Bio

Elizabeth is an independent studio potter living in the Boston area, creating wheel-thrown and altered functional and sculptural work in porcelain, as well as mixed media with natural material such as wasp nest, mushroom spores and mulberry paper. Organic elements in nature, such as flowers, fruits, seeds, shells, and plants, inform her work. She explores cycles of birth, life and death, growth and decay, rhythm and change. She also explores varied metaphorical nuances, such as family, security and comfort, in nesting sets. She holds a B.A. in English from Tufts University and a M.A. T. from Simmons College. 

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EDUCATION

1990 Simmons College, M.A.T. English

1988 Tufts University, B.A. English

 

EXHIBITIONS

2019

Craft Boston, Boston, Massachusetts

Worcester Center for Craft “Cup Show” and “Bowl Show”

2018

Craft Boston, Boston Massachusetts

Society for Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts, solo exhibition, “Life Cycle”

Worcester Center for Craft, “Cup Show” and “Bowl Show”

2017

Worcester Center for Craft, Worcester, Massachusetts,“Cup Show” and “Bowl Show”

2016

Dana Hall School, “The Nature of Beauty, the Beauty of Nature”, Wellesley, Massachusetts

River Oaks Arts Center, Alexandria, Louisiana, ”Old Friends, New Work” 

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts, “Pushing Boundaries”

Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Mikveh and Education Center, Newton, Massachusetts, Vessels: Holiness in Hand

Worcester Center for Craft, “Cup Show” and “Bowl Show”, Worcester, Massachusetts

2014

Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, Lexington, Massachusetts, “The State of Clay”, juror Linda Arbuckle

PS Gallery, Columbia, Missouri, “Late Fall Exhibition”

Mississippi Center for Craft, Ridgeland, Mississippi, “Burns Invitational” 

2013

The Beehive, Boston, Massachusetts, “Sharp and Blurry”

Harvard University Arnold Arboretum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, “Artists in the

Arboretum”

Burns Studio, “Burns Invitational”, Natchez, Mississippi

2012

Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, Lexington, Massachusetts, “The State of Clay

2012“, juror Doug Casebeer

2011

Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas,”Materials Hard and Soft 2011“, juror Tom Lauerman

Bemidji Community Art Center, Bemidji, Minnesota,”Its Only Clay 2011“, juror Simon Levin

2010

Market House Craft Center, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, “Strictly Functional Clay National“, juror Bill van Guilder

St. Petersburg Clay, St. Petersburg, Florida, “Last Call”, jurors Matthew Schiemann and Adam Youngbluth

Lincoln Arts and Culture Foundation, Lincoln, California, “Feats of Clay”, juror Bill van Guilder, Merit Award and Purchase Award

Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota, “3rd Biennial Concordia Continental”, juror Wil Shynkaruk

Terra Incognito Gallery, La Grange, Illinois, “Pour”, juror David Toan

University for Women, Columbus, Mississippi, “Functional Relationships”, jurors Matt Long and Robert Long

 

COLLECTIONS

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts

 

WORKSHOPS

2022

Snow Farm, Williamsburg, Massachusetts, “Toward Centering”  

2021

Snow Farm, Williamsburg, Massachusetts, “Toward Centering”

2016

River Oaks Arts, Alexandria, Louisiana, Throwing with Porcelain”

2013

Wesleyan Potters, Middletown, Connecticut, “Throwing Organic Forms”

Expressions, East Granby, Connecticut, “Throwing Organic Forms”

 

TEACHING

 

2020-2021

Creator and Teacher of Virtual Ceramic Classes, grades K-12

2010-Present

Private instruction, children and adults

2019

Presenter, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, “Teaching Deaf/Blind Students”

2016

Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, Massachusetts, Deafblind educator

2013-15

Wellesley High School, Wellesley, Massachusetts, visiting educator

2012

Ten Acre Day School, Wellesley, Massachusetts, visiting educator

 

JUROR 

Studio Potter Award, 2013 NCECA Student K-12 Exhibition, Houston, Texas Studio Potter Award, 2013

NCECA Higher Education Student Exhibition, Houston, Texas

 

PUBLICATIONS

2019

National Council on Education of the Ceramic Arts, Annual Conference Magazine, “Teaching Deaf/Blind Students”

2018

The Studio Potter Journal, “Education” Issue, “Working with Deaf and Blind

Students”

2014

New England Home Magazine, “Surfaces” feature, Nov/Dec 2012 Wellesley-Weston Magazine, Fall

2011

The Studio Potter Journal, “Failure” Issue, “Befriending Failure”

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Studio Potter Journal, 2011-15, Secretary, Vice President, and President

Recent Works