Liza Riddle ceramics
March 8 -31, 2019

Tracing Time #567, 571


I am delighted to show my works, along with works by Mark Goudy, Birdie Boone and Tom Jaszczak, at TRAX gallery in Berkeley. I will be exhibiting my cracked earth pieces, including a new series of geometric shapes.



Minimalist Makers will be on exhibit (and available online) from Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 31. If you are in the area, please join us for the reception on Saturday, March 9, from 5-7 pm.


TRAX Gallery is located at 1812 5th Street, Berkeley, CA, and is open Friday, Saturday, and Sundays from 12 - 5:30pm.

March 3 - June 23, 2019


Traces of Time #558


Traces - AAW Gallery of Wood Art, Saint Paul, Minnesota


I will be participating in Traces, an exhibition of small ceramic and wood works (6 x 6 x 6") at the Gallery of Wood Art in Saint Paul, Minnesota, sponsored by the American Association of Woodturners. This annual international show ordinarily only includes wood, but this year ceramic artists were invited, since it coincides with the 2019 NCECA conference in Minneapolis. The full program of exhibitions coordinated with NCECA can be found here.

Join us for the artist reception on Friday, March 23, 2019, from 5-9 pm at the Gallery of Wood Art - located at 222 Landmark Center, 75 5th Street West, Saint Paul, MN 55102.
July 6 - September 9,, 2018



FORCE #521


Martinsons Award Competition, Latvia International Ceramics Biennale, Mark Rothko Art Centre

To celebrate the centenary of the Latvian State the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Ceramics, in cooperation with the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, hosted the 2nd Latvia International Ceramics Biennale. I am so pleased my work, FORCE #521, was exhibited and is now part of the permanent collection.


June 15 - July 8, 2018



425 detail

Elemental Palette #425

Sogo Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan

My work, Elemental Palette #425, which earned an Honorable Mention at the 11th International Ceramics Competition in Mino, Japan in 2017, was selected for an exhbition at the Sogo Museum of Art in Yokohama, Japan.


March 10 - July 22, 2018


FORCE #499

Fahrenheit 2018 Biennial, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

My work, Force #499, was on display at the spectacular American Museum of Ceramic Art, in Pomona, California. The exhibition, Fahrenheit 2018, was juried by noted ceramic artist, Patti Warashina.

September 16 - October 26, 2017

Elemental Palette #447

Ink & Clay 43, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California

Established in 1971, Ink & Clay is an annual competition at the University's Kellogg Art Gallery. I had two pieces on display, and was awarded an Honorable Mention for Elemental Palette #447 by Juror Joan Takayama Ogawa.





Elemental Palette #425


September 15 - October 22, 2017



The 11th International Ceramics Competition, Mino, Japan

I am so honored that my work, Elemental Palette #425, was awarded an Honorable Mention at the 11th International Ceramics Competition. This is a triennial exhibition held in Mino, Japan to provide "a glimpse into a future blessed with creativity, backed by the ultimate in technical sophistication, and with the unlimited potential of humanity."



The competition received 2,466 works from 1,337 entrants representing 60 countries -- my work is one of only four accepted from the United States. A stunning exhibition catalog has been published, and is available from the International Festival.



"Mark and Liza are internationally recognized as pioneers in the utilization of metallic soluble salts, a technique relatively unexplored until now.  Their creations are clad in exquisite surfaces of delicate and rare shades of color.

Liza, inspired by the parched earth of California, erects totemic sculptures exploring the unexpected poetry of the arid ground, while Mark presents a whole gallery of highly tactile forms, sometimes closed, sometimes open, but always with intriguing and seductive surfaces."

Galerie du Don

Galerie du Don, France



March 26 - May 11, 2017


La Nouvelle Vague Californienne - The New California Wave - Mark Goudy - Liza Riddle

Last spring, Mark Goudy and I were honored to have a duo exhibit at the spectacular Galerie du Don. The gallery located near the village of le Fel in the department of Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées, France. Galerie du Donl offers "two different panoramas, one on the outstanding landscape of the Lot Valley, and the other on the best of contemporary ceramics."

Please visit the gallery or contact them online to inquire about acquiring my work.



Selected Exhibitions:
2016 21st San Angelo National Ceramics Exhibition Museum of Fine Arts, Texas
2015 2015 NCECA Biennial Exhibition David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Rhode Island
  3rd International Ceramic Triennial UNICUM 2015 National Museum of Slovenia, Slovenia
  Ink & Clay 41 Kellogg University Art Gallery, California
2014 Alchemy: New Work by Liza Riddle and Mark Goudy SMA Gallery, California
  Big Ideas: Influences in Modern Ceramics California
2013 24th Annual California Clay Competition California
  Innovations in Contemporary Crafts California
  By Hand: Extraordinary Craft in California Pence Gallery, California
2012 Duet: Ceramics by Mark Goudy and Liza Riddle SMA Gallery,, California
  23rd Annual California Clay Competition California
  Ceramics Now Exhibition Galateea Gallery, Romania
  Ink & Clay 38 Kellogg University Art Gallery, California
  Good Company, Great Clay & Glass in California 1932-2012 California
2011 Ceramics Now Exhibition The Paintbrush Factory, Romania
  Small Works Exhibition Beato Gallery, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, California
  Clay and Glass National Juried Exhibition California
2010 Association of Clay and Glass Artists Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, California
Selected Collections:
  Scripps Ceramics Collection, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, California
  National Museum of Slovenia, Slovenia
  Mark Rothko Art Centre, Latvia
  Forrest L. Merrill Collection
  Jeffrey Spahn Gallery