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Become an NCC Tour Guide!

Posted on April 4, 2018

Are you looking for a dynamic volunteer position in the arts? Are you passionate about ceramic art? Share your knowledge and enthusiasm as a Northern Clay Center Tour Guide.  NCC is accepting applications for its Volunteer Tour Guide Program through July 27th, 2018. The course provides a survey of Minnesota ceramics and the history of Northern...

Posted in ART@HAND, ClaytoGo, Outreach

Say YES! To the Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant Deadline

Posted on February 12, 2018

Minnesota provides artists more fiscal support, per capita, than any other state in the country—by a significant margin. Northern Clay Center is proud to be part of this legacy. In 2017 NCC paid out some $557,000 in support to artists, bringing the total artist payout since 1995 to $8.6 million!

This impressive support for ceramic...

Posted in Artist Grants, Artist Services

MN NICE: Year Four

Posted on January 23, 2018

Last November, we celebrated our third graduating class of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE). The program is currently in its fourth year with another diverse and lively student body already hard at work. Kyle Rudy-Kohlhepp, the new Manager of Education and Studio Programs at Northern Clay Center, interviewed the new...

Posted in MN NICE, Education

Construction Update

Posted on January 23, 2018

April showers will bring a whole lot more than May flowers for NCC in 2018; we anticipate a lot of growth for NCC’s outreach program. In the fall of 2017, NCC embarked on a sizeable building remodel to create an outreach prep zone within our existing building — a private space for teaching artists to manage the cumbersome tasks of preparation,...

Posted in Press, Director's Report

NCC at NCECA

Posted on January 23, 2018

Northern Clay Center staff travels to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to participate in the 52nd annual conference held by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) from March 14 - 17.

During the four-day conference, the theme for which is CrossCurrents, NCC...

Posted in Studio Program, Sales Gallery, MN NICE, Artist Grants, Education, Artist Services

Betty Woodman

Posted on January 3, 2018

The ceramics and broader art world lost one of the greats on January 2nd :  Betty Woodman, an inspiration to countless ceramic artists and a two-time NEA Fellow.

In 1999 Northern Clay Center had the pleasure of naming Ms. Woodman a Regis Master Artist, honoring her for her contributions to the development of 20th and 21st...

Posted in Press, Director's Report

2017 American Pottery Festival Review

Posted on October 12, 2017

In the wake of the American Pottery Festival, which brings with it packing, shipping, clean up, and notes of gratitude sent across the country, we here at NCC are still catching our collective breath and reflecting on the accomplishments of everyone who helped us pull off the most successful fundraiser to date. Here’s the highlight...

Posted in Sales Gallery, American Pottery Festival

What's next?: Gillan Doty, 2016 Fogelberg Studio Fellow

Posted on August 28, 2017

Next year, I am going to be a resident artist at Odyssey ClayWorks in Asheville, NC starting in October. It is a minimum 18-month commitment, so I’ll be settling down there for the next year or so! I didn't expect to take off...

Posted in Artist Grants, Artist Services

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