Monthly Archives: October 2019

ART@HAND Partnership Spotlight: Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio

Posted on October 29, 2019

In the spring and summer of 2019, NCC teaching artists Guillermo Guardia and Lucy Yogerst led clay classes at Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES) Adult Day in West St. Paul and at their new location on East...

Posted in Outreach

Student Spotlight: Joseph Tashjian

Posted on October 24, 2019

Joseph Tashjian sunk his hands deep into clay after finding NCC two years ago. A retired physician, Tashjian deeply values the opportunity to learn about and work with clay—something he didn’t have...

Posted in Education, Community Interviews

Q & A with NCC's New Director

Posted on October 21, 2019

As of this newsletter production, NCC was in the thick of its leadership transition, with our new director, Leah Hughes, slowly taking the reins from Sarah Millfelt. Amidst the transition, we teased out some fun facts from...

Posted in Community Interviews, Director's Report, Press

Artist Spotlight: Tom Bartel

Posted on October 15, 2019

Tom Bartel was a McKnight Ceramic Artist Resident at NCC in 2015 and we have been proudly representing his smaller works wherein he, “…aims to condense what is present in larger works to a smaller bite-sized scale.” We deviate from our usual Q & A format to share the essay Janet Koplos wrote for the 2016 exhibition, Six McKnight Artists...

Posted in Sales Gallery

Artist Spotlight: Birdie Boone

Posted on October 2, 2019

Birdie Boone wants to make us “act upon the domestic spaces we occupy.” Anyone who has held one of her wares in their hands knows she achieves this goal consistently. Everything about her work is comforting and a pleasure to use. 

Boone works in a modest detached home studio in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Southwest...

Posted in Sales Gallery, Community Interviews