The Warren MacKenzie Advancement Award program, in its inaugural year, is designed to provide emerging ceramic artists/students with an opportunity to continue their ceramic research and education for a period of up to twelve consecutive months within a grant year, further expanding their professional development. During the grant year, the recipients can research a new technique or process, study with a mentor or in an apprenticeship setting, visit other ceramic art centers or institutions for classes and workshops, collaborate with artists of another media, and travel.
This year's selection panel consisted of:
Mary Barringer, potter, writer, and Editor Emerita of Studio Potter magazine
Joan Bruneau, potter and instructor at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and visiting artist in conjunction with NCC’s exhibition Florilegium
Mark Shapiro, potter, curator, and apprenticeship leader
The Warren MacKenzie Advancement Award is made possible through the support of generous individual and institutional donors, including TRAX Gallery (Berkeley, CA), Lacoste Gallery (Concord, MA), Schaller Gallery (St. Joseph, MI), Minnesota Potters of the upper St. Croix River, and Northern Clay Center. Additional donations from select individuals help support this program. As of May 1, 2014, these include: Dan and Caroline Anderson, Posey Bacopoulos, George and Annie Beers, Wayne Branum, Susie Goodin, Carl Herbert, Randy Johnston and Jan McKeachie-Johnston, Gail Kendall and Kent Miller, Mark Pharis, and Michael Simon and Susan Stokes Roberts. If you are interested in supporting this award, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.