ART@HAND: Pause and Reflection

Posted on August 19, 2020

Northern Clay Center had to pause our ART@HAND programs during the spring and summer in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on entry into senior living facilities, hospitals, and day centers to preserve...

Posted in Outreach

Director's Report: Autumn 2020

Posted on August 19, 2020

Through a period of incredible chance and evolving circumstance, Northern Clay Center has remained strong and dedicated to the pursuit of its mission to advance the ceramic arts for artists, learners, and the community through education, exhibitions, and artist services. Finding new meaning in this statement with each new challenge, we have...

Posted in COVID-19, Director's Report

Announcing the Recipients of the 2020 McKnight Artist Fellowship and Residency for Ceramic Artists Awards

Posted on July 29, 2020

Northern Clay Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 McKnight Artist...

Posted in Artist Services, Artist Grants

NCC Supports Justice

Posted on July 6, 2020

Northern Clay Center stands in solidarity with our community in working toward change. We value diversity and equity and reject oppression and injustice. NCC offers its voice in unison with our entire community and commits to create space and attention for the voices of all.

Northern Clay Center is an organization, but it is only as...

Posted in COVID-19

Announcing the 2020 Emerging Artist Fellowship Awardees

Posted on June 30, 2020

Northern Clay Center is proud to announce the 2020 recipients of its Emerging Artist Residencies, Warren MacKenzie Advancement Awards, and Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation Award.

Emerging Artist Residencies
Northern Clay Center’s Emerging Artist Residency programs, the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship and the...

Posted in Artist Services, Artist Grants, MN NICE

An Update From NCC

Posted on May 29, 2020

Hello everyone,

As you are likely aware, Northern Clay Center continues to meet the challenges presented during the last few months and found itself managing a more serious challenge this week. It’s impossible to overstate the concern and support we collectively offer to our community in the midst of dark injustice, exhaustion, anger,...

Posted in COVID-19, Artist Services, Education, Sales Gallery, Director's Report

NCC Seeks Interns and Assistants

Posted on May 27, 2020

Join NCC for a fabulous and fun summertime clay adventure!

With camps scheduled to begin on June 8, we are seeking assistants that will be flexible to accommodate changing demands as our ability to facilitate programming becomes more clear. Last year, approximately 400 children participated in our weeklong camps, designed for all...

Posted in Education

NCC’s Virtual NCECA 2020

Posted on May 18, 2020

We offer our collective thanks to all of you who purchased work through our pop-up website during the week we typically travel to NCECA’s annual conference. Your purchases of almost 200 pots during that last week of March allowed us...

Posted in Artist Services, NCECA, Sales Gallery, Press


Posted on May 18, 2020

This is going to be short and light. We are all aware of what is happening around us, and this — a note from an arts organization serving some of the best (clay) people — should be your respite.

Yes, we have a new leadership team at Northern Clay Center. Kyle Rudy-Kohlhepp and myself are the Interim Co-Executive Directors. While it...

Posted in American Pottery Festival, COVID-19, Director's Report, Press

Northern Clay Center Updates

Posted on April 10, 2020

Hello everyone,

We trust and hope you are discovering ways to fill your time and your soul these days. We are just checking in to let you know that we are still here and creating new strategies for serving our community while doing everything we can to keep NCC’s everyday organization needs met too. 

As many of you know, our...

Posted in COVID-19, Education, Sales Gallery, Director's Report


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