Liz Lurie – core artist
Liz communicates a strong sense of muscular physicality, harmony and a quiet beauty that reveals itself slowly in her work.
She is 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 slight nuanced variations give rise to the evolution of form.
Liz finds deep satisfaction in working within the limits of function. For her, there is freedom in the structure that use provides. She finds it fulfilling to look at a full studio of stacked bowls and cups, teapots and plates knowing they will be hard at work in the hands of others. There is directness to their intention as they fulfill their lives on counters, in cupboards and dish racks.
"Growing up, I was captivated by a cluttered, object rich environment. My parents were passionate collectors of antiques, furniture, prints, old tools, and pottery. They all contributed to the making of a warm atmosphere. The old tools were of special interest to me. Worn with use and purpose, these objects had a weight, a balance and an imagined story that I was drawn to. The old world prints also evoked an atmosphere of melancholy and texture through a beautiful layering of lines. It is my hope that my work provides an equal amount of comfort and intrigue."
Cazenovia, New York