Northern Clay Center

A nonprofit organization

$4,667 raised by 24 donors

62% complete

$7,500 Goal

For over 30 years, Northern Clay Center has served the community through the art of clay. At NCC, you can learn to make pottery and sculpture, attend free lectures and workshops, view world-class exhibitions, and support clay education outreach in the state of Minnesota.

We commit to building equity in the field by engaging makers at all levels from diverse cultures, traditions, and backgrounds. We are confident that with your help, NCC will remain a leading force in the field of ceramic art and a focal point for artists, learners, and educators for years to come.

Our programs provide high-quality ceramic art experiences to thousands of young people in schools and community organizations through residencies, short workshops, and artist demonstrations; provide teaching opportunities and studio facilities to dozens of talented ceramic artists; introduce clay to hundreds of people ages 55 and over and hundreds of adults, kids, and families in our classes and workshops at our facility.  

Here are a few examples of what your donation will help us achieve:

Tuition for a parent and child to attend a hands-on workshop
$100 Kiln costs to fire projects from a multi-week outreach workshop with youth or aging populations in the community
Tuition for a youth participant in a multi-week workshop or summer clay camp
Firing NCC’s large gas kiln of work produced in the Adult Education Program
$2,000 Costs to bring an artist to Minneapolis for a week of workshops or residency in conjunction with an exhibition
$10,000 A year-long early career artist residency at NCC

None of our efforts are possible without the very generous support from our members, donors, students, volunteers, visitors, and artists, who buttress the efforts of our staff and board through financial contributions, through volunteering of time, and through the sharing of knowledge and passion for the ceramic arts. 

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Organization name

Northern Clay Center

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Arts & Culture Education Community


2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN 55406



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