Liz Holstein's Profile

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I have always loved the ceramic arts, growing up in an art loving family in Syracuse N.Y. It wasn’t until I went to high school in the mountains of Western Maine that I had the chance to throw clay on the wheel. I fell in love with it. I continued doing pottery all through high school and college; learning new techniques along the way.

My art was put on the back burner for 20+ years as I followed my other passion, archaeology, all over the United States. I worked for several universities, private companies and the American Museum of Natural History. All this time was spent excavating in clay, silt, and sand as well as cataloging thousands of artifacts.

I found my way back to pottery about nine years ago. It has dramatically changed my life. I would call my pieces earthy functional. Some are inspired by artifacts; archaeological…

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  • Joined December 7, 2010

Favorite materials

Any kind of clay Sometimes porcelain or stoneware Mud works ok too

About

I have always loved the ceramic arts, growing up in an art loving family in Syracuse N.Y. It wasn’t until I went to high school in the mountains of Western Maine that I had the chance to throw clay on the wheel. I fell in love with it. I continued doing pottery all through high school and college; learning new techniques along the way.

My art was put on the back burner for 20+ years as I followed my other passion, archaeology, all over the United States. I worked for several universities, private companies and the American Museum of Natural History. All this time was spent excavating in clay, silt, and sand as well as cataloging thousands of artifacts.

I found my way back to pottery about nine years ago. It has dramatically changed my life. I would call my pieces earthy functional. Some are inspired by artifacts; archaeological sites; and landscapes. I especially love blending rich colors, whether they are blues or browns. I also enjoy Raku…the final product is always a surprise.

I presently have a studio in my home where I continue to refine my techniques and practice new ones. With me are my husband, son (in college) and daughter. Our kitchen is full of my pots which we use every day.

The Raku pieces are decorative only.
My work is both wheel thrown and hand built. I use porcelain and stoneware. They are both dishwasher, microwave and oven safe.
The woodfired pieces, glazed in Shino, are also high fired and are safe in the dishwasher.

Thank you for looking and thank you for buying hand-made!

Check out my new Etsy shop! www.LizziesVintageVibes.etsy.com. VINTAGE!!

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