Liza Halvorsen

Liza Halvorsen
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 EXHIBITIONS20192008 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