is MN NICE the program for you???

May 2, 2019 | 6:00pm
Location: Northern Clay Center, 2424 Franklin Ave E, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Learn more:
Join us for a MN NICE program information session, where we will discuss the program’s many components before opening the floor to questions.

Is MN NICE right for you?
MN NICE supports the development of studio work and provides high-level training in ceramic materials, history and theory, and professional practices. Through instruction and individual mentorship, students build skills, knowledge, and insight necessary to create a personal and cohesive body of work. The program is led by ceramics artist and educator, Ursula Hargens, and is supported by the talents of myriad ceramic artists from around the region and from across the country.

Hargens explains, “Many individuals are eager to further their ceramic education and seek a professional credential, but family, employment, financial and time constraints limit their ability to do so within a traditional academic structure. This certificate program is designed to fill this gap, providing a flexible, yet challenging environment that responds to the needs of non-traditional students, giving them quality information, academic rigor, critical dialogue, and critique as they develop their artistic practice and strengthen their work.”

Find more information here: or to request detailed information and discuss your availability, contact Kyle Rudy-Kohlhepp at or 612.339.8007 x314.

upcoming workshop with Adam Feild – Nature Tradition: Cultivating Inspirations in Clay

Nature Tradition: Cultivating Inspirations in Clay

July 8-12, 2019

Tuition: $750

Maximum enrollment: 8

Open to all levels, basic wheel throwing skills recommended

In this 5-day workshop participants will work side-by-side with me in my Helena, Montana studio. The workshop is focused on porcelain. I will demonstrate a variety of wheel-thrown forms, my approach to trimming pottery, methods for carving intricate pattern on functional forms, as well as glazing and high firing in my reduction glaze kiln. From ancient Korean techniques, to innovative solutions for timeless problems, participants will develop a new perspective on creating and decorating functional pottery. They will learn new skills for mapping out and carving geometric patterns in clay.  Generous discussions about studio practice, aesthetics, materials, ceramic history, and promotion and marketing strategies for the studio potter are certain to encourage individual discovery, growth, and development of fresh ideas.  Workshop attendees will gain the skills and confidence to create and decorate work in their own voice.

Contact ADAM to reserve your space or with any questions you might have.

More info HERE.