Liz Zlot Summerfield


Floral Box with Brick. Liz Zlot Summerfield. 2009.


Dish. Linda Christianson. 2001.

Maker/Collector Statement

The day I bought Linda Christensen’s wood fired Dish was the day that solidified my decision to become a studio potter. I was a graduate student attending the University of Minnesota, and we were visiting various ceramics studios in the area. Linda’s property was spacious and open; housing her studio, kiln, and home. The only sounds I heard were of birds and squirrels. We walked into her house on this brisk, fall day and were immediately welcomed by the smell of fresh baked cookies and the sound of popping wood from the pot belly stove in her kitchen. We sat together and talked about pots, studio life, and more. From that day on, that was the vision I had for myself as a studio potter.

Ceramics Monthly magazine published the Floral Box with Brick piece on the cover in 2009. In that issue, a feature article shared my thoughts and influences. Almost overnight, my audience expanded nationwide. A shift occurred; my work and my name were inseparable. This pivotal point in my career opened doors and allowed for endless opportunities. 

Liz Zlot Summerfield