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Liz Quackenbush, Elizabeth Quackenbush

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1980 BFA Colorado University, Boulder, Colorado

1985 MFA School for American Craftsmen, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1984 Apprentice, Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

1990, 1993 Arts/Industry Residency Program, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

1985-1986, 2012Artist-in-Residence, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

1986,1992, 1993, 2006, 2009 Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1989 Visiting Lecturer, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

1991 Lecturer, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

2001—Professor of Art, School of Visual Arts, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

 

Liz Quackenbush’s forms are hand built or made using drape or press molds. Each earthenware piece is decorated using a Majolica glaze technique with the addition of gold luster. She is inspired by Persian, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French and English folk pottery traditions dating between 1200-1700CE. Her surface patterns combine these classic sources with motifs from the natural environment, for instance, reptile skins and frogs.

Quackenbush’s ceramics manage to bridge the gap between elegant china and functional pottery. She leaves the surfaces irregular referencing pottery made for use and that had been used. She then paints elaborate motifs in both underglaze cobalt blue and over glaze enameled decoration finished with gold luster suggestive of fine china. Her work combines the elaborately structured patterns of Middle Eastern and Asian pottery with the more casual softness of blue and white English china.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Aberystwyth Arts Center, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona

George R. Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada

Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia

Islip Art Museum, Islip, New York

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

NCECA Permanent Collection, NCECA Headquarters; Denver, Colorado

rosenfieldcollection.com

Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

Tullie House Museum, Carlisle, England 

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Brown Glen R. “Liz Quackenbush-Beyond Hierarchy”. Ceramics Monthly, (January 2014).

Eden, Victoria and Michael. Slipware: Contemporary Approaches. London, England: A & C Black, 2001.

“Exposure: Exquisite Pots 2.” Ceramics Monthly, (October 2013).

Hluch, Kevin A.  The Art of Contemporary American Pottery. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2001.

Lark Books. The Penland Book of Ceramics. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2003.

________________. The Best of 500 Ceramics: Celebrating A Decade in Clay. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2012

Ostermann, Mathias. The Ceramic Surface. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.

­­________________. The New Maiolica: Contemporary Approaches to Colour and Technique. London, England: A & C Black, 2001.

Pegrum, Brenda. Painted Ceramics: Colour and Imagery on Clay.  Wiltshire, England: The Crowood Press, 2001.

Peterson, Susan. Contemporary Ceramics. New York, NY: Watson-Guptill, 2000.

Quackenbush, Liz. “As a Potter.” Studio Potter Journal 37, no. 1 (Winter 2009).

Zakin, Richard. Hand Formed Ceramics: Creating Form and Surface. West Chester, PA: Chilton Book Company, 1996.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
http://lizquackenbush.com/home.html

Website(s):

http://lizquackenbush.com/home.html

 

Typical Marks
ca 1990
ca 1995
2014
2016
2017
Covered Box with Rooster Finial
Date: ca 1990
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Oval Platter
Date: ca 1995
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Round Platter
Date: ca 2005
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Cosmic Dinnerware
Date: 2010
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
Photo: Artist
Butter Dish
Date: ca 2010
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
Photo: Artist
Box
Date: 2014
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Blue and White, Glaze, Luster, Overglaze
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Medium Bowl
Date: 2014
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
Photo: Artist
Sconce
Date: 2014
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
Photo: Loren Maron
Ewer
Date: 2014
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
Photo: Artist
Tumbler
Date: 2016
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Mug
Date: 2017
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Covered Casserole
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
Rebecca Sive Collection
Photo: TMP
Rebecca Sive Collection
Teapot
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Luster
Rebecca Sive Collection
Photo: TMP
Rebecca Sive Collection
Photo: TMP
Serving Platter
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster, Majolica/Mailocia
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Serving Platter with Fish
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster, Majolica/Mailocia
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Vase
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified May 14, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/quackenbush