Liz Steiner
  • Female
  • Greenville, NC
  • United States
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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Greenville, NC
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
Craven Community College
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
MFA graduate Metal Design East Carolina University, 2011. Adjunct Instructor, Craven Community College
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What media do you work with?
rocks, found objects, enamel

Artist Statement

This work is driven by a deep personal interest in the science of stones, rocks, geologic process and the shaping of the physical earth. There is spirituality as well as beauty in something so magnificent and so unspectacular as the earth beneath our feet. Rocks, sand, and dirt can convey a sense of sacred space. A stone worn smooth by the tides can be soothing to the soul as well as the hand.


Spirituality dwells in the very act of making. If one is open to it, each part of the creative process can be a step in the long inner journey towards transcendence. Repetitive action becomes meditation; each piece becomes a prayer. This work is a reflection of my own inner journey, a consecration of both the mundane and profound, and my search for transcendence.

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SNAG Portland

It's already that time of year again . . . . Time to start planning for the SNAG 2018 Conference in Portland, OR! Registration will being soon after the new year, along with a new, reduced conference fee. In the meantime, you can get involved by applying for several opportunities!"SNAG is bringing back conference Volunteer T-Shirts! We need YOUR help to create a fun and engaging design to help identify SNAG volunteers at the conference. The t-shirts are a way to thank our volunteers for their…See More
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The SNAG conference is just around the corner. Here are a few things you attendees have to look forward to!Authors Rene Zettle-Sterling and Jen Towsend will be giving away a signed copy of their book Cast, on Saturday, May 27th at the Schiffer Publishing booth in the vendor room. For more details, or to enter go here.For another opportunity to win some super cool stuff, make sure you get your…See More
May 10, 2017
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NOLA: Masterful LInks Part 1

Spring is flying by and the conference will be here before you know it! Over the next few weeks, I'll be blogging about the lectures, exhibitions and other events making up this year's shin dig in New Orleans, LA. To kick things off, I like to post about the SNAG Masterful Links Project.The SNAG Links Project was originally conceived of and coordinated by Linda Kaye-Moses from 1996-2001. In this project, Linda invited 12 artists to create a link (a pendant-like adornment) utilizing their unique…See More
Apr 5, 2017
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"No worries! Thanks for the clarification!"
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Exhibition Opportunity: Hot Under the Collar

Posted on November 9, 2011 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Hot Under the Collar: A Survey of Contemporary Necklaces


Choker, collar, lariat, torque, pendant, the necklace is one of the most diverse formats available to metalsmiths today. Whether cascading down the front, or draped down the back, the possibilities are nearly endless. The human torso provides us with one of our largest canvases, while still keeping body as site.


From comments on the classic strand…


ECU Symposium

Posted on January 18, 2010 at 7:43pm 0 Comments

What a weekend! We had our long awaited symposium "Material Topics" this weekend. We had metals students from University, Appalachian State, Winthrop, VCU, and even someone from SCAD. Of course there were a ton of ECU people, even some from outside the metals department. We even had alumni and some community members from outside the university. I think our final count was up around 100 people!

The whole thing kicked off Friday night with an opening for a fantastic show between ECU… Continue

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At 12:33pm on October 8, 2015, Brigitte Martin said…

Thanks for signing up again with crafthaus.  Your membership is valid through October 15, 2017.

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At 7:25pm on January 19, 2010, Marlene True said…
Hey Liz it was great hanging out and talking with you this past weekend at the symposium!
At 9:31am on September 24, 2008, arthur hash said…
Good. Really busy. Working on some new things. I teach this 7 hour studio class on Wed so I spend most of my days prepping. How is the work coming along?
At 8:26am on September 23, 2008, arthur hash said…
yo. just wanted to say hey.
At 9:01am on September 12, 2008, Brigitte Martin said…
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There is always a lot of activity on the site, so it would be great if you could upload some images of your work for all of us to see. When you do so, please upload the pictures via the PHOTO link on the main webpage. That way your images appear in the main slide show and on your personal page. Thank you.

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