Northern Clay Center


A Gathering: Works from ‘Contemporary Black American Ceramic Artists’

Virtual Tour available September 23
Public Reception: Friday, October 7, 6 – 8 pm Indoors and masks required
Main Gallery

On view this fall, in the main gallery at Northern Clay Center, is an exhibition of historical significance—A Gathering: Works from ‘Contemporary Black American Ceramic Artists’. Curated by donald a clark and Chotsani Elaine Dean, it is an exhibition that brings to life the pages of their newly-published book, Contemporary Black American Ceramic Artists.


American Pottery Festival


The American Pottery Festival is a mindfully-forged platform that brings together makers, clay lovers, learners, collectors, and the simply curious, to build community and be inspired.

Though APF weekend is over, there is still time to support our biggest fundraiser and our amazing APF artists by shopping online.

The sale continues online through the end of September.


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!