Organized by Emily Romens and Rob Lieder
Opening reception: Thursday, March 28, 5 – 9 pm
Northern Clay Center itself has long been considered a utopic place in which an individual can learn, share, grow, contribute, heal, and work. For over 27 years, we too have played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of clay in the Twin Cities, across the great state of Minnesota, and increasingly across the country. Inside our walls and out into the greater world, our efforts to advance the ceramic arts for artists, learners, and the community have been made possible for so many years by the efforts of dozens and dozens of loyal, talented, and creative individuals who have served as staff members of Northern Clay Center.
When these individuals were not serving the organization and the greater field of ceramics, they were toiling away in their studios, expanding their skills, deepening their inquiry into the elusive material we call clay. NCC staff’s larger contributions to the cause are infectious, with each new voice on staff bringing a new energy, skill set, and devotion to advancing the ceramic arts. All the while, honesty, integrity, and respect are guiding their efforts in the office and in their studios. This exhibition pays homage to the very individuals who have helped to make NCC what it is today, a Claytopia, and we proudly present select current work from staff members who’ve served the organization in the calendar year leading up to NCECA 2019.