Ursula Hargens is a ceramic artist based in Minneapolis. She received an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University; an MA in Art & Art Education from Columbia University, Teachers College; and studied ceramics at Nova Scotia College of Art & Design.
She is a three-time McKnight Artist Fellow, has received awards from the Jerome Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board. She was named 2020 Ceramic Artist of the Year by Ceramics Monthly and was awarded a Teaching Artist Fellowship from the Center for Craft in 2023. Ursula also co-founded and led the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE), an advanced certificate program in ceramics, developed in 2014 in partnership with Northern Clay Center.