Maren Kloppmann received her M.F.A. from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, her B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri, and her Journeyman Diploma from Keramik Handwerkskammer in Germany. In addition to being featured in NCC's sales gallery, Kloppmann's work has earned her two prior McKnight Fellowships from Northern Clay Center, as well as two Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grants and a Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant from NCC. Recent exhibitions have included In the Niche, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Abstraction, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Minimal Contrast, Trax Gallery, Berkeley, California; and Art & Objects, Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis.