Northern Clay Center Events Calendar

Feb 20, 2017 |

1:00pm to 4:00pm

The Crafternoon experience for only $15 per person! 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. $15...
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Feb 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 Clay for Couples. Sign up with your special friend and learn the secrets of throwing pottery on the wheel in a fun and relaxed...
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Feb 25 to Feb 26
, 2017 |
10:00am to 1:00pm

Focus on handbuilding techniques while employing the slab roller, as well as the oft-overlooked extruder. On day one, students will develop and decorate their slab-rolled and extruded elements in preparation for building three-dimensional geometric...
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Feb 25, 2017 |

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Discover how to cut or press tiles and then add decorative or design elements, low relief carvings, and textures. Learn about precautions for drying your pieces, and find resources for installation.  X6: Saturday, February 25, 1 – 4 pm...
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Feb 26, 2017 |

12:00pm to 4:00pm

2016 McKnight Ceramic Artist Fellows, Nicolas Darcourt (Minnetonka) and Sheryl McRoberts (Bloomington), will each give a presentation about their work and development as an artist, and then share two hours of studio time, showing their techniques...
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Mar 2 to Apr 2
, 2017 |
10:00am to 4:00pm

On view March 2 – April 2 ReCollect is part of NCC's secondary market inventory that showcases select objects (both older and more contemporary) from various private collections. For the first time, we will dedicate an entire exhibition to the...
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Mar 4, 2017 |

10:00am to 1:00pm

Design and build your very own container using slab construction to organize utensils in the kitchen, pencils at your desk, or toothbrushes in the bathroom. Learn basic handbuilding skills and decorating techniques. Ages 6+ and all skill levels...
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Mar 4, 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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Mar 4, 2017 |

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Design and build your very own container using slab construction to organize utensils in the kitchen, pencils at your desk, or toothbrushes in the bathroom. Learn basic handbuilding skills and decorating techniques. Ages 6+ and all skill...
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Mar 9, 2017 | 6:00pm

Roadside Attractions—Next 5 Exits is an exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, which reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko Paterson...
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Mar 10, 2017 |

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for the opening reception of Roadside Attractions--Next 5 Exits and Estuary.
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Mar 11, 2017 |

10:00am to 4:00pm

Roadside Attractions—Next 5 Exits is an exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, which reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko Paterson...
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Mar 14, 2017 |

6:30pm to 7:30pm

Everyone is welcome to join us for a screening of With Hand and Heart: A Portrait of Southwestern Native American Artists. In this 30-minute film, learn about the ceramics and crafts that evolved from the native peoples of the American Southwest. A...
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Mar 21 to Mar 25
, 2017 | (All day)

NCC’s Sales Gallery, Exhibition, Artist Grants, and Education departments will travel to Portland, Oregon, to participate in the 51st annual conference, Future Flux, held by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) from March...

Mar 21, 2017 | (All day)

Join us for the opening of A Tipping Point: Technology in Ceramics in Portland, OR for NCECA’s 51st Annual Conference : Future Flux. 
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Mar 31, 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. Learn more and register here.
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Mar 31, 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. Learn more and register here.
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Apr 6 to May 7
, 2017 |
10:00am to 4:00pm

On view April 6 – May 7 Confirmed artists at press time: Jason Bige Burnett, Birdie Boone, Mary Briggs, Bulldog Pottery, Pattie Chalmers, Sarah Chenoweth-Davis, Sam Chung, Marty Fielding, Ernest Gentry, Bianka Groves, Richard Gruchalla &...
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Apr 7, 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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Apr 8 to Apr 9
, 2017 |
10:00am to 6:00pm

Have you been timid about or frustrated by the low-fire glaze palette? You'll leave your worries behind after this two-day intensive. Learn more and register here.
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Apr 11, 2017 |

6:00pm to 7:00pm

NCC's Spring McKnight Artist in Residence is Forrest Lesch-Middelton. Please join us in welcoming him from April through June. Lesch-Middelton will present an artist talk on Tuesday, April 11, 2016 at 6 pm. This presentation is free and open to the...
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Apr 14, 2017 | 5:00pm

Applications are due today for the Emerging Artist Residencies (both Anonymous Artist and Fogelberg). Learn more and apply here.

Apr 14, 2017 | 5:00pm

The deadline for the Warren MacKenzie Advancement Award application is Friday, April 14, 2017, by 5 pm. This is NOT a postmark deadline. Find info on the award and how to apply here.

Apr 22, 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. Learn more and register here.
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Apr 22, 2017 |

10:00am to 4:00pm

Roadside Attractions—Next 5 Exits is an exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, which reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko Paterson...
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Apr 22, 2017 |

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Great for art educators! Learn the basics of firing your own kiln in this half-day workshop. We will learn firing methods for an electric bisque kiln. Learn more and register here.
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Apr 22, 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. Learn more and register here.
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Apr 26, 2017 |

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us for the tenth installation in this show-and-tell series, featuring Forrest Lesch-Middelton, NCC's spring McKnight Artist-in-Residence, and Joe Singewald, NCC sales gallery artist and former Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant recipient....
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Apr 29, 2017 |

10:00am to 1:00pm

Take a seat behind the potter's wheel and sink your hands into clay with your favorite kid. Learn more and register here.
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Apr 29, 2017 |

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Take a seat behind the potter's wheel and sink your hands into clay with your favorite kid. Learn more and register here.
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May 6, 2017 |

9:00am to 4:00pm

Spend the day learning two unique hand-building methods to add to your toolbox. Learn more and register here.
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May 6, 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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May 11 to Jun 4
, 2017 |
10:00am to 4:00pm

On view May 11 – June 4 May is the month to soak in ceramics in Minnesota. Each of this month’s artists approach clay differently and speak through the medium with mindful determination. Groves is exploring a high contrast shift in her simple...
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May 12, 2017 |

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us tonight for the Members Exhibition and Amy Sabrina Retrospective.
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May 14, 2017 |

10:00am to 1:00pm

Celebrate Mother's Day with your favorite mom! Work collaboratively or independently as you learn basic slab- building and decorating techniques. Learn more and register here.
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May 14, 2017 |

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Celebrate Mother's Day with your favorite mom! Work collaboratively or independently as you learn basic slab- building and decorating techniques. Learn more and register here.
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May 15, 2017 | (All day)

Every two years, NCC accepts applications for sales gallery representation. This is a juried process and the next cycle will occur in early June 2017. While the jury does extend invitations for several full-time gallery representations through this...

May 20, 2017 |

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Bring your friends and family for a guided tour of the Members Exhibition and Amy Sabrina Retrospective. Following the tour, venture into the education classrooms for a free handbuilding workshop to create a decorative or functional object with an...
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May 20, 2017 |

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Bring your friends and family for a guided tour of the Members Exhibition and Amy Sabrina retrospective. Following the tour, venture into the education classrooms for a free handbuilding workshop to create a decorative or functional object with an...
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May 20, 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. Learn more and register here.
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May 26, 2017 | 5:00pm

Applications for the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists are due today. Apply and learn more here.

May 26, 2017 | 5:00pm

Applications are due today for the McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists. Learn more and apply here.

May 27, 2017 |

10:00am to 1:00pm

Bring your family and come create small fairy garden houses for your garden. Learn more and register here.
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May 27, 2017 |

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Bring your family and come create small fairy garden houses for your garden. Learn more and register here.
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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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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...