After the residency I am headed for my hometown of Newton, Massachusetts, where I will continue to make work.
Next year, I am going to be a resident artist at Odyssey ClayWorks in Asheville, NC starting in October. It is a minimum 18-month commitment, so I’ll be settling down there for the next year or so! I didn't expect to take off from Minneapolis and NCC so soon, but as I am sure you know, sometimes things fall into place faster than expected.
I will be going back home to New York when the residency ends. My plan is to find a job and save up to go to Hong Kong for a while. I'm also considering looking for work there. I will continue making art at home and fire elsewhere. Regarding possible ceramics related jobs, I’ve emailed a couple of places, but haven't heard back yet.
Last November we celebrated our second graduating class! We are proud to continue the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education into its third year, with the most diverse student body to date. Jill Foote-Hutton, NCC’s new Director of Learning and Engagement, sat down with MN NICE students Kathryn Schroeder and Matt Cawley to discuss some of their experiences at the end of their first block of classes, September to November, 2016.
2016 McKNIGHT CERAMIC ARTIST FELLOWSHIP AND RESIDENCY RECIPIENTS
Northern Clay Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 McKnight Fellowships: Nicolas Darcourt (Minnetonka, MN) and Sheryl McRoberts (Minneapolis, MN). The recipients of the 2016 McKnight Residency are: Kosmas Ballis (Ft. Meyers, FL), and Anthony Stellaccio (Crownsville, MD). These two artists will each be in residence at Northern Clay Center for three consecutive months.
NCC is excited to award the inaugural Jerome Ceramic Artist of Color Residency to Ellie Bryan of Minneapolis. Bryan earned her AA from Minneapolis Community and Technical College and her BFA from the University of Minnesota. During her year-long residency at NCC, she will explore soda- and wood-firing techniques, while working with ideas of animism, ancestry, and tradition.
For applicants to the Jerome Ceramic Artist of Color Residency, we are happy to announce a partnership with Springboard for the Arts for complimentary application consultations.
Consultations cover a variety of goals and skills for artists of all ages and career levels, including self-taught artists, students, and established artists. Topics for your consultation might include: