Harris Deller | School of Art and Design | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Harris Deller, Emeritus

Professor, Ceramics

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1973
Phone: 618/453-3779
Email:  harrisdeller@gmail.com
Office location:  Pulliam Ind. Wing 102H

dellerHarris Deller received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1973. He has been awarded gold medals in the Ceramic Competition in Mino, Japan, and in the Internazionale Della Ceramica D’Arte, Faenza, Italy. International exhibitions include Seoul, Helsinki, Paris, Germany, Warsaw, Lausanne, and Moscow. Solo exhibitions include the Garth Clark Gallery in Los Angeles, the Esther Saks Gallery in Chicago, and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. Group exhibitions include the Everson Museum of Art, the International New Art Forms Exhibition in Chicago, and the Museum of Art and Design in New York.

spacecowboysDeller’s work is represented in collections including the Cranbrook Museum, the Everson Museum, the Philip Morris Corporation, the Shigaraki Museum, and the Museum of Art and Design in New York. He has received Artists Fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, Arts Midwest, a regional NEA, and a Fulbright Fellowship to Korea. Professor Deller was elected a Fellow to the National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts in 1992 and was awarded membership into the International Academy of Ceramics in 2011.

Professor Deller received the NCECA Excellence in Teaching Award for his outstanding contributions to education in the field of ceramics. The presentation was made during the opening ceremonies of the annual NCECA Conference, March 19, 2008 in Pittsburgh, PA. He is also featured in an article written by Glen R. Brown, "Harris Deller: Made in China," in the January 2008 issue of Ceramics Monthly.

harrisAdditionally, his work, "Suppressed Teapot," was included in the exhibition and permanent collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. October 27, 2007-January 13, 2008, de Young Museum, San Francisco. A catalog of the exhibition is available from the Museum Store.

One of his pieces, "Suppressed Volume with Concentric Arcs  #2," was purchased in December 2007 by the Museum at Indiana State University for their permanent collection. A second piece, “Landscape Wall Plate”  has also been included in the permanent collection of the Long Beach Museum of Art.