As you are likely aware, Northern Clay Center continues to meet the challenges presented during the last few months and found itself managing a more serious challenge this week. It’s impossible to overstate the concern and support we collectively offer to our community in the midst of dark injustice, exhaustion, anger, and sadness.
Northern Clay Center is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grants. Three grants in the amount of $6,000 each have been awarded to Casey Beck, Rita Panton, and Ginny Sims-Burchard. The Foundation supports emerging artists in Minnesota and New York City who, among other qualifications:
Last November, we celebrated our fifth graduating class of Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE). The program is currently in its sixth year with another diverse and lively student body. Students enrolled in the 2019 program include: Liane Bromer, Paola Evangelista, Billy Hicks, Rylie Lawrence, Joy Newmann, Marni Oberpriller, Chris Salas, Brent Titcomb, and Sydney Willcox.
Aaron Caldwell is a recipient of a 2019 Warren Mackenzie Advancement Award. More information on the award and how to apply is on our website. Read on to learn more about Aaron’s research.
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.