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Edward Harkness

Ceramics, Area Coordinator

M.F.A. in Ceramics, Illinois State University 

B.F.A. in Ceramics, Rhode Island School of Design


K1128 South Kohrman Hall
(269) 387-2431

Edward Harkness has been a professor in The Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University since 1993. He currently teaches ceramics. Prior to that, he served in the roles of associate and assistant professor at WMU beginning in 1980.  Harness has exhibited all over Michigan, in such settings as Eastern Michigan University, Southwestern Michigan College, The Ann Arbor Art Association, galleries in Muskegon, Saugatuck and Kalamazoo, as well as at WMU. He has also exhibited at galleries in Berkeley, Calif., at the Zosaku Gallery, at Governor¹s State University in University Park, Ill., in Tuscania, Italy and various cities in Japan. Harkness has traveled to different parts of the world to exhibit, study and do research. Destinations have included Italy, Spain, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Subject areas of research have been Etruscan, Roman and Medieval Italian ceramics; the Andalusian cities of Cordoba, Seville and Grenada, Spain; and Asian ceramic art.  Harkness has received a variety of competitive grants, among them from FRACASF, FRACA, The Provost Discretionary Fund for Japan Exhibition and was WMU International Exchange Professor to Korea in 1990.