Carol Schwartz-Medina is a storyteller. Her work is a combination of real-life experiences and fantasies. She often uses animals to tell stories about romantic relationships, mundane experiences, and awkward encounters. The narrative quality of her sculptural work lends itself well to drawing, and she often also puts similar imagery onto functional pieces that are high fired. Carol received her BFA in ceramic arts from Texas State University, and her MFA in ceramic arts with a minor in printmaking from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She has been making work ever since. She maintains an active studio at her home in San Marcos, Texas.