Artist Spotlight: Sandra Daulton Shaughnessy

From 2001 – 2011 Sandra Daulton Shaughnessy taught in the NCC classrooms and was much beloved by students and administration alike. When she left, she didn’t go far. Her considerable gifts have been in play at the Edina Art Center where she has been the Pottery Supervisor. The ever-expanding concentric rings of the ceramic community continue because of her contributions to the field.

This fall Sandra will rejoin the teaching ranks of NCC in our Land of Round Pots classes, in the second session starting on October 30. As a teacher, Sandra likes to watch the progress of students as they learn new skills and develop their touch with clay. She is excited to share her passion and stories about her personal journey with clay. Sandra says the most fundamental skill set for success in ceramics is openness and repetition. “There are many ways to learn new skills in pottery and the student needs to be open to suggestions and spend time outside of class practicing.”

Sandra might be as excited to be back as we are to have her back, “I can think of many fun and interesting times during my years teaching at NCC; from the delicious chocolate chip banana bread we shared as a class, to the wheel-thrown, clay birthday cakes used as part of surprise celebrations, and especially the excitement of opening the successfully fired cone 10, class soda kiln!”

If you want to get to know Sandra’s work before you enroll in her class, you can check out her work in the NCC Sales Gallery. Maybe you can even take a ware home with you.

Sandra will be teaching Land of Round Pots starting October 30.  Join us in welcoming her: https://store.northernclaycenter.org/land-of-round-pots-wheel-throwing-101-14969402.html