MN NICE: Year Three

Posted on February 7, 2017

Last November we celebrated our second graduating class! We are proud to continue the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education into its third year, with the most diverse student body to date. Jill Foote-Hutton, NCC’s new Director of Learning and Engagement, sat down with MN NICE students Kathryn Schroeder and Matt Cawley to discuss some of...

Posted in Community Interviews, Education, Artist Services

Chili Cook-off Update

Posted on February 7, 2017

Many warm-hearted and well-fed thanks to all of the participants in this year’s Chili Cook-off! Some were brave enough to sample chilis and vote; some contributed through volunteerism; some threw caution to the February winds and tried their hands at wheel-throwing and handbuilding; and then there were those who toiled, boiled, experimented,...

Winter 2017 Director's Report

Posted on November 9, 2016

Looking back while looking forward—never an easy task, but a requisite one in the not-for-profit world. What have we done? What had we wanted to do? What’s next? Where do we hope to be? Fourth quarter of our calendar/fiscal year is all about finding answers to these questions.

What have we done? 
A lot. We’ve completed...

Posted in Director's Report


Posted on September 1, 2016

We are so excited to announce the launch of our Indiegogo fundraising campaign to support our new ClayToGo Van!

Posted in Outreach

David Swenson awarded 2016 Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation Award

Posted on August 1, 2016

David Swenson (Minneapolis, MN) is the 2016 recipient of the Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation Award. Swenson received a BFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and was a...

Posted in Artists Grants

Announcing the 2016 McKnight Ceramic Artist Fellowship and Residency Recipients

Posted on July 11, 2016

Northern Clay Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 McKnight Fellowships: Nicolas Darcourt (Minnetonka, MN) and Sheryl McRoberts (Minneapolis, MN).  The recipients of the 2016 McKnight Residency are:  Kosmas Ballis (Ft. Meyers, FL), and Anthony Stellaccio...

Posted in Artists Grants, Artist Services

Director's Report: Autumn 2016

Posted on June 29, 2016

The Autumn Newsletter marks the end of Northern Clay Center’s 25th year of operations—and the start of the next 25 years of magic! For many of us, the mid-twenties call to mind a time in which life was filled with possibility, learning, trial-and-error (and often success!), and the defining of some major life goals.

For Northern Clay...

Posted in Director's Report

Announcing 2016 Jerome Ceramic Artist of Color Resident, Ellie Bryan

Posted on May 4, 2016

NCC is excited to award the inaugural Jerome Ceramic Artist of Color Residency to Ellie Bryan of Minneapolis. Bryan earned her AA from Minneapolis Community and Technical College and her BFA from...

Posted in Artists Grants, Artist Services

Director's Report: Summer 2016

Posted on April 6, 2016

In the last year, we’ve taken big steps to identify new ways that we can engage audiences, further diversify the field of ceramics, better serve artists, and respond to the changing needs of all of our constituents:

  • We’ve secured funds from the Jerome Foundation to support the new Jerome Ceramic...
Posted in 25th Anniversary Celebration, Director's Report

Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant Recipients

Posted on April 6, 2016

Northern Clay Center is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grants. Three grants in the amount of $6,000 each have been awarded to Bianka Groves, Brady McLearen, and Elizabeth...

Posted in Artists Grants