Elizabeth Helfer grew up in New Durham and attended the Wolfeboro public schools from nursery school at the train station through graduation at Kingswood Regional High School.
Liz pursued sculpture and received her BFA from Alfred University in 2010. She currently creates cast metal and mixed media sculpture at Liz Helfer Studios outside of Boston, MA. In addition to creating commissioned work, she is the Coordinator of Hatch Makerspace run by the Watertown Free Public Library. Hatch is a public workshop dedicated to bringing tools and knowledge to makers in the Boston area.
She holds a firm belief in the importance of art for building community and serves on the Advisory Committee for the Watertown Public Art Master Plan. This follows years of involvement on boards for national and international sculpture conferences, as well as executive board involvement with the Governor Wentworth Arts Council and the New England Sculptors Association. She and her partner welcomed their first child in September of 2020.