Elizabeth Shriver
  Medium: Ceramics
Phone: (319)338-0858
Email: ekshriver@mchsi.com

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"Clay Bouquet"

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"Vessel With Six Points"

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"Vessel With Twist"
  Artist Statement

I work with clay to create an array of graceful, organic forms. These pieces are made through a variety of hand-building methods such as slab-building, coiling, pinching, and forming with molds. Rarely relying on glaze, I use textures, stains, and colored clay to add visual and tactile interest. I am drawn toward neutral earth tones, and my work reflects the natural landscape, plant, and undersea life that are my inspiration.

The curving lines of nature inherent in my work generate an illusion of movement, giving each piece an almost lifelike quality. A successful piece is one that begs to be touched as well as explored visually.


I am a native Iowan and a 1987 graduate of the University of Iowa. My interest in ceramics dates back to my first studio ceramics course in 1985. In recent years I have worked in my own home studio, and have exhibited my work in the Eastern Iowa region.