Regis Masters Series

The Regis Masters Series honors senior artists who have had a major impact on the development of 20th and 21st century ceramics. The selected artists from this country and abroad, receive an honorarium, participate in an exhibition at NCC, and deliver a lecture about their life and times. In doing so, they add to the limited stock of oral history of a senior generation of ceramic artists.

In 2004, NCC published Clay Talks, stories from the edited transcripts of the first 13 lectures and reunions, with color and black & white illustrations.

The Regis Masters Series is made possible by a generous grant from Regis and Friends. The lectures are co-sponsored by The Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

2001—Tatsuzo Shimaoka

Tatsuzo Shimaoka

More information will be available shortly.

2000—Eva Zeisel, Jack Earl, and Robert Turner

Eva Zeisel

Jack Earl

Robert Turner

More information will be available shortly.  Information about these three Regis Masters can be found in Clay Talks, published by Northern Clay Center, which includes stories from the edited transcripts of the first 13 lectures and reunions, with color and black & white illustrations.

1999—Peter Voulkos, Betty Woodman, and Stephen De Staebler

Peter Voulkos

Betty Woodman

Stephen De Staebler

More information will be available shortly.  Information about these three Regis Masters can be found in Clay Talks, published by Northern Clay Center, which includes stories from the edited transcripts of the first 13 lectures and reunions, with color and black & white illustrations.

1997 – 1998—Warren MacKenzie, Ken Ferguson, Karen Karnes, William Daley, Ruth Duckworth, James Melchert, and Rudy Autio

Warren MacKenzie

​Ken Ferguson

Karen Karnes

William Daley

Ruth Duckworth

James Melchert

Rudy Autio

​More information will be available shortly.  Information about these seven Regis Masters can be found in Clay Talks, published by Northern Clay Center, which includes stories from the edited transcripts of the first 13 lectures and reunions, with color and black & white illustrations.

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