Roseline Delisle

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Roseline Delisle (1952 – November 12, 2003) was a well-known ceramics artist.[1]

Delisle was born in 1952 in Rimouski, Quebec, and attended the Institute of Applied Arts in Montreal, Quebec, in 1969. After graduating in 1973, Delisle worked as an apprentice under Enid LeGros until 1977. In 1978, she moved south and started her first solo studio in Venice, California. Delisle resided and maintained a studio practice in Santa Monica, California, with her husband, painter Bruce Cohen, and their daughter.[2]

Delisle was known in the ceramics community for her large-scale vessel forms, wheel thrown in sections and banded with colored slips. Her older works were constructed from porcelain thrown sections fused together in the kiln, however her more contemporary works are created from earthenware, and threaded on a metal rod, secured to a weighted base for stability.

Delisle died of ovarian cancer in 2003 in Santa Monica, California.[3]


Contemporary Ceramics: Nine Artists, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California, June 2000 Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramcs 1950-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2000


Smith, Penny, "Rosaline Delisle, Like A Dancer" Ceramics: Art and Perception, no. 22, 2001, pp 26–32


  1. Roseline Delisle biography presented by Frank Lloyd Gallery
  2. Featured Artist - Roseline Delisle - Article by Penny Smith
  3. LA Times article 11/15/03