Monthly Archives: May 2019

Artist Spotlight: Karin Kraemer

Posted on May 30, 2019

Karin Kraemer grew up in Minneapolis and received a BFA in glass working with a minor in biology from St. Cloud State University in 1986. After graduation came the very familiar nomadic period many artists travail in pursuit of their goals. Kraemer has been a glass blower in Colorado, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. She moved to West Virginia, where...

Posted in Sales Gallery

Announcing the 2019 Emerging Artist Fellowship Awardees

Posted on May 23, 2019

Northern Clay Center is proud to announce the 2019 recipients of its Emerging Artist Residencies, Warren MacKenzie Advancement Awards, Red Wing Award, and BISQUE Residency.

Northern Clay Center’s Emerging Artist Residency programs, the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship and the Anonymous Artist Studio Fellowship, are designed...

Posted in Artist Services, Artist Grants

Partnership Spotlight: Aurora on France

Posted on May 17, 2019

On a rainy April day, teaching artist Claire O’Connor visited Aurora on France, Vibrant Senior Living and Care Center, in Edina for a clay session. Claire brought a decorated 3D flower dish project to brighten up this gloomy spring day.

These clay classes meet every other week and participants are able to create and decorate a project...

Posted in Outreach

Student Spotlight: Janet Johnson

Posted on May 16, 2019

Janet Johnson started taking classes at NCC in 1991 and has been thriving in clay ever since. Janet says, “NCC is a stimulating place for me to enjoy creating all sorts of ceramic forms.”...

Posted in Education, Community Interviews

Artist Spotlight: Liz Pechacek

Posted on May 7, 2019

Not all makers can successfully walk between the worlds of utilitarian pottery, sculpture, and jewelry. Liz Pechacek does and she does it articulately, with depth and aplomb as she incorporates a variety of handbuilding and slip-casting techniques. The coil and pinch method she uses to make her prototypes and larger works is a slow, deliberate...

Posted in American Pottery Festival, Sales Gallery