Twenty-two clay artists, many of whom exhibit at the national level, will be showcasing their work in June during the Cannon River Clay Tour in Southeastern Minnesota. The free, self-guided studio tour consists of four stops located around Northfield and will take place on Father’s Day weekend.
The annual tour is in its third year and is hosted by the Cannon Clay Cooperative, a group established in 2014 comprised of eleven professional Northfield area ceramicists. Twelve guest potters from around the country will join them during the two-day event that includes functional potters, sculptors, and installation artists working in porcelain, stoneware, and terracotta. There will be a rich diversity of work represented: carved vessels, wood-fired and soda-fired pottery, sculpted animals, colorful and whimsical functional ware, botanically-inspired works, and highly decorated wares embellished with a myriad of patterns and narratives.
Participating artists include:
Members of the Cannon Clay Cooperative Kelly Connole, Joel Froehle, Chris & Sue Holmquist, James LaChance, Glynnis Lessing, Kip O'Krongly, Donovan Palmquist, Colleen Riley, and Barbara Zaveruha
Guest Artists Margaret Bohls (NE), Karl Borgeson (WI), Kate Fisher (MN), Ursula Hargens (MN), Sarah Heimann (NH), Peder Hegland (MN), Alisa Holen (IN), Becky Lloyd (NC), Anna Metcalf (MN), Ryan Myers (WI), Jeff Noska (WI), and Julia Walther (Washington, D.C.)
Collectively, the established artists featured on the tour have been featured in national ceramic publications; received regional grants; participated in various exhibitions and residencies across the states; and have taught at area colleges, universities, and national craft schools.
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