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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 in September)
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Hours of Operation:
Mon. 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Tue. 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Wed. 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Thu. 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Fri. 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Sun. 10:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Showing Gallery Hours as of January 2024. Hours subject to change.

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.

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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

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.

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

In the past, Northern Clay has offered Private Birthday Parties & Scout Meetings​ for kids ages 6 and up. Parties are not currently advertised, but parents interested in a hosting a party could contact the studio directly.

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