Susan Hartzell Vannelli

Susan Hartzell Vannelli is a professional artist who offers stimulating art classes and workshops at White Bear Center for the Arts. Sue’s colorful, mixed media art reflects her personal energy, joy, and enthusiasm for life! Oil, acrylic, and pastel are her favorite mediums to create with. Her art combines spirituality, compassion, and spontaneity. “Colorful Expressionist” best…

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Jan Chamberlin

Jan Chamberlin has over thirty years of experience in dance. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, magna cum laude, in dance from Marymount Manhattan College. She studied ballet, modern, and jazz with teachers from the dance companies of New York City Ballet, Ballet Russe, Joffrey Ballet, Martha Graham, Lar Lubovitch, Merce Cunningham, Jose Limon,…

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Leslie Granbeck

Leslie Granbeck is a feltmaker and instructor in Minneapolis. Leslie loves sharing her knowledge of fibers and their magical transformation into felt. She teaches traditional wet felting, nuno felting, and her favorite – three-dimensional seamless felting. Her classes are full of color, creativity and adventure. They also include a free workout as feltmaking is a…

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Sue Swanson

Sue Swanson, MDiv, is a teacher and retreat leader who helps people find Sabbath time in their busy lives by teaching them how to practice spiritual patterns together. She calls her work Prayercraft, which is combining craftwork with different patterns of prayer. She is interested in how we can learn to use artistic creativity both individually…

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Katie Bosley

Katie Bosley received her BFA in Ceramics from the University of Florida and is currently a resident artist at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis. She has interned at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana and Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York, and a studio assistantship at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia.…

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Zac Spates

Zac Spates of Hudson, WI, is a potter/ceramicist.  He received his BA in Studio Arts (Summa Cum Laude) from Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN, in 2003.  Spates was an assistant to Richard Bresnahan at Saint John’s Pottery 2000-3, and then was an apprentice at Mark Hewitt Pottery, Pittsboro, NC, 2003-6.  Spates also volunteers with the…

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Alex Chinn

AlexAlex Chinn grew up in rural, western Massachusetts in an old farmhouse with his painter mother.  He was exposed to many forms of art, including clay, from early childhood.  Clay became his primary artistic outlet while studying with Ron Gallas at Macalester College. In 1998 Alex formed Ceramic Chinn and has since maintained an active…

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Adama Sow

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…

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Adam Gruetzmacher

Adam Gruetzmacher is a studio potter working in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  In 2010 he graduated with a bachelors degree in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin to pursue a career as a potter.  He spent the following five years at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis where he worked as an employee and a resident…

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Neil Johnston

Neil Johnston holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the College of Visual Arts in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and a Master of Fine Arts Visual Studies in painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Neil has been commissioned by private collectors and corporations for many paintings and local…

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