Ceramics

Ray Shelerud

Ceramicist Ray Shelerud on the "grand passion" of his life ... and where people really are when they call in sick from work. (Hint: check the area clay studios.)

Artist Anna Metcalfe and native pollinator and native plant enthusiast Dan Schutte explore the intersections between art, plants, pollinators and food in the second part of a three part series called Earth: Clay + Science.  This installment does actually include a pop-up picnic.  You can find more information here:

Radio Gallery: Ritual

Mar 28, 2017
Molly Streiff

Next week ceramic artists Molly Streiff and Andrew Rivera open their senior art exhibit at the Tweed Museum of Art.  Seniors in the UMD School of Fine Arts, Streiff and Rivera are showing their work together after many years of sharing studio space and throwing pots side by side.  Inspired by ceremonial vessels used in burial and the daily rituals surrounding food and drink, their exhibit  spotlights ritual in life and in death.

Their exhibit "Ritual" is on display Tuesday April 4 - April 9 at the Tweed with an opening  reception, Tuesday April 4, 4-6pm.

Over the next few weeks I will be covering the senior art students in the UMD School of Fine Arts as they share their final exhibitions before graduation in the spring.  Currently in the Tweed Museum of Art is Nevada Littlewolf's "This is What Democracy Looks Like.

Opening Tuesday March 28th is a show of ceramic sculpture from artist Erica Kachinske in a show "called "Innermost,  about queer people and the space they take up."

Britta Kauppila

Saturday, July 9 is Duluth's Fire Festival, a community gathering at the Fire Arts Center formerly the Amory Annex at 1325 London Road.  The celebration happening 3-9pm includes blacksmithing,  ceramic raku and pit firings, glass blowing, fire dancing and more.  Meet the artists and check out the artists market for some hot hot summer fun.  This is a family friendly event that can spark the imagination creating ideas and a passion for the transformative nature of fire and the arts.

3:00 Students of the Music Resource Center kick off the festival

8/5 Radio Gallery: Elizabeth Pechacek

Aug 5, 2015

  The daughter of an artist, Elizabeth Pechacek was inspired from a young age. However, it wasn't until she took a ceramics class in college that she truly found her passion in life. 

7/8 Radio Gallery: Tonya Borgeson

Jul 8, 2015

  Duluth ceramic artist Tonya Borgeson has once again been invited to show her work as part of the Prairie Outdoor Exhibition at the Winnipeg Folk Festival to be enjoyed by tens of thousands of festival goers.  Her installation called "The Universe Inside You" invites guests to walk an infinity path and reflect on the world as a changing place within us.  Tonya is an integral part of the ceramics community in Duluth with her community clay center; Snoodles Ceramics.

 A continuation of last week, UMD professors Elizabeth James and Jim Klueg join us to discuss the current ceramics exhibit at the Tweed Museum of Art. As an overview of the Tweed and Bemidji State collections as well as contributions from other local artists including James and Klueg, this exhibit offers a wide array of styles and processes from artists with regional, national, and international acclaim. Resurfaced and Reformed: Evolution in Studio Ceramics runs through August 1, 2015 at the UMD Tweed Museum of Art. 

Liz James

Liz James and Jim Klueg are two UMD professors who helped curate of the current ceramics exhibit up at the UMD Tweed Museum.  Other ceramicists involved in creating the show include Dorian Beaulieu, Bob Husby, and Richard Gruchalla.  The exhibit has an unparalleled array of international, American and Minnesota artists from a wide spectrum of style and processes. If you have not had a chance to see it, this summer is your last chance to see this extensive collection of Minnesota ceramic art; We share out conversations about the show and the planning process of Resurfaced

5/27 Radio Gallery: Tweevenings

May 26, 2015

John (Butch) Holden joins Radio Gallery this week to share his passion for ceramics. Holden, a Professor of Visual Arts at Bemidji State University and Jim Grittner, Professor Emeritus of Ceramics at the University of Wisconsin Superior will be at the Tweed Museum of Art on June 2 at 6:30 pm as part of the Tweevening series to discuss glazing techniques from the Resurfaced, Reformed: Evolution in Studio Ceramics exhibition going on now. Listen as Holden describes the processes and science behind the creation of these stunning surfaces.

by Dave Lynas

This week on Radio Gallery we gear up for Empty Bowl, an annual fundraiser and awareness campaign to fight hunger in our community and around the world. Local artists donate their work  to benefit the Northern Lakes Food Bank. In exchange for a cash donation, you are invited to a simple meal of soup and to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. Duluth’s empty Bowl event benefits the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. The preview event Sea of Bowls is Monday night at 5pm; Empty Bowl happens all day Tuesday, April 14, 2015  starting at 10 am.

Dorian Beaulieu

This week on Radio Gallery we are joined by Dorian Beaulieu, the speaker at this week’s “Tweevenings.” This year the lively speaker series at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art, has revolved around their year long Ceramics exhibit.  “Resurfaced, Reformed: Evolution in Studio Ceramics” was locally curated, includes many local artists and honors the legacy and long roots of ceramic arts in Minnesota. This Tuesday Lake Superior College Professor and Ceramic Artist Dorian Beaulieu will be speaking at the Tweed at 6:30 p.m.  It is free and open to the public.

Resurfaced and Reformed: Evolution in Studio Ceramics opens at the Tweed Museum of Art with a reception on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 6 to 8pm.

9/24 Radio Gallery: Jim Klueg and Liz James; part 2

Peter Voulkos

Resurfaced and Reformed: Evolution in Studio Ceramics opens at the Tweed Museum of Art with a reception on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 6 to 8pm.

9/17 Radio Gallery: Jim Klueg and Liz James; part 1

Duluth ceramics artist Tonya Borgeson joins Radio Gallery to talk about being selected for the 2014 Winnipeg Folk Festival's "Prairie Outdoor Exhibition."

7/9 Radio Gallery: Tonya Borgeson

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