- To address the needs of individual professionally-minded ceramic artists by providing working space and facilities, artistic development, income from their profession, and public exposure
- To support a creatively rigorous atmosphere, which fosters critical dialogue in a dynamic community
- Affordable studio space for resident ceramic artists for one to ten years
- 24-hour access to facility and equipment, including kilns (gas, soda, electric), glaze-mixing room, wheel classrooms with 44 wheels, handbuilding classroom with slab roller and extruder
- Private studios: from 95 to 210 square feet; one-year licenses are renewed annually with a maximum term limit of 3 - 10 years; available on a competitive, juried basis
- Shared Community Studio: 35 - 72 square feet of vertical storage space and use of common worktables, wheels, slab roller and extruder; one-year licenses are renewed annually with a maximum term limit of 3 years; available on a first-come, first-serve basis
The facilities are designed to allow artists to work in an environment that encourages individual expression and artistic growth. NCC strives to include a mix of artists, spanning different stages of experience and specific expressions in clay. We aim for a lively working environment, where artists are encouraged to develop and exchange ideas with their peers. One of the ways NCC facilitates growth is through an unique accountability agreement which promotes activity in areas of professional development, advancement, and service. Apply to be in NCC's studio on the Studio Application page.