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Artists in Craft Media Lecture Series features Liz Summerfield Feb. 9

BlueFloralBox_t.jpgBOONE—Artist Liz Zlot Summerfield will hold a workshop and present an artist’s lecture Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Appalachian State University. The presentations are part of the Department of Art’s Artists in Craft Media Fall Lecture Series.

Summerfield is a studio artist living and working in Bakersville. Her slab-constructed clay creations are both functional and collectible works of art.

“My pots are functional, but everyday use is not my concern,” Summerfield writes on her webpage. “I find that my pots fully function just by being in someone’s home – whether they are filled with butter or sitting next to another object on a shelf.”

Summerfield will conduct a workshop and demonstration in Appalachian’s Department of Art from 1-5 p.m. in Room 119 Wey Hall. At 7:30 p.m., she will lecture in the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts’ lecture hall. A reception will follow.

Summerfield received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a master of fine arts degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. She has been a visiting artist and teacher at numerous institutions. Her slab-constructed functional work was recently featured on the covers of “Ceramics Monthly” and “Clay Times.”

Learn more about her work at

The programs are sponsored by Bob Meier and Doe Ridge Pottery, and Appalachian’s Department of Art pottery clay area, the Office of Arts and Cultural Programs, and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.

For more information about the programs, contact Lynn Duryea in the art department at 828-262-7271 or e-mail