Artist Services

Summer Director's Report

“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.

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.

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