Artists of NCC
Studio Artist Area
Opening reception: Thursday, March 28, 5 – 9 pm
For over 27 years, Northern Clay Center has supported ceramic artists in the expansion of their artistic and professional skills. One of the ways we do so is through our studio artist program, which annually provides private and shared studio space, and access to kilns, equipment, and materials to over 50 artists. The facilities are designed to allow artists to work in an environment that encourages individual expression, as well as artistic and professional growth.
NCC’s studio artist populace includes a mix of artists, spanning different stages of experience and specific expressions in clay. We foster a lively working environment, wherein artists feel free to develop and exchange ideas with their peers. As you walk through the studios we encourage you to take note: the work on display is a reflection of a constant community peppered with an influx of new voices each year. The objects presented here exist, and are influenced by, day-to-day dialogue between the creators. Shared lunches, shared kilns, shared celebrations and failures have gone into the clay collectively.
NCC is proud of the commitment and support shown by each maker in our studio program; it is an example of what the Minnesota ceramic community can be at its finest: hard-working, supportive, communal, and mindful. This exhibition celebrates the very individuals who have helped to make NCC what it is today, a Claytopia, and we proudly present select current work from their studios as of the NCECA 2019 conference dates.