Liza Riddle ceramics
July 6 - September 9,, 2018



FORCE #521


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

To celebrate 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.


April 6 - May 27, 2018

Elemental Palette #517 & 519


Small Favors: Think Inside the Box

I'm excited to show two tiny spheres at the Clay Studio's annual exhibition, Small Favors. Each sphere is handbuilt, colored with soluble metal salts and fits in a four inch plexiglass cube -- a fun challenge!  The show will be on view at the Clay Studio, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was juried by Lauren Mabry, Pew Fellow in the Arts.

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. Le Don du Fel 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, San Angelo, Texas
2015 2015 NCECA Biennial Exhibition David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
  3rd International Ceramic Triennial UNICUM 2015 National Museum of Slovenia, Ljubjana, Slovenia
  Ink & Clay 41 Kellogg University Art Gallery, Pomona, California
2014 Alchemy: New Work by Liza Riddle and Mark Goudy SMA Gallery, San Francisco, California
  Big Ideas: Influences in Modern Ceramics Sebastopol, California
  Harrington Gallery Pleasanton, California
2013 24th Annual California Clay Competition Davis, California
  Innovations in Contemporary Crafts Richmond, California
  By Hand: Extraordinary Craft in California Pence Gallery, Davis,California
2012 Duet: Ceramics by Mark Goudy and Liza Riddle SMA Gallery, San Francisco, California
  23rd Annual California Clay Competition Davis, California
  Ceramics Now Exhibition Galateea Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
  Ink & Clay 38 Kellogg University Art Gallery, Pomona, California
  Good Company, Great Clay & Glass in California 1932-2012 Petaluma, California
2011 Ceramics Now Exhibition The Paintbrush Factory, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  Small Works Exhibition Beato Gallery, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ojai, California
  Clay and Glass National Juried Exhibition Brea, 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, Claremont, CA, USA
  National Museum of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia
  Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Berkeley, California, USA
  Michael Peck Collection, Seattle, Washington, USA
  Jeffrey Spahn Collection, Berkeley, California, USA