Liz Quackenbush is a professor of art at the School of Visual Arts, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Her terracotta pieces are inspired by ceramics produced during the 13th to 17th centuries in Iran, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, and England. Seducing the user with the dynamic natural charm of earthenware, Quackenbush’s work romanticizes the creepy-crawly beauty of the great outdoors. She has exhibited widely, recently showing at the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum, Meriden, NH. Her work has been published in numerous magazines and books including: Ceramics Monthly, Ceramic Review, The Best of 500 Ceramics: A Decade in Clay, and The New Maiolica: Contemporary Approaches to Colour and Technique.