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


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 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...

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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 American Pottery Festival, Sales Gallery

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

What's next?: Valerie Ling, 2016 Anonymous Artist

Posted on August 24, 2017

I will be going back home to New York when the residency ends. My plan is to find a job and save up to go to Hong Kong for a while. I'm also considering looking for work there. I will continue making art at home and fire elsewhere. Regarding possible ceramics related jobs, I’ve emailed a couple of places, but haven't heard back yet. 


Posted in Artist Grants, Artist Services

Audra Smith selected for 2017 Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation Award

Posted on August 15, 2017

Audra Smith (Minneapolis, MN) is the 2017 recipient of the Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation Award through Northern Clay Center. Smith received a BA from New York State College of...

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