As you are likely aware, Northern Clay Center continues to meet the challenges presented during the last few months and found itself managing a more serious challenge this week. It’s impossible to overstate the concern and support we collectively offer to our community in the midst of dark injustice, exhaustion, anger, and sadness.
We trust and hope you are discovering ways to fill your time and your soul these days. We are just checking in to let you know that we are still here and creating new strategies for serving our community while doing everything we can to keep NCC’s everyday organization needs met too.
Bianka Groves’ path to NCC was a winding journey featuring a multitude of interests that eventually led to her centering her life on ceramics. Her work comes to life out of a 100 square foot shed in the backyard of her Santa Fe, New Mexico home. Groves has been making pots since 1996, but feels that she really hit her stride in 2011 when she picked up clay again after a 6-year hiatus.
April D. Felipe grew up in Queens, New York with her sister and parents, who both emigrated from the Caribbean to America in their youth. She earned her BFA from Alfred University, concentrating in ceramics and sculpture. She received her MFA in ceramics from Ohio University, where she created large digital prints and mixed media installations.
Join NCC for a fabulous and fun summertime clay adventure!
Each summer, NCC offers over 15 teaching assistantships and one paid internship for college students and recent high school graduates, ages 18 and older. Last year, approximately 400 children participated in our weeklong camps, designed for all ability levels, for ages 6 and up.
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Tom Bartel was a McKnight Ceramic Artist Resident at NCC in 2015 and we have been proudly representing his smaller works wherein he, “…aims to condense what is present in larger works to a smaller bite-sized scale.” We deviate from our usual Q & A format to share the essay Janet Koplos wrote for the 2016 exhibition, Six McKnight Artists featuring work Bartel made during his residency.
Birdie Boone wants to make us “act upon the domestic spaces we occupy.” Anyone who has held one of her wares in their hands knows she achieves this goal consistently. Everything about her work is comforting and a pleasure to use.