Northern Clay Center


Six McKnight Artists

Summer Open House: July 9
Main & Galusha Galleries

In 2022, the Center’s annual McKnight Artist exhibition will provide the unique opportunity to view works by the 2022 recipients of the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists, Mike Helke (Stillwater, MN) and Juliane Shibata (Northfield, MN), as well as the 2021 recipients of the McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists: Ashwini Bhat (Penngrove, CA), Hyang Jin Cho (Fort Collins, CO), Tom Hubbard (Attleboro, MA), and Roberta Massuch (Philadelphia, PA). This exhibition, supported by the McKnight Foundation, showcases the success of each artist’s fellowship or residency.


Ceramic Classes for Adults & Kids

We offer virtual and in person (as safety allows) classes for clay lovers of all ages and aptitudes. Never touched clay before? Try Land of Round Pots. Long-time ceramic artist looking for new skills? Check out our Special Topics Classes. Is a kid in your life missing after school programs? Yep, we’ve got a class for that too.

Shop Ceramics

We add new pots from the country’s most exciting makers to our online sales gallery every week so that you can keep your collection current and find great handmade gifts for your loved ones.

Shop most recent additions.

Check out our monthly Featured Artist show.

Pick up a piece from our secondary market sale.


Grants, Residencies, & Studios

Artist Studios

Grants and Residencies

Grant Program Alumni


In the Galleries

August Featured Artists

AUGUST 2 – 28
Sales Gallery & Online
Willem Gebben, Shaina Renae Lund, Ernest Miller, Jewelry: Tricia Schmidt


Let’s get clay in your community

Northern Clay Center’s ClayToGo outreach program brings the ceramic arts into the community! Whether at a school, library, senior living facility, adult day center, or summer camp, NCC can bring the materials and teaching artists with clay expertise to your location!