Northern Clay Center


The Secret Life of Objects

Main Gallery

In this exhibition, our curators bring together artists who imagine the life of a ceramic object beyond the pedestal through drawing, collage, and film. The Secret Life of Objects will share the most compelling clay work crossing material boundaries and will draw in new audiences to engage in the role of voyeuristic observer.


Hidari-uma: Riding the Horse Backwards, Embracing the Unknown

Emily Galusha Gallery

Mike Norman’s work is part allegory, alchemy, poetry, and Minge-sota. This retrospective of Norman’s work will celebrate his career of over 50 years and will feature new sculptures made specifically for the exhibition.


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

April Featured Artists

APRIL 6 – MAY 2, 2021
Sales Gallery
Heather Nameth Bren, Amanda Dobbratz, Liz Pechacek, Tricia Schmidt, Sandra Daulton Shaughnessy, Jewelry Focus


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!