2014 Regis Master: Walter Ostrom
Walter Ostrom was Northern Clay Center’s 27th Regis Master; he was one of two ceramic artists bestowed with the title in 2014. The other, Adrian Saxe, was featured in an exhibition in spring of 2014. The Regis Masters Series began in 1997, and honors senior artists who have had a major impact on the development of 20th and 21st century ceramics. The Regis Masters Series was originally supported by Regis and Friends and continues today through generous support from Anita Kunin and the Kunin Family, in honor of the late Myron Kunin, a philanthropist and former owner of the Regis Corporation.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota, and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Additional funding for True North and Regis Master: Walter Ostrom comes from Continental Clay Company, George Reid, the Windgate Charitable Foundation, and Anita Kunin and the Kunin Family, in honor of Myron Kunin.
Both exhibitions were made possible through the generosity and cooperation of many individuals and institutions.
Special thanks to David Kaye Gallery, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Musée canadien de l’histoire, Cheryl Tissington, Karen Schwartz, Carol Dancer and Bill Captain, Charles Rebello, and Marie Foulem.