Featured Artist Liz Pechacek: Ornaments of Desire – Red Lodge Clay Center

Featured Artist Liz Pechacek: Ornaments of DesireNov 03, 2023 - Dec 22, 2023

Curatorial Statement

Featured work posted online: Monday, November 6, 2023 at 10 am MT

 

For our Holiday Featured Artist spot, Liz will created a series of one of a kind, hand-made ornaments. Perfect for your tree, or to decorate your home all year round.

Liz Pechacek was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, by her artist mother and chemist father.  She grew up making all manner of things and found her way to clay in college.  She earned a BFA in ceramics and a BA in art history from Indiana University in 2012.  She now operates her ceramic studio in Minneapolis and teaches at Powderhorn Park and The Northern Clay Center.  Her work is all either handbuilt or slip cast from handbuilt prototypes.  Layered with slip, stains, and glaze, the work achieves a rich and complex surface that above all communicates a sense of touch.  Pechacek draws from a diverse range of historical sources, such as Mimbres and Neolithic Chinese pottery.  She bridges these influences with Danish Modern Ceramics and the work of such pioneers as Lucie Rie and Ruth Duckworth.