Founded in 1968, White Bear Center for the Arts (WBCA) is a non-profit community art center serving people of all abilities and generations. WBCA offers art classes, showcases exhibitions from a diverse range of artists, and connects the community to art resources.
Adama Sow is a ceramist who originates from Senegal, West Africa. He has a degree in ceramics from the Fine Art School of Dakar and has also attended ceramic school in Germany. Since 2001, Adama has been living in the U.S. where he sells his pottery and sculpture. Adama also teaches at various art centers in the Twin Cities.
Helen Otterson received a Master of Fine Art from the University of Miami. Exhibited throughout the United States and internationally, her work has been published in American Craft Magazine and Ceramic Monthly. She has taught at universities in North Dakota and Wisconsin and now calls Minneapolis home. Helen is interested in both sculpture and functional ware using various handbuilding techniques.
Priya Thoresen began working with clay as a functional potter at Berea College where she was involved with the school’s ceramic apprenticeship program. After graduating she taught English in Japan and participated in residencies and a post baccalaureate program before attending graduate school at Arizona State University.