DAVIS ENTERPRISE -- Schmierer received her master’s in fine arts with an emphasis in ceramics from San Francisco State University. Her complex, abstract ceramic sculptures are multi-layered with rich color, pattern and imagery. Her artwork has been exhibited in regional, national and international exhibitions. Her sculptures have been featured in Ceramics Art and Perception and Ceramics Monthly, and highlighted in New Ceramics and Clay Times magazines.
Schmierer is a professor of art at Skyline College in San Bruno, where she has headed the ceramics program for 10 years. She also has taught ceramics at San Francisco State University, Merritt College, Cosumnes River College and Cabrillo College, as well as workshops and community classes throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. She lives and has a studio in San Francisco.