2017 American Pottery Festival Schedule and Fees

Sale Hours & Door Fees

Call to enquire about special rates for Minnesota Arts Educators.

Pre Festival Workshops
In 2017, we continue our tradition of offering exciting, pre-festival educational opportunities with select artists.

Members* $200 /
Non-Members $225

Candy & Nuts: Making[clay] Concessions with Jason Bige Burnett & Lydia Johnson
Thursday, September 7, 9 am - 5 pm & Friday, September 8, 9 am - 4 pm

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Members* $115 /
Non-Members $130

Fabled Formations: When story and form unite with Sue Tirrell
Friday, September, 9 am – 4 pm

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Friday, September 8

$25

Opening Night / Benefit Sale and Party
5 – 6 pm Members Only Preview Hour
6 – 9 pm General Admission

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Saturday, September 9

$5

APF Benefit Sale and Select Artist Slide Talks
9:30 am – 5 pm

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Members* $55 /
Non-Members $65

Saturday Workshops
10 am – 5 pm

  • MNWCA All-Stars
  • Locker Room Talk with the Director: A behind the scenes conversation with Marty Fielding, Amy Halko, Joe Kraft, Kurt Brian Webb
  • Color Commentary: The habits and processes of Pattie Chalmers & Kurt Brian Webb
  • Pot-Holding Penalty: Two greats; one entertaining history together Sam Chung & Jeffrey Oestreich
  • Good Passing Game: Partners in pottery Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti

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Sunday, September 10

$5

APF Benefit Sale and Select Artist Slide Talks
9:30 am – 2:30 pm

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Members* $30 /
Non-Members $40

Sunday Workshops
9:30 am – 2pm

  • Raku Tailgate Party: Smoke & fire on a brisk autumn Sunday morning with Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti
  • The Sweet Rewards of Repetitive Strain: Witness the visual rhythms of Ernest Gentry & Matt Repsher
  • The Closers with Suze Lindsay & Kent McLaughlin​

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* Members rate applies to NCC Members, Students, and Educators.
All workshops and events held at Northern Clay Center, 2424 Franklin Ave E, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Thank you APF Artists!!

Each APF artist is generously donating to this year’s event. Pieces will be available for sale; 100% of contributions will support a variety of NCC programs. Thank you in advance to the artists, and to those of you taking home these pots designated for fundraising!

Please contact the sales gallery with any questions, or for assistance with travel or accommodations at 612.339.8007 x300 or salesgallery@northernclaycenter.org.

Fine Print

Advance purchase is advised, as space is limited.   Payment by MasterCard, VISA, Discover, and personal checks only. Register online or by phone at www.northernclaycenter.org/APF, call 612.339.8007 x300, or e-mail salesgallery@northernclaycenter.org. Registration opens March 22.
Please note: *NCC member discount applies only to the workshops; there will not be a member discount for any pottery purchased during the Festival.