Artist Spotlight: Aaron Caldwell, Warren MacKenzie Advancement Award Recipient

Posted on November 11, 2019

Aaron Caldwell is a recipient of a 2019 Warren Mackenzie Advancement Award. More information on the award and how to apply is on our website. Read on to learn more about Aaron’s research. 

Aaron completed his BA in studio art with a minor in art history at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He researches ways of telling Black...

Posted in Artist Services, Artist Grants

Artist Spotlight: Nat Nicholson, Anonymous Artist Studio Resident

Posted on November 4, 2019

Introducing Nat Nicholson, a 2019 - 20 Emerging Artist Resident! Nat earned her BFA in ceramics at the University of Iowa. Her sculpture follows a process which allows structures to...

Posted in Artist Services, Artist in Residence

Artist Spotlight: Donna Ray, BISQUE Resident

Posted on November 4, 2019

BISQUE stands for Believe, Include, Sustain, Question, Understand, and Evolve. BISQUE is also a metaphor for makers in the early stages of development. NCC is proud of this new experimental residency...

Posted in Artist Services, Artist in Residence

Artist Spotlight: Chris Singewald, Fogelberg Studio Fellow

Posted on November 4, 2019

Chris Singewald’s life, if it wasn’t always, has become one of intention. After six-plus years working in arts administration he chose to step out from behind his desk to put all of his energy...

Posted in Artist Services, Artist in Residence

Artist Spotlight: Alyce Carrier, Anonymous Artist Studio Fellow

Posted on November 4, 2019

Alyce Carrier creates porcelain forms imbued with primitive electricity. She moved to Minneapolis last year from Utah to utilize the many resources Minnesota has to offer ceramic artists,...

Posted in Artist Services, Artist in Residence

ART@HAND Partnership Spotlight: Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio

Posted on October 29, 2019

In the spring and summer of 2019, NCC teaching artists Guillermo Guardia and Lucy Yogerst led clay classes at Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES) Adult Day in West St. Paul and at their new location on East...

Posted in Outreach

Student Spotlight: Joseph Tashjian

Posted on October 24, 2019

Joseph Tashjian sunk his hands deep into clay after finding NCC two years ago. A retired physician, Tashjian deeply values the opportunity to learn about and work with clay—something he didn’t have...

Posted in Education, Community Interviews

Artist Spotlight: Tom Bartel

Posted on October 15, 2019

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...

Posted in Sales Gallery

Artist Spotlight: Birdie Boone

Posted on October 2, 2019

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. 

Boone works in a modest detached home studio in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Southwest...

Posted in Sales Gallery, Community Interviews

Artist Spotlight: Hidemi Tokutake, McKnight Resident Artist

Posted on September 23, 2019

Hidemi Tokutake is from the city of Kariya in the Aichi prefecture of Japan, which is just south of Nagoya. Her ceramic research began at the Seto Ceramic School in Seto, Japan. Seto-city is one...

Posted in Artist Services, Artist Grants, Artist in Residence


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