ARTIST STATEMENT

Liza has exhibited her ceramic sculpture nationally since earning a BFA from the University of Washington. After work abroad, she earned an MFA at Mills College and began teaching ceramics in the Bay Area. Since returning to Seattle, Liza continues working as an art instructor and studio artist.

Living on the coast and drawing from the environment, rocks and marine life inspires sculptural forms reduced to a basic geometry. These hand-built ceramic forms are carved and painted with underglaze then the kiln fired forms are finished with pigment and archival wax.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2008 Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bellevue College
2008 Clayspeak Symposium, University House, Seattle, WA
2007 Red Brick Art Center, Beverly, MA
2006 Tacoma Sculpture Showcase, Tacoma Art Museum
2006 Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
2005 NW Designer Craftsmen at 50, Bellevue Art Museum


AWARDS

Best of Show, Washington Potters Association, Seattle, WA
Fund for Excellence Grant, S. Seattle Community College
Eleanor Crumb Art Award, Mills College, Oakland, CA


PUBLICATIONS

2005 Pacific Northwest, Seattle Times Magazine
2004 Ceramics Monthly, Vol.52, #6