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LURIE, ELIZABETH
LURIE, ELIZABETH
MICHIGAN
Form and line are what I notice first about almost everything, form and line and the effect of light. As a child, I spent a lot of time by myself roaming the fields and woods of our farm. I remember being particularly fascinated by the play of light in the late afternoon on the undulating curves of snowdrifts and also by the tendrils of melon and cucumber vines in our garden that seemed to climb many inches in a night. I am very aware of light on the surfaces that I create, and that undulating line of snowdrift and vine appears over and over.
What I strive for in my work is a quality, which, for want of a better term, I will call “organic integrity”. This is a natural harmony of mass, line, color and pattern that one finds in a beach stone or a seedpod. It is the quality, which gives the work it’s "presence" beyond and separate from its function.
Education

B.A. Trinity College, Washington, D.C., 1962
M.A. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1965
Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, Michigan 1971-74

Permanent Collections

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, Michigan
Bigelow Tea Co., Norwalk, Conn.
The Culinary Institute, Nichols State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana
NCECA, Central Office Collection
Delta College, Midland, Michigan
Numerous private

Selected Shows, Awards, Exhibitions

2002 The Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington D.C. (also '95 & '91).
" Mastery in Clay", The Clay Studio, Philadelphia
2001 "Into the Minds of Three Artists", Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, Michigan
"Teapots Transformed: The Studio Potters" The Pinch Gallery, Northampton, and
The Clay Art Center, Port Chester, N.Y.
2000 Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramic Award Competition Shepparton Art
Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
The Philadelphia Craft Show, Philadelphia Museum (2000,'99 & '93)
1999 "Tea & Trompe", The Craft Alliance, St. Louis
1998 "Living With Craft", the American Craft Museum, New York, N.Y.
1997 "Functional Pottery", The Hand and the Spirit Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1995 The Fletcher Challenge International Competition, Auckland, New Zealand
1994 "Teapot Invitational" Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA
1993 "Clinton White House Invitational", Washington, D.C.