Northern Clay Center Events Calendar

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...
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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 8, 2019 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for the opening of the exhibition Ideal Made Real: MN NICE and to celebrate the 5th anniversary of NCC's MN NICE program, a ceramic certificate program that provides rigorous, personalized instruction. Curated and organized...

Mar 10, 2019 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Get your garden started indoors by late March and keep your plants flourishing throughout the year with an indoor windowsill planter. Whether it is herbs or flowers that will make you smile, keep plants in your vicinity with the creation of a...

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 28 to Mar 29, 2019 | 9:00am to 4:30pm

Coordinated by Mark Shapiro Northern Clay Center is proud to collaborate with Mark Shapiro on MAKE-IN STUDIO, a new addition to the NCECA conference roster! Drop in, hang out, and get your hands dirty! Join Claytopia’s pop-up...
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Mar 28, 2019 | 5:00pm to 9:00pm

It's an exhibition extravaganza! Join us for the opening of five exhibitions all in one place! To celebrate NCECA, NCC has programed its most ambitious roster of simultaneous exhibitions ever!  The evening will celebrate the opening...

Mar 28, 2019 | 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Curated by Bryan Hopkins, Alternate Endings 2: Contemporary Ceramic Bookends brings together diverse artists who have each created a set of bookends, presented in a public library setting.  Exhibition locations: Architecture and...

Mar 28, 2019 | 5:00pm to 9:00pm

An exhibition of alumni and affiliate artists of NCC's MN NICE program, a ceramic certificate program that provides rigorous, personalized instruction. Curated and organized by Ursula Hargens.  Exhibition location: Vine Arts Center Gallery...

Mar 29, 2019 | 4:30pm

Join us for a MN NICE program information session, where we will discuss the program’s many components before opening the floor to questions. Is MN NICE right for you? MN NICE supports the development of studio work and provides high-level...

Mar 29, 2019 | 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for the opening reception for Bonspiel and KITSCH BITCH WITCH. 

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 four-course dinner that is not to be forgotten. Minneapolis chef...
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Apr 8, 2019 | 5:00pm

The deadline for application to Members Exhibition is Monday, April 8, 2019, at 5 pm. Artists interested in applying, but who are not currently NCC members, may become members at the time of application. Not sure about your membership...

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...

Apr 23, 2019 | 6:00pm

Please join us in welcoming McKnight Artist Resident Ted Adler into the NCC community from April through June. He will present an artist talk on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at 6 pm in NCC’s Library. This presentation is free and open to the...

Apr 24, 2019 | 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us for the 14th installment of this "show-and-tell” series, featuring Ted Adler, spring visiting McKnight artist from Kansas, and Mic Stowell, a 2017 McKnight Artist Fellow. The presenters will each share and discuss objects from their personal...

Apr 25, 2019 | 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Stop in for a guided tour of NCC’s exhibitions In Service and Trading Post. Featuring socially engaged artists and organizations, In Service will give you a glimpse at the ways that clay can be more than just an intimate one...

May 2, 2019 | 6:00pm

Join us for a MN NICE program information session, where we will discuss the program’s many components before opening the floor to questions. Is MN NICE right for you? MN NICE supports the development of studio work and provides high-level...

May 17, 2019 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for the opening reception of Members Exhibition and Helix: The Curious Natural World of Mary Roettger

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...