Brenda Ryan is a ceramist who lives in St. Paul, MN. Her current work is sculptural, using found objects, with emphasis on details to engage the viewer.
Brenda is currently a studio artist at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis and recently completed the MN NICE (MN New Institute of Ceramic Education) at Northern Clay. Her ceramic experience and education spans over two decades and has included workshops and classes which have provided a broad range of information.
Her formal education and career was in nursing. Retirement provided her with the opportunity to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer, serving in SouthAfrica and Lesotho.
Her work has been exhibited in shows at the Northern Clay Center, Phipps Art Center, Wyoming Center for the Arts and at the MN State Fair Fine Arts exhibit where she received first place in ceramics in 2015.