Back to All Events


  • Norway House 913 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55404 USA (map)


An NCECA Exhibition

Special Hours during the Conference:

Mon–Sat 10am–5pm (Thu until 9pm).
Reception: Thu, Mar 28, 6–8pm. On view Mar 25–30.

Claytopia, The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts’ (NCECA) 53rd annual conference will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota March 25-30, 2019. Norway House is proud to host a week-long showcase curated by James Ibur.

An array of 20 artists whose work makes use of “components,” whether thematically related or unrelated, to make a larger statement about containers and containment. Among the 20 are Eric Hoefer, Jeff Wyman, Jan McKeachie Johnston, Alleghany Meadows, Diane Lublinski, Mathew Isaacson, Dan Anderson, Susan Beiner, Steve Hilton, Syd Carpenter.

Since the 1960s, the Twin Cities region has played a pivotal role in shaping a renaissance in studio pottery and craft as cultural forces. Adaptation of Mingei-inspired ideals within the American heartland drove a vision of artfulness in daily life. Claytopia will engage regional, national and international artists, thinkers, curators, educators, and students to produce an array of exhibitions and experiences that build on, respond to, celebrate, and push against ceramic art’s diverse legacies. Together, we will expand critical discourse on teaching, learning, aesthetics, social impacts, design thinking, and artistic production.

Details for the 2019 conference are in process. For more information and a list of participating galleries and events, please visit: