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2424 Franklin Avenue East Minneapolis, MN 55406
612.339.8007 x301
Admission: $0.00
Galleries always free* *except during American Pottery Festival (September)
Hours of Operation:
Mon. Closed
Tue. 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Wed. 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Thu. 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Fri. 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Sun. 12:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Northern Clay Center (“NCC)is a studio and exhibit space for the ceramic arts. Besides classes for both adults and children, it offers events throughout the year, birthday parties, and ongoing exhibits. Admission to the gallery to browse, shop or just enjoy the pottery is free.

Northern Clay Center

Northern Clay Center’s mission is the advancement of the ceramic arts. Ongoing programs include exhibitions by contemporary regional, national and international ceramic artists, as well as historical and architectural ceramics; classes and workshops for children and adults at all skill levels; studio space and grants for artists; and a sales gallery representing many top ceramic artists from the region and elsewhere.

-NCC Website

Northern Clay Center

Special Events

NCC hosts an annual holiday pottery exhibition and open house for the public. It is always free to bring your family to appreciate the gallery. The open house, held in mid-November, gives you a peek behind the scenes at pottery demonstrations and there are typically free hands-on activities with clay.

Northern Clay Center

Birthday Parties at Northern Clay Center

Northern Clay offers Birthday Parties & Scout Meetings​ for kids ages 6 and up.  Prices start at $200.  After the guided portion of the party, an event room is available for cake and revelry. Learn more here. For more Birthday Party Ideas: Ultimate Guide to Birthday Parties in the Twin Cities

Northern Clay Center

Pottery Punch Card for Teens

Students do not have access to open studio time. However Teens (ages 13-17) may purchase punch cards allowing them to take eight, 2-hour Saturday classes during a six month period. Classes are held most Saturdays from 10am to noon and cover fundamental techniques, with demonstrations and projects for advanced students. Learn More Here.

Northern Clay Center

Summer Camps at Northern Clay

Half-day or full-day summer camps are offered in a variety of themes and incorporate instruction for a variety of clay techniques. Learn more about summer camps at NCC and find more camp options in our Summer Camp Guide.

Northern Clay Center

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