Eschaton Installation

Nancy Randall and Anne Meyer

Nancy Randall is one of many short-term visiting artists who have worked at the Saint John's Pottery alongside Master Potter and Artist-in-Residence Richard Bresnahan. As an established artist with decades of experience, Randall's work is in collections at the Smithsonian Institution, the Walker Art Center, and the Weisman Art Museum. 

During Randall's time at the studio in 2007, she worked very closely with apprentice Anne Meyer. Randall quickly formed a bond with Meyer, and the two collaborated on an installation of large-scale clay helmets, shields, and figures. This experience led the young Meyer to value Randall as an older mentor and friend. Video (above) courtesy of City Visions and the artist.

Nancy Randall's Eschaton: Sanctuary for the End of Time consists of woodfired sculptures combined with bronze objects and the crafted remains of a wooden boat created by Willlie Willette Works in Minneapolis. A ceramic portrait sculpture of Randall was later created by Meyer as part of the national exhibition tour Stoked: Five Artists of Fire and Clay.