Department of Art 

Department of Art

David Harris


Associate Professor of Art
Director of Ceramics
Art Therapy Coordinator

Courses: Ceramics and Drawing
Office: Potter Hall 101
Office Hours: M, W, F 1:00-3:00,T,R 8:30-9:30 & 1:00-3:00
Phone: (816) 271-4424

David Harris is the ceramics instructor and Associate Professor of Art at Missouri Western State University. As a working artist and art educator he encourages students to “explore their unique talents, develop their creativity, and fine-tune their distinctive voice”.

He founded the David Harris Pottery in 1978. Working as a full-time studio artist he produced a wide range of both functional and nonfunctional ceramic forms. His work has been exhibited in numerous national and international venues, and is included in many public and private collections.


M.F.A., Fort Hays State University
B.A., Missouri Western State University

Selected Exhibition Record

  • “Teresa and David Harris: Vessel, Constructions and Related Objects,”  Two Person Exhibition  Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art,  Saint Joseph, Missouri  2008
  • “2008 International Cone Box Show The Pottery Workshop,” Shanghai, China; NCECA, Pittsburgh, PA;   Holt Russell Gallery, Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas
  • “2006 International Cone Box Show,” NCECA, Portland, Oregon; Holt Russell Gallery, Baker University   Baldwin City, Kansas
  • “Rocky Mount Arts Center 7th Annual Handcrafted Juried Art Exhibition,” The Imperial Centre Rocky Mount, North Carolina
  • “12” x 12”   Todd Gallery,” Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • “David Harris and Teresa Harris Two-Person Exhibition,” The Columbian Art Center, Wamego, Kansas
  • “Recent Work – Three-Person Exhibition,” Roland Dille Center for the Arts, Moorhead State University   Moorhead, Minnesota
  • “Recent Work   Two-Person Exhibition,” Emporia Arts Center, Emporia, Kansas
  • “Topeka Competition 22,” Juried 7–State Fine Crafts Exhibition – Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University Topeka
  • “Altered Traditions,” The Columbian Swogger Gallery, Wamego, Kansas
  • “Recent Work,” Mabee Art Gallery, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Missouri
  • “KACA Kansas Artist-Craftsman Association Exhibition,” Juried Membership Exhibition, Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
  • “Invitational Exhibition,” The Birger Sanzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, Kansas
  • “Clay and Paper Two-Person Exhibition,” Hutchison Art Association Gallery, Hutchison, Kansas
  • “David Harris Porcelain – Recent Works,” Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas