You’ve Got Friends in Clay Places

Thank you for being a valuable part of Northern Clay Center and all that you have contributed to advance the growth and development of the organization. Your presence in, and support of, the community has helped to maintain the footings from which we are able to take mindful and meaningful action to fulfill our mission while we work to push boundaries and create new experiences and programs available to our local, national, and international audiences.

In 2022 we have continued to nurture and develop programs and adjacent initiatives launched in previous years including:

  • Hosted over 30 visiting artists from across the US
  • Held in-person receptions and events including those for the McKnight Summer Open House, the 24th Annual American Pottery Festival, and the opening reception and events related to our most recent exhibitions A Gathering: Works from ‘Contemporary Black American Ceramic Artists’ and Lisa Marie Barber
  • Increased accessibility to our classes through the Peter Leach Scholarship Fund by extending nearly 60 free or discounted classes to individuals identifying as BIPOC or in need of financial assistance
  • Successfully launched the Center’s inaugural BIPOC Studio Fellowship
  • Implemented a Studio Monitor Mentorship program to provide an avenue through which students have the ability to become more engaged with NCC and take ownership of the studio within which they work

We look forward to your continued support through our 2022 year-end campaign and into the future. We commit to strengthening our community through discourse and to building equity in the field by engaging makers at all levels from diverse cultures, traditions, and backgrounds. We are confident that with your help, NCC will remain a leading force in the field of ceramic art and a focal point for artists, learners, and educators for years to come.

Here are a few examples of what your donation will help us achieve:

  • $50 Tuition for a parent and child to attend a hands-on workshop
  • $100 Kiln costs to fire projects from a multi-week outreach workshop with youth or aging populations in the community
  • $250 Tuition for a youth participant in a multi-week workshop or summer clay camp
  • $500 Firing NCC’s large gas kiln of work produced in the Adult Education Program
  • $2,000 Costs to bring an artist to Minneapolis for a week of workshops or residency in conjunction with an exhibition
  • $10,000 A year-long early career artist residency at NCC

Thank you for your incredible support of this organization and your consideration of a donation as the year comes to a close.

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