Functional Resume

Nancy Zoller

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.

Life Experiences

1975-present: Owner/Operator of Zoller Pottery making fine, functional stoneware featured in galleries spanning the US. For a listing of galleries please visit:

1981-present   Trimble Court Artisan Co-op Artist Member/Shopkeeper/Board member
in Ft. Collins, CO.

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,

Jonathan Kaplin

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


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

Community Involvement

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.