Northern Clay Center Events Calendar

Aug 4 to Sep 4
, 2016 | (All day)

It’s the story-telling time of year. Campfires, long walks around the lakes, and travel—all set the backdrop for the sharing of tales and ideas. This month, enjoy a special show focused around layers of imagery, fantastical forms, and playful...
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Aug 5 to Aug 7
, 2016 | (All day)

From August 5 – 7, 2016, Northern Clay Center will be at the Uptown Art Fair providing hands-on clay programming through ClayToGo. Take a moment to stop by NCC’s booth, watch potter’s wheel demonstrations throughout the day, and get your hands in...
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Aug 23, 2016 |

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Everyone is welcome to join us for a screening of A Year in the Life: Clary Illian, a film by Atom Burke Productions. Clary Illian has been an active potter for 40+ years, starting as an apprentice at the Leach Pottery after college in 1964–65. In...
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Aug 28, 2016 |

12:00pm to 3:00pm

Friends of Em and Corky Swartout invite all clay people to a boisterous Thank You Picnic! Food & drink provided, please bring a lawn chair! Music by Chuck Solberg & The Swamp Boogie Kings Sunday, August 28, 12 – 3 pm  ...
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Sep 9 to Sep 11
, 2016 | (All day)

Join us for the 18th Annual American Pottery Festival, September 9 – 11. Our annual fundraiser will gather artists from across the country and across processes, forms, and aesthetics and will kick-off with our Opening Night Party on Friday,...

Sep 15 to Oct 16
, 2016 | (All day)

Three approaches to wheel throwing, three distinct surface dogmas, and three vastly different voices collide in this autumn show. Steven Colby’s raw and honest approach to his terracotta functional pots results in work that has a bit of an edge,...
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Sep 22, 2016 | 6:00pm

We are excited to welcome Ronald Rael, Virginia San Fratello, and Jenny Sabin for A Tipping Point’s public artist talk, which will take place on Thursday, September 22 at 6 pm in NCC’s library. Space is limited, so please sign up for...
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Sep 23, 2016 |

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us to celebrate the openings of A Tipping Point and Students of MN NICE.
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Sep 24, 2016 |

9:00am to 12:00pm

Join us for a demonstration and lecture on Saturday, September 24, from 9 am - noon, during which time Tethon 3D will share trends in new ceramic technologies. They have generously agreed to bring a 3D printer to NCC as part of the opening night...

Oct 13, 2016 | 6:30pm

Sculptor Paula Rice will visit NCC during her residency at the Anderson Center in Red Wing, MN. Living at 7000 feet altitude in Flagstaff, Arizona, site of the discovery of Pluto, she is a passionate observer of the clear night skies. Her interest...
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Oct 18, 2016 | 6:30pm

Helen Otterson finds inspiration for her biomorphic forms in the organic growth and changes of cells, both in the human encounter with disease and the succulents of her native California landscape. She writes, “Life is composed of the same basic...
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Oct 20 to Nov 17
, 2016 | (All day)

Did someone say SETS!? As you prepare your table for the holidays, and all the dinner parties that inevitably ensue, consider including the handmade ceramics of this month’s Featured Artists. They each create series that make it easy to bring home a...
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Oct 25, 2016 |

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us for the eighth installation in this "show-and-tell” series, featuring Helen Otterson, NCC’s fall McKnight Artist-in-Residence, and Juliane Shibata, an installation artist from Northfield, MN. The presenters will each share and discuss...
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Nov 20, 2016 |

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us the Sunday before Thanksgiving for our annual Holiday Open House. Welcome the holiday season with coffee & cider, tasty baked goods and fabulous shopping opportunities. Bring your friends and family; stay for an hour or the day!...
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Dec 10, 2016 |

11:00am to 12:00pm

What features does a tea bowl need for use in a Japanese Tea Ceremony? Several styles of tea bowls will be shown and discussed. Participants are welcome to bring a tea bowl or two for input and suggestions on form. Presented by tea practitioners of...
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