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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Small Luminaria by Thomas Harris (Ceramic Vase)
Small Luminaria
Ceramic Vase

by Thomas Harris
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Yarn Bowl Gargoyle
Ceramic Sculpture

by Thomas Harris
$ 500
$ 250
Flleur Mug
Ceramic Mug

by Thomas Harris
$ 52
$ 26
Pirates! Mug
Ceramic Mug

by Thomas Harris
$ 52
$ 26
Plate with Leaf Pattern
Ceramic Platter

by Thomas Harris
$ 390
$ 234
Spiral Ikebana
Ceramic Vase

by Thomas Harris
$ 98
$ 49
Small Luminaria
Ceramic Candleholder

by Thomas Harris
$ 80
$ 40
Pirates! Plate
Ceramic Bowl

by Thomas Harris
$ 136
$ 68
Pirates! Salad Plate
Ceramic Platter

by Thomas Harris
$ 70
$ 35
Patterned Fleurs Plate II
Ceramic Platter

by Thomas Harris
$ 136
$ 81.60
Altered Vessel
Ceramic Vessel

by Thomas Harris
$ 110
$ 55
Patterned Fleurs Plate
Ceramic Platter

by Thomas Harris
$ 136
$ 81.60
Plate with Nautilus
Ceramic Platter

by Thomas Harris
$ 290
$ 174
Spiral Ikebana
Ceramic Vase

by Thomas Harris
$ 98
$ 49
Folded Bowl
Ceramic Bowl

by Thomas Harris
$ 110
$ 88
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