Northern Clay Center Events Calendar

Feb 20, 2020 | 6:00pm

Join 2019 Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant recipient Lynn Wadsworth and a panel of local artists as they discuss the intersections of art, craft, handicraft, and women’s work. This panel discussion will examine work and objects of the...
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Feb 24 to Feb 29, 2020 | (All day)

Last day to throw and work wet for 10-week classes on your class day, February 24 - 29. Not registered for a class? Sign up here! View all upcoming education deadlines here.
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Mar 2 to Mar 7, 2020 | (All day)

Last day to throw, work wet, trim, and work leatherhard for 5-week classes on your class day, March 2 - 7. All of your work must be on a labeled greenware cart by the end of your class this week. Last day to trim and...
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Mar 2, 2020 | 12:00pm

All pink chalked work left on the bisqueware carts will be discarded at 12 pm, noon. Full schedule of Bisque Cycle Dates here. Marking your work with chalk helps our techs to make sure work is moving through the firing process...
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Mar 3 to Apr 5, 2020 | (All day)

March’s featured artists bring consistently strong voices in clay to the gallery. Dresang brings his mastery of the craft and years of generous instruction to his nationally sought-after work; Miller and Tani offer functional wares with forms that...

Mar 5, 2020 | 6:00pm

Sit down and listen in on a conversation with Triaxial Blends curator and participating artists Angelica Pozo and Kristen Cliffel. Register for your free spot here after February 11.
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Mar 6, 2020 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of our exhibitions Triaxial Blends and It's Still Political: Gender, Sexuality, and Queerness in Contemporary Ceramics

Mar 7, 2020 | 10:00am to 4:00pm

Kristen Cliffel (featured in Triaxial Blends) will share her techniques and the tools of her trade in this half-day demonstration workshop. Register for your free spot here after February 11.

Mar 9 to Mar 14, 2020 | (All day)

Last day to glaze for ALL classes, March 9 - 14. All work must be glazed by the end of your last class. Not registered for a class? Sign up here! View all upcoming education deadlines here.
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Mar 16, 2020 | (All day)

All remaining bisqueware left on the carts will be discarded on March 16. Not registered for a class? Sign up here! View all upcoming education deadlines here.
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Mar 25 to Mar 28, 2020 | (All day)

NCC’s Sales Gallery, Exhibition, and Education departments will travel to Richmond, Virginia to participate in the 54th annual conference held by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) from March 25 – 28. During the four-...

Apr 6, 2020 | 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Sana Musasama’s (participating artist in Triaxial Blends) work speaks of the systems that deny women their right to free expression and a complete realization of their lives and bodies. She uses her craft to bring attention to issues of...

Apr 7, 2020 | (All day)

April Featured Artists: Caufield, Franke, Rolf, Jewelry Spotlight These three Midwestern artists represent a range of experience, technique, and firing method. Caufield celebrates the everyday—and special occasion—with his elevated dinnerware...

Apr 9, 2020 | 5:30pm

Stop in for a guided tour of NCC’s exhibitions Triaxial Blends and It’s Still Political. Triaxial Blends features artists who have been paired together to create collaborative pieces that hold aspects of each artist’s work. These creations are...
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Apr 16, 2020 | 6:00pm

Join the curator of It’s Still Political: Gender, Sexuality, and Queerness in Contemporary Ceramics, Mac Star McCusker, for a lecture and conversation surrounding topics of the associated exhibition.  Register for your free place after...
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Apr 17, 2020 | 5:00pm

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

Apr 17, 2020 | 5:00pm

The Warren MacKenzie Advancement Award (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...

Apr 21, 2020 | 6:00pm

Please join us in welcoming Spring McKnight Artist Resident Hyang Jin Cho as part of the NCC community from April through June. She will present an artist talk on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 6 pm in NCC’s library.  Register for your...

Apr 23, 2020 | 6:00pm

Join us to learn about how the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education can help you take your ceramic practice to the next level. We will discuss the program’s many components before opening the floor to questions. Please email Kyle...

Apr 29, 2020 | 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us for the 15th installment of this "show-and-tell” series, featuring Jin Cho, visiting McKnight Artist Resident from Colorado, and Heather Nameth Bren, an artist and professor at Bethel University. The presenters will each share and discuss...
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Apr 30, 2020 | 6:00pm

Artists’ Presentation: Influence & Creativity: A Retrospective of Rock Creek Pottery Introduced by exhibition curators Michael Hunt and Shawn Ireland, an image lecture by artists Will Ruggles and Douglass Rankin on their work and life...
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May 1, 2020 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for the opening reception for our exhibitions, Influence and Creativity: A Retrospective of Rock Creek Pottery & Inspiration and Discovery: Pathways to Expression

May 2, 2020 | 10:00am

Join us in the exhibition galleries at Northern Clay Center, to be part of a casual conversation about the work and the exhibitions with artists Will Ruggles and Douglass Rankin, and exhibition curators Michael Hunt and Shawn Ireland....
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May 5, 2020 | (All day)

May Featured Artists: American Pottery Festival Preview opens online and in store. View and buy the work here starting May 5.

May 5, 2020 | 10:00am

Summer class registration begins Tuesday, May 5 at 10 am. Register early or you may find your favorite class is full! Check out our listing here.

May 5, 2020 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Get ready for your annual spring planting with handmade plant markers. Create small clay signs that will last year after year for favorite plants in your garden. Whether it is herbs, fruits, vegetables, or flowers that make you smile, clearly denote...

May 22, 2020 | 5:00pm

In its 23rd 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 intent of...

May 22, 2020 | 5:00pm

The McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists program, in its 23rd 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...

Aug 4, 2020 | 10:00am

Fall class registration begins Tuesday, August 4 at 10 am. Register early or you may find your favorite class is full! Check out our listing here.