Members Exhibition

APRIL 28 – JUNE 19, 2022
Main Gallery
Virtual 3D Tour on view May 5, 2022
Free public opening reception tentatively planned for Friday, April 29, 6 – 8 pm

In the summer of 2022, NCC will once again turn its exhibition spotlight on our incredibly talented members (comprising students, educators, professional artists, and novices) with a juried exhibition. Membership is the only requirement for application. Unlike any members exhibition in our history, this iteration promises to engage the audience with a glimpse into the multitude of possibilities when we lend our collective creative voices to the experience of isolation, challenge, pain, hope, and triumph.

This year, NCC will have a juried in-person exhibition in each gallery featuring work by selected member-artists. All submitted work will be included in an online exhibition featured on NCC’s website.

About the Jurors

Paul Briggs earned his BSEd in education and ceramics from The City College of New York, an MA in rabbinic literature from Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK), his PhD in art education and educational theory and policy from Penn State University, (State College, PA), and his MFA in ceramics/3D from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Boston), where he is currently an associate professor of art education and director of Saturday studios. He has also contributed through many community roles and taught at such notable institutions as St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN), Penland School of Crafts (NC), and Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Snow Mass Village, CO). His ceramic work is based in pinch forming and slab work, and he shares, “Slab building is my ‘primary’ method of expression. Pinch forming is what I do to meditate, slab building is what I do to think through ideas, to philosophize concretely.”

Lisa Buck is a studio potter and art educator living and working in the St. Croix River Valley of Minnesota. She holds degrees in art education with an emphasis in ceramics from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Buck uses a combination of wheel thrown, handbuilt, and carved techniques to produce her pieces featuring generous forms and hardy feet. Her electric-fired, functional work is characterized by the use of terra sigillata, juxtaposed with glazed and slipped. Buck has been the recipient of a Jerome Foundation Project Grant for Emerging Artists to study the historic pottery in La Borne, France, and has been greatly influenced by the rich earth tones and cooking vessels of Morocco, where she lived for several years. Her work has been exhibited in galleries nationwide and can be found in numerous publications.

Important Dates

February 1: Application live online
February 28, 5 pm: Applications due
April 7: Applicants notified regarding jury results (In-person exhibition and online exhibition.)
April 11: Last day to deliver work to NCC for the in-person exhibition.

Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour available May 5.

Application Information

The member-artist is responsible for all shipping/transportation to and from NCC. Artists interested in applying, but who are not currently NCC members, may become members at the time of application. Not sure about your membership status? Email us at nccinfo@northernclaycenter.org, and we will assist you!

This exhibition will be juried. Members can submit up to two images of one piece that was created during the past two years. The work accepted for the exhibition MUST be the work submitted to the jury for consideration. Please only submit a work that has not been previously exhibited at NCC. Due to space constraints, and a desire to include as many members as possible, we must limit the size of any individual piece to 36” x 36” x 36”.