Student Spotlight: Janet Johnson

Posted on May 16, 2019

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.”...

Posted in Education, Community Interviews

Artist Spotlight: Liz Pechacek

Posted on May 7, 2019

Not all makers can successfully walk between the worlds of utilitarian pottery, sculpture, and jewelry. Liz Pechacek does and she does it articulately, with depth and aplomb as she incorporates a variety of handbuilding and slip-casting techniques. The coil and pinch method she uses to make her prototypes and larger works is a slow, deliberate...

Posted in American Pottery Festival, Sales Gallery

Sarah Millfelt, Northern Clay Center's Executive Director, Announces Her Resignation

Posted on April 29, 2019

It is with mixed emotions that I publicly announce my pending departure from Northern Clay Center (NCC), effective October 31, 2019. I have devoted the past 20 years of my life to...

Posted in Director's Report, Press

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


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