Director's report: Spring 2015

Posted on February 3, 2015

Happy Spring from Northern Clay Center!! We are excited about warming temps and about looking out our windows to see colors come back into the sepia-toned, wintery Minnesota world; we are anxious to get our...

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Save the Date! 2015 American Pottery Festival

Posted on February 3, 2015

Save the date and join us for our 17th annual fundraising benefit and celebration of the art of the pot. The 2015 American Pottery Festival will take place September 11 – 13. The Festival is a three-day extravaganza that brings together collectors, local and national artists, students of all ages and interests, and clay lovers,...

Posted in Sales Gallery


Posted on February 3, 2015

NCC will exhibit pots in Rhode Island at the conference held by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Similar to last year, NCC will exhibit pots from a dozen Minnesota and Wisconsin...

Chili Cook-off Inspiration: Bob's Award Winning Recipe

Posted on January 13, 2015

Do you have an Award Winning Chili Recipe you would like to share?-- Email us!

Bob’s Boilermaker Chili -- Northern Clay Center Chili Cook-off Winner 2011


Posted in Sales Gallery

Meet Graham Mörkebacke

Posted on November 20, 2014

Meet Graham Mörkebacke, NCC’s exhibitions intern who proves again and again that no job is too small.  Graham is a senior at the University of Northwestern–St. Paul, where he studies ceramics with...

Winter 2015 Director's Report

Posted on October 30, 2014

According to the 2015 Farmers’ Almanac, winter temperatures, precipitation, and snowfall will all be below normal this winter.  But we knew that, right?!  A Minnesota winter is almost always winter with a...

Bill Gossman

Posted on October 30, 2014

Bill Gossman (BG) is a potter living in New London, MN.  His wood-fired stoneware has been sold through NCC’s gallery since 1996.  Sales Gallery Manager, Karen...

Posted in Community Interviews

American Pottery Festival 2014 Wrap-up

Posted on September 23, 2014

Thank you to the 2014 American Pottery Festival artists for immersing yourselves into the NCC community over our fundraiser weekend, and for sharing your expertise and techniques, your big ideas, and your great work.  Thank you volunteers — for chauffeuring artists and food, sweeping the courtyard, assisting shoppers, and unpacking (...

Posted in American Pottery Festival, Sales Gallery

Fall 2014 Director's Report

Posted on July 16, 2014

Fall remains my favorite time of year… both personally and professionally. Fall marks the return to jeans and jackets, the change in light and the smell of the air, the excuse to bake with pumpkin, the need for hot coffee and cocoa. Fall forces us to live in the moment as it is our reminder of what lies ahead: another winter. 

Fall is...

Newfoundland Promotion 2014

Posted on July 16, 2014

First-time students, at any level, mention the "Newfoundland" promotion to receive 10% off your first class. Members and current students, register a friend and receive an...

Posted in Education, Sales Gallery