What's next?: Gillan Doty, 2016 Fogelberg Studio Fellow
Next year, I am going to be a resident artist at Odyssey ClayWorks in Asheville, NC starting in October. It is a minimum 18-month commitment, so I’ll be settling down there for the next year or so! I didn't expect to take off from Minneapolis and NCC so soon, but as I am sure you know, sometimes things fall into place faster than expected.
As far as what I learned at NCC, there was so much gained and experienced it would be hard to put into a short social media blurb. I guess aside from discoveries in my own studio, my biggest take away would be just how pleasantly overwhelmed I was by the ceramic community both at NCC and in the Midwest in general. It was amazing to meet people whose work I have admired from as early as high school, and to meet so many new people. Experiences like the American Pottery Festival and the St Croix Pottery Tour were truly mind blowing.
Other than the Holiday Exhibition and the resident artist show here at NCC, I don't really have anything exhibition-wise at the moment. The only other thing would be my Instagram account, @gillandotypottery.
I can’t say enough about my experience at NCC. This year has been so wonderful in so many ways. I will continue to spread the good word of NCC wherever my travels take me.