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Passages From India

Main Gallery
Virtual Tour available September 23

With its great cultural diversity, India offers more than a single ceramic tradition or history. It offers multiple local and regional traditions in addition to many different characteristics that reflect India’s social, religious, and cultural richness. India’s vibrant ceramic culture encompasses functional, as well as sculptural, work; objects made for everyday use and domestic décor, ceremonial and architectural creations, and now, installations on the cutting edge of contemporary artistic exploration.


MESSENGER: a 21st century love letter

Emily Galusha Gallery
Virtual Tour available September 23

From sharing selfies to connecting with loved ones, the way we communicate has dramatically changed in the last decade. When digital technology first started to proliferate, the general public was hesitant to adopt this as a valuable and meaningful experience—the fear was the loss of authentic relationships because we couldn’t see who was behind the screen. MESSENGER explores the potential to forge relationships on digital platforms. Adam Chau presents porcelain tiles in the shape of smartphones with real messages sent to a stranger after a chance meeting in Italy.


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


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!