Artist Services

Artist Services

Artist Services

Northern Clay Center is proud to support ceramic artists of all career stages, techniques, and backgrounds. We offer studio space for clay artists, manage several grant and residency programs, and offer professional development through Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education.

Artist Studios

The facilities are designed to allow ceramic artists to work in an environment that encourages individual expression and artistic growth. NCC strives to include a mix of artists, spanning different stages of experience and specific expressions in clay. We aim for a lively working environment, where artists are encouraged to develop and exchange ideas with their peers. One of the ways NCC facilitates growth is through a unique accountability agreement which promotes activity in areas of professional development, advancement, and service.

Grants for Artists

Residencies & Fellowships

NCC proudly facilitates grant programs for early career makers, current students or apprentices, recent graduates, and mid-career artists.

NCC encourages applicants who represent the full range of artistic styles, and is committed to supporting a diverse pool of artists whose work demonstrates strong artistic merit. Accordingly, awards for our grant programs will represent, as possible, artists and initiatives that are diverse in genre, expertise, gender, race, ethnicity, and geography.

Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education

MN NICE is a rigorous program developed in collaboration with Program Head, Ursula Hargens. MN NICE provides personalized professional development for artists who are serious about taking the next step in their ceramic evolution. The program is designed to respond to the changing needs of emerging makers with high-level training and mentorship in ceramic materials, history and theory, and professional practice. Through innovative instruction and individual mentorship, artists build skills, knowledge, and insight.

Current Residents & Fellows

Clarice Allgood

Teaching Artist; Studio Program; Pottery Museum of Red Wing Award 2023; Fogelberg Fellow 2020; MN NICE Alum 2019

Edith Garcia

McKnight Resident 2022, 2012, 2005 Jerome Project Grant 1999

Mike Helke

Sales Gallery McKnight Fellow 2021 Jerome Project Grant 2008 Red Wing Award 2006

Z Kaplan

Teaching Artist BISQUE Resident 2021

Roberta Massuch

McKnight Resident 2021 Jerome Project Grant 2009 Fogelberg Fellow 2008

Jason Wang

Teaching Artist Anonymous Artist Fellow 2021