Student Spotlight: Emiliano Cerna-Rios

Posted on July 26, 2018

Northern Clay Center community student Emiliano Cerna-Rios maintains a studio in Northeast Minneapolis and is an avid runner and cyclist. His first training in art was in painting. 

He began...

Posted in Community Interviews, Education

Artist Spotlight: Guillermo Guardia

Posted on June 28, 2018

Guillermo Guardia is a relatively recent addition to the alchemy of ceramic artists in the Twin Cities and NCC has been delighted to have his talents represented on our teaching roster, in the sales gallery, and as a 2018 American Pottery Festival artist. Guardia creates colorful figures and functional wares emblazoned with glyphs representing...

Posted in Sales Gallery, American Pottery Festival, Community Interviews

ClayToGo Residency Spotlight: Arts Access @ Anne Sullivan

Posted on June 26, 2018

During the winter and spring of 2017, NCC teaching artist David “Swen” Swenson worked closely with students in 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th grades at Anne Sullivan Communication Center, with additional work with Nabad...

Posted in Outreach

Teaching Artist Spotlight: Jennica Kruse

Posted on June 21, 2018

Jennica Kruse began teaching children’s summer classes at NCC nine years ago, moving into teaching adult classes in 2013. She says, “Hanging out with our awesome students is my favorite part of teaching!” If you take a class with Jennica you will be supported in developing your persistence, because, as she says, “Time spent at the wheel pays...

Posted in Community Interviews, Education

The Five W's of Woodfiring

Posted on May 31, 2018

With typical Midwestern aplomb, NCC builds on community friendships to ensure our ceramic educational offerings reach every possible interest, regardless of onsite facilities. Our region is rich with possibilities and our partners are generous. You asked for it, and we delivered this spring with an amazing wood firing experience! 

Posted in Education

NCC announces 2018 Emerging Artist Residents and Warren MacKenzie Advancement Awardees

Posted on May 17, 2018

Each year, numerous courageous souls step into the world to better define their lives as makers and begin to forge their individualized creative paths. This year more applicants than ever applied for our Emerging Artist Grants and it was a great competition to witness. Northern Clay Center remains proud to offer these opportunities for emerging...

Posted in Artist Grants

Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant Recipients

Posted on April 11, 2018

Northern Clay Center is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grants. Three grants in the amount of $6,000 each have been awarded to Heather Barr, Alex Chinn, and Mitch Iburg.

Posted in Press, Artist Grants, Artist Services

NCECA Conference in Pittsburgh

Posted on April 4, 2018

“How was NCECA 2018 you might be asking?” The short, Minnesota, answer is “Great!”. The real answer is much longer and more heartfelt. 

We are humbled by the convergence of 6,000+ artists, educators, enthusiasts, collectors, and students.

We are inspired by the speaking and creative talents of contributing makers and the savvy...

Posted in Sales Gallery

Become an NCC Tour Guide!

Posted on April 4, 2018

Are you looking for a dynamic volunteer position in the arts? Are you passionate about ceramic art? Share your knowledge and enthusiasm as a Northern Clay Center Tour Guide.  NCC is accepting applications for its Volunteer Tour Guide Program through July 27th, 2018. The course provides a survey of Minnesota ceramics and the history of Northern...

Posted in Outreach

Say YES! To the Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant Deadline

Posted on February 12, 2018

Minnesota provides artists more fiscal support, per capita, than any other state in the country—by a significant margin. Northern Clay Center is proud to be part of this legacy. In 2017 NCC paid out some $557,000 in support to artists, bringing the total artist payout since 1995 to $8.6 million!

This impressive support for ceramic...

Posted in Artist Grants, Artist Services


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