Ursula Hargens is a ceramic artist and educator in Minneapolis. She is co-founder and Program Head of Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE), an advanced certificate program in ceramics, developed in collaboration with Northern Clay Center.
She received a MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University; a MA in Art & Art Education from Columbia University, Teachers College; and studied ceramics at Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. In addition to working as a studio artist, she has taught at art centers and universities throughout the country, including the University of Minnesota, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, and The Chautauqua Institution. She is a three-time McKnight Artist Fellow and has received additional awards from the Jerome Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board.