Northern Clay Center


Coastal Sweetgrass: Clay & Land & Craft

Public reception: Thursday, October 12, 6 – 8 pm

Ceramic and fiber artist Ashlyn Pope and sweetgrass basket maker Andrea Cayetano-Jefferson, both Gullah, will dialogue between media and process, from clay to sweetgrass. This exhibition, and the work and lives of the artists represented, will bring meaningful engagement with the community of visitors to the gallery and programming, provide content for educators to implement to expand the historical primary and secondary sources of craft and cultural research, and expand the curriculum for their students.


The Skin of the Pot: Works by Lily Fein

Public reception: Thursday, October 12, 6 – 8 pm

As part of Northern Clay Center’s Emerging Curator Initiative, Lily Fein will act as artist-curator and create and curate a collection of her own works intended to explore the evolution of her journey as a young artist in the wake of a global pandemic. The resulting series uses the vessel as a metaphor for living bodies, and explores connection and touch through the forms and surfaces of the sculptures. 


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.

The American Pottery Festival Preview is your first chance to see and buy work by our visiting APF artists

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

Early Autumn Featured Artists

SEPTEMBER 12 – OCTOBER 8; Sales Gallery & Online; Jill Foote-Hutton, Kirk Lyttle, Laurie Shaman, Andy Shaw, Jewelry: Heather Nameth Bren


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!