NCC Members Exhibition
In the summer of 2015, NCC turned its exhibition spotlight on our incredibly talented members (comprised of students, educators, professional artists, and novices). We were pleased to present the array of our talented member-artists, who represent the foundation of our organization with their commitment to and support of Northern Clay Center. Comprised of work from 53 artists, the exhibition will spanned the wide variety of work being made in the field of ceramics. The exhibition was juried by Minnesota artists Linda Christianson and Guillermo Cuellar, and Colorado-based artist Jamie Lang.
Linda Christianson is a studio potter based in Minnesota, where she is one of seven hosts of the Minnesota Potters of the Upper St. Croix Valley Annual Pottery Tour. Christianson has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts (1993), the Minnesota State Arts Board (1999), and two McKnight Foundation fellowships, administered by Northern Clay Center. Her subtle, spontaneous work is found in collections across North America and is exhibited widely.
Guillermo Cuellar, originally from Venezuela where he was a potter for 18 years, has operated a studio near Shafer, Minnesota, since 2005. In 1981, he worked as an assistant to Warren MacKenzie, who was teaching in Caracas. Subsequently, Cuellar regularly shared studio experience with MacKenzie in Stillwater, Minnesota, from 1984 to 2006. Cuellar participates as one of seven hosts of the Minnesota Potters of the Upper St. Croix Valley Annual Pottery Tour.
Jamie Lang received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and pursued graduate studies in ceramics at the State University of New York, New Paltz. He received two Ceramic Artist Project Grants from the Jerome Foundation in St. Paul, administered by NCC, the first in 2002 and the second in 2006. Lang’s work reflects his thoughts about architecture, decoration, and memory. His mixed-media sculptures are minimal, geometric structures that reveal their own architectural planning. Lang now lives, and maintains a studio, in Denver, CO.