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International Award-winning Artist and Educator Leads Ceramics Workshop at PSAD July 11-12

As part of Paducah School of Art and Designs summer Master Artists Workshop Program, international award-winning artist and educator Harris Deller will share his expertise in a two-day ceramic workshop July 11-12.

Day one of the workshop explores the beginning of form in line, development of contour, and building forms with mass and volume. Harris will demonstrate his slab building techniques, as well as making hammock-molds.

On day two, Harris will demonstrate surface decorating techniques, like incising and inlaying, the use of under glaze decals, and painted terra sigalatta. He will discuss ceramic history, painting, and orchestrating glaze thickness to create emotion through heat and gravity.

Deller recently retired as ceramics professor after 35 years at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His work has been featured in more than 100 group exhibitions and over 15 solo exhibits throughout the United States, Asia and Europe and has been reviewed, pictured or cited in over 40 publications.

He received gold medals in ceramic competitions in Australia and Japan, and was recently elected into the International Academy of Ceramics.

He also received a National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowship and a Fulbright Fellowship to teach ceramics in Seoul, Korea, and is a recipient of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Excellence in Teaching Award for his contributions to education in the field of ceramics.

The two-day workshop will be held July 11-12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PSADs Madison Hall located at 919 Madison Street. The cost of the workshop is $72.50.

For more information and to register for the Master Artist Workshop program, visit or call Liz Dodd, PSAD division assistant, at (270) 408-4278.