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Thomas Harris

"I love beginning with a functional shape, then altering and decorating it to the point of questioning its functionality. "

Ceramic artist Thomas Harris works with traditional functional shapes, such as bowls, cups, and vases, and alters them to create unique sculptural forms. He focuses on contrasts in shape, color, and texture: circular/angular, bright/subdued, glossy/matte, rough/smooth.

Harris throws functional shapes on the wheel, then cuts and alters them by adding, folding, and pushing the clay to create functional and sculptural forms. He uses a variety of techniques to decorate the surface, including masking, water abrasion, and layering underglazes that are then sanded.

Harris earned a BFA in ceramics from Northern Arizona University, then went on to receive a master?s degree from the University of Arizona. He studied ceramics at Indiana University, working with Chris Boger, Malcom Mobutu Smith, Tim Mather, Amy Noorgard, and Matt Repsher. He currently has a ceramics studio in Bloomington, IN.

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Mise en Abyme- 2 Layer
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Thomas Harris
$ 300
$ 180
Large Triangle Plate
Ceramic Platter
by Thomas Harris
$ 340
$ 204
Mise en Abime - Blue Acc...
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Thomas Harris
$ 300
$ 180
Patterned Tile
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Thomas Harris
$ 40
$ 24
Triangle Bowl
Ceramic Bowl
by Thomas Harris
$ 600
$ 300
Spiral Sculpture
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Thomas Harris
$ 360
$ 180
Pinweel Vessel
Ceramic Vessel
by Thomas Harris
$ 100
$ 60
Mise en Abyme II
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Thomas Harris
$ 600
$ 300
Spiraling Pattern Tile
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Thomas Harris
$ 40
$ 24
Sculpted Vase
Ceramic Vase
by Thomas Harris
$ 110
$ 66
Strata Plate
Ceramic Plate
by Thomas Harris
$ 80
$ 56
Fibonnaci Rose
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Thomas Harris
$ 50
$ 30
Mise En Abyme
Ceramic Sculpture
by Thomas Harris
$ 550
Small Bowl Set I
Ceramic Bowls
by Thomas Harris
$ 48
$ 33.60
SOLD
Canopic Jar by Thomas Harris (Ceramic Sculpture)
Canopic Jar
Ceramic Sculpture
by Thomas Harris
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Folded Cup II
Ceramic Cup
by Thomas Harris
$ 60
$ 36
Folded Vase III
Ceramic Vase
by Thomas Harris
$ 350
$ 210
Folded Mug I
Ceramic Mug
by Thomas Harris
$ 60
$ 36
Hoosier Pharaoh Canopic ...
Ceramic Sculpture
by Thomas Harris
$ 1,200
$ 600
Folded Cup I
Ceramic Cup
by Thomas Harris
$ 60
$ 36
Folded Lidded Jar
Ceramic Vessel
by Thomas Harris
$ 100
$ 50
Ash Mug
Ceramic Mug
by Thomas Harris
$ 60
$ 36
Cup Set I
Ceramic Cups
by Thomas Harris
$ 60
$ 42
Folded Cup III
Ceramic Cup
by Thomas Harris
$ 60
$ 36
Mise en Abime 2
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Thomas Harris
$ 270
$ 162
Folded Mirror
Ceramic Mirror
by Thomas Harris
$ 130
$ 91
Triple Spiral Ikebana
Ceramic Sculpture
by Thomas Harris
$ 350
$ 245
Spiral Ikebana
Ceramic Vase
by Thomas Harris
$ 98
$ 68.60
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Convention Center, 2015
Brookside Art Annual, Kansas City, MO, Brookside, 2014
Form and Function: Fifth Annual National Cup Show, Panama City, Amelia Center Gallery, 2012
Reflection National Ceramics Biannual, Terre Haute, IN, Swope Art Museum- Halcyon Art Gallery, 2012
Award of Excellence: Laumeier Sculpture Park Annual- , St Louis, MO, Laumeier Sculpture Park, 2014