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Stop By and See us at The Powderhorn Art Fair This Weekend

Five artists from Uptown Clay will participate in the Powderhorn Art Fair as part of the Group Exhibitors. The Powderhorn Art Fair is celebrating 26 years of art and community and features 184 regional and national artists of varied disciplines, as well as a Community Showcase and Group Exhibitors from the Powderhorn area. The group will include artists: Rock Johnson, Kori Parish, Brynne Macosko Paguyo, Nikki Kaul, Danielle Louden.

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Mel Faverro, Reduction, Hi-Fired Stoneware, 2017

In addition to the group exhibit, Melissa Favero will be showing her work as part of the Community Showcase.

Saturday, August 5th 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, August 6th 10 a.m. – 5 p.m
Melissa has been busy creating planters, take a look at her new wares!
Rock Johnson, Rocky Johnson, Stoneware, Uptown clay,

Rock Johnson, 2017, mid-fire oxidation

Kori Parish, Reduction fired stoneware, 2016

The group’s booth is to the left of the park building if you are looking at the lake, off of 15th Avenue South, between 33rd street and 35th street. Hope everyone can make it.

Loring Park Art Festival

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18th Annual Loring Park Art Festival – July 29 & 30
Sheryl Grassie and Jon Loer will be participating in the Loring Park Arts festival on July 29th and 30th.  This year, the Loring Park Art Festival celebrates its 18th year of bringing art to one of the cities’ oldest and finest parks. This FREE two-day event takes place on Saturday, July 29 from 10-6 and Sunday, July 30 from 10-5 near Oak Grove Street and Hennepin Avenue in Loring Park across from the Walker Art Center.

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Festival goers will enjoy two days of art provided by 140 wonderful artists that have been juried into the festival to assure high-quality artwork in all media. Art at the festival includes; oil painting, watercolors, handmade paper, sculpture, textiles, photography, glass, ceramics, jewelry, mixed-media, wood, printmaking and more. There are a variety of price ranges, therefore, offering something for everyone’s taste and price.

Loring Park Arts Festival, shop local

In addition to art, visitors will enjoy family events, food, music and unique entertainment around the walking paths and duck ponds of Loring Park—an idyllic setting for an outdoor art festival.

Uptown Clay – Spring Open House and Ceramics Sale

The artists are all working hard getting work ready for the spring Open House Event.  Mark your calendars;  Saturday April 29th from 12:00-6:00 PM.  We will have some great new work from all the artists in addition to new work from some of our new studio mates; Rocky, Jen and Sam. Stop by for a quick snack, or ride your bikes down the Midtown Greenway and exit at the Soo Line Gardens and stop by and see us!

All of our pottery is made locally by artists who live and work in the Uptown community.  This is truly shopping local!

Pottery Is the New Yoga! Here’s to the Mind-Clearing Benefits of Clay

Pottery is more than an emerging market or au courant hobby, however; amid our can’t-stop-won’t-stop tech-addicted culture, it connects us to the earth when the world might as well be coming undone.

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In the past few years, pottery has crept out of the knickknack shop and into the realm of fashion. Clay’s chic status is believed to have been made official in 2013, when Steven Alan began carrying the work of young potters at his home-goods store. Rachel Comey held a ceramics bazaar at her New York shop shortly thereafter, and designer Paloma Wool commissioned original works by young potters to sell on her website—along with clothing made from ceramic-inspired fabric—for The Vase Project. The craze for earthenware has made a mark on Instagram, too, where artisans like Lindsey Hampton, Helen Levi, and Natalie Weinberger boast followings rivaling those of any It girl (although, speaking of which, even Emily Ratajkowski has recently posted herself elbow deep in clay). Young creatives, who in another era might have gone to work at fashion houses, are pursuing careers to do with kilns, and more and more of the sort of with-it women who practice yoga at Sky Ting and dine at Dimes (itself a showcase for creative clay) are signing up for after-work or weekend classes. “Everyone’s a potter these days!” laughs superstar ceramicist Amanda Moffat. “It’s great.” Read more about at Vogue.com

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Rock Johnson, Rocky Johnson, Stoneware, Uptown clay,

Rock Johnson showing at Conception Arts, first Chicago show

We’re so proud of Rocky! He was invited to show his work in Chicago at the first Conception Arts shows there.  This show features the work of 25 artists that are on the cutting edge of visual arts. The show will be taking place on June 24th, 2017 at the Dovetail Brewery, 1800 West Belle Plaine Avenue from 5:00 pm -10:00 pm. Good luck Rocky. Chicago is going to be blown away by your new work.  Tickets available through Rocky or online here.

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Rocky Johnson, mid-fire clay, slip decorated, 2017

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Rocky Johnson, mid-fire clay, slip decorated, 2017

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Rocky Johnson, mid-fire clay, slip decorated, 2017

Roadside Attractions—Next 5 Exits, Exhibition Opening and Artists Talks at Northern Clay Center

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Patty Chambers

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
—Ernest Hemingway

Mar 10 to Apr 30

Opening reception: Friday, March 10, 6 – 8 pm

Guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, Roadside Attractions — Next 5 Exits reveals a vision of the allure of the wayside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko Paterson, and Nathan Prouty—create works that depict the recollection of travels, a portrayal of collected memories, nostalgia for past Americana, and the desire to contain an experience within an object. Viewers will recognize the expression of journeys made and imagined, and they will be able to connect through their shared experience.

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Patty Chambers

Related Events

Northern Clay is sponsoring a public artist talk by curator and participating artist Pattie Chalmers, and artist Peter Morgan, on Thursday, March 9 at 6 pm in NCC’s library. Register for your free seat here.

In addition, Peter Morgan will demonstrate on Saturday, March 11, from 10 am – 4 pm. Register for your free seat here.

18.-Clair-de-Loon

Clair de Loon –  Peter Chambers

Mariko Paterson will join us for a free workshop and slide lecture during the closing week of the exhibition on Saturday, April 22, from 10 am – 4 pm. She will present her techniques and discuss her work. Register for your free seat here.

All of these educational events are free and open to the public. Due to limited seating for all events, pre-registration is encouraged.

05.-Klondike-Bear

Klondike Bear – Peter Morgan