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


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

Artist Spotlight: Bianka Groves

Posted on February 28, 2020

Bianka Groves’ path to NCC was a winding journey featuring a multitude of interests that eventually led to her centering her life on ceramics. Her work comes to life out of a 100 square foot shed in the backyard of her Santa Fe, New Mexico home. Groves has been making pots since 1996, but feels that she really hit her stride in 2011 when she...

Posted in Sales Gallery

Student Spotlight: Maggie Johnson

Posted on February 20, 2020

Maggie Johnson found NCC some years ago while searching for Summer Clay Camp opportunities for her kids. In 2016, Maggie and her husband sold their company, Sojos Pet Food, and with this life change...

Posted in Education, Community Interviews

Artist Spotlight: April D. Felipe

Posted on January 29, 2020

April D. Felipe grew up in Queens, New York with her sister and parents, who both emigrated from the Caribbean to America in their youth. She earned her BFA from Alfred University, concentrating in ceramics...

Posted in Sales Gallery

NCC Seeks Interns and Assistants

Posted on January 21, 2020

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...

Posted in Education, NCECA, Sales Gallery

MN NICE: Year Six

Posted on January 21, 2020

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,...

Posted in Artist Services, Education, MN NICE


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