Teaching Artist Spotlight: Glynnis Lessing

Posted on April 18, 2019

Glynnis Lessing’s move to Minneapolis in 2012 from Chicago was also a transition from teaching at Lillstreet Art Center, where she had been since 1989, to teaching at NCC. She reports it was a very easy...

Posted in Education, Community Interviews

Announcing the Recipients of the 2019 Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grants

Posted on April 9, 2019

Northern Clay Center is proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grants. Three grants in the amount of $6,000 each have been awarded to Lynn Wadsworth, Zoe Powell, and Erin Paradis. The Foundation supports emerging artists in Minnesota and New York City who, among other qualifications:

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

Artist Spotlight: Jan McKeachie Johnston

Posted on March 15, 2019

Jan McKeachie Johnston has a laugh that is instantly familiar. Her vessels carry familiarity too, when our hand grasps a basket her touch has shaped, our hand already knows the form...

Posted in Sales Gallery

Program Spotlight: MN NICE 5 Year Anniversary

Posted on March 4, 2019

Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education is celebrating its 5th Anniversary on Friday, March 8, from 6 – 8 pm with a...

Posted in MN NICE, Exhibitions, NCECA, Community Interviews

NCECA Make-in Studio!

Posted on February 26, 2019

Wondering what exactly the NCECA Make-in Studio is? Organizer, Mark Shapiro shares all the details on his blog post for NCECA. You can read all about it here:


Posted in NCECA

Student Spotlight: Sara Goettsch

Posted on February 21, 2019

The story of NCC Student Sara Goettsch begins with an invitation to take a class. Join us as she relates the tale: 

“I took my first class at NCC about 15 years ago. A couple of my friends were...

Posted in Education, Community Interviews

Artist Spotlight: Sarah Chenoweth Davis

Posted on February 14, 2019

Sarah Chenoweth Davis has been a welcome addition to past lineups of the American Pottery Festival and NCC is proud to represent her work in our sales gallery. She is part of the 112- year...

Posted in Sales Gallery

Artist Spotlight: SC Rolf

Posted on February 8, 2019

Today we turn our artist spotlight toward River Falls, WI, where Steve (SC) Rolf pursues the balance of two loves – clay and family. On a cool September morning, as the leaves start to turn, we...

Posted in Sales Gallery

Artist Spotlight: Alessandro Gallo

Posted on February 7, 2019

You may remember Alessandro Gallo’s work from the 2017 exhibition Tempered Beasts at NCC, one of the many exhibitions and collections featuring his work around the globe or from the 2018...

Posted in Artist Services, Artist Grants, Artist in Residence

Program Spotlight: MN NICE Year Five

Posted on February 6, 2019

Last November, we celebrated our fourth graduating class of Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE). The program is currently in its fifth year with another diverse and lively student body. Students enrolled in the 2018 program include: Clarice Allgood, Chris Bond, Shelli...

Posted in Artist Services, Education, MN NICE, Community Interviews