MAY 9 – JUNE 28, 2015
In the summer of 2015, NCC turned its exhibition spotlight on our incredibly talented members (comprised of students, educators, professional artists, and novices). We were pleased to present the array of our talented member-artists, who represent the foundation of our organization with their commitment to and support of Northern Clay Center. Comprised of work from 53 artists, the exhibition will spanned the wide variety of work being made in the field of ceramics. The exhibition was juried by Minnesota artists Linda Christianson and Guillermo Cuellar, and Colorado-based artist Jamie Lang.Click here to listen to an episode of Ben Carter’s podcast Tales of a Red Clay Rambler featuring exhibition artists Eileen Cohen, Samuel Johnson, and Juliane Shibata.
The following artists were included in the exhibition:
Marion Angelica, Bob Arnoldy, Lynda Buscis, Kevin Caufield, Kate Christopher, Eileen Cohen, Mariette Cole, Elizabeth Coleman, Peter D’Ascoli, William Dikel, Amanda Dobbratz, Sue Dunwell, Craig Edwards, Joel Froehle, Diane Gamm, Bill Gossman, Guillermo Guardia, Rachel Hoffman-Dachelet, Karin Holen, Norman Holen, Franny Hyde, Samuel Johnson, Josine Kayser, Mark Lellman, Marta Matray, Kate Maury, Nick McNeely, Karen McPherson, Lotte Melman, David Menk, Kathy Mommsen, John Morse, Linda Morse, Polonia Odahara Novack, Debra Evans Paige, Rick Penning, Brittany Petersen, Sara Rogers, Kathryn Rosebear, Jack Rumpel, Brenda Ryan, Sue Schweitzer, Chris Scott, Juliane Shibata, Chris Singewald, Amy Smith, Kate Smith, Philip Smith, Mic Stowell, Iren Tete, Beth Thompson, Mary Ann Wark, Sara Rothholz Weiner, and Faith Wicklund
Linda Christianson is a studio potter based in Minnesota, where she is one of seven hosts of the Minnesota Potters of the Upper St. Croix Valley Annual Pottery Tour. Christianson has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts (1993), the Minnesota State Arts Board (1999), and two McKnight Foundation fellowships, administered by Northern Clay Center. Her subtle, spontaneous work is found in collections across North America and is exhibited widely.
Guillermo Cuellar, originally from Venezuela where he was a potter for 18 years, has operated a studio near Shafer, Minnesota, since 2005. In 1981, he worked as an assistant to Warren MacKenzie, who was teaching in Caracas. Subsequently, Cuellar regularly shared studio experience with MacKenzie in Stillwater, Minnesota, from 1984 to 2006. Cuellar participates as one of seven hosts of the Minnesota Potters of the Upper St. Croix Valley Annual Pottery Tour.
Jamie Lang received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and pursued graduate studies in ceramics at the State University of New York, New Paltz. He received two Ceramic Artist Project Grants from the Jerome Foundation in St. Paul, administered by NCC, the first in 2002 and the second in 2006. Lang’s work reflects his thoughts about architecture, decoration, and memory. His mixed-media sculptures are minimal, geometric structures that reveal their own architectural planning. Lang now lives, and maintains a studio, in Denver, CO.