ASLD exhibits artists working in ceramic arts in our national juried biennial exhibition on the fine art of dining. The exhibit also includes a display of selected 2D artists with food themed works, and the work of our ceramics faculty and staff.

Juror: Liz Zlot Summerfield

Closing Date: August 31


1st Place – Courtney Michaud, Stacked Setting #1

2nd Place – Jennifer Kaplan, Sunny on the Inside & Sunny to Share

3rd Place – Barbara Hoffman, Pitcher

Colorado Award – John Hamilton, UFO Cup, Plate & Bowl


Liz Zlot Summerfield grew up in Northern California as a child of both an entrepreneur and a lover of the arts. Both parents instilled a determination and confidence in her that she could succeed at anything she worked towards.

She attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis to complete her Masters of Fine Arts in 2004. Since graduation, she has lived and worked as a studio artist in Bakersville, North Carolina with her husband and glass artist, Scott Summerfield. They share a large outbuilding that houses each of their studios and a showroom for their work. She has been an instructor and visiting artist at numerous clay facilities, colleges, and universities. She exhibits and sells her work nationally through exhibitions, galleries, and fine craft shows.

Her work resides in various permanent collections. She has been featured and on the cover of Ceramics Monthly and Clay Times magazine. She has also written several articles and created an instructional DVD produced by Ceramics Arts Daily featuring her ceramic process and her work.

In 2018 she co-created the Red Handed Symposium, a conference solely devoted to low-fire earthenware enthusiasts.

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