Northern Clay Center Events Calendar

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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Dec 25, 2016 | (All day)

NCC is closed today in observation of Christmas.
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Dec 26, 2016 | (All day)

Application for the Members Exhibition opens today. More details here.

Dec 31, 2016 | (All day)

NCC is closed in observation of New Year's Eve
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Jan 1, 2017 | (All day)

NCC is closed in observation of New Year's Day
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Jan 2, 2017 | (All day)

Today is the first day of winter classes.
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Jan 5 to Jan 29
, 2017 | (All day)

Start the fresh year with the luscious, deep colors and rich surface treatments from this month’s featured artists. From the crackled landscapes in Gruchalla & Rosetti’s work, to the Bob & Cheryl Husby’s intricate surface impressions, to Ani...
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Jan 7, 2017 |

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Looking for a unique date night activity that is sure to impress your mate? Look no further than NCC's original Clay for Couples. Sign up with your special friend and learn the secrets of throwing pottery on the wheel in a fun and relaxed...
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Jan 13, 2017 |

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Join us for a marathon of presentations by the emerging artists in Three Jerome Artists and Fogelberg, Red Wing, and Anonymous Potter Studio Fellowship Artists. A detailed schedule of talks will follow. X15: Friday, January 13, 4...
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Jan 21 to Jan 22
, 2017 |
10:00am to 1:00pm

Learn to make boxes using both handbuilding and throwing methods. Make lids that fit on beautifully decorated boxes using hard- or soft-slab techniques, throwing, and more. Previous wheel-throwing experience is required.  X1: Saturday and...
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Jan 21, 2017 |

10:00am to 1:00pm

Head to NCC and warm up for the big game on the potter’s wheel. Learn basic skills like centering, opening, and pulling the clay to make super bowls. Decorate your bowls with colored slips and textures. Ages 9+ and all skill levels welcome. Bowls...
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Jan 21, 2017 |

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Head to NCC and warm up for the big game on the potter’s wheel. Learn basic skills like centering, opening, and pulling the clay to make super bowls. Decorate your bowls with colored slips and textures. Ages 9+ and all skill levels welcome...
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Jan 27, 2017 |

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Bring your creative friends and make a few new ones as you learn the secrets of throwing pottery on the wheel. This three-hour workshop is a fun and messy introduction to clay. $30 fee includes instruction and materials for one adult. Students can...
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Jan 28, 2017 |

10:00am to 12:30pm

Am I a business or a hobbyist? How do I keep track of sales, expenditures, and my inventory? What can I write off? My lunch during American Pottery Festival? My classes, my clay, my Empty Bowls donations? Artist Development Coordinator Anna Metcalfe...
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Jan 30, 2017 |

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Bring your friends and family for a guided tour of the Three Jerome Artists and Fogelberg, Red Wing, and Anonymous Potter Studio Fellowship Artists exhibitions, featuring sculpture and pottery from local artists. Following the tour, venture into the...
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Jan 31, 2017 | 6:30pm

Since 1990 Kwong has taught at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Born in Hong Kong, she received a BFA in ceramics and sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in drawing and ceramics from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia....
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Feb 2 to Feb 26
, 2017 | (All day)

February’s featured artists illustrate diversity in functional ceramics. Karin Kraemer brings focus to surface decoration and illustration, creating a menagerie of pots. Monica Rudquist alters thrown forms to create the smallest of cups to towering...
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Feb 4, 2017 |

1:00pm to 5:00pm

What better way to warm your February day than to taste a few dozen unique versions of homemade chili and vote for your favorite?! We promise creative competitors, judges in several categories, opportunities to play in clay, and wheel-throwing...
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Feb 4, 2017 |

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for our 9th Annual Chili Cook-off and stop by the teaching studios to whip up a bowl or mug for your favorite soup or stew. We will provide materials for families to make and decorate clay bowls and mugs. Stick around for the Chili Cook-off...
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Feb 11, 2017 |

9:00am to 6:00pm

Great for art educators! Learn the basics of firing your own kiln in this one-day workshop. We will learn firing methods for an electric kiln and a cone 10 gas reduction firing. In addition to checking temperature and atmosphere, we will cover...
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Feb 11, 2017 |

5:00pm to 9:00pm

13th Annual Valentine’s Day Workshops: Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Our Pots are Hot, and So Are You! We’ve got you covered this Valentine’s Day with a weekend full of workshop opportunities! Register early for this popular...
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Feb 12, 2017 |

10:00am to 2:00pm

13th Annual Valentine’s Day Workshops: Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Our Pots are Hot, and So Are You! We’ve got you covered this Valentine’s Day with a weekend full of workshop opportunities! Register early for this popular...
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Feb 14, 2017 |

5:00pm to 9:00pm

13th Annual Valentine’s Day Workshops: Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Our Pots are Hot, and So Are You! We’ve got you covered this Valentine’s Day with a weekend full of workshop opportunities! Register early for this popular pottery...
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Feb 18, 2017 |

10:00am to 1:00pm

Tackle the cold—one mug at a time—as you make a set for your favorite winter drinks. You’ll learn basic handbuilding skills and decorating techniques. Ages 6+ and all skill levels welcome. The $45 fee is for one adult and one child. For larger...
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Feb 18, 2017 |

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Tackle the cold—one mug at a time—as you make a set for your favorite winter drinks. You’ll learn basic handbuilding skills and decorating techniques. Ages 6+ and all skill levels welcome. The $45 fee is for one adult and one child. For...
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Feb 20, 2017 |

1:00pm to 4:00pm

The Crafternoon experience for only $15 per person! Bring your creative friends and make a few new ones as you learn the secrets of throwing pottery on the wheel. This three-hour workshop is a fun and messy introduction to clay. $15...
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Feb 24, 2017 |

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Looking for a unique date night activity that is sure to impress your mate? Look no further than NCC's original Clay for Couples. Sign up with your special friend and learn the secrets of throwing pottery on the wheel in a fun and relaxed...
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Feb 25 to Feb 26
, 2017 |
10:00am to 1:00pm

Focus on handbuilding techniques while employing the slab roller, as well as the oft-overlooked extruder. On day one, students will develop and decorate their slab-rolled and extruded elements in preparation for building three-dimensional geometric...
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Feb 25, 2017 |

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Discover how to cut or press tiles and then add decorative or design elements, low relief carvings, and textures. Learn about precautions for drying your pieces, and find resources for installation.  X6: Saturday, February 25, 1 – 4 pm...
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Feb 26, 2017 |

12:00pm to 4:00pm

2016 McKnight Ceramic Artist Fellows, Nicolas Darcourt (Minnetonka) and Sheryl McRoberts (Bloomington), will each give a presentation about their work and development as an artist, and then share two hours of studio time, showing their techniques...
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Mar 4, 2017 |

10:00am to 1:00pm

Design and build your very own container using slab construction to organize utensils in the kitchen, pencils at your desk, or toothbrushes in the bathroom. Learn basic handbuilding skills and decorating techniques. Ages 6+ and all skill levels...
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Mar 4, 2017 |

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Bring your creative friends and make a few new ones as you learn the secrets of throwing pottery on the wheel. This three-hour workshop is a fun and messy introduction to clay. $30 fee includes instruction and materials for one adult. Students can...
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Mar 4, 2017 |

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Design and build your very own container using slab construction to organize utensils in the kitchen, pencils at your desk, or toothbrushes in the bathroom. Learn basic handbuilding skills and decorating techniques. Ages 6+ and all skill...
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Mar 9, 2017 | 6:00pm

Roadside Attractions—Next 5 Exits is an exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, which reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko Paterson...
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Mar 11, 2017 |

10:00am to 4:00pm

Roadside Attractions—Next 5 Exits is an exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, which reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko Paterson...
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Mar 14, 2017 |

6:30pm to 7:30pm

Everyone is welcome to join us for a screening of With Hand and Heart: A Portrait of Southwestern Native American Artists. In this 30-minute film, learn about the ceramics and crafts that evolved from the native peoples of the American Southwest. A...
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Apr 22, 2017 |

10:00am to 4:00pm

Roadside Attractions—Next 5 Exits is an exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, which reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko Paterson...
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