David Swenson awarded 2016 Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation Award
David Swenson (Minneapolis, MN) is the 2016 recipient of the Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation Award. Swenson received a BFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and was a ceramic intern with David Fredrickson in 2008. He relocated to the Twin Cities when he received a 2009 Fogelberg Studio Fellowship at Northern Clay Center, and elected to stay on in the area, where he continues to be a teaching artist and gallery artist, both through NCC. Swenson is also a 2014 recipient of a Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant. Swenson makes pottery constructed from thrown, handbuilt, slipcast, and press-molded parts. His work is meant for daily use, special occasion, and divine decoration.
This award is made possible by the Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation, and is presented by Northern Clay Center to a deserving individual pursuing a career in pottery, or studying or researching the historical aspects of the pottery industry. The Foundation endeavors to broaden appreciation of pottery, past and present, for the general public and maintains the Red Wing Pottery Museum in Red Wing, Minnesota. This is the ninth year in which the Clay Center has awarded the grant.