John Costanza is a ceramic sculptor and has worked with architects and has wall murals in a number of corporate offices and other venues around the country. He was educated and trained at Temple University-Tyler School of Art and the Art Students League, New York. He was a professor at Moore College of Art and Design. During the past five decades, he has exhibited in more than 30 one-person shows and 35 two-person shows at venues such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition, the New York Worlds Fair, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Delaware Museum of Art. His work appears in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum of the City of New York, New York Historical Society, Delaware Museum of Art, University of Delaware, Harcum College, Monsanto Corporation, University City High School, New York Public Library, Paragon Corporation, Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich, Ampacet Corporation, and Temple University.
“In my work, throughout my many years as an artist in and with clay, I was always a purist working in the confines of clay, glazes, oxides, underglaze, overglaze, reduction, etc.; but during the past few years I have discovered new ways to finish sculptured ceramic forms with exciting textured surfaces, such as lacquers, enamels, dyes, etc. with predictable results.”