A native of Northern California, Liz attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis to complete her Masters of Fine Arts in 2004. Since graduation, she has lived and worked as a studio artist in Bakersville, North Carolina with her husband and glass artist, Scott Summerfield.
Liz has been an instructor and visiting artist at numerous clay facilities, colleges, and universities. She exhibits and sells her work nationally through exhibitions, galleries, and fine craft shows. Her work resides in various permanent collections.
Liz has been featured and on the cover of Ceramics Monthly and Clay Times magazine. She has also written several articles and created an instructional DVD produced by Ceramics Arts Daily featuring her ceramic process and her work.In 2020, she and her husband created Double Island Studio, a communal space created for art making, teaching, and learning.
Liz’s teaching philosophy includes encouraging students to draw creative inspiration from their personal experience. She enjoys fostering that journey and making a positive impact on her student’s lives.
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