NCC Turns 25!

In the fall of 2015, Northern Clay Center entered its 25th year of existence. With almost 2.5 decades under our belt, the Center continues to change and grow, providing new and necessary services and support to artists, introducing the community (and the world!) to inventive approaches to the material, representing some of the most interesting and exciting makers in the country, and ensuring that kids of all ages, adults, and aging individuals have access to the material through our onsite and offsite education and outreach programs.

While behind the scenes, our staff and board will be celebrating NCC’s accomplishments with the usual pep and cheer, and incredibly hard work and service, we are excited to invite you to celebrate with us at one or all of the following activities. Save these dates and watch for additional information in print and online.

NCC’s Holiday Open House
Sunday, November 22, 12 – 4 pm.
Kick off our 25th year with a special NCC Members Preview gathering! Sign up for your new membership (or renew your longstanding membership) and join us for a preview hour of specialty holiday treats and beverages and private shopping opportunities from 11 am – 12 pm. Stick around for an afternoon of fun for the whole family. Free!

8th Annual Chili Cook-off
Saturday, February 6, 1 – 5 pm.
Join us for NCC’s favorite winter gathering (now on a Saturday afternoon!)—make your own chili bowl, meet and greet our featured artists. Compete in our Chili Cook-off, or vote for your favorite chili while you enjoy a beer and shop for a new chili bowl or beer stein in our gallery. $5 to eat; free to compete!

25th Anniversary Party
Saturday, June 25, 5 – 9 pm.
NCC’s 2016 summer exhibition, Florilegium will celebrate all clay things floral and will serve as the perfect backdrop for our early-summer Anniversary party. Celebrate all things “25”—support ceramic artists and NCC as you bid on 25 silent auction Florilegium ceramic wares; bring 25 friends (or make 25 new ones), dress as your 25-year-old self; sample from 25 tasty libations; get through the door with a modest $25 donation.