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NCC announces 2018 Emerging Artist Residents and Warren MacKenzie Advancement Awardees

Posted on May 17, 2018

Northern Clay Center is proud to announce the 2018 recipients of its Emerging Artist Residencies and Warren MacKenzie Advancement Awards.

Northern Clay Center’s Emerging Artist Residency programs, the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship and the Anonymous Artist Studio Fellowship, are designed to provide emerging ceramic artists an opportunity...

Posted in Artist Grants

Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant Recipients

Posted on April 11, 2018

Northern Clay Center is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grants. Three grants in the amount of $6,000 each have been awarded to Heather Barr, Alex Chinn, and Mitch Iburg.

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Posted in Press, Artist Grants, Artist Services

NCECA Conference in Pittsburgh

Posted on April 4, 2018

“How was NCECA 2018 you might be asking?” The short, Minnesota, answer is “Great!”. The real answer is much longer and more heartfelt. 

We are humbled by the convergence of 6,000+ artists, educators, enthusiasts, collectors, and students.

We are inspired by the speaking and creative talents of contributing makers and the savvy...

Posted in Sales Gallery

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

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