Matt Krousey

Posted on February 18, 2013

Matthew Krousey has worn many hats at Northern Clay Center over the past 4 years: studio fellowship recipient, teacher, gallery and exhibitions assistant, studio artist, and more. As of January 2013, Matt is a new addition to NCC’s sales gallery. Throughout his tenure in these many positions, he has also served steadily in the military. Gallery...

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Kate Maury

Posted on July 30, 2012

“Somebody recently called my work ‘eye candy’ and I find that liberating….Why not create a visual crescendo?!”

Two years ago, Kate Maury was making cups and bowls out of highfire porcelain.  Then, at the age of 47, she got to the point where she wanted to “toss pre-conceived notions and habits to the wind.  I grew up near the...

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Munemitsu Taguchi

Posted on July 12, 2012

Munemitsu Taguchi is featured as one of our March Artists of the Month. For this show, on view March 1 - April 1, Taguchi sent in all new work and asked that we send his old work back. I spoke with him about his new line of work.

NCC: What do you think are the biggest markers of this transition--new forms, new...

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Sanam Emami

Posted on July 12, 2012

Sanam Emami is a year-round gallery artist represented by Northern Clay Center’s Sales Gallery. She is an Iranian-born American who is currently a professor at Colorado State University. I spoke with Sanam to satisfy our curiosity about how she creates her surfaces. The interview, however, went well beyond talk of process to include the history...

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Matt Kelleher

Posted on May 5, 2011

Northern Clay Center gallery artist Matt Kelleher used to soda fire stoneware to cone 10, but recently sent in a shipment of cone 3 soda-fired earthenware. I spoke to him about this technical change and the challenges and benefits it has presented so far.

NCC: What was the impetus for you to go from cone 10 stoneware to cone 3...

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Flower Bricks

Posted on April 12, 2011

On April 14th, Northern Clay Center hosted the Minnesota Ichibana Society here to demonstrate flower arranging.  In light of this event, I looked around the gallery at all our assorted flower vases and flower bricks. I thought to myself, what is the history behind a flower brick? How is it different from a vase?  Below is an interview with two...

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