Artist Bio

Liz Worthy is a ceramic artist, illustrator, writer and teacher. She was born in the Bay Area, but grew up in Montana, only to return to San Francisco 15 years ago.

Worthy’s art is often interactive and she enjoys displaying it in unconventional ways, such as creating fake boutique in the bay window of the Roxie Movie Theater to display her works. Other local places she has recently shown work include Intersection for the Arts, the Exploratorium, Google, the window of 826 Valencia’s pirate store, New Langton Arts, the Pacific Ocean,the Lab, and Ruby’s Clay Studio Gallery.

Liz Worthy earned a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. As an artist, she continues to be inspired by the scientific pursuit of how we experience life through our five senses.



BS Neuroscience, 1998
Trinity College, Hartford, CT


Classes, mentorships, workshops, Ruby’s Clay Studio, 1999-present

Community ceramics class, Archie Bray Foundation, Summers 1996, 1997

Woodfire workshop, Archie Bray Foundation, Summer 2006

Residency, Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute, August 2005


Soupcon, December 2008: Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, California

Clay (re)Emerge, July 2005: Red Ink Studios, San Francisco

Ruby’s Celebrates Pride, June 2005: Ruby’s Clay Studio, San Francisco


Message in a Bottle window display, September-November 2010: 826 Valencia, San Francisco

Light Sweet Crude, November 2008: Ruby’s Clay Studio, San Francisco

Reflections on Water, June 2007: Ruby’s Clay Studio, San Francisco

Window Display, February – May, 2006: Leather Tongue Video, San Francisco

Pieces of China, February 2006: Ruby’s Clay Studio, San Francisco

She @ Fish, August 2005: Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute, Jingdezhen, China

Things to Amuse You, March 2004 : Ruby’s Clay Studio, San Francisco

Ink Drawings, November 2002-January 2003 : Java Supreme, San Francisco

Ceramics Show, September 2002 : Ruby’s Clay Studio, San Francisco


Message in a Bottle for Japan, Spring 2012: Ruby’s Clay Studio, San Francisco (with Heather Bourbeau)

Vanquished Terraines | Broadside Attractions, Spring 2012: Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco

Taking Root, April-July 2010: The Gallery at Ruth’s Table, Bethany Center, San Francisco

Kinetic Transformations, May 2009: Ruby’s Clay Studio, San Francisco (with Pati Hays, Mitsu Kimura, Ryan Gordon, Nina Robin, and Cody Meeks)

Green Room, July 2007: Ruby’s Clay Studio, San Francisco (with Ilana Crispi)

Flowers and Vessels, March 2007: Ruby’s Clay Studio, San Francisco

The Whole Story, October 2006: A Muse Gallery, San Francisco

Teapot Show, May 2006: Ruby’s Clay Studio, San Francisco

What’s in a Book? June 2004 : New Langton Arts, San Francisco

Trabajos Del Corazon, June 2004 : The Lab, San Francisco

Women Show, January 2004 : Balazo Gallery, San Francisco

Seeing Exhibit (video), June 2003 : Exploratorium, San Francisco


Bikram Writing Classes, San Francisco, September 2009-present

Friday art classes as Artist in Residence, Ruth’s Table, Bethany Center, October 2009-January 2011

Dinosaurs and Other Decals, 2-day workshop at Creative Growth in Oakland, June 2009

Ceramics in Nepal, slide show to San Francisco City College studio ceramics class, December 2007

Mad for Madlibs, workshop on creating Madlibs for 8-10 year olds at 826 Valencia, October 2006

Science Writing, workshop on writing scientific fairy tales for 8-12 year olds at 826 Valencia, July 2004



Lotus – How Queen Francine, the Fix-It Fanatic, Got Her Incredibly Clean Car Paint

Tumble Goes to Glacier

Highlife Café Cookbook

Health Related Projects

Breast Cancer Fund: Interactive Mural for “Climb Against the Odds” team 2005

Healthy Kids, Healthy Teeth Program: Celebration Invitation, Flipchart Supplement, and other materials as part of my Adminstrative Assistant position for the program


Bikram Writing 101, McSweeney’s online, June 2009

Oil on the Brain: From the Pump to the Progressive Reading Series, Progressive Reading Series blog, October 2008 (interview)

Pieces of China, Noe Valley Voice, February 2006

Love Potion No. 9 – An Explanation on the Neurobiology of Love, Watchword, Spring 2002

Stress and Behavior, Neuroscience for Kids Newsletter, March 2001

The Cartwheel Galaxy, Cogniz, December 1998

Musical Mastery of the Coke Bottle, with Mark Silverman, PhD, The Physics Teacher, February 1998

Mechanisms of Pain in Hypnotic Analgesia, The Trinity Papers, Spring 1997


Ruby’s Clay Studio, Artist, Workshop Committee member