Lisa Harris

Lisa, a native Chicagoan, has been a ceramic artist and instructor for over 30 years.  Her work reflects a range of interests from decorative tiles to architecturally inspired vessels.  Lisa has led many specialty workshops in the area.


  • Grinnell College
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago - post-graduate studies


Ceramics, drawing

Areas of focus:

Hand building, wheel throwing, sculpture, pastels, pencil, charcoal


Publication highlights:

  • 500 Tiles, pub. Lark Books - 2008
  • 500 Teapots, pub. Lark Books - 2013
  • Ceramics Monthly - 2012

Lisa's teaching style:

She emphasizes understanding aesthetic and technical aspects of ceramics.  She introduces historical and contemporary examples for inspiration and context.  Lisa also leads open-ended creativity exercises that promote the individual voice and perspective.

Lisa loves EAC because . . .

She has been working at the center for ten years, and she has always found students to be intelligent, worldly and like family.

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three ceramic vessels
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