2015 Fogelberg and Anonymous Potter Studio Fellowship Recipients

Northern Clay Center’s Emerging Artist Residency programs (the Fogelberg Fellowship, now in its 9th year, and the Anonymous Potter Studio Fellowship, now in its 5th year) are designed to provide emerging ceramic artists with an opportunity to be in residence for one year at Northern Clay Center, where they can develop their own work, as well as exchange ideas and knowledge with other ceramic artists. Among national clay art centers, NCC offers an urban experience within a diverse and supportive community. These four artists will be in residence at Northern Clay Center between September 1, 2015, and August 31, 2016. Northern Clay Center is pleased to announce the following grant recipients:

2015 Fogelberg Studio Fellowships

  • Megan Mitchell (Brattleboro, VT)
  • Joshua Woof (Rochester, NY)

2015 Anonymous Potter Studio Fellowships

  • Pat Barnick (Roseville, MN)
  • Amanda Dobbratz (Minneapolis, MN)

Additional information, including application instructions for the 2016 awards, is available on our website at www.northernclaycenter.org/ARTIST-SERVICES

Artist biographies

2015 Fogelberg Studio Fellowships

  • Megan Mitchell earned her MFA in ceramics from Utah State University, and holds a BA from Carleton College. Her work is inspired by the landscape of the American West, representing yearning, spaciousness, and her personal history.
  • Joshua Woof (Rochester, NY) recently completed his MFA at the School for American Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology, and holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. His sculptural work juxtaposes inorganic and organic elements to reference places he has been, seen, and touched and that he says had a “profound impact on my spirit.”

2015 Anonymous Potter Studio Fellowships

  • Pat Barnick (Roseville, MN) holds a BFA from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls and he is looking forward to joining the clay community at NCC. His work takes advantage of the ”physical impact and voice” of atmospheric firings, such as wood and salt.
  • Amanda Dobbratz (Minneapolis, MN) will use her residency at NCC to align her knowledge of painting with her vision for her ceramic surfaces, using patterns and textures. She earned a Master of Research degree from the Glasgow School of Art, and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin–Stout. Dobbratz has been NCC’s web and communications associate since 2014.
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