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.

READ MORE
Mise en Abyme I
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Thomas Harris
$ 300
$ 150
fibonnaci bowl
Ceramic Bowl

by Thomas Harris
$ 250
$ 150
Mise en Abyme II
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Thomas Harris
$ 300
$ 150
Folded Sanded Bowl 2
Ceramic Plate

by Thomas Harris
$ 240
$ 120
SOLD
two-cut spiral bowl by Thomas Harris (Ceramic Bowl)
Fish Cup set
Ceramic Cup

by Thomas Harris
$ 52
$ 26
SOLD
fibonnaci bowl by Thomas Harris (Ceramic Bowl)
fibonnaci bowl
Ceramic Bowl

by Thomas Harris
Sold Out
Fish Cup
Ceramic Cup

by Thomas Harris
$ 32
$ 16
Fish Cup
Ceramic Cup

by Thomas Harris
$ 28
$ 14
Mirrored mugs-purple
Ceramic Cups & Mugs

by Thomas Harris
$ 190
$ 114
Plate with Leaf and Stones
Ceramic Platter

by Thomas Harris
$ 146
$ 102.20
Patterned Tile
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Thomas Harris
$ 40
$ 24
SOLD
Translucent Cup I by Thomas Harris (Ceramic Cup)
Folded Mirror
Ceramic Mirror

by Thomas Harris
$ 180
$ 108
SOLD
Folded Mirror by Thomas Harris (Ceramic Mirror)
Folded Mirror
Ceramic Mirror

by Thomas Harris
Sold Out
Fibonnaci Rose Tile
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Thomas Harris
$ 50
$ 25
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