The residency is a critical component of a ceramic artist’s development into a professional maker. It can take many shapes—from a 2-week adventure, working under the deadline of an exhibition; to a multi-month intensive, surrounded by new materials and technologies; to a focused, year-long immersion into a new community and culture of making. Residencies provide endless opportunities for learning, growth, and self-discovery.
Over the past 25+ years, Northern Clay Center has acquired examples of stunning ceramic art from makers across the state, country, and the world. Each artist was at some point in residence at the Center—in conjunction with an exhibition, through an emerging artist residency, or through the McKnight Foundation’s Residency for Ceramic Artists. This exhibition highlights dozens of makers who’ve shared their vision, time, and talents with the Center and its constituents as artists-in-residence.
Featured artists include: Edith Garcia, Juss Heinsalu, Tony Hepburn, Nina Hole, Satoru Hoshino, Cindy Kolodziejski, Andrew Martin, Deborah Sigel, Akio Takamori, and Kurt Webb, among others.