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Announcing the 2016 McKnight Ceramic Artist Fellowship and Residency Recipients

2016 McKNIGHT CERAMIC ARTIST FELLOWSHIP AND RESIDENCY RECIPIENTS
Northern Clay Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 McKnight Fellowships: Nicolas Darcourt (Minnetonka, MN) and Sheryl McRoberts (Minneapolis, MN).  The recipients of the 2016 McKnight Residency are:  Kosmas Ballis (Ft. Meyers, FL), and Anthony Stellaccio (Crownsville, MD). These two artists will each be in residence at Northern Clay Center for three consecutive months.

Announcing 2016 Jerome Ceramic Artist of Color Resident, Ellie Bryan

NCC is excited to award the inaugural Jerome Ceramic Artist of Color Residency to Ellie Bryan of Minneapolis. Bryan earned her AA from Minneapolis Community and Technical College and her BFA from the University of Minnesota. During her year-long residency at NCC, she will explore soda- and wood-firing techniques, while working with ideas of animism, ancestry, and tradition.

25th Anniversary Interview: Janet Williams

How did you get involved with NCC?
I was living in Nebraska and NCC was the biggest regional ceramics center. I applied and participated in a show with Steve Thurston in 1997. But, I was introduced to NCC through Deborah Sigel around 1995, at which time I applied for a show. That is back when NCC was in the old building. And then, of course, I came back in 2003 to do the McKnight Fellowship and again in 2012.

2015 McKnight Ceramic Artist Fellowship and Residency Recipients

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. Two grants of $25,000 each will be awarded annually.

2015 Fogelberg and Anonymous Potter Studio Fellowship Recipients

Northern Clay Center’s Emerging Artist Residency programs (the Fogelberg Fellowship, now in its 9th year, and the Anonymous Potter Studio Fellowship, now in its 5th year) are designed to provide emerging ceramic artists with an opportunity to be in residence for one year at Northern Clay Center, where they can develop their own work, as well as exchange ideas and knowledge with other ceramic artists.

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