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BFA, California College of Arts and Crafts; ceramics, 1998
Masters of Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Special Education 2007; Art 2010
Currently residing in Las Vegas, Constance Stotzer graduated from California College of Arts and Crafts with a BFA and a major in sculptural ceramics. Growing up in a military family she has ping ponged all over the country. After a few years teaching special education she transitioned into becoming an Art Specialist in elementary school. Constance was involved with the foundation of Clay Arts Vegas, a local ceramic studio and loving clay community. Currently, Constance is a high school ceramics instructor and tries to stay out of trouble by hiking or cycling in her free time.
Constance Stotzer’s art depicts whimsical themes related to wishes or dreams, challenging the ways that humanity and nature are inherently intertwined, and yet also stand separate from one another. Her depicted interactions between humans and nature often represent a physical blending, echoed in the design elements throughout each piece from the overall form to the design of the foot. In addition, her art encourages interaction, to visually explore how humans and nature are merged both in theory and through her depiction of line and movement. Her technique questions how and when to utilize two dimensional illustrative elements on ceramics vs integrating three dimensional elements with ceramics to enhance visual interest and enrich her narratives around the merging of nature, humanity, and art. Constance’s art is influenced from a wide range of sources, including art nouveau, her travels to South Korea, Japan, and Europe, as well as animation and comic art.