ARTIST AND TEACHER
Chic Lotz has worked with clay as a artist and teacher for 38 years. She was director of the Ceramics Department at the Marietta Parks and Recreation in Atlanta, GA for 10 years. Then, after moving to Grass Valley she opened her own ceramics school, The Potter’s Wheel, an 1,100 sq. ft. studio for teaching and creating her own work.
Chic is also one of the few “Glaze Experts” that teaches glaze chemistry by traveling to at Art Centers, colleges and Potter's Guilds around the USA and Canada. Lotz also does week long Glaze Chemistry Basics workshops in her home studio each summer.
During the 1980's, while living in Atlanta, Georgia, Chic exhibited in numerous art festivals and exhibitions in the Southeast. In addition to her native Nevada County gallery, The Alexander Gallery, Lotz has sold in the Carnegie Museum Gift Shop and the Frank Lloyd Wright Falling Water Gift Shop in Pennsylvania, the Savannah College of Art & Design Gift Shop in Georgia, and the Del Mano Gallery in Southern California.
After moving to Grass Valley, Lotz was chosen for the Aftosa Merit Award in the 2003 California Clay Competition.
In addition, a Chic-Bird Teapot was chosen for the Oregon Potter’s Guild Teapot Competition for exhibition during the 2005 National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts Conference in Portland Oregon. Her beautiful rendered platters are included in two Lark Books: Making Marks by Robin Hopper and 500 Platters.