Northern Clay Center Events Calendar

Jun 2, 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. Learn more and register here.
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Jun 3, 2017 |

10:00am to 1:00pm

Great awakenings begin with the perfect morning mug. Be inspired by the beginning of spring and the start of your morning when you make a set of mugs guaranteed to brighten your day. Learn more and register here.
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Jun 3, 2017 |

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Great awakenings begin with the perfect morning mug. Be inspired by the beginning of spring and the start of your morning when you make a set of mugs guaranteed to brighten your day. Learn more and register here.
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Jun 8 to Jul 2
, 2017 | (All day)

It’s summer, and the pots in this month’s show will pair well with the season’s bounty. Gruetzmacher combines earthy grit with clean, modern lines to create wares that provide a luscious backdrop for summer berries and herbs. McKeachie Johnson...
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Jun 8, 2017 | 6:30pm

Join curator, writer, and Critical Craft Forum co-founder and director Namita Gupta Wiggers as she discusses her recent projects in the fields of ceramics and craft. Wiggers’ worked as curator for the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon...

Jun 10, 2017 |

10:00am to 4:00pm

Josh DeWeese is a ceramic artist and educator. He is currently an Associate Professor of Art teaching ceramics at Montana State University in Bozeman, where he and his wife, Rosalie Wynkoop, have a home and studio. DeWeese served as Resident...

Jun 17, 2017 |

10:00am to 1:00pm

`Tis the season… Get ready for family and neighborhood outdoor gatherings when you design your own serving dish or tray sure to be a crowd pleaser. Learn basic construction techniques to assemble the perfect party platter. Decorate with colored...
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Jun 17, 2017 |

2:00pm to 5:00pm

`Tis the season… Get ready for family and neighborhood outdoor gatherings when you design your own serving dish or tray sure to be a crowd pleaser. Learn basic construction techniques to assemble the perfect party platter. Decorate with colored...
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Jun 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 Clayfor Couples. Sign up with your special friend and learn the secrets of throwing pottery on the wheel in a fun and relaxed environment...
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Jul 6 to Jul 30
, 2017 | (All day)

Regarding Inspiration: “The language of pottery is the language of the body, with necks and feet, bellies and shoulders, and lips to touch our lips. The intimate relationship that develops with use strengthens this association.” —Josh DeWeese...
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Jul 8, 2017 |

10:00am to 6:00pm

Join our talented group of studio artists for the 10th Annual Studio Artist Sale on Saturday, July 8, from 10 am to 6 pm. A wide range of sculpture, tableware, and serving pieces will be featured from over 50 in-house talented artists. Start your...
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Jul 8, 2017 |

1:00pm to 4:00pm

NCC’s annual Six McKnight Artists exhibition will open on Saturday, July 8, with a public celebration and open house from 1 – 4 pm. Join us, and some of the participating artists, for fellowship, food, fun, and clay-themed games. Help us celebrate...

Jul 14, 2017 |

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Bring a friend or a family member for a 30-minute tour of the exhibition Six McKnight Artists, featuring artwork of two, 2016 Minnesota McKnight Fellowship recipients, and four past McKnight Resident artists. The remaining time will be spent...
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Jul 14, 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 Clayfor Couples. Sign up with your special friend and learn the secrets of throwing pottery on the wheel in a fun and relaxed environment...
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Jul 15, 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 bisque kiln and a cone 10, gas-reduction firing. In addition to checking temperature and atmosphere, we will...
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Jul 15, 2017 |

10:00am to 1:00pm

Design and build a set of novelty mugs to celebrate cabin life. Decorate with themes such as lakes, loons, or canoes. Learn basic handbuilding and decorating techniques to make a cabinet-worthy collection. Ages 6+ and all skill levels welcome. The $...
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Jul 15, 2017 |

1:00pm to 4:00pm

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. In addition to checking temperature and atmosphere, we will cover different styles of kilns, firing speeds...
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Jul 15, 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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Jul 15, 2017 |

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Design and build a set of novelty mugs to celebrate cabin life. Decorate with themes such as lakes, loons, or canoes. Learn basic handbuilding and decorating techniques to make a cabinet-worthy collection. Ages 6+ and all skill levels welcome. The $...
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Jul 22, 2017 |

10:00am to 1:00pm

A workshop for anyone curious about basic mold making. Demystify the plaster process with former Fogelberg Resident Joshua Woof. Learn how to make your own open-face press molds or sprig molds by properly mixing and pouring plaster. Students can...
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Aug 3 to Sep 3
, 2017 | (All day)

Participating artists and recommenders: Megan Bauman via Randy Johnston @ UWRF | Joelle Ferrara via Andy Shaw @ LSU | Gabby Gawreluk via Kate Maury @ UW–Stout | Dorae Hankin via Kelly Connole @ Carleton College | Rachel O’Flannagan via Amy...
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Aug 3, 2017 | 6:00pm

Join long-time NCC teaching artist Erin Holt and archaeologist Laura Holt for a peek into the ceramic history of our region. Laura will present a visual lecture on the pre-historic vessels found in Minnesota and neighboring regions, highlighting...
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Aug 4 to Aug 6
, 2017 | (All day)

August 4 – 6, Northern Clay Center will be at the Uptown Art Fair providing hands-on clay programming through ClayToGo. Take a moment to stop by NCC’s booth, watch potter’s wheel demonstrations throughout the day, and get your hands in some clay at...
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Aug 11, 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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Aug 15, 2017 |

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a lecture with Anthony Stellaccio, an artist who plans to "push [clay vocabulary] to its limits while in residence at NCC". Anthony Stellaccio is freelance scholar and artist trained in both fine art and folklore. His McKnight Residency...

Aug 17 to Aug 20
, 2017 |
9:00am to 6:00pm

Northern Clay Center is excited to expand its partnership with JD Jorgenson, who will be teaching collaboratively with Megan Mitchell, while providing extensive wood-firing experiences for our clay community. Dive in to the collaborative nature of...
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Aug 19, 2017 |

10:00am to 1:00pm

Just in time for the State Fair. Sit behind the potter’s wheel and learn basic wheel-throwing skills like centering, opening, and pulling to make bowls and cylinders. Decorate your projects with colored slips and textures. Ages 9+ and all skill...
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Aug 19, 2017 |

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Just in time for the State Fair. Sit behind the potter’s wheel and learn basic wheel-throwing skills like centering, opening, and pulling to make bowls and cylinders. Decorate your projects with colored slips and textures. Ages 9+ and all skill...
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Aug 19, 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 Clayfor Couples. Sign up with your special friend and learn the secrets of throwing pottery on the wheel in a fun and relaxed environment...
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Aug 22, 2017 |

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Everyone is welcome to join us for a screening of Craft in America: Crossroads. This episode of the Peabody Award-winning PBS Craft in America series explores “the intersections of craft, global influences, and modern technology” and features local...
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