Saturday, May 6, 2017

Made Here MN

Brenda Ryan, a 2016 MN NICE graduate, took part in Made Here MN, a project of Hennepin Theater Trust that temporarily exhibits the work of Minnesota Artists in empty storefronts. Brenda filled the window with a tree, cut stumps, and an amazing trompe l'oeil saw that grew out of her class materials research project into adobe and paper clay.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Field Trip Bonding

After a thoughtful and informative visit to Emily Murphy's home studio, the NICErs bonded while fixing a flat tire. Lots of learning today about building a ceramic business and as well as where to place a jack on the car chassis.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Plaster Demo

Joel Froehle joined the MN NICE group to demonstrate mold making and slip casting this week. This was a hands-on accompaniment to last week's technical lecture on plaster and casting slips. Great questions and great discussion.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Mariko Patterson Workshop

The MN NICE groups joined Nova Scotian potter, Mariko Patterson, for a full day workshop at NCC. Mariko built forms in the morning and showed a broad range of decorative techniques and strategies in the afternoon. She is entertaining, informative, and hilarious!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Visit to Steve Rolf's Studio

The NICE group visited Steve Rolf in River Falls, WI this week. Steve has met with many in the group individually this year, so it was great to see another aspect of his life as an artist and hear him talk about his work.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Peter Jadoonath's Studio

The NICErs drove out to Shafer, MN to visit Peter's studio this week. Peter is a long-time teacher and potter in the area and recently relocated his studio to the St. Croix River Valley. We had a wonderful visit hearing about his journey as a potter and seeing his new space.