Liz Lurie was introduced to ceramics to in Mikhail Zakin’s classroom at Sarah Lawrence College. She graduated with a concentration in dance and ceramics. Post-graduation, Liz pursued her interest in pottery in rural Georgia, where she was a part of a wood-fire co-op. Liz’s work has been exhibited and published nationally, and she has taught in multiple venues across the United States. Most recently, she was a presenter at the Women Working With Clay Symposium at Hollins University. Liz is a co-founder of The Dallas Pottery Invitational, which celebrated its 13-year anniversary in 2020.
After living in Dallas, TX. and Greene, NY., Liz moved to Cazenovia, NY., and set up her studio. Currently, Liz teaches community classes, maintains a showroom, and is a program coordinator for a local arts organization.
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, in 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 and provide nourishment whether they are empty or full.