Why did you get involved initially?
I applied for the Fogelberg Fellowship during my senior year of undergraduate studies [at New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University] and was awarded one of the 2011 – 2012 fellowships.
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.
Northern Clay Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Warren MacKenzie Advancement Awards: Stuart Gair (Lincoln, NE) and Jacob Raeder (Chicago, IL). The grant period for each artist’s research and continued education is through May 20, 2016.
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.
The Fogelberg Fellowship, now in its 7th year, and the Anonymous Potter Studio Fellowship, in the midst of its 3rd year, are designed to provide emerging ceramic artists, in particularly potters, an opportunity to be in residence for one year at the Northern Clay Center, where they can develop their own work as well as exchange ideas and knowledge with other ceramic artists.
Northern Clay Center congratulates the recipients of the 2013 McKnight Artist Fellowships and Residencies for Ceramic Artists. Recipients of $25,000 fellowship awards are Keisuke Mizuno (Robbinsdale) and Kimberlee Joy Roth (Minneapolis). Recipients of $6,000 residency awards are Claudia Alvarez (New York, NY); Sanam Emami (Fort Collins, CO); Ryan Fletcher (Kansas City, MO); and Sarah Heimann (Lebanon, NH).
Northern Clay Center announced today the names of three Minnesota artists who each received 2013 Jerome Ceramic Artists Project Grants. $6,000 was awarded to each of the following artists: Michael Arnold (Minneapolis), Karen McPherson (Minneapolis), and Ginny Sims (Minneapolis)
The primary medium for each of these artists is clay. However, their individual explorations range from locally-excavated, slip-cast forms to “living” sculptures that incorporate plants onto ceramic surfaces to modern-day majolica designs.