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2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis,55405
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March 2021

Panel Discussion: Storytelling for Artists & Educators

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Northern Clay Center, 2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis,55405
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Free

We approach a bowl as a familiar object, and understand a bowl based on its intended use of delivering bounty, holding sustenance, or being an object over which humans engage in dialogue. The Secret Life of Objects takes this storytelling concept a step further to explore the longer narrative of a maker's imagination. This remote discussion panel featuring Natalia Arbeleaz, Arthur Gonzalez, and Valerie Ling, led by Jill Foote-Hutton will focus on individual approaches to narrative and storytelling within and…

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Family Tile Art virtual clay workshop

March 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Northern Clay Center, 2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis,55405
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Free with registration

This online ART@HAND event is an opportunity for grandparents and grandkids to work together to create tile portraits of yourselves or your family. NCC teaching artists will guide you as you work. We will work together as a group and then utilize virtual breakout rooms so that each family can talk and work together.

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Artist Talk: Valerie Ling

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Northern Clay Center, 2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis,55405
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Free

Join Valerie Ling for an artist talk to discover more about the world her objects live in and how this world, that she also invites viewers into, is shaped by stylization and recurring themes. Valerie Ling explores the divide between how reality is viewed and experienced through a child’s perception and the evolution of experience as one moves into adulthood. That journey sees the ebb of imagination and innocence and the introduction of pragmatism and societal influence. Her work projects…

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Artist Talk: Valerie Ling

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Northern Clay Center, 2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis,55405
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Free

Join Valerie Ling for an artist talk to discover more about the world her objects live in and how this world, that she also invites viewers into, is shaped by stylization and recurring themes. Valerie Ling explores the divide between how reality is viewed and experienced through a child’s perception and the evolution of experience as one moves into adulthood. That journey sees the ebb of imagination and innocence and the introduction of pragmatism and societal influence. Her work projects…

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April 2021

April Featured Artists: Bren, Dobbratz, Pechacek, Schmidt, Shaughnessy, and Jewelry Focus

April 6 @ 10:00 am - May 2 @ 5:00 pm
Northern Clay Center, 2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis,55405
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Free

April brings the opportunity to celebrate five local artists with a collective experience spanning over a century and 1000s of students. There is a strength in artistic voice in each of their bodies of work matched only by their ongoing generosity in service to the community of clay. This month, we’ll also highlight their ceramic jewelry offerings, as well as those of several other gallery artists, that offer personal adornment ranging from delicate to brazen to sensible.

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April Featured Artists: Bren, Dobbratz, Pechacek, Schmidt, Shaughnessy, and Jewelry Focus

April 6 @ 10:00 am - May 2 @ 5:00 pm
Northern Clay Center, 2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis,55405
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Free

April brings the opportunity to celebrate five local artists with a collective experience spanning over a century and 1000s of students. There is a strength in artistic voice in each of their bodies of work matched only by their ongoing generosity in service to the community of clay. This month, we’ll also highlight their ceramic jewelry offerings, as well as those of several other gallery artists, that offer personal adornment ranging from delicate to brazen to sensible.

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April Featured Artists: Bren, Dobbratz, Pechacek, Schmidt, Shaughnessy, and Jewelry Focus

April 6 @ 10:00 am - May 2 @ 5:00 pm
Northern Clay Center, 2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis,55405
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Free

April brings the opportunity to celebrate five local artists with a collective experience spanning over a century and 1000s of students. There is a strength in artistic voice in each of their bodies of work matched only by their ongoing generosity in service to the community of clay. This month, we’ll also highlight their ceramic jewelry offerings, as well as those of several other gallery artists, that offer personal adornment ranging from delicate to brazen to sensible.

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Garden Plant Markers Clay Workshop

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Northern Clay Center, 2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis,55405
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Free

Get ready for your annual spring planting with handmade plant markers. Create clay tiles for your flora that will last year after year. Whether it’s herbs, fruits, vegetables, shrubs, or flowers that make you smile, clearly label your leafed friends with a ceramic marker created with an NCC teaching artist over Zoom.

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Artist Demonstration: Mike Norman

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Northern Clay Center, 2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis,55405
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Free

Join Mike Norman on his 82nd birthday as he shares a demonstration live from his studio, including a casual conversation about his life and the development of his body of work. Mike Norman’s work is part allegory, alchemy, poetry, and Minge-sota. Norman grew up in Duluth near the shore of Lake Superior with his artist parents about whom the neighbors would whisper, “they are Bohemians.” He and his sister spent their childhood reading, painting, building forts, and creating imagined adventures…

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Artist Talk: Ashwini Bhat

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Northern Clay Center, 2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis,55405
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Free

Please join Northern Clay Center in welcoming Ashwini Bhat as part of the NCC community from April through June. She will present an artist talk via Zoom on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 6 pm CT. This presentation is free to the public but early registration is appreciated. Exploring the deep relationship between the human and non-human, between the constructed and the inherited, Ashwini Bhat (Petaluma, CA) creates sculptures inviting viewers to interact with the revealed and the hidden. Trained…

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Looking & Learning: Ashwini Bhat and Ani Kasten

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Northern Clay Center, 2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis,55405
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Join us via Zoom for the 16th installment of this "show-and-tell” series, featuring Ashwini Bhat, McKnight artist visiting from California, and Ani Kasten, a studio potter working in the St. Croix Valley. The presenters will share and discuss objects that have inspired and influenced their making from each of their personal collections. This event will provide a glimpse into the lives and stories of each artist. You don’t want to miss it!

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May 2021

May Featured Artists: American Pottery Festival Preview

May 4 @ 10:00 am - May 30 @ 5:00 pm
Northern Clay Center, 2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis,55405
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Free

The American Pottery Festival Preview is your ONLY chance to see and buy work by our visiting APF artists in person until APF Opening Night on Friday, September 3. Join us for this special opportunity— while we may not know what autumn will hold for our in-person APF event, we do know that May is your month to visit the gallery and enjoy a sneak peek!

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Creatures for Your Garden Clay Workshop

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Northern Clay Center, 2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis,55405
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Free

Add an extra layer of fun to your garden by decorating with clay creatures! Whether your petunias are protected by a penguin, your onions have an ogre guardian, or your ginkgo tree has a gecko playing hide and seek—your garden can become a place of wonder. This all-ages activity is led by an NCC teaching artist over Zoom. Let’s get creative with clay!

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Creatures for Your Garden Clay Workshop

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Northern Clay Center, 2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis,55405
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Free

Add an extra layer of fun to your garden by decorating with clay creatures! Whether your petunias are protected by a penguin, your onions have an ogre guardian, or your ginkgo tree has a gecko playing hide and seek—your garden can become a place of wonder. This all-ages activity is led by an NCC teaching artist over Zoom. Let’s get creative with clay!

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