Harris Deller was born in Brooklyn, New York and earned a BA from California State University, Northridge, and a MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1973. Deller’s work has been featured in more than 100 group exhibitions and over 15 solo exhibits in museums and galleries throughout the United States as well as in Asia and Europe.  His work is represented in over 25 major collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, NYC; Illinois State Museum, Chicago and Springfield, IL; Hallmark Art Collection, Kansas City; Shigaraki Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Japan.


Deller’s work is made from slab built or wheel thrown porcelain. The surface pattern is incised into the leather hard clay form and then bisque fired.  After the bisque firing, the pattern is inlayed with a satin matt black glaze, sponged clean, sanded and fired to cone 12 (2345 degree F).


For more info about Harris Deller visit his Patina Gallery page



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Thereza Pedrosa

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Founder and Director of Beautiful People Live Art || Thereza Pedrosa was born in Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) in 1985, and grew up in Bassano del Grappa (Italy) and in Lausanne (Switzerland). In love with Europe, she operates borderless from her new location near Leipzig (Germany). Graduated in Conservation of Cultural Goods at the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, and a jewelry designer herself, she promotes contemporary artists and designers worldwide. Her engagement is manyfold: selecting the most promising trends, promoting contamination between the arts, by editing online and offline publications.