Collection: Monica Rudquist

Minneapolis, MN

Monica Rudquist fell in love with clay and the wheel at age twelve. She counts herself lucky to have had many mentors along the way including Ron Gallas, Jun Kaneko, Gail Kristensen, Mike Norman, and Judy Onofrio. Rudquist received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art (Bloomfield Hills, MI) and her BA at Macalester College (St. Paul, MN). She has been a part of NCC since its beginnings and is currently co-president of Minnesota Women's Ceramic Artists (MNWCA). She teaches at St. Catherine University (St. Paul, MN).
Her porcelain pieces explore the space between function and sculpture. Rudquist’s work has been included in group and solo exhibitions throughout the country—notably, including a 40-foot wall installation made from over 1,000 pieces of wheel-thrown porcelain at the headquarters of LifeSource (Minneapolis, MN).