Liz Larner

Liz Larner attended the California Institute of the Arts, where she received her BFA. An inventor of new forms, she explores and extends the conditions and possibilities of sculpture in her work, which has been presented in numerous solo museum exhibitions. Liz was recently the subject of two major exhibitions, Don’t put it back like it was, at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and Sculpture Center, Long Island City, and below above, at Kunsthalle Zürich.

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  • IV

    Level IV

    Students have advanced skills and knowledge of the ceramics field. Students are highly motivated, have a minimum of five years experience in the field and have a portfolio of their artwork. Typical students are academics and professional artists.

Aug 7 - 11, 2023

Master Class: Surface Treatment: Color and Glaze

Liz Larner

Tuition $1,500
Code C1012-23

Experienced ceramic artists are invited to explore the interplay between object, surface and glaze as a creative way to form a relationship between process, intent and effect. Emphasis is on an overview of glazing and its history, as well as the boundaries that have been pushed with the medium. We delve into surface manipulation and treatment with wet tiles, considering mark making and texture possibilities, and work with bisque tiles to allow for glaze experimentation and tests. Students discover different implements for applying and layering glaze, along with dipping, painting, spray booth, and basic glaze transfer techniques. We discuss a code system for labeling to create a physical library of glazes as we share in the discovery of endless combinations. ‏‏‎ ‎Portfolios will be accepted on a rolling basis. Instructions on how to submit your portfolio are as follows: Submit digital images of your work in one single PDF (as opposed to individual JPG attachments) via email directly to Ceramics Studio Coordinator Joanne Seongweon Lee at The single PDF must be less than 10 MB to be considered. Include 5-10 images of your work with image identification that lists the title, media, dimensions and year of each image. While not required, it is helpful to see an artist statement addressing the images you send. Include “Advanced Portfolio Review” in the subject line of your email, as well as the title of the workshop for which you are applying. Please provide a phone number where you can be reached and a link to your website. Submissions that do not follow the requested directions will not be reviewed. If you are accepted, a deposit of $650 will be required within one week of notification of acceptance to hold your place. Housing will be assigned on a space-available basis upon enrollment.

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