it best suits my purposes. 

I am interested in contradictions and dualities; paradox, juxtaposition, yin and yang. Using shapes, forms, colors, and textures, I am drawn to abstraction as a way to uncover and make visual those phenomenon. My visual vocabulary consists of line, rectangles, triangles, and trapezoids. I draw inspiration from the basic elements of air, water and fire. I also have a strong affinity for proportion and balance, black and white, basic color and pattern.

biography

Harris Deller was born in Brooklyn, New York. He received a B.A. in Art from California State University at Northridge and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Deller’s work has been featured in more than 125 group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. His work is represented in over 25 collections including: The American Museum of Ceramic Arts; The New Mexico Museum of Art; The Crocker Museum, Sacramento; The Cranbrook Museum; University of Iowa; the Long Beach Museum; the Everson Museum; the Museum of Art and Design, NY; Utah State University; Shigaraki Museum; the San Francisco Museum of Art; Illinois State Museum; the Racine Art Museum; Hallmark Corporation; Yixing Ceramic Museum; Indiana State University; Arizona State University; the Mitchell Museum and Philip Morris, N.Y.

He has been awarded 6 Artist Fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council; Gold Medals at the 47th Concorso Internationale della Ceramica d’Arte, Fienza, and the 2nd International Ceramics Competition, Mino, Japan. Deller received an Arts Midwest Fellowship and in 1981 a Fulbright Fellowship. He served on the Board of Directors of National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) from 1985-1993. He became a “Fellow” to NCECA in 1994 and in 2008 he received the NCECA’s “Excellence in Teaching Award.” He has been a Visiting Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Hong Ik University in Seoul, South Korea. In 2011, Deller was elected to the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC).

His works have been reviewed, pictured or cited in over 45 publications; featured in Ceramics Monthly (2008, January), and Ceramic Art and Perception, (2006) and featured on the cover of Ceramic Art and Perception, (2012). In 2012, Deller became a Professor Emeritus in the School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale where he taught for over 35 years and served as the Director of the School of Art and Design 1999-2008. He currently owns and operates “White Roof Studio” in Carbondale, IL.

To learn more, visit his website at http://www.harrisdeller.com/


 

HARRIS DELLER: lecture

Friday, sEpt 8, 2017 | 7:00 pM

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

WORKING MEN'S INSTITUTE | 407 tAVERN sT., NEW hARMONY, in 47631

Harris Deller is interested in contradictions and dualities; paradox, juxtaposition, yin and yang. Using shapes, forms, colors, and textures, he is drawn to abstraction as a way to uncover and make visual those phenomenon. Join us as we explore his extensive career as a ceramic artist and his personal approach to clay as a medium.


 

CONES, CYLINDERS, TRAPEZOIDS AND LINES workshop

sATURDAY, sEpt 9 | 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM & sUNDAY, sEpt 10 | 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM

registration FEE: $25 per person | $20 per student (with ID)

Limited space. Preregistration is required.

NHCP Studio | 420 North St, New Harmony, IN 47631

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Harris Deller is interested in contradictions and dualities; paradox, juxtaposition, yin and yang. Using shapes, forms, colors, and textures, he is drawn to abstraction as a way to uncover and make visual those phenomenon. In this workshop, Deller will construct pottery forms while demonstrating wheel throwing and slab building techniques. He will arrange and activate geometric shapes and patterns and demonstrate carving, incising, inlaying and under-glaze decals. 

 
 

Register Online (preferred)

Just two easy steps to reserve your place for the Harris Deller Workshop on Sept 9 & 10, 2017! Complete the online "Application Form" by clicking on the button below. Once submitted, easy payment can be processed by clicking the "Pay Now" button. (You will be directed to a separate window to access our secure Square payment cart.) Be sure to select the "Cones, Cylinders, Trapezoids and Lines" workshop offering for purchase.

 
 
 

 

Register by Mail

Download the form through the button below, and follow the application and payment instructions. This process takes longer for us to receive, so we can only reserve your space on receipt of your materials, not by postmark. (If paying by check, make it out the check to "New Harmony Clay Project.") Mail the form, along with payment, to the following address:

New Harmony Clay Project, Attn: Lenny Dowhie

P.O. Box 17, New Harmony, IN 47631

 

 

If you have any additional questions, please contact Mitzi Davis, Program Manager, at nhclayproject@gmail.com or 706-936-1443.