Ceramic Classes at NCC

We push forward through a period of prolonged and challenging adjustments with a practice that has always been a teacher of resiliency—ceramics. NCC offers virtual and in-person 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 and workshops. Is a kid in your life wanting to get creative with clay? Yep, we’ve got a class for that too.

Adult Education BIPOC
& Financial Access Scholarships

Northern Clay Center is committed to maintaining accountability and pursuing action to build meaningful diversity, impactful equity, and genuine inclusivity in the ceramic community. We recognize that there are significant and systemic racial and economic impacts that impede participation in the arts, and resulting financial barriers contribute to further divide. To address and help bridge financial barriers to ceramic education, NCC is implementing new scholarship options for our education programming to open access to the ceramic arts and welcome all who wish to learn, grow as an artist, and participate in the ceramic arts community.

We offer two scholarship options: A half-tuition scholarship, open to artists and learners with financial need, and a full-tuition scholarship, open to artists and learners who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color.

Scholarships are limited and will be available on a first-come first-served basis. Students are eligible to receive only one scholarship per session. We will do our best to offer students one of their top 3 choices of in-person or Clay-Along class or workshop. Once enrolled, all scholarships are non-refundable and non-transferable. Scholarship students are committed to their selected class, and the scholarship cannot be applied to a different class or term. Should a selected class cancel due to low enrollment, students will have the option to transfer classes. Previous recipients can apply multiple times per year, though priority will be given to new applicants.

Within a week of your application, you will be notified of the status of your application and will be aided in registration from there should you receive the scholarship.

For any questions regarding NCC’s scholarship program, please contact Claire Miller, Education Manager, at

Meet our Teaching Artists


Let’s get clay in your community

Northern Clay Center creates clay programming for partners including residential care facilities, public schools, after school programs, youth outreach, and more.

Resources for Art Educators

Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education

Now entering its seventh year, 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.