Northern Clay Center Events Calendar

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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Aug 22, 2017 | 6:00pm

Did you miss your chance to see Clary Illian, Warren MacKenzie, and Jeff Oestreich at the 25th Annual St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour in May? Here’s your chance to spend time with your NCC friends for a screening of Craft in America: Crossroads, part...
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Sep 6 to Sep 8
, 2017 | (All day)

NCC will be closed for the set up of the American Pottery Festival.

Sep 14 to Oct 15
, 2017 | (All day)

Sometimes the surface is the result of deliberate gesture and the aggression of the fire, as in the stoneware and porcelain work of Bill Gossman. Sometimes the surface shows evidence of years of storytelling, the merging of ancient and modern text...
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Sep 21, 2017 | 6:00pm

NCC welcomes Adriel Tong as one of our visiting artists in conjunction with the Tempered Beasts exhibition. Tong visits NCC September 15 – 23 for an intensive residency, during which time he will make work for inclusion in the exhibition....
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Oct 19 to Nov 16
, 2017 | (All day)

The saturated imagery of this month’s featured artists, during a typically eerie time of year, sets a consummate backdrop for late fall. Tom Bartel brings sublime creep with his sculptures that evoke both carny and carnivorous response. Matthew...
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Oct 19, 2017 | 6:00pm

NCC welcomes Alessandro Gallo and Russell Wrankle as visiting artists in conjunction with the Tempered Beasts exhibition.  Gallo and Wrankle will be visiting in conjunction with the exhibition opening and will present artist talks on...
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Oct 20, 2017 |

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for the exhibition reception for Tempered Beasts and Nature/Nurture: Norman Holan and Alisa Holan. The exhibitions will be open September 22 - November 5.
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Nov 1, 2017 |

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us for the 11th installment in this “show and tell” series, featuring NCC’s fall McKnight Resident Artist Kosmas Ballis and 2016 McKnight Fellow Nicolas Darcourt. The presenters will each share and discuss objects from their personal...
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Nov 19, 2017 |

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Save the Date! Please join us for our annual Holiday Open House 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...

Dec 9, 2017 |

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Looking for that special addition to your holiday diorama? Come create a gingerbread house out of clay with one of NCC’s teaching artists. Bring a friend or a grandchild for this intergenerational event and create some forever memories. 
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