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This stunning piece from the renowned decorative artist, Harris G. Strong (1920-) is glazed in a lemon yellow with accents of teal, yellow, black, red and iridescent white.


  • 1960s
  • 18.25"l x 5.25"w x 1.5"h
  • Signed "Harris G Strong" and "B-T8"
  • Felt pads on bottom for protection
  • Small scratches in the terra cotta base/side, consistent with wear and age.

Harris G. Strong was known for his decorative art projects, especially for his fine hand-painted ceramic wall hangings.  NC State University alumnus Harris G. Strong (ChE ’47) has spent his life “doing what he wanted to do.” From owning his own bicycle repair shop at age 14 to running a highly successful pottery business throughout his adult life, Strong forged his own path with his artistic and engineering talents.


Born in Waukesha, Wis., Strong, 86, grew up wanting to be an artist. His aunt, Henrietta (Brownie) Strong, was his mentor. She owned a successful greeting card business and had so much faith in Strong she offered to pay for his college education when his father would not.


“She paid the tuition, and she gave me a weekly allowance,” Strong said. “That was a tremendous help to me. She was a great help all my life.” 


Strong's company was renown for decorative art, including decorative tile plaques.

XL Harris Strong Ceramic Tray Mid-Century Modern

SKU: 99501-1-93013
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