Through a period of incredible chance and evolving circumstance, Northern Clay Center has remained strong and dedicated to the pursuit of its mission to advance the ceramic arts for artists, learners, and the community through education, exhibitions, and artist services. Finding new meaning in this statement with each new challenge, we have remained nimble and open minded while exploring new avenues to build upon the existing strengths that compose the core of NCC’s purpose and identifying areas for further development.
Northern Clay Center stands in solidarity with our community in working toward change. We value diversity and equity and reject oppression and injustice. NCC offers its voice in unison with our entire community and commits to create space and attention for the voices of all.
Northern Clay Center is an organization, but it is only as strong or as effectual as the individuals who relentlessly contribute to its success. Thank you for helping us spread that same tireless support into our greater community.
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, and sadness.
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.
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.