March Featured Artists

March 5 – March 31, 2024
Sales Gallery & Online
Guillermo Cuellar, Joe Singewald, David Swenson, Veronica Watkins

Guillermo Cuellar, Joe Singewald, David Swenson, Veronica Watkins

Guillermo Cuellar
Shafer, MN

Guillermo Cuellar, born in Venezuela, studied ceramics at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. He has been making utilitarian, wheel-thrown stoneware pots since 1980. For 25 years he ran a studio and held sales events at his home in Turgua, in the countryside southeast of Caracas. He was a founding member of Grupo Turgua, an association of like-minded Venezuelan artisans working to support quality, local handwork. In 1981, he worked as an assistant to Warren MacKenzie, who taught a workshop in Caracas. Here began a deep friendship and link to the vibrant pottery world in Minnesota. In 2005, he established a pottery studio in Shafer, Minnesota and now participates as one of seven host-studios on the annual St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour.

Joe Singewald
Cold Spring, MN

Joe Singewald grew up in northeast Iowa where he discovered handmade pottery. He first studied ceramics at the University of Wisconsin – Rivers Falls and received his MFA from Utah State University (Logan). His utilitarian vessels have been in multiple exhibitions throughout the country, including NCECA Clay NationalStrictly Functional Pottery National, and Utilitarian Clay—Celebrate the Object. Singewald was a 2015 Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant recipient. Since 2014, he has been the art department studio technician for the College of Saint Benedict and St. John’s University (St. Joseph, MN). He lives and maintains a studio in Cold Spring, MN with his wife and three daughters.

David Swenson
Clearwater, MN

David Swenson is a Clearwater and Minneapolis, Minnesota-based ceramist and instructor. Since moving to Minnesota in 2009, he has lived and worked in the Twin Cities area teaching ceramics in community education and many after-school programs. His hand-painted work is embellished with historical motifs and techniques, while maintaining an eclectic and modern aesthetic.

Veronica Watkins

Bio to follow.