Deborah Horrell

(American, born 1953)

Portland, Oregon-based artist and teacher Deborah Horrell creates glass works and ceramics.

Horrell received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ceramics from Arizona State University in Tempe in 1975. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree in ceramics from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1979. She served as an assistant professor of ceramics at Ohio State University. She studied glass blowing during a residency at the Pilchuck School of Glass in Stanwood, Northwestern Washington in 1994. This residency, and another at Bullseye Glass in Portland in 1996, caused a shift in the focus of her artistic practice toward glass sculpture and installation.

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