Liza Riddle ceramics
August 5 - end of October, 2022:






News flash: Our exhibition is extended to October 30, 2022!

Click to see all of my work and Mark's work in the exhibit.

Plinth Gallery, 3520 Brighton Blvd, Denver CO   80216   303 295-0717

March 12 - 19, 2022:

Honoring Grace - Nancy Selvin

Tracing Time - Liza Riddle


Wave Form - Mark Goudy




Click on the map for info on East Bay studios open during NCECA.


Concurrent with NCECA 2022 in Sacramento, artists around the greater Bay Area are opening their studios for the community and conference goers.


Selvin Studios will feature the work of Nancy Selvin, Liza Riddle, and Mark Goudy.


Works on view :

Saturday, March 12, 11 am – 5 pm

Tuesday, March 15, 2-7 pm

Saturday, March 19, 2-7 pm

and by appointment.


The NCECA Collectors Tour will also be stopping at Selvin Studios.


Selvin Studios is located at 745 Page Street, Berkeley, California 94710.

March 12 - April 1, 2022:



Tracing Time #733


Seismic State - Sparrow Gallery

Seismic State is an exhibition of California ceramic artists, presented by Sparrow Gallery and the Association of Clay and Glass Artists ( AGCA), concurrent with the NCECA 2022 Conference in Sacramento. Juror Beth Ann Gerstein, Executive Director of AMOCA (the American Museum of Ceramic Art) describes the show:


"As much as we crave stability, are we not also drawn to change and shake-ups? This show celebrates new, fresh, and groundbreaking sculptural and functional work by artists living and working in the state today."


Please join us for the reception on Friday, March 18, from 5-9 pm:

in the ARTHOUSE building, 1021 R St., Sacramento, California 95811


June 18 - August 28, 2021



I am thrilled to be featured at DZINE Gallery's new exhibit, One of Many, with stellar artists Karyn Gabriel and Tanya Hollis. The three artists use similar media and materials, and present art that replicates patterns and natural processes. As curator Philip Bewley writes: "Material becomes metaphor for time and transformation, for our human identity, our place within a larger community, and for being a witness to the dramatic changes in the world around us."



September 17 - October 17, 2021

Tracing Time #622, 623




I am so excited to be selected as a finalist for the 12th International Ceramics Competition in Mino, Japan, a triennial exhibition. Originally scheduled to occur in 2020, the exhibit has been postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



This is the second time my work has been selected for this prestigious competition. I was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 11th International Competition, held in 2017 (see below).

March 7 - April 22, 2021:

Le Don du Fel


It has been four years since Mark Goudy and I had a duo show at Galerie du Don, in Le Fel, France (see below). And now, we are so honored to return to this stellar gallery.


Games of Transparency, contrasts the "exquisite delicacy" that Mark Goudy, Arnold Annen (CH), and Curtis Benzle (USA) achieve in their porcelain works, with the "impenetrable opacity" exemplified by Joan Serra's (ES) and my works.



NOTE: Due to COVID19, the gallery remained closed during most of the exhibition, which has now finished. All works are still available at the gallery and online. Please contact Galerie du Don for more information.


January 31, 2020 - September 20, 2020



Clay with a capital C - Keramiekcentrum Tiendshuur, Tegelen, The Netherlands


Mark and I were invited show our work in the group exhibit Clay with a capital C at the Keramiekcentrum Tiendshuur Tegelen Ceramics Museum in the Netherlands.


The curator, Sacha Odenhoven, selected artists from those who have appeared in the online ceramics magazine, De kleine K. This opportunity comes to us thanks to Mels Boom's article on our work in the January, 2018 Issue #37.


I am so honored to show with a stellar group of artists: Ann van Hoey (BE), Barbara Hast (DE), Carolyn Genders (GB), Fabienne Withofs (BE), Guy van Leemput (BE), Jogjin Park (GB), Joris Link (NL), Judit Varga (HU), Lisa Biris (NL), Maria Wojdat (GB), Mark Goudy (US), Paula Bastiaansen (NL), Stéphanie Bertholon (FR), Wally Asselberghs (BE), and Willy van Bussel (NL).


November 8, 2019 - May 3, 2020

Tracing Time


Join me for Bone Black, a group exhibition opening on November 8, 2019 at DZINE Gallery in San Francisco. Curated by Philip Bewley, the show features work by over 25 San Francsco Bay Area artists working in various media, exploring the intersection between logic, geometry and instinct. I am honored to be the exhibition's featured artist, and will present a new series of ceramic sculptures colored with soluble metal salts.

March 3 - June 23, 2019

Tracing Time #558




I am 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 the exhibit coincided with the 2019 NCECA conference in Minneapolis.

March 8 -31, 2019

Tracing Time #567, 571


I was delighted to show my works, along with Mark Goudy, Birdie Boone and Tom Jaszczak, at TRAX gallery in Berkeley. The exhibit included my cracked earth pieces, and a new series of geometric shapes.


July 6 - September 9, 2018


FORCE #521


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



Elemental Palette #425

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


March 10 - July 22, 2018


FORCE #499



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


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.




September 15 - October 22, 2017




Elemental Palette #425



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.


March 26 - May 11, 2017



"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



Mark Goudy and I were honored to have a duo exhibit at the spectacular Galerie du Don in 2017. The gallery specializes in ceramics and is located near the village of le Fel in the department of Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées, France. Galerie du Don 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.

Additional 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