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Construction Update

April showers will bring a whole lot more than May flowers for NCC in 2018; we anticipate a lot of growth for NCC’s outreach program. In the fall of 2017, NCC embarked on a sizeable building remodel to create an outreach prep zone within our existing building — a private space for teaching artists to manage the cumbersome tasks of preparation, firing, and glazing. Additionally, this space will house special outreach and education classes, ultimately freeing up our existing classroom space to support our adult education program.

Betty Woodman

The ceramics and broader art world lost one of the greats on January 2nd :  Betty Woodman, an inspiration to countless ceramic artists and a two-time NEA Fellow.

In 1999 Northern Clay Center had the pleasure of naming Ms. Woodman a Regis Master Artist, honoring her for her contributions to the development of 20th and 21st Century ceramics.

Audra Smith selected for 2017 Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation Award

Audra Smith (Minneapolis, MN) is the 2017 recipient of the Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation Award through Northern Clay Center. Smith received a BA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and has been a staff member and teaching artist at Northern Clay Center since 2010. Smith’s goals for her work are to make well-made, utilitarian pottery.

Northern Clay Center to Receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Through its grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity.

In the second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2015, the NEA will make a $15,000 award to Northern Clay Center (NCC) to support NCC’s exhibitions and related outreach programming. The NEA will make 1,023 awards totaling $74.3 million nationwide in this funding round.