Harriet Bellows received a BFA and a MFA from the  School of Art and Design at Alfred University studying with Robert Turner, Val Cushing and John Wood.  Upon graduating she established and operated a studio in Alfred, NY.  During that period her work was selected and purchased for Permanent Collections by the Smithsonian American Art Museum/Luce Foundation, D.C. and the Mint Museum’s Allan Chasanoff Ceramic Collection of Charlotte, NC.
 
Bellows has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico with visits to Rome, Florence and Milan, Italy. She has lived in New England and the Southeast maintaining studios in Boston, MA, Seattle, WA, Raleigh and Durham, NC.
 
Her artwork has been selected for numerous national juried exhibitions and invitationals. In 2010 she retired from a thirty year career as a professional pilot and continued her art work. In October 2015 she was awarded an Artist Fellowship at the Virginia Center for The Creative Arts (VCCA). 

Bellows  maintains a residence studio and project space outside of Alfred, NY.