Brenda Ryan is a ceramist who lives in St. Paul, MN. Her current work is sculptural, using found objects, with emphasis on details to engage the viewer. Brenda completed the MN NICE (MN New Institute of Ceramic Education) at the Northern Clay Studio in Minneapolis, MN where she is also a studio artist. Her ceramic experience and education spans over two decades and has included workshops and classes, which have provided a broad range of information. Her formal education and career were in nursing. Her work has been exhibited at the Northern Clay Center, Made Here, and at the MN State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit where she received first place in ceramics in 2015.