Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists is a professional organization that supports women ceramic artists in Minnesota. MNWCA provides its members opportunities for exhibiting, networking and mentoring throughout their ceramic careers. MNWCA also furthers the creative and professional development of its members.


Upcoming events

    • 11 Jun 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 12 Jun 2016
    • 6:00 PM
    • 27607 Grenada Ave, Farmington, MN 55024


    Join 2016 National Council on Ceramic Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) emerging artist Tom Jaszczak, and his partner, Maggie Finlayson, as they present the ins and outs of mid-range earthenware on Saturday, June 11 from 9am - 3pm. Tom and Maggie will introduce an array of unique approaches to form, including individual bisque molds, drape molds, altering on the wheel, adding coil-built features, developing handles, and trimming thrown pots off the wheel. Tom and Maggie will share information about effective decorating techniques that can be used at any temperature range. Additionally, on Saturday from 3 - 6pm, eight participants can sign up to participate in an experimental cone 3 soda firing. Glazing will begin at 3pm Saturday afternoon and continue into the early evening with kiln loading. Work for this firing must be made out of clay that is rated to at least cone 3 (Continental Clay’s low fire red earthenware is recommended) and already be bisqued. The workshop will provide glazes and slips.

    On Sunday, June 12th , the workshop will continue with firing the soda kiln alongside Tom Jaszczak and Donovan Palmquist of Master Kiln Builders.  This will be an incredible opportunity to join two of the field’s accomplished firers as they push the boundaries of earthenware in this experimental firing​. The mid-range soda firing will finish around 6pm on Sunday.

    Don't miss out on this incredible clay opportunity!  Register online at www.cannonriverclaytour.com, call Donovan at 612-645-9868, or email: kilnbuilders@gmail.com

    • 16 Jun 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Edina Art Center


    We are incredibly fortunate to have two wonderful Kansas City artists, Tommy Frank and Chandra DeBuse joining us for a one-day intensive workshop Thursday, June 16th from 10am - 4pm at the Edina Art Center!  Tommy and Chandra both use animal imagery to create playful narratives in their functional ceramic forms.  In this one-day demonstration workshop, the artists will demonstrate their individual approaches to both hand building and wheel throwing. Tommy will demonstrate silicone press molding and altering.  Chandra will work with soft clay slabs in conjunction with plywood drop molds and bisque hump molds. Both artists will address their unique approaches to surface with Tommy using texture and oxide washes to enhance his sculptural forms and Chandra using underglaze inlay, sgraffito and brushwork to create her imagery. 

    Workshop fees*:  

    Edina Art Center Members: $76 
    Non-Members: $84 
    *The first 6 people to email MNWCA their receipt get a $25 discount!

    Don't miss out on this incredible clay opportunity!  We recommend you register by phone at: 952-903-5780 (workshop code is 3907).  You can also register online here (note you'll need to create a login).

    Edina Art Center hours are: Monday – Thursday 9 am – 8 pm, Friday 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday 9 am – 1 pm

    • 18 Jun 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • 19 Jun 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Northfield, MN

    The ceramic artists of the Northfield area invite you to join us Father’s Day weekend for our first annual Cannon River Clay tour. Hosted by 10 local clay artists and featuring 11 guest artists from around the country, this self-guided studio tour and sale will include a wide range of ceramic work. The four stops on the tour all surround the beautiful community of Northfield, MN located just 40 miles south of the Twin Cities.


    • 10 Sep 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Northern Clay Center - Studio B
    • 16

    Mikey Walsh

    Save the date for our fifth annual Wise Women APF Panel!  The panel is getting an upgrade this year - we'll be in Studio B and get to start at 9am!  This promises to be a lively discussion (as always!) between some of the stellar women artists exhibiting in the American Pottery Festival this year.  Our fantastic 2016 line up includes: 

    -Sarah Chenoweth Davis

    -Heather Nameth Bren

    -Mikey Walsh
    -Julia Walther

    Cost to attend the panel is $5, but if you're an active MNWCA member get in for FREE! Light breakfast refreshments will be served.  We hope you can join us for this ever-popular event!

    Heather Nameth Bren

Past events

06 Feb 2016 MNWCA Annual Gathering and Potluck
19 Dec 2015 Mary Barringer Scholarship Registration Payment
18 Dec 2015 MNWCA Holiday Social and Cookie Plate Exchange
06 Dec 2015 Mary Barringer Workshop
25 Oct 2015 Fall Mug Exchange and Social!
11 Sep 2015 Pre-APF Workshop With Ayumi Horie
23 Apr 2015 Eat, Drink, and... Closing Reception
18 Apr 2015 Majolica Tile Workshop
11 Apr 2015 Lamp making workshop (part II)
13 Mar 2015 Eat, Drink, and...
21 Feb 2015 Lamp making workshop (part I)
31 Jan 2015 Artist Talk and MNWCA Annual Member Meeting!
11 Jan 2015 Winter Social/ 5 and 5 Talks
06 Dec 2014 Holiday Art Crawl
13 Sep 2014 Wise Women Panel
12 Sep 2014 Wise Women Workshop: Sue Tirrell
21 Aug 2014 MNWCA Movie Night: "Ruth Duckworth: A Life in Clay"
12 Jul 2014 Kip O'Krongly Workshop- Exploring Earthenware: Slab to Surface
31 May 2014 Wise Women Workshop with Lorna Meaden
19 Apr 2014 Printing on Clay with Megan Mitchell
01 Apr 2014 Call for Entry Deadline: MNWCA Members Juried Dinnerware Exhibition
20 Mar 2014 MNWCA Social at NCECA
19 Mar 2014 "Super Surprise" reception at ART BAR
15 Feb 2014 Grant Writing Workshop
17 Jan 2014 Jerome, Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists Lecture and Opening reception!
09 Dec 2013 MNWCA social
10 Nov 2013 MNWCA Member Meeting and Potluck
08 Nov 2013 Call for Cups: Online Holiday Sale and Exhibition
22 Oct 2013 MNWCA Board Meeting
24 Sep 2013 MNWCA Movie Night: Karen Karnes "Don't Know, We'll See"
21 Sep 2013 Possession: Workshop #2
21 Sep 2013 Possession: Workshop #1
13 Sep 2013 APF Wise Women Panel
12 Sep 2013 Pre-APF Surface Workshop with "Wonder Twins" Linda Arbuckle and Victoria Christen
05 Sep 2013 Possession
17 Aug 2013 Ceramic Showcase in Rochester, MN!
28 Jul 2013 Tributaries Closing Reception
28 Jun 2013 Tributaries
22 Jun 2013 Annual Meeting and Potluck ***POSTPONED**
01 Jun 2013 Wise Women Workshop with Lana Wilson
31 May 2013 Lana Wilson Slide Talk
12 Apr 2013 How to Rock your Etsy Shop
12 Feb 2013 Ceramic Movie Night and Social
08 Jan 2013 MNWCA Potluck
13 Dec 2012 MNWCA Social and NCECA Show Brainstorm Session
14 Nov 2012 Packing and Shipping Workshop with Elizabeth Coleman
04 Nov 2012 MNWCA 2012 Juried Exhibition
27 Oct 2012 Wise Women Series Workshop With Linda Christianson
17 Oct 2012 Critique and Potluck
07 Sep 2012 American Pottery Festival Wise Women Panel Discussion
04 Aug 2012 Sandi Pierantozzi Workshop
03 Aug 2012 Sandi Pierantozzi Slide Lecture
06 Jun 2012 Annual Meeting and Website Launch Party (+Potluck!)
31 May 2012 Ceramic Movie Night and Social - Steven Hill Techniques
12 May 2012 CANCELED: St Croix Pottery Tour Meet Up and Potluck
23 Apr 2012 American Terra Cotta Company Historical Lecture with Kimberlee Roth
04 Apr 2012 MNWCA Board Meeting
16 Feb 2012 MNWCA Board Meeting
10 Feb 2012 MNWCA Winter Workshop Retreat
21 Jan 2012 Heathy Body Workshop
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