2045 Lakewood Dr.
Loveland, Colorado 80538
Graduated from Arizona State University 1975, with a BA in Art Education, with emphasis in Clay. Studied under Don Bendel (NAU), Don Schaumburg, Randy Schmidt and Jeanne Otis. Constructed my first sprung arch, downdraft gas kiln as an independent study with Randy Schmidt in 1975, following Fred Olsen’s Kiln Building Book.
Postgraduate studies continued from 1980-2006 involving various areas of Art and Education.
1975-present: Owner/Operator of Zoller Pottery making fine, functional stoneware featured in galleries spanning the US. For a listing of galleries please visit: www.nancyzollerpottery.com.
1981-present Trimble Court Artisan Co-op Artist Member/Shopkeeper/Board member
in Ft. Collins, CO. www.trimblecourtartisans.com
1981-present Zoller Pottery Christmas Open House and Sale (Annually in December)
1982-2009 Art In The Park & Balloon Festival, Steamboat Springs, CO
1989-present Clay instructor for Loveland Parks and Recreation Department. Weekly
class involves all aspects of teaching clay, including hand building, wheel throwing, surface decoration, glaze application, kiln firing. Classes are offered to all ages, teenagers through senior citizens.
1989-2009 Employed by the Loveland Thompson School District in various teaching
roles middle school/high school. Teaching areas included Sculpture, Metals, Drawing, Art History, and Advanced Placement Art.
2004-2005 Museum of Contemporary Art Studio Tour, Ft. Collins, CO.
2007 Arts Council All Member Show: The Depot-Steamboat Springs, CO
2008-2009 Cups, Bowls and Casseroles: The Lincoln Center-Ft. Collins, CO
2010-2011 Loveland Studio Tour-Loveland, CO
Most Recent Juried Exhibitions
2011 “A Ceramic Collaboration”-The Plinth Gallery & Anderson
Ranch Denver, CO Juror: Jonathan Kaplin
2011 “Dining In: An Artful Experience”-18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX
2012 “Daily Companions!” – Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Juror: Linda Christianson and John Wilson
“DelecTABLE: The Fine Art of Dining, Art Student’s league of Denver
Juror: Nick Joerling
2013 Pieces, Parts, and Wholes” March Featured Artist: Trimble Court
Artisans, Ft. Collins, Colorado
2013 “GREEN” Potter’s Council Show NCECA Jurors: Cynthia Bringle,
Pottery Workshops Conducted
Topics covered in past workshops include: For the Birds (birdhouse construction), Teapot construction, Pushed, Pulled, and Assembled (thrown, hand built, assembled), Making Molds from Bisque ware, Teacher Enrichment class, Making an Egyptian Pot,
Slab Box construction, Hand built Dinnerware, Wheel Thrown Dinnerware, Drinking and Pouring Vessels, Zoller Glaze techniques involving slip trailing, stamping, carving, glaze layering and glaze calculation.
Most recent workshop-March 14-April 4, 2011, Mountain View HS Lisa students conducted fourday workshop titled: Wrap Around Pots w/embellishments, wheel throwing, glazing techniques.
Sharing the possibilities of clay with students of all abilities in the workshop format is extremely gratifying at this point in my pottery life!
Featured work: Slump Hump Article: 2005
Pottery Making Illustrated: Nov/Dec 2010 “ Making an Impression”
Featured on Potter’s Council Calendar. November 2010/October 2012
Pottery Making Illustrated: May/June 2011 “Family Flair”
Featured Article: surface,Glaze & Form, Ceramic Arts Handbook Series
Featured Article: Loveland Reporter herald-“Everyday Clay Art” by: Ken Jessen 5/2/12
Ceramics Monthly Article: “Studio visit” Novenber 2012
Ceramic Mold Making Techniques: Ceramics Arts Daily.org
1981-present Trimble Court Artisan’s Co-op
1981-present Steamboat Springs Arts Council
1989-present NCECA – conference participant March 2011/2013
1989-2006 Museum of Contemporary Art
1989-present Colorado Art Educator’s Association
2000-present Potter’s Council Member
For the past 15 years I have been an active participant in the “Empty Bowls Dinner” supporting the Larimer County Food Bank of Ft. Collins, joining with other local potters making soup bowls and donating art pieces to a silent auction. In the last three years, I have been honored to help launch an “Empty Bowls Dinner” in Loveland, organizing numerous events to create the bowls as well as securing items from local artists donated for the silent auction. This effort is to help our community solve the hunger needs of Loveland’s less fortunate community.
Zoller Pottery helps support many charitable organizations and schools with donations to aid in their fund raising efforts.
Nancy has donated cups to the Cup Exchange at the NCECA conference in Tampa 2011/Houston 2013…NCECA members and friends donated a total of 791 cups, raising $20,916 to support NCECA’s Fund for Artistic Development. Diverse passions, interests and lives will be affected through your contribution. Career changing opportunities such as NCECA Emerging Artists, International Residencies, Regina Brown Undergraduate and Graduate Fellowships that enable our field to evolve and expand are all supported through this special fund.