The Saint John's Pottery

Richard Bresnahan, Artist-in-Residence

For 35 years, The Saint John's Pottery has embodied the Benedictine values of community, hospitality and self-sufficiency as well as the University's commitment to the integration of art and life; the preservation of the environment; the linkage between work and worship; and the celebration of diverse cultures.

Artist-in-Residence Richard Bresnahan and The Saint John's Pottery engage students, apprentices, and visiting artists in the work of artistic creation, discipline, and research and preparation of natural materials. These dynamic experiences are framed by questions of what it means to envision and create a sustainable lived system.

Visitors are welcome in the studio to visit the gallery, purchase ceramics, and experience guided tours. Studio tours explore the cycles of clay processing and glaze development as well as preparation and firing of the Johanna Kiln each fall. While the works produced in the studio are art in their own right, they also embody a vision for a more whole world.

Forty Years On: Richard Bresnahan and Artists of the Saint John's Pottery

March 24th - May 12th, 2019

The Saint John's Pottery will be featured in an exhibition at the Westminster Gallery, Westminster Presbyterian Church, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Forty Years On:  Richard Bresnahan and Artists of the Saint John's Pottery will consider the work of Artist-in-Residence Richard Bresnahan, apprentices and visiting artists throughout the studio's history, with a focus on the dialogue between those artists.  An accompanying exhibition catalogue of the same name will be published in conjunction with the showing.