Edris (Edith Aline) Eckhardt
(1905 - 1998)
Edris (Edith Aline) Eckhardt was active/lived in Ohio. Edris Eckhardt is known for sculpture-figure, glass, ceramics.
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Biography Edris (Edith Aline) Eckhardt
The following biography, submitted August 2004, has been provided by Barbara J. Matteson, glass artist.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio January 28, 1905, Edris was given the name Edythe Aline Eckhardt. After graduating from Cleveland's East High she enrolled in the painting program at Cleveland School of Art (now known as Cleveland Art Institute - CIA). While enrolled in school she worked part-time at Cowan Pottery where she learned production techniques and firing schedules of various ceramic materials. She switched her choice of study at CIA to sculpture and graduated from Cleveland's School of Art in 1932. Edythe changed her name to the non-gender-specific name Edris in her mid-twenties after being passed over for an award to study
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