Clay artist Liz Zlot Summerfield started in Northern California, schooled in Minnesota, and now creates in North Carolina.

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Thursday, July 30 | 6–7:30PM

$5 per person @ASLD

Liz Zlot Summerfield and her glass artist husband, Scott, share a large outbuilding that houses their studios and a showroom for their work. Liz has been an instructor and visiting artist at numerous clay facilities and schools. Her work is sold all over the country with many pieces in permanent collections. ASLD is thrilled to host Liz as a Visiting Artist as well as the juror for 2020’s delecTABLE exhibit.

WORKSHOP: The Basics and Beyond – Soft Slab Hand-Building

Ability: All

Saturday–Sunday, August 1-2, 2020 | 9AM–4PM
$275 for 2-day demo workshop

This demo workshop will demystify working with soft slabs and offer the essential components to creating unique hand-built pots. Students will be introduced to the techniques of working with clay slabs and paper patterns. Liz will discuss and demonstrate the journey she takes, starting from an idea or concept, creating a paper pattern, and finishing with a slab-built pot. Surface discussion and demonstrations will include application of various types of color treatment, terra sigillata, and underglazes. Throughout the workshop Liz will encourage open discussions on topics such as function, scale, the importance of intention, and personalizing one’s work.


Liz Zlot Summerfield is also this year’s juror for the national biennial juried ceramics exhibition, delecTABLE. Don’t miss the artists’ reception on May 1, 2020 6–7:30 PM, and make time to attend Sunday Sundae to enjoy ice cream in a handmade bowl to take home.

See more about delecTABLE »

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This special event is part of ASLD’s Visiting Artist Series to bring guest artists to Denver and offer master classes to our community. We are grateful for the generous support from the Olson-Vander Heyden Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Learn more about the VISITING ARTIST SERIES.