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Artist: Liz Lurie


Liz Lurie
Liz Lurie, NEW YORK
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Central to my work is the desire to communicate a strong sense of muscular physicality, harmony and a quiet beauty which reveals itself slowly. I am interested in the subtle changes in form that happen over time; a slightly different angle, a lowering of volume, or an addition of an appendage. These nuanced variations give rise to the evolution of form. I find deep satisfaction in working within the limits of function. For me, there is freedom in the structure that use provides. It is always my grounding starting point. There is directness to their intention as they fulfill their lives on counters, cupboards and dish
racks. It is my hope through form, texture, and color that my work might
provide a moment of slowness, comfort and intrigue, giving nourishment whether they are empty or full.

Education
1986–1991 Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, concentrated study in Dance and Ceramics


Additional Studies
1989–1993 SuperMud Pottery, New York, NY, Instruction and Apprenticeship with Louise Harter
1987–1988 Clare DesBecker Studios, New York, NY, Apprentice


Selected Exhibitions

2019
Co-curator and participant, Dallas Pottery Invitational, Empire Room, Dallas, TX
Flower City Invitational, Flower City Arts Center, Rochester, NY, curated by Matt Metz, Richard Aerni, and Peter Pincus
Younomi Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail, Shelburne Falls, MA (invited by Mary Barringer)
Wichita Ceramics National Invitational, Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS (invited by Ted Adler and Brenda Lichman)
Women Working in Clay Symposium, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA (invited by Donna Polsano)

2018
Cups Runneth Over 2018, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA, curated by Mary Barringer
Wichita Ceramics National Invitational, Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS (invited by Ted Adler and Brenda Lichman)
Quietude, Schaller Gallery, St. Joseph, MI (invited by Linda Christianson)
The Almighty Cup, Gandee Gallery, Fabius, NY, curated by Jen Gandee
Flower City Pottery Invitational, Flower City Arts Center, Rochester, NY, curated by Matt Metz, Richard Aerni, and Peter Pincus
Co-curator and participant, Dallas Pottery Invitational, Empire Room, Dallas, TX

2017
Form and Flame, Clayscapes Gallery, Syracuse, NY
43rd Annual Old Church Pottery Show and Sale, Demarest, NJ, curated by Chris Gustin, Bruce Dehnert and Julia Galloway
St. Croix Valley Potters 25th Anniversary Show, Weisman Museum of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Co-curator and participant, Dallas Pottery Invitational, Dallas, TX
NCECA Expo Center, Gandee Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Kindred Beasts, Everson Bi-Annual, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, curated by Sequoia Miller and Sheila Pepe
Co-curator and participant, Dallas Pottery Invitational, Dallas, TX
Invitational, Train Kiln Invitational, Wabaunsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL
Makers, The Independents, NCECA Invitational, Bredin-Lee Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2015
Co-organizer and participant, Dallas Pottery Invitational, Dallas, TX
NCECA Expo Center, Gandee Gallery, Providence, RI

2014
Co-organizer and participant, Dallas Pottery Invitational, Dallas, TX
Designed and Crafted, Westside Provisions Gallery, Atlanta, GA (invited by Michael Simon and Carr McCuiston)
Domesticated Fire, Firehouse Gallery, Rochester, NY (invited by Fred Herbst)

2013
Co-organizer and participant, Dallas Pottery Invitational, Dallas, TX
Contemporary Traditionalists, Red Lodge Gallery, Red Lodge, MT
Invitational, Stoked in Texas, Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX, curated by Gary Hatcher
Functional Ceramics Exhibition, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH
OutPour, Robert T. Wright Galley, Grayslake, IL, curated by Ben Bates

2012
Georgia Perspectives Invitational Pottery Show, Watkinsville, GA

2006
Wood Fire Invitational, NAU Museum, Flagstaff, AZ, curated by Jason Hess
4 Sensibilities: Arbuckle, Beasecker, Lurie, McCormick, Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA, curated by Sandy Simon
Home, Signature Shop, Atlanta, GA, curated by Simon Levin
Pots with Stories, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT, curated by Ron Myers
Yunomi Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Invitational, 2006 Cup Invitational, Kobo Gallery, Seattle, WA
Art-stream Gallery, NCECA Tour, Portland, OR (invited by Alleghany Meadows)
Richard Roth Invitational, North Bank Gallery, Vancouver, WA (invited by Richard Roth)
The Useful Teapot, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, curated by Ron Myers
Atlanta Teapot Festival, 100 Teapots, Signature Shop, Atlanta, GA, curated by Carr Cuiston
Texas Pottery Festival, Gruene, TX (juried)
Invitational, Pouring Vessels, OCAF Gallery, Watkinsville, GA
2005 The Art of the Pot, Studio Show and Sale, Austin, TX (invited by Lisa Orr)
Invitational, Women Playing with Fire, Denton, TX
30 X 5, Thirty Potters and Five Pots, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2004
Winterfest 2004, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, curated by Leigh Taylor Mickelson
ColorScape Festival, Norwich, NY (juried)
About Surface, Treetop Gallery, Dallas, TX, curated by Ryan Fitzer
Clay and Glass, Atrium Gallery, Corning, NY, curated by Fred Herbst
Guilford HandCraft Expo, Guilford, CT (juried)
Worcester Center for Crafts 2nd Annual Show and Sale, Worcester, MA, curated by Karen Karnes

2003
Seven Potter’s by the Sea, Stewart Kummer Gallery, Gualala, CA, curated by Don Endemann
Women and Fire, Odyssey Gallery, Ashville, NC, curated by Suzy Lindsey
Clay Art Invitational, The Arts Gallery, Plano, TX, curated by Lee Akins
American Pottery Fesitval, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN, curated by Kate Bauman
Hundreds of Cups, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM, curated by Avra Leodas and Triesch Voelker
Women and Fire, Odyssey Gallery, Ashville, NC, curated by Suze Lindsey

2002
28th Annual Old Church Exhibition and Sale, Demarest, NJ, curated by Karen Karnes
Winterfest 2002, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, curated by Leigh Taylor Mickelson
For the Table, Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, curated by Avra Loedas and Triesch Voelker
Three-Person Exhibition, The Gallery, Eastfield College, Dallas, TX
National Teapot Show Five, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC, curated by Lisa Oakley

2001
27th Annual Old Church Exhibition and Sale, Demarest, NJ, curated by Karen Karnes
Honor the Mug, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC, curated by Sid Oakley
Two-Person Exhibition, Studio Gallery, Brookhaven Community College Gallery, Dallas, TX
Group Exhibition, Blue Heron Gallery, Deer Isle, ME, curated by Finn Albain
Vermont Clay Studio Exhibition and Sale, Waterbury, VT, curated by Karen Karnes
Fresh Clay: Emerging Artists, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA, curated by Mark Shapiro

2000
26th Annual Old Church Exhibition and Sale, Demarest, NJ, curated by Karen Karnes
Invited Artist Exhibition, Utilitarian Clay lll: Celebrate the Object, Sandy Blain
Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN (invited by Linda Christianson)
Invitational, Clay/Wood/Fire/Salt, Contemporary Artifacts Gallery, Berea, KY
Vermont Clay Studio Exhibition and Sale, Waterbury, VT, curated by Karen Karnes
St. Croix Valley Potters Trail Sale, Lindstrom, MN (invited by Linda Christianson)
Table Talk: Three Voices in Clay, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA
Vessels That Pour, Vermont Clay Studio, Waterbury Center, VT, juried by Susan Beecher
Strictly Functional National, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA, juried by Ken Ferguson
Teapot Invitational, Zen Clay, Morgantown, WV
Worcester Arts Biannual, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA (juried)

1999
Shared Fire, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, curated by Ellen Huie

1998
Watershed Invitational Benefit Show and Sale, New York, NY

1995–1998
Biannual Sale, Watson Springs Pottery, Watkinsville, GA

1997
Invitational Group Exhibition, Klienert-James Gallery, Woodstock, NY
Invitational, George Calb Bingham Gallery, Columbia, MO
Invitational, Clay/ Wood/Fire/Salt, Contemporary Artifacts Gallery, Berea, KY


Teaching Experience
2012–present Community Classes at Liz Lurie Pottery, Chittenango, NY
2019 Guest Teacher with Simon Levin, Mill Creek Pottery, Gresham, WI
Women Working with Clay, Roanoke, VA
University of Dallas, Irving, TX
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
2018 Destination Workshop, Anderson Ranch, Jamaica
2017 Guest Teacher, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
2016 Workshop/Lecture, ByrdCliffe Arts Colony, Woodstock, NY
2015 Guest Teacher, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
Workshop, Georgia Perspectives Invitational, Watkinsville, GA
2006 Adult Community Education, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Visiting Artist Workshop, Brookhaven Community College, Dallas, TX
Visiting Artist Workshop, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
2005 Adult Community Education, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
2004 Visiting Artist Workshop, Corning Community College, Corning, NY
2003 Adult Community Education, Brookhaven Community College, Dallas, TX
Adult Community Education, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Visiting Artist Workshop, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
2002 Adult Community Education, Brookhaven Community College, Dallas, TX
Adult Community Education, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Visiting Artist Lecture, Collin County Community College, Dallas, TX
Visiting Artist Lecture, Cedar Creek Community College, Dallas, TX
2001 Adult Community Education, Brookhaven Community College, Dallas, TX
Visiting Artist Workshop, Brookhaven Community College, Dallas, TX
Adjunct Faculty, Collin County Community College, Dallas, TX
Adult Community Education, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Adult Community Education, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA
1999 Visiting Artist Workshop, Mudflat Studio, Somerville, MA
1995 Children’s Workshops, Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ
1991–1994 Teacher Training Workshops and Children’s Classes, Jamaica Arts Center, Queens,NY Adult and Children’s Classes, SuperMud Pottery, New York, NY
1989 Children’ Classes, Gowanus Arts Exchange, Brooklyn, NY (co-developed ceramics curriculum) Children’s Classes, The Door, New York, NY
1988–1999 Children’s Programming, Rhinelander Center, New York, NY
Children’s Classes, Children’s Aid Society, New York, NY

Professional Experience
2007–present Co-Coordinator, Dallas Pottery Invitational, Dallas, TX
2019 Co-Juror, Objective Clay Scholarship Award
2017 Juror, The Almighty Cup, Gandee Gallery, Fabius, NY
2012 Residency, Artists Invite Artists, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, New Castle, ME (invited by Fred Herbst)
2006 Panelist, International Wood-fire Conference, Flagstaff, AZ Assistant to Painting/Sculpture Conservation, Kimball Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Consultant for the film “Mr. Brooks” for all pottery-related scenes, Shreveport, LA
2003 Commissioned to build “train” style wood kiln, Dallas, TX
1999–2000 Studio Technician, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA
Studio Potter, Watkinsville, GA
Studio/Production Manager, Wild Rabbit Pottery, Athens, GA
1998 Studio Assistant (Summer), Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
1996 Work Study Student, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
Helped to design and build two wood kilns and two salt kilns
1991–1994 Studio Potter, Third Avenue Clay, Brooklyn, NY


Residencies
1998 Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ
1997 Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
ByrdCliffe Arts Colony, Woodstock, NY

Grants and Scholarships
1999 Worcester Cultural Commission Exhibition Grant, Worcester, MA
1997 Work Study Scholarship, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Studio Grant, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME

Works Illustrated
2017 Lauryn Axelrod, “Passing the Torch: The Legacy of Woodfire Women in the U.S.”
Studio Potter, Winter/Spring, Vol. 45 No. 1, p. 19-33
2007 Ceramics Monthly, March, Vol. 55 No. 3, p. 22-23
The Log Book, June, Issue 30, p. 17-23 (cover article)
The Atlanta Journal Constitution, April 8th, pg. K10 (review)
2004 Studio Potter, June, Vol. 32, No. 2, p. 48
2003 Ceramics Technical, November, No. 15, p. 30
Ceramics Monthly, December, Vol. 50, No. 10, p. 53


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