Artist Spotlight: Brett Freund

Posted on September 12, 2018

Brett Freund has been a regular in the NCC sales gallery and the NCC classroom for a few years now. An unassuming character with a genuine love of the material. We invite you to enjoy a quick Q & A with Brett and hope that his voice informs your experience of his wares in the gallery and then in your home. Not everyone has easy access to...

Posted in Sales Gallery, Artist Grants, Education, Artist Services

Artist Spotlight: Steven Godfrey

Posted on August 29, 2018

Steven Godfrey lives in the largest state in the union, where he has plenty of room to consider the smaller, significant moments that can get taken for granted. Things like the light of day, or lack thereof, become familiar points of reflection. Steve will be leading a workshop at the American Pottery Festival next week with Sam Chung...

Posted in Sales Gallery, American Pottery Festival, Community Interviews

ClayToGo Partner Spotlight: Jefferson Community School

Posted on August 24, 2018

This February through May, NCC teaching artists Chris Singewald, Risa Nishiguchi, and Susan Obermeyer brought clay opportunities to Jefferson Community School with art teacher Katie Busch, working with students grades 1 through 8 as part of our most extensive residency to date. During a total of 82 hours, clay passed through the hands of over...

Posted in ClaytoGo, Outreach

Announcing the Recipients of the 2018 McKnight Artist Fellowship and Residency for Ceramic Artists Award

Posted on August 7, 2018

Northern Clay Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 McKnight Artist Fellowships: Donovan Palmquist (Farmington, MN) and Brett Freund (Minneapolis, MN).  The recipients of the 2019 McKnight Artist Residency are: Alessandro Gallo (Helena, MT), Ted Adler (Wichita, KS), Leandra Urrutia (Memphis, TN) and Hidemi Tokutake (Kariya,...

ART@HAND Partner Spotlight: Lyngblomsten

Posted on July 26, 2018
Posted in Outreach

Student Spotlight: Emiliano Cerna-Rios

Posted on July 26, 2018

Northern Clay Center community student Emiliano Cerna-Rios maintains a studio in Northeast Minneapolis and is an avid runner and cyclist. His first training in art was in painting. 

He began...

Posted in Community Interviews, Education

Artist Spotlight: Guillermo Guardia

Posted on June 28, 2018

Guillermo Guardia is a relatively recent addition to the alchemy of ceramic artists in the Twin Cities and NCC has been delighted to have his talents represented on our teaching roster, in the sales gallery, and as a 2018 American Pottery Festival artist. Guardia creates colorful figures and functional wares emblazoned with glyphs representing...

Posted in Sales Gallery, American Pottery Festival, Community Interviews

ClayToGo Residency Spotlight: Arts Access @ Anne Sullivan

Posted on June 26, 2018

During the winter and spring of 2017, NCC teaching artist David “Swen” Swenson worked closely with students in 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th grades at Anne Sullivan Communication Center, with additional work with Nabad...

Posted in ClaytoGo, Outreach

Teaching Artist Spotlight: Jennica Kruse

Posted on June 21, 2018

Jennica Kruse began teaching children’s summer classes at NCC nine years ago, moving into teaching adult classes in 2013. She says, “Hanging out with our awesome students is my favorite part of teaching!” If you take a class with Jennica you will be supported in developing your persistence, because, as she says, “Time spent at the wheel pays...

Posted in Community Interviews, Education

The Five W's of Woodfiring

Posted on May 31, 2018

With typical Midwestern aplomb, NCC builds on community friendships to ensure our ceramic educational offerings reach every possible interest, regardless of onsite facilities. Our region is rich with possibilities and our partners are generous. You asked for it, and we delivered this spring with an amazing wood firing experience! 

Posted in Education