Elizabeth Pechacek graduated from Indiana University with a BFA in ceramics and a BA in Art History. Elizabeth now lives in Minneapolis where she operates her ceramics studio. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts’ Friends of Arrowmont Scholarship, the Robert M. MacNamara Foundation’s Artist Residency, and American Craft Council’s Hip Pop Emerging Artist Award. Elizabeth’s work is concerned with the making of meaningful objects, focusing on the burst of energy when finding a new form, and the obsession required to winnow that shape into perfection. Elizabeth believes that if her explorations lead to making something that is noticed by someone else, then her pieces can truly be of use.