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

    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Pryes Brewing, 1401 West River Road N, Minneapolis
    Hey Young Whippersnappers!

    Join us for the MNWCA 35 and under Meet and Greet!

    Wednesday, November 14

    5 -7:30 pm

    Pryes Brewing

    (Hip craft beer taproom on the water)

    1401 West River Rd N,

    Minneapolis, MN 55411

    Plenty of free parking available

    Grab a beer (or craft soda) and network with other young women just getting started on their own ceramics journey. Let's compare notes on various opportunities and discuss what it takes to start a studio, find a rental space, sales options, etc. All levels of ceramic experience encouraged. All who identify as women welcome. Nonmembers too. 

    Pass the word!

    Hosted by Wendy Thoreson. 


    Find Pryes Brewing:


    • 18 Nov 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • St Kates, Catherine G Murphy Gallery, 2004 Randolph Ave, St Paul

    Do you wish to set up a simple website for your artwork, but don't know where to start? Are you overwhelmed by the many options available? Does the idea of producing and updating your own website cause you anxiety? We're here to help!

    Website instructor and MNWCA member Lisa Truax will demonstrate how to create beautiful, stress-free websites using available platforms. She'll compare current website template applications with varying degrees of difficulty and features, including Weebly, Wix, Squarespace, GoDaddy, Google Web Designer, and WordPress. In a tiered lecture room with a large screen you will be able to view these website programs and learn the advantages of each, including their costs, learning curve, flexibility, and options. Lisa will review registering your own domain and the range of services and security offered. You will learn to prepare your images for website publication. Photoshop is the most common software for image preparation, but free options such as Gimp will be demonstrated.

    After this one-hour presentation, we will move to a hands-on computer lab with 16 stations and helpers to learn in small groups to try out website design platforms and edit/format your images. You'll be able to roam between stations, ask questions, and get specific help from ceramic artists who understand your needs.

    Bring your laptop to get personal help! If this workshop doesn't solve your needs, tell us what you want, and we will follow-up with more offerings, Or, find others here to partner with, and continue on as a team. Sign up today! Members: $30, nonmembers: $40.

    Lisa Truax teaches web design at Saint Mary's University, where she has created two levels of web courses, a curriculum, a book, and many step-by-step handouts she will share. Lisa was a graphic and web designer for 5 years before she got her

    MFA in ceramics. In 2015 Lisa won a MN Artist Initiative grant, and in 2017 the Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant.

    Directions to the Gallery 

Past events

26 Sep 2018 Hump Day Social
21 Sep 2018 Application deadline: Heroines, Hops and Hounds at NCECA
08 Sep 2018 Wise Woman Panel: What's the Story Morning Glory?
22 Apr 2018 Board meeting
25 Feb 2018 Potluck and Annual Meeting
14 Jan 2018 Beer and Brainstorming
10 Dec 2017 Members' Cookie Exchange
09 Sep 2017 6th Annual Wise Women Panel!
07 Sep 2017 APF Workshops!
19 Aug 2017 Opening Reception: Fresh Work
12 Aug 2017 CANCELED: Workshop with Ryan Myers!
30 Jun 2017 Submission Deadline June 30!
15 Jun 2017 Kansas City Clay: Artist Talk and Demonstration with Chandra DeBuse & Tommy Frank
06 Jun 2017 Critical Response Critique - A How To Session
01 Apr 2017 NCECA "Loot Sharing" and Debrief
21 Jan 2017 Soup Social
10 Sep 2016 5th Annual Wise Women Panel!
08 Sep 2016 SURFACE SOLUTIONS with Linda Arbuckle & Kip O'Krongly
18 Jun 2016 Cannon River Clay Tour!
16 Jun 2016 Poking Fun: Animals in Clay
11 Jun 2016 Extra Hot Earthenware:Forming and Firing Techniques
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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