Liz Proffetty, Newcastle, ME.
Liz moved to Maine to attend Maine College of Art (formerly Portland School of Art) in 1985, where she majored in both printmaking and ceramics. Upon gradation she was hired to work at a small pottery shop in Damariscotta, Maine as a production potter. The repetition suited her desire to improve her skills with clay, but over time she realized she loved passing that knowledge on to others too. She went back to school to become a teacher, earning certificates in both Elementary Education and K-12 Art. She has been teaching ceramics for 18 years in various settings from public schools, MudMobile Instructor for Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, and from her home studio. She has also had a small studio next to her home for many years where she makes her own work (Liz Proffetty Ceramics) for retail at a few selective shops and galleries and teaches people of all ages ceramics. She is very excited to open this new community studio where she can do what she loves: make pots and teach ceramics and art in her community.