Community Interviews

NCC Live on Tales of a Red Clay Rambler

We're really pleased to share this 'Live from NCC' edition of Ben Carter's Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast with you. Thanks to Eileen, Julianne, and Sam for the lively discussion with Ben and the audience.

Ben visited NCC in May, for this live taping of the podcast. He interviewed Eileen Cohen, Samuel Johnson, and Juliane Shibata in conjunction with the NCC Members Exhibition. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did hosting it!

25th Anniversary Interview: Mike Norman, Sales Gallery Artist

How would you describe your current relationship with NCC?

It's a loving relationship.

How did you get involved in NCC?

I knew of Peter Leach, Gary Crawford, and Warren MacKenzie; Andy Boss and Joan Mondale as well… I knew they were chartering the organization. I was not directly involved, but I knew it was happening. When NCC was in its first home in St. Paul, I became a member and started selling work.

Artist Interview: Laurie Shaman

One of the great joys in my work as the Sales Gallery Manager is having the opportunity to get to know the great clay makers we represent in the gallery. There are several artists from outside of Minneapolis with whom I have a steady, professional relationship, but really don’t know too much about. Laurie Shaman is one such artist.

Bill Gossman

Bill Gossman (BG) is a potter living in New London, MN.  His wood-fired stoneware has been sold through NCC’s gallery since 1996.  Sales Gallery Manager, Karen McPherson (KM), took an afternoon to speak with Bill about his path to clay, his travels around the globe, and his ongoing political career as mayor of New London. 

KM: How did you become a potter?