Hi, my name is Liz and I am the maker behind MOD CRMX, making modern handmade ceramics in Aspen, CO. It has been an interesting journey. After graduating from The University of Wisconsin at Madison with my MFA in Sculpture, if you told me I would be making functional ceramics in a small mountain town, I would have thought you were crazy. I came to The Roaring Fork Valley for an artist residency at The Anderson Ranch Arts Center in the fall of 2014 and moved back to the Valley in 2015 for a new mountain adventure and found community, inspiration and gratitude.
Every piece starts with a vision, an idea of a form that is only possible to achieve through digital fabrication. Inspired by the geometry of Mid Century Modern Design, I create forms using a 3d printer, then transform them into modern ceramic ware through the mold making and slip casting processes. This process is at the intersection of art and industry. It is a form of mass production that allows for highly complex forms to be produced in an extremely precise way