Liz attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis to complete her Masters of Fine Arts in 2004. Since graduation, she has lived and worked in Bakersville, North Carolina with her husband and glass artist, Scott Summerfield. They share a large outbuilding that houses both studios and a showroom for their work.

Liz has been an instructor and visiting artist at numerous clay facilities, colleges and universities. She exhibits and sells her work nationally through exhibitions, fine craft shows, a home gallery, and an online shop.

She has been featured on the cover of both Ceramics Monthly and Clay Times magazines. She also has authored and been included in a variety of other ceramic publications. In 2014, Ceramics Arts Daily released an instructional DVD featuring her construction and surface techniques.