News

An Update From NCC

Posted on May 29, 2020

Hello everyone,

As you are likely aware, Northern Clay Center continues to meet the challenges presented during the last few months and found itself managing a more serious challenge this week. It’s impossible to overstate the concern and support we collectively offer to our community in the midst of dark injustice, exhaustion, anger,...

Posted in COVID-19, Artist Services, Education, Sales Gallery, Director's Report

NCC Seeks Interns and Assistants

Posted on May 27, 2020

Join NCC for a fabulous and fun summertime clay adventure!

With camps scheduled to begin on June 8, we are seeking assistants that will be flexible to accommodate changing demands as our ability to facilitate programming becomes more clear. Last year, approximately 400 children participated in our weeklong camps, designed for all...

Posted in Education

NCC’s Virtual NCECA 2020

Posted on May 18, 2020

We offer our collective thanks to all of you who purchased work through our pop-up website during the week we typically travel to NCECA’s annual conference. Your purchases of almost 200 pots during that last week of March allowed us...

Posted in Artist Services, NCECA, Sales Gallery, Press

Summer 2020 DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Posted on May 18, 2020

This is going to be short and light. We are all aware of what is happening around us, and this — a note from an arts organization serving some of the best (clay) people — should be your respite.

Yes, we have a new leadership team at Northern Clay Center. Kyle Rudy-Kohlhepp and myself are the Interim Co-Executive Directors. While it...

Posted in American Pottery Festival, COVID-19, Director's Report, Press

Northern Clay Center Updates

Posted on April 10, 2020

Hello everyone,

We trust and hope you are discovering ways to fill your time and your soul these days. We are just checking in to let you know that we are still here and creating new strategies for serving our community while doing everything we can to keep NCC’s everyday organization needs met too. 

As many of you know, our...

Posted in COVID-19, Education, Sales Gallery, Director's Report

Announcing the Recipients of the 2020 Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grants

Posted on March 31, 2020

Northern Clay Center is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grants. Three grants in the amount of $6,000 each have been awarded to Casey Beck, Rita Panton, and Ginny Sims-Burchard. The Foundation supports emerging artists in Minnesota and New York City who, among other qualifications:

  • take...
Posted in Artist Services, Artist Grants

NCC Update on COVID-19, 03.20.2020

Posted on March 16, 2020

Good evening, 

We are checking in today to reassure you that Northern Clay Center is taking measures to keep those we care about safe: our students, staff, the artists we serve, and our supporters. NCC has decided to temporarily close the building, adjust programming, move all possible operations online, and create a remote work plan...

Posted in COVID-19, Artist Services, Education, Exhibitions, NCECA, Outreach, Sales Gallery, Director's Report, Press

Northern Clay Center Withdrawing Participation at NCECA 2020

Posted on March 11, 2020

Every year, Northern Clay Center puts a great deal of planning into our attendance and participation in the NCECA conference, and it’s one of our most highly anticipated events. In light of recent developments in the tracking of both presumed and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Virginia, Northern Clay Center (NCC) has made the difficult...

Posted in NCECA, Director's Report, Press

Northern Clay Center’s New Executive Leadership

Posted on March 6, 2020

A LETTER FROM NORTHERN CLAY CENTER'S BOARD CHAIR, Craig Bishop

Leah Hughes has tendered her resignation as Executive Director of Northern Clay Center effective March 6, 2020. The Board of Directors is sad to see Leah go, and wish to thank her for her service, but with recent developments at home we respect Leah’s desire...

Posted in Director's Report, Press

Teaching Artist Spotlight: Chloe Rizzo

Posted on March 5, 2020

NCC is excited to welcome Chloe Rizzo to the teaching artist roster! You may have already seen her hard at work in the Outreach Zone as she has been teaching with us through our...

Posted in Education, Outreach, Community Interviews

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