Classes

Now with even more options to keep you in the mud! Expanded offerings of 5-week classes are great for those with flexible schedules and those who are excited at the prospect of trying out lots of new techniques—all in NCC’s well-stocked facilities. A diverse cast of talented teaching artists will help guide your experience in our clay community.

Adult students enjoy open access to our studios from 9 am to 9 pm, 6 days each week, and “midnight madness” (from 9 am – midnight) on Thursdays (subject to other NCC events and programming).

Looking for a quick clay thrill? Try a one-day workshop and see what all the talk is about — topics include Clay for Couples, Tiles in One Day, or Pro-Tips for Glaze Application, and many more.

SPRING CLASSES OPEN FOR REGISTRATION ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 AT 10 AM.

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  1. Beginner Wheel-Throwing - Swenson

    Thursdays, 10 am - 1 pm
    January 7 - March 10
    Instructor: David Swenson
    Discover the secrets of making great pots on the potter's wheel. Learn techniques for throwing such forms as bowls, cups, and vases. Learn More
    $350.00

  2. Intermediate Pottery - O’Connor

    Fridays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    January 8 - March 11
    Instructor: Claire O'Connor
    Take your skills to the next level as you learn additional techniques for throwing more complicated forms such as faceted bowls, handled mugs, footed plates, and some altered forms. Learn More
    $350.00

  3. Beginner Wheel-Throwing - Kruse

    Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    January 6 - March 9
    Instructor: Jennica Kruse
    Discover the secrets of making great pots on the potter's wheel. Learn techniques for throwing such forms as bowls, cups, and vases. Learn More
    $350.00

  4. Let There Be Light

    Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    January 6 - March 9
    Instructor: Marion Angelica
    Make and design candlesticks, centerpieces, vases, flower bricks, and serving pieces to use for special occasions or daily use. Learn More
    $350.00

  5. Guided Study in Handbuilding

    Fridays, 10 am - 1 pm
    January 8 - March 11
    Instructor: Franny Hyde
    Expand your handbuilding fundamentals to explore figural, architectural, animal, decorative, and other non-functional applications of clay. Learn More
    $350.00

  6. Business of Clay by Molly Hatch

    Saturday, 4 - 5 pm
    12-Mar
    Instructor: Molly Hatch
    Strategize brand identity, discuss social media best practices, craft fair vs. gallery, and much more. Learn More
    $5.00

  7. Details, Details: Pro Tips for Glaze Application

    Saturday, 1 - 4 pm
    20-Feb
    Instructor: Elizabeth Coleman
    This workshop will demonstrate a variety of techniques to take advantage of the unique properties in our glaze palette at low and high temperatures. Learn More
    $25.00

  8. The Hot Seat - Kiln Firing 101

    Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm
    12-Mar
    Instructor: Audra Smith
    Learn the basics of firing your own kiln in this one-day workshop. We will learn firing methods for an electric bisque kiln and a cone 10 gas reduction firing. Learn More
    $90.00

  9. The Hot Seat (Electric Kiln Only)

    Saturday, 1 - 4 pm
    12-Mar
    Instructor: Audra Smith
    Learn the basics of firing your own kiln in this one-day workshop. We will learn firing methods for an electric bisque kiln and a cone 10 gas reduction firing. Learn More
    $45.00

  10. Pottery Punch Card for Teens

    Saturdays, 10 am - 12 pm
    Ongoing
    Instructor: Erin Holt
    Classes will cover the fundamental techniques of throwing basic forms on the potterÕs wheel and creating surface decoration using glazes, slips, and applied elements, with varied demonstrations and projects for advanced students. Learn More
    $240.00

  11. Writing Materials with Mary Barringer

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    Instructor: Mary Barringer
    This writing workshop for visual artists welcomes artists from all backgrounds and media, with the understanding that the same deftness and facility you have in your medium can be brought to words on a page. Learn More
    $350.00

  12. New Ceramic Surface Design: Molly Hatch

    Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
    12-Mar
    Instructor: Molly Hatch
    Explore surface decoration and its relationship to form in your ceramic object making, based on the new book, New Ceramic Surface Design, by Molly Hatch Learn More
    $95.00

  13. Valentine's Day Workshop

    Sunday,
    14-Feb
    Instructor: Lucy Yogerst
    Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Our Pots are Hot, and So Are You! Learn More
    $105.00

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  14. Valentine's Day Workshop

    Saturday, 6 - 10 pm
    13-Feb
    Instructor: NCC Instructor
    Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Our Pots are Hot, and So Are You! Learn More
    $105.00

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  15. Valentine's Day Workshop

    Friday, 6 - 10 pm
    12-Feb
    Instructor: Lucy Yogerst
    Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Our Pots are Hot, and So Are You! Learn More
    $105.00

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  16. Introduction to Soda

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    February 20 - March 7
    Instructor: Emily Murphy
    Curious about the soda firing process? Sign up for this two-day workshop for a sample of this technique. Learn More
    $115.00

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  17. What's Your Function?

    Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    February 9 - March 8
    Instructor: Amanda Dobbratz
    Students will design and create pots with specific functions in mind by exploring non-traditional forms, and the ergonomics and psychology of use. Learn More
    $175.00

  18. On and Off the Wall

    Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    January 6 - March 9
    Instructor: Megan Mitchell
    Explore functional and non-functional wall hanging ceramic work. Demonstrations will include wall planters, plates, tiles, and more. Learn More
    $350.00

  19. WAITLIST: Soda-Firing Methods

    Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    January 7 - March 14
    Instructor: Emily Murphy
    In-class demonstrations and lectures on form, surface, and historical context will help you prepare for success as you surrender your work to the kiln gods. Learn More
    $370.00

  20. Hotdish

    Saturday, 2 - 5 pm
    5-Mar
    Instructor: Eileen Cohen
    Make and bake! Hotdish is a Minnesotan tradition. Add your own twist when you design a casserole dish for your favorite recipe. Learn More
    $45.00

  21. Hotdish

    Saturday, 10 am - 1 pm
    5-Mar
    Instructor: Eileen Cohen
    Make and bake! Hotdish is a Minnesotan tradition. Add your own twist when you design a casserole dish for your favorite recipe. Learn More
    $45.00

  22. Minne-snow-ta

    Saturday, 10 am - 1 pm
    16-Jan
    Instructor: Eileen Cohen
    Tackle the cold, one hot beverage at a time, as you make a set of mugs for your favorite winter drinks. Learn More
    $45.00

  23. McKnight Resident Artist Lecture: Kathryn Finnerty

    Tuesday, 6:30 - 8 pm
    19-Jan
    Instructor: Kathryn Finnerty
    Join us for a free lecture by Kathryn Finnerty about her work and process. Learn More
    $0.00

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