Carol Schwartz is a storyteller. For the past several years, she has focused on narrative sculptures. Drawn in part from real life, and in part from fantasy, her work addresses issues of love and desire. She often uses the human figure and animals to tell stories about romantic relationships. The narrative quality of her low fire sculptural work lends itself well to drawing, and she also draws onto functional pieces that are high fired.
Carol has been working with clay since 1997. She received her BFA in ceramic arts from Texas State University in 2002, and her MFA in ceramic arts with a minor in printmaking from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2005. She has been teaching and making work ever since. She currently resides on five acres just outside of San Marcos, TX. She maintains an active studio at home while teaching ceramics and 3d design foundations at Texas State University.