Northern Clay Center Events Calendar

Nov 18, 2018 | 11:00am to 12:00pm

Members! Join us for a special preview of the Holiday Exhibition to shop early and get first pick of the best ceramic gifts. We'll also have a Members Only check-out line during the open house — move to the front of the line, and...

Nov 18, 2018 | 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Please join us for our annual Holiday Open House on the Sunday just before Thanksgiving. Help us launch the winter holiday season with cider and Somali coffee, locally-made treats, and enticing shopping in our galleries. Hands-on clay activities and...

Nov 20, 2018 | (All day)

We'll be staying open late for extended shopping. Check our hours here.
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Dec 8, 2018 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Come to NCC to create your own holiday candle lantern or shadow box out of clay. Candle holders are a great conversation starter and centerpiece for your holiday feast. Bring a friend or a grandchild for this intergenerational event and create some...
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Jan 2 to Jan 30, 2019 | 10:00am to 4:00pm

Welcome the New Year with a celebration of The Leach Pottery’s traditions and lineage. On view will be Leach Standard Ware and Leach Porcelain Standard Ware from across the pond, pots by current Leach potter Kat Wheeler, and the work of Jeff...
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Jan 10, 2019 | 6:00pm to 7:00pm

NCC proudly facilitates six grant programs for current students, recent graduates, emerging, and mid-career artists. Learn about the application process and your eligibility at a free information session in NCC’s Library: Thursday, January 10,...
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Jan 11, 2019 | 4:00pm

Hear directly from the recipients of the Jerome Project Grant for Ceramic Artists and NCC's Emerging Artist Fellowships about their work, experiences as grant recipients, and more. This faced-paced event is extremely popular, so please book your...
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Jan 11, 2019 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for the opening of two exhibitions featuring emerging artist grant awardees: Three Jerome Artists and Fogelberg, Red Wing, and Anonymous Artists. Participating artists will also deliver short talks about their work at...
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Jan 11, 2019 | 7:00pm

Jeff Oestreich, who apprenticed at The Leach Pottery from 1969 to 1971, will lead a discussion in the gallery in conjunction with January Featured Artists during the Opening Night event on January 11 at 7 pm.

Jan 22, 2019 | 6:00pm

Join Winter McKnight Artist Resident Alessandro Gallo for a free image presentation on Tuesday, January 22, at 6 pm in NCC’s library. You may remember Alessandro Gallo’s work from the 2017 exhibition Tempered Beasts at NCC, one of the...
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Jan 29, 2019 | 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Bring your friends and family for a guided tour of the exhibitions Three Jerome Artists and Fogelberg, Anonymous, and Red Wing Artists, featuring sculpture and pottery from local artists. Following the tour, venture into the studios...
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Jan 31, 2019 | 6:00pm

Juliane Shibata is an installation artist who integrates real flowers with ceramic ones, contrasting ephemerality with the persistence of fired clay. Shibata will discuss work produced for a 2018 Minnesota State Arts Board grant, which includes her...
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Feb 1 to Mar 3, 2019 | 10:00am to 4:00pm

February’s featured artists invite you to consider the surface. Regardless of the form, how does the surface impact your perception of the work? Gossman offers subtle references to the loose cadence of nature through quiet hues and persistent...
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Feb 2, 2019 | 1:00pm to 5:00pm

What better way to warm a February day than to taste dozens of unique versions of homemade chili and vote for your favorite?! We’re bringing back our Cornbread Competition and Brownie Bake-off too! We promise creative competitors, prizes in...
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Feb 2, 2019 | 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for the 11th 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 15, 2019 | 5:00pm

The Jerome Foundation has supported emerging ceramic artists from Minnesota since 1990. The Ceramic Artist Project Grant program supports Minnesota ceramic artists at relatively early stages in their careers, as they accomplish short-term, specific...

Feb 23, 2019 | 12:00pm to 4:30pm

2018 McKnight Ceramic Artist Fellows Brett Freund (Minneapolis) & Donovan Palmquist (Farmington) will each give a presentation about their work and development as an artist, and then share two hours of studio time, showing their techniques and...

Feb 26, 2019 | 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Everyone is welcome to join us for a screening of The Potters of Buur Heybe, Somalia. This 25-minute video, filmed in the late 1980s, details the archeological finds of the area and the pre-civil war pottery culture of Buur Heybe. Learn more about...
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Mar 7, 2019 | 6:00pm

In Service: Engaging and Connecting through Clay visiting Artist Jeff Schmuki will be on site this quarter to install a hydroponic garden and a custom ball mill, which will churn bisqued earthenware into growth medium for gardens. If you are...
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Mar 27 to Mar 30, 2019 | (All day)

Northern Clay Center staff doesn’t have to travel far to participate in the 53rd annual conference, held by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), March 27 – 30, 2019 in the Minneapolis Convention Center. The great city of...
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Mar 30, 2019 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Maker-To-Table, NCC’s new food and wine tradition will celebrate the 2019 NCECA conference and harness the energy of this amazing community of ceramic and culinary artists during a dinner that is not to be forgotten. Minneapolis chef and NCC Board...
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Apr 12, 2019 | 5:00pm

The WMAA, founded in 2014, provides an opportunity for students and emerging artists to continue their ceramic research and education for a period of up to twelve consecutive months within the grant year, further expanding their professional...

Apr 12, 2019 | 5:00pm

The Emerging Artist Residency program encompasses two unique Fellowships, designed to provide up to four ceramic artists with an opportunity to be in residence for one year at Northern Clay Center, where they can develop their work, as well as...

May 24, 2019 | 5:00pm

In its 22nd year of programming, the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists will support outstanding Minnesota ceramic artists who identify with any methodology: functional, sculptural, relational — all techniques are welcome. The award is...

May 24, 2019 | 5:00pm

The McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists program, in its 22nd year at NCC, intends to recognize and support mid-career ceramic artists whose work demonstrates exceptional artistic merit and who have already proven their abilities in the...