Artist Spotlight: Sunshine Cobb

Posted on August 27, 2019


Sunshine Cobb’s creative journey has taken her all over the country. She is constantly on the move – creating magically saturated wares and sharing her experience and techniques with other makers who are eager to learn. On Friday, September 6...

Posted in American Pottery Festival, Education, Sales Gallery

Teaching Artist Spotlight: Lauren Karle

Posted on August 1, 2019

NCC is excited to welcome teaching artist Lauren Karle to the NCC community! Karle spent the last five years living on a national wildlife refuge with a herd of bison in rural New Mexico. For the last two years, she taught Art and Design in Santa Fe. Karle is “thrilled to be back in civilization, ready to meet people, and make a life!” We are...

Posted in Education, Community Interviews

Artist Spotlight: Candice Methe

Posted on July 30, 2019

“I am guilty of romanticizing the past.” 

Candice Methe’s work invokes a slower time, slower processes, and a slower way of life. Her philosophy is a vote for depth over breadth. It seems to be a guiding principle and it seems to be serving her well. We benefit from her methodology via consumption, visual or literally through...

Posted in Sales Gallery

Announcing the Recipients of the 2019 McKnight Artist Fellowship and Residency for Ceramic Artists Award

Posted on July 10, 2019

Northern Clay Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 McKnight Artist Fellowships: Kelly Connole (Northfield, MN) and Guillermo Guardia (Saint Paul, MN). Connole investigates memories, raw instinct, and elements of the natural world to create work that celebrates the tactile temperament of clay and connection to other beings....

Posted in Artist Services, Artist Grants, Artist in Residence, Press

Teaching Artist Spotlight: Casey Beck

Posted on July 9, 2019

NCC is excited to welcome Casey Beck to our teaching artist roster! Beck is a ceramic artist who has a passion for atmospheric firing. Of his work created through atmospheric firing methods he says, “the final...

Posted in Education, Community Interviews

Artist Spotlight: Linda Christianson

Posted on June 27, 2019

Linda Christianson might not know it, but she is something of a mythological creature in the folklore of contemporary American ceramics. She cuts a romantic picture of a lone woman skiing through the Minnesota woods, towing lumber to build her home and studio against a gorgeous sunset sparkling on the snows of the northland. Thankfully,...

Posted in American Pottery Festival, Sales Gallery

Artist Spotlight: Ron Rael and Virginia San Fratello

Posted on June 12, 2019

Through any one of Northern Clay Center’s programming legs, exhibitions, residencies, events, etc. there are opportunities to learn about makers and methods that fall outside of our traditional definitions of clay as a material and a process. NCC’s 2016 exhibition...

Posted in Sales Gallery

Artist Spotlight: Karin Kraemer

Posted on May 30, 2019

Karin Kraemer grew up in Minneapolis and received a BFA in glass working with a minor in biology from St. Cloud State University in 1986. After graduation came the very familiar nomadic period many artists travail in pursuit of their goals. Kraemer has been a glass blower in Colorado, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. She moved to West Virginia, where...

Posted in Sales Gallery

Announcing the 2019 Emerging Artist Fellowship Awardees

Posted on May 23, 2019

Northern Clay Center is proud to announce the 2019 recipients of its Emerging Artist Residencies, Warren MacKenzie Advancement Awards, Red Wing Award, and BISQUE Residency.

Northern Clay Center’s Emerging Artist Residency programs, the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship and the Anonymous Artist Studio Fellowship, are designed...

Posted in Artist Services, Artist Grants

Partnership Spotlight: Aurora on France

Posted on May 17, 2019

On a rainy April day, teaching artist Claire O’Connor visited Aurora on France, Vibrant Senior Living and Care Center, in Edina for a clay session. Claire brought a decorated 3D flower dish project to brighten up this gloomy spring day.

These clay classes meet every other week and participants are able to create and decorate a project...

Posted in Outreach


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