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Announcing the Recipients of the 2018 McKnight Artist Fellowship and Residency for Ceramic Artists Award

Northern Clay Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 McKnight Artist Fellowships: Donovan Palmquist (Farmington, MN) and Brett Freund (Minneapolis, MN).  The recipients of the 2019 McKnight Artist Residency are: Alessandro Gallo (Helena, MT), Ted Adler (Wichita, KS), Leandra Urrutia (Memphis, TN) and Hidemi Tokutake (Kariya, Japan). These four artists will each be in residence at Northern Clay Center for three consecutive months.

Construction Update

April showers will bring a whole lot more than May flowers for NCC in 2018; we anticipate a lot of growth for NCC’s outreach program. In the fall of 2017, NCC embarked on a sizeable building remodel to create an outreach prep zone within our existing building — a private space for teaching artists to manage the cumbersome tasks of preparation, firing, and glazing. Additionally, this space will house special outreach and education classes, ultimately freeing up our existing classroom space to support our adult education program.

Betty Woodman

The ceramics and broader art world lost one of the greats on January 2nd :  Betty Woodman, an inspiration to countless ceramic artists and a two-time NEA Fellow.

In 1999 Northern Clay Center had the pleasure of naming Ms. Woodman a Regis Master Artist, honoring her for her contributions to the development of 20th and 21st Century ceramics.

Audra Smith selected for 2017 Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation Award

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.

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.

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