Elizabeth Smith is currently an assistant professor of fine art at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, where she has taught since 2001. She received her M.F.A. in ceramics from the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and her B.S. in studio art and art history from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. Her pots can be found at the Lillstreet Clay Studio in Chicago, Illinois and at the Lux Center for the Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska. Recent exhibitions include Cups at Red Star Studios in Kansas City, Missouri; a solo exhibition at Mississippi Valley State University in Idebena; Consider the Cup at the Artisan Gallery in Northampton, Massachusetts; Post Millennium Exponent at the University of Kansas in Lawrence; and Cup: The Intimate Object IV at the Charlie Cummings Clay Studio in Fort Wayne, Indiana.