NCC Seeks Interns and Assistants

Posted on April 17, 2017

Join NCC for a fabulous and fun summertime clay adventure!

Each summer, NCC offers over 15 teaching assistantships and one, paid internship for college students and recent graduates, ages 18 and up. Last year, some 400 children participated in our weeklong camps, designed for all ability levels, for ages 6 and up.

Get to know a...

Posted in Education

Summer Director's Report

Posted on April 17, 2017

“Did you have fun at NCECA?” just spilled out of the mouth of another curious Northern Clay Center constituent. Those of you who have attended the NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) conference know that while “fun” is the operative word for most attendees (I mean, how could you not have fun with thousands of your closest...

Posted in Sales Gallery, Director's Report, Artist Services

MN NICE: Year Three

Posted on February 7, 2017

Last November we celebrated our second graduating class! We are proud to continue the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education into its third year, with the most diverse student body to date. Jill Foote-Hutton, NCC’s new Director of Learning and Engagement, sat down with MN NICE students Kathryn Schroeder and Matt Cawley to discuss some of...

Posted in MN NICE, Education

Chili Cook-off Update

Posted on February 7, 2017

Many warm-hearted and well-fed thanks to all of the participants in this year’s Chili Cook-off! Some were brave enough to sample chilis and vote; some contributed through volunteerism; some threw caution to the February winds and tried their hands at wheel-throwing and handbuilding; and then there were those who toiled, boiled, experimented,...

Posted in Sales Gallery, Outreach

Winter 2017 Director's Report

Posted on November 9, 2016

Looking back while looking forward—never an easy task, but a requisite one in the not-for-profit world. What have we done? What had we wanted to do? What’s next? Where do we hope to be? Fourth quarter of our calendar/fiscal year is all about finding answers to these questions.

What have we done? 
A lot. We’ve completed...

Posted in American Pottery Festival, MN NICE, Director's Report, Outreach, Exhibitions


Posted on September 1, 2016

We are so excited to announce the launch of our Indiegogo fundraising campaign to support our new ClayToGo Van!

Posted in Outreach

David Swenson awarded 2016 Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation Award

Posted on August 1, 2016

David Swenson (Minneapolis, MN) is the 2016 recipient of the Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation Award. Swenson received a BFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and was a...

Posted in Artist Grants, Artist Services

Announcing the 2016 McKnight Ceramic Artist Fellowship and Residency Recipients

Posted on July 11, 2016

Northern Clay Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 McKnight Fellowships: Nicolas Darcourt (Minnetonka, MN) and Sheryl McRoberts (Minneapolis, MN).  The recipients of the 2016 McKnight Residency are:  Kosmas Ballis (Ft. Meyers, FL), and Anthony Stellaccio...

Posted in Artist Services, Artist Grants, Press

Director's Report: Autumn 2016

Posted on June 29, 2016

The Autumn Newsletter marks the end of Northern Clay Center’s 25th year of operations—and the start of the next 25 years of magic! For many of us, the mid-twenties call to mind a time in which life was filled with possibility, learning, trial-and-error (and often success!), and the defining of some major life goals.

For Northern Clay...

Posted in Director's Report