Liz Lurie – Red Lodge Clay Center

Liz LurieChittenango, New York

Red Lodge Clay Center – Short-Term Resident (AIA) 2017

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 and pursued her interest in pottery in rural Georgia. After setting up studios in both Dallas, TX and Greene , NY Liz settled down outside of Chittenango, NY where she teaches community classes and maintains a showroom. Liz’s work has been exhibited and published nationally.  Most recently she was a presenter at the Women Working With Clay Symposium at Hollins University. She is co-founder of The Dallas Pottery Invitational which celebrated its 12-year anniversary in 2019.

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.