Ursula Hargens

Ursula Hargens is a studio potter in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She received an MFA from Alfred University and an MA in art & art education from Columbia University, Teachers College.  Hargens also studied ceramics at Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD). In addition to working as a studio artist, she is a teaching artist at Northern Clay Center and is adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota. Hargens has exhibited throughout the US and has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Jerome Foundation, and the McKnight Foundation. She says that her work “acknowledges earthenware as a material steeped in folk traditions.  Simple motifs unfold to create layers of color, pattern, and image, resulting in rich decorative surfaces.”