Members Exhibition: K-12 Educators and Students

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 addition to Members Exhibition in the main gallery, this year gives us the special opportunity to amplify the critical and highly-impactful work by the K-12 educators and students in our community. Much like the show in the main gallery, Members Exhibition: K-12 Educators and Students will be juried. There will be an in-person exhibition, featuring work by selected applicants, as well as an online exhibition including the work of all applicants.

Applicants need NOT be members to apply to this exhibition. Northern Clay Center will award one-year Education Memberships to all K-12 students and educators who apply for the exhibition.

Education Membership entitles the holder to the following benefits:

Student Education Membership

  • A 5% discount on one student or family workshop, camp, or Teen Wheel Pottery Punch Card
  • A $15 discount on American Pottery Festival Saturday and Sunday workshops
  • Invitations to special events, free lectures, and pre-sales
  • Subscription to our digital newsletter to learn about opportunities, classes, and exhibitions

Educator Membership

  • A 5% discount on education opportunities at NCC
  • A $10 discount on American Pottery Festival Saturday and Sunday workshops
  • Access to lesson plans and virtual lectures for the classroom
  • Invitations to special events, free lectures, and pre-sales
  • Subscription to our digital newsletter to learn about opportunities, classes, and exhibitions

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 educator/student-artists are responsible for all shipping/transportation to and from NCC. 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”.

One note regarding photos for the K-12 Educators and Students application: NCC knows time and resources are stretched thin in an education setting. While we recognize that creating a photograph of one’s work may present an additional teaching opportunity and skill-building exercise, we do not require professional-level images for jury consideration. While it should be considered that these are the images that will be used for the online exhibition, the quality of the images will in no way impact the jury process.

Please email us at nccinfo@northernclaycenter.org with questions about the exhibition or application process. We are happy to help!