2014 American Pottery Festival

Northern Clay Center announces its 16th annual fundraising benefit and celebration of the pot: a three-day extravaganza revolving around the art and use of the pot that brings together collectors, artists, students, and lovers of clay.

  • 26 Guest Potters
  • Workshops, Lectures, and Artist-led Slide Talks and Discussions
  • Collector Adventures (day trips to collectors’ homes, curator-led museum tours, and special receptions)
  • OPENING NIGHT PARTY AND BENEFIT SALE
       Friday, September 12, 6 – 9 pm
       Members Only Preview Hour, 5 – 6 pm

PRE-FESTIVAL WORKSHOP ARTISTS:
Forrest Lesch-Middelton
Thursday, September 11, 10 am – 4 pm
Daylong workshop featuring handmade tile, pottery, and image transfer techniques.  Presented in partnership with the Handmade Tile Association. $100

Ron Meyers
Friday, September 12, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Demonstration and lecture, $40

Sue Tirrell
Friday, September 12, 12 – 3 pm
Demonstration and hands-on workshop.  Presented in partnership with Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists (MNWCA). $60

CLOSING LECTURE:
   Beth Lo

Featured Artists Include:

Margaret Bohls
Andy Brayman
Sunshine Cobb
Kathy Erteman
Dan Finnegan
Brett Freund
Ernest Gentry
Steven Godfrey
Perry Haas
Mike Helke
Bryan Hopkins
Gail Kendall
Forrest Lesch-Middelton
​Beth Lo
Ron Meyers
Ernest Miller
Lindsay Oesterritter
Eric Pardue
Peter Pincus
Kari Smith
John Thomas
Sue Tirrell
Theo Uliano
Alex Watson
Betsy Williams
gwendolyn yoppolo

Questions? Email karenmcpherson@northernclaycenter.org.

APF Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Every year at NCC, scores of volunteers contribute to make our American Pottery Festival a wild success.  There are various opportunities available— everything from helping to plate appetizers, to unpacking pots as they arrive, to picking artists up from the airport.  Volunteers often include studio artists, local clay-makers, students here and in colleges and universities, and board members.  It is also a great opportunity for those who are curious about NCC and its community to get involved.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email: dustinyager@northernclaycenter.org.