American Pottery Festival

September 11 from 6 pm  – 13 at 2:30 pm, 2015

NCC announces its 17th annual fundraising benefit and celebration of the art of the pot, the 2015 American Pottery Festival. The APF includes a lively opening night reception and party, special conversations and artist workshops, panel discussions, and, of course, a huge array of pots ready to find new homes!

  • 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 11, 6 – 9 pm
  • Members Only Preview Hour, 5 – 6 pm

Pre-Festival Workshop Artists include:
Jason Bige Burnett, Ayumi Horie, David Peters

Closing Lecture and Demonstration by:
Ted Saupe

Other Participating Artists include:
Chuck Aydlett, Mary Barringer, Birdie Boone, Karl Borgeson, Rebecca Chappell, Linda Christianson, Ernest Gentry, Bianka Groves, Kenyon Hansen, Michael Hunt & Naomi Dalglish, Matthew Krousey, Steve Young Lee, Forrest Lesch-Middelton, Beth Lo, Ernest Miller, Lindsay Oesterritter, Lisa Orr, Lindsay Rogers, Pete Scherzer, Sue Tirrell, Alex Watson, Betsy Williams


NCC is a community-based organization with a national and international presence that has been thriving for nearly 25 years. Whether you are a student from years ago, an aspiring resident artist, a new or loyal shopper, or a dedicated maker from the Twin Cities or beyond, we encourage you to attend this year’s APF. Come to learn, connect, explore, shop, and be a part of our amazing clay community.

NCC Membership
NCC members are part of a unique community of artists and supporters working to advance the ceramic arts. Your membership supports a unique, medium-specific organization and provides you with discounts to classes, workshops, and pottery. Members are also invited to the Members Only Preview Hour at APF, from 5 – 6 pm, Friday, September 11. To become a member, call, stop by, or sign up online.

Each year, scores of individuals come together to help support the APF through donations of time and talent. Are you interested in joining our team with your food prep skills, artist hosting, smiling people-greeting, artist chauffeuring, pottery wrapping, or other skill? If so, please contact Ian Petrie at or 612.339.8007 x300.


Coming from out of town and don’t want to haul your purchases home? NCC offers UPS shipping to the US and Canada. Just let us know at the check out!

Shop Online
NCC has hundreds of pots for sale online. Shop wares by our year-round gallery artists and 2015 American Pottery Festival artists at

Personal Shopper
Interested in a certain artist or particular form? We are happy to email or text you images of pots not available online. Email us at

Click any image to see more great photos from APF 2014!