Donating Collections

Donating Collections

NCC accepts donations of ceramic art for secondary market sales. Collectors, corporations, and artists who have been collecting great work over the years and are ready to narrow their focus or thin their collections will find that Northern Clay Center is a natural resource for such individuals, given our reputation, gallery experience, and customer relationships. 

Goal

Northern Clay Center’s goal for secondary market sales is to raise revenue for our artist services and education programs. Older pots from noted local and national artists also provide an opportunity to educate our students and clay community on a particular technique and an artist’s contribution to the field of ceramics.

Contact

Contact Tippy Maurant, Director of Galleries and Exhibitions: tippymaurant@northernclaycenter.org to discuss making your collection a tax-deductible donation.

Policies and Fine Print

Secondary market pottery may be accepted by NCC for later re-sale as a donation. All sales or auction proceeds go to support Northern Clay Center’s programming. NCC decides when and how the work is re-distributed.

ReCollect

The ReCollect sale at Northern Clay Center raises revenue for NCC’s artist services program. NCC’s secondary market sale showcases select objects (both older and more contemporary) from various private and personal collections. 100% of proceeds from these sales support a variety of opportunities for emerging artists, including the Emerging Artist Residencies, which now annually provide two artists with a fully-subsidized studio space and a modest firing/materials stipend. Additionally, exhibiting older pots from noted local and national artists provides us with an opportunity to educate our students and clay community on a particular technique and an artist’s specific contribution to the field of contemporary ceramics.