Next year, I am going to be a resident artist at Odyssey ClayWorks in Asheville, NC starting in October. It is a minimum 18-month commitment, so I’ll be settling down there for the next year or so! I didn't expect to take off from Minneapolis and NCC so soon, but as I am sure you know, sometimes things fall into place faster than expected.
I will be going back home to New York when the residency ends. My plan is to find a job and save up to go to Hong Kong for a while. I'm also considering looking for work there. I will continue making art at home and fire elsewhere. Regarding possible ceramics related jobs, I’ve emailed a couple of places, but haven't heard back yet.
Audra Smith (Minneapolis, MN) is the 2017 recipient of the Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation Award through Northern Clay Center. Smith received a BA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and has been a staff member and teaching artist at Northern Clay Center since 2010. Smith’s goals for her work are to make well-made, utilitarian pottery.
The McKnight Artist Fellowships for Ceramic Artists Program is designed to strengthen and enhance Minnesota’s artistic community, as well as significantly advance the work of Minnesota ceramic artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit, who have already proven their abilities, and are at a career stage that is beyond emerging.
Northern Clay Center is proud to announce the 2017 recipients of our Emerging Artist Residencies and Warren MacKenzie Advancement Awards.
“Did you have fun at NCECA?” just spilled out of the mouth of another curious Northern Clay Center constituent. Those of you who have attended the NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) conference know that while “fun” is the operative word for most attendees (I mean, how could you not have fun with thousands of your closest clay friends?), for those of us on the service side of the conference (with our offsite galleries and resource tables), there are other words seemingly more apropos.
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David Swenson (Minneapolis, MN) is the 2016 recipient of the Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation Award. Swenson received a BFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and was a ceramic intern with David Fredrickson in 2008.