Relational Vessels (952,1003,1006)

My ceramics work is all about designing forms and making objects. My mission as an artist is first to create a coherent visual language, and then learn to speak in that language.

I am motivated by the exploration of the qualities of the medium, and the experience that these physical objects project into the world. I am drawn to complex abstract patterns and minimalist archetypal forms that reflect the geometries of nature.

My paper thin unglazed porcelain works are centered on the luminous qualities of this translucent material. For my white works, I am painting soluble flux (silver) on the bisque fired clay. The flux melts the clay during the vitrification firing, subtly distorting the form and locally increasing its translucency, creating 'light window' patterns in the surface.

Year of Creation: 2019

Materials: unglazed porcelain, soluble silver

Dimensions: 30*35*25

  • EDUCATION

    1979         Bachelor of Science,University of Oregon,Biology

    1986         Master of Science,San Jose California State University,Electrical Engineering

  • EXPERIENCE

    2009         Self employed studio ceramist - Berkeley California USA.

    2003         Graphics chip design engineer - nVIDIA Santa Clara California USA.

    1990         Graphics chip design engineer - Silicon Graphics Mountain View California USA.

  • EXHIBITIONS

    2019         Minimalist Makers - Trax Ceramics Gallery,Berkeley CA USA

    2018         Latvia International Ceramics Biennale - Mark Rothko Art Center,Daugavpils Latvia

    2018         Clay Studio National - The Clay Studio,Philadelphia PA USA

    2018         Fahrenheit 2018 Biennial - The American Museum of Ceramic Art,Pomona CA USA

    2017         La Nouvelle Vague Californienne: Mark Goudy & Liza Riddle duo exhibit - Galerie du Don,Le Fel France

    2016         Focus:Vessel Nassauische Sparkasse - Keramikmuseum Westerwald,H?hr-Grenzhausen Germany

    2016         Taiwan Ceramics Biennale 2016 - Yingge Ceramics Museum,New Taipei City Taiwan

    2016         21st San Angelo National Ceramic Competition - San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts,San Angelo TX USA

    2015         3rd International Ceramics Triennial 2015 - National Museum of Slovenia,Ljubljana Slovenia

    2015         Biennale De La Ceramique: Contemporary Exhibition - Centre Culturel,Andenne Belgium

    2015         The Slipcast Object Revisited - Plinth Gallery,Denver CO USA

    2014         Alchemy: New work by Mark Goudy and Liza Riddle - SMA Art Gallery,San Francisco CA USA

    2013         ACGA In The Vault - The American Museum of Ceramic Art,Pomona CA USA

    2012         Ceramics Now Exhibition II - Galateea Gallery,Bucharest Romania

    2011         Ceramics Now Exhibition I - The Paintbrush Factory,Cluj-Napoca Romania

    2010         ACGA@MAH - Santa Cruz Museum of Art,Santa Cruz CA USA

    2009         Feats of Clay XXII - Gladding McBean,Lincoln CA USA

  • AWARDS

    2018          Experience Objects - Clay Studio National International Ceramics Art Network Merit Award, Experience Objects - Clay Studio National International Ceramics Art Network Merit Award,Philadelphia PA USA

    2016         Relational Vessels - Juror Merit Award - Focus:Vessel Keramikmuseum Westerwald,Relational Vessels - Juror Merit Award - Focus:Vessel Keramikmuseum Westerwald,H?hr-Grenzhausen Germany

    2015         Equipoise Series - Curator Choice Purchase Award - Kellogg Art Gallery Ink Clay 41 ,Equipoise Series - Curator Choice Purchase Award - Kellogg Art Gallery Ink Clay 41 ,Pomona CA USA

  • WORKS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

    2018         Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery Collection - Scripps College,Claremont CA USA

    2016         Keramikmuseum Westerwald Collection,H?hr-Grenzhausen Germany

    2015         UC State Polytechnic University Ceramics Collection,Pomona CA USA

    2015         National Museum of Slovenia Ceramics Collection,Ljubljana Slovenia

    2014         Jeffrey Spahn Collection (private),Berkeley CA USA

    2012         Forrest L. Merrill Ceramics Collection (private),Berkeley CA USA

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