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 high school graduates, ages 18 and older. Last year, approximately 400 children participated in our weeklong camps, designed for all ability levels, for ages 6 and up.
Last November, we celebrated our fifth graduating class of Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE). The program is currently in its sixth year with another diverse and lively student body. Students enrolled in the 2019 program include: Liane Bromer, Paola Evangelista, Billy Hicks, Rylie Lawrence, Joy Newmann, Marni Oberpriller, Chris Salas, Brent Titcomb, and Sydney Willcox.
Joseph Tashjian sunk his hands deep into clay after finding NCC two years ago. A retired physician, Tashjian deeply values the opportunity to learn about and work with clay—something he didn’t have while working. The community at NCC provides him with a community of like-minded people who are interesting, friendly, and dedicated to their craft.
Sunshine Cobb’s creative journey has taken her all over the country. She is constantly on the move – creating magically saturated wares and sharing her experience and techniques with other makers who are eager to learn. On Friday, September 6 she will join us at for a pre-festival workshop as part of the American Pottery Festival.
NCC is excited to welcome teaching artist Lauren Karle to the NCC community! Karle spent the last five years living on a national wildlife refuge with a herd of bison in rural New Mexico. For the last two years, she taught Art and Design in Santa Fe. Karle is “thrilled to be back in civilization, ready to meet people, and make a life!” We are so glad she decided to make her life here in Minnesota.
NCC is excited to welcome Casey Beck to our teaching artist roster! Beck is a ceramic artist who has a passion for atmospheric firing.
Janet Johnson started taking classes at NCC in 1991 and has been thriving in clay ever since. Janet says, “NCC is a stimulating place for me to enjoy creating all sorts of ceramic forms.” She taught high school art with a focus on drawing and painting, and since retiring has blossomed in the world of ceramics. She has enjoyed taking handbuilding classes with teaching artist Marion Angelica.