Artist in Residence
Introducing Nat Nicholson, a 2019 - 20 Emerging Artist Resident! Nat earned her BFA in ceramics at the University of Iowa. Her sculpture follows a process which allows structures to repeatedly rise, verge on collapse, and accumulate debris until they take their final form.
BISQUE stands for Believe, Include, Sustain, Question, Understand, and Evolve. BISQUE is also a metaphor for makers in the early stages of development. NCC is proud of this new experimental residency program inspired by our desire to cultivate new voices in the field. As a community-based ceramic art center, NCC is in a unique position to have access to pre-emergent talent and invited Donna Ray to be the first BISQUE Resident Artist.
Chris Singewald’s life, if it wasn’t always, has become one of intention. After six-plus years working in arts administration he chose to step out from behind his desk to put all of his energy into developing his craft. He has kept the spirit of intention alive in his studio to pursue new horizons.
Alyce Carrier creates porcelain forms imbued with primitive electricity. She moved to Minneapolis last year from Utah to utilize the many resources Minnesota has to offer ceramic artists, and was selected by our jurors to receive an Anonymous Artist Studio Fellowship for 2019 - 20.
Hidemi Tokutake is from the city of Kariya in the Aichi prefecture of Japan, which is just south of Nagoya. Her ceramic research began at the Seto Ceramic School in Seto, Japan. Seto-city is one of the main centers for the production of Japanese ceramics; the history reaches back to the 13th century.
Northern Clay Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 McKnight Artist Fellowships: Kelly Connole (Northfield, MN) and Guillermo Guardia (Saint Paul, MN). Connole investigates memories, raw instinct, and elements of the natural world to create work that celebrates the tactile temperament of clay and connection to other beings. Guardia explores political and social issues relevant to his personal experiences, informed by the events in his life and the places he has lived.
You may remember Alessandro Gallo’s work from the 2017 exhibition Tempered Beasts at NCC, one of the many exhibitions and collections featuring his work around the globe or from the 2018 NCECA Conference where he was a demonstrating artist.
Visit us in the Sales Gallery this spring for a sneak peek at work by our current emerging artist grant recipients. During the months of April and May, we’ll represent the work of our Fogelberg Fellowship and Anonymous Artist grant recipients — Maia Homstad, Keather Lindman, Bri Burke, Soojin Choi, and Peter Ronan — as they near the halfway point in their year-long residencies.