Openings, shows, Workshops, job postings, equipment, & anything else that might involve the northern
Ohio clay community.

Thursday, April 19, 2018


Wayne Center for the Arts, 237 South Walnut Street, Wooster,  “Functional Ceramics Workshop.”  Opening Exhibition Free today from 7-9pm.  Workshop with Sue Tirrell, Martha Grover and Kevin Crowe Friday and Saturday.  $190, $90 students.   (Image Above)

Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., CLE 216.621.2900  “The Legacy Show.”  Opening 6-8pm.  

Spaces, 2900 Detroit Ave, CLE 216.621.2314  “20/20 hindsight.”  Opening 6-9pm.  

78th Street Studios, 1300 West 78th Street, CLE  “Third Friday.”  Open 5-9pm. 

River Gallery,19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River 440 331-8406,  “Organic Progression.”  Opening 3-7pm.  

Worthington Yards Projects,  725 Johnson Court, CLE  “Jeff Chiplis.”  10am-Noon.  

Summer Intensive Workshop
May 21st-25th
With Kensuke Yamada   for more information and to register please go

Thursday, April 12, 2018


Hartshorn Gallery, 2342 Professor Ave. CLE  “Lila Rose.”  Opening 5-9 pm.  (Image Above)   This event is part of Walkabout Tremont.  

Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron  “arron Foster and Emily Brannan.”  Opening 5-8pm.  

Sandusky Cultural Center, 2130 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky 419.625.1188  “Cleveland Artifact Machine.”  Opening 1-4pm.  Featuring the work of 22 artists including NOC’s own Mark Yasenchack. The C.A.M. is a restored 1960’s National cigarette machine that now dispenses artwork instead of cigarettes. Created by artist R!ch Cihlar, the C.A.M. will house 22 artists and dispense artwork for $10 each.  The creations have come in all forms of art: painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media and more.  Guests will also receive a commemorative C.A.M. coin for their participation.

Thursday, April 5, 2018


Harris-Stanton Gallery, 2301 West Market Street, Akron, 330.867.7600,  “25th Annual ART-tini Auction.”  This is a silent auction that benefits a local arts nonprofit each year. (This year’s benefits a scholarship at the University of Akron’s visual arts program). There will be more that 80 pieces by international and regional artists available to bid on at the gallery including painting, prints, jewelry, glass and ceramics.  Bidding opens Thu 4/5 and closes on Thu 4/12 @ 5:30-8:30pm with a vodka-themed party at the gallery with a $15 admission. Pieces can be viewed at the gallery from Tue-Fri @ 10:30am-5:30pm and Sat @ 10am-4pm. Some of the pieces will also be viewable online.

Brick Ceramic + Design, 420 East 161st St., CLE  “Annual Spring Sale.”  Open 6-9pm.  Featuring work by NOC members.

Waterloo Arts, 15605 Waterloo Rd., CLE 216.692.9500  “Stephen Cup- Breaking Point.”  Opening 6-9pm. Pittsburgh-born, New York-based artist Stephen Cup’s cartoon-like graphic illustrations address complex and serious issues: “How are we maneuvering through the emotional landscape created by our current government?  Are we plodding by, perpetuating the status quo? Or are we actively engaging ourselves and community by generating change?”  His exhibit, Breaking Point, opening at Waterloo Arts during Walk All Over Waterloo, looks at the divisiveness and instability of our current times in vivid, confrontational images. It’s free and open to all.  (Image Above.) 

Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd, CLE 216.421.7350,  “Mix Party.”  Open 6-10 pm.  $10 advance  $15 day of.  

ArtNeo, 1305 West 80th Street #016, CLE  “Gloria Plevin Talk and Show.”  Talk 2 pm. Northeast Ohio artist Gloria Plevin, who works in pastels, acrylics and watercolors, paints intimate scenes of daily life influenced by Impressionism. Her 50-year output includes landscapes, gardens and glimpses of people at home doing famliar things: reading, playing games, relaxing in a comfortable chair. A retrospective of her work is currently on display.  Gallerist/curator William Busta will host a talk with the 83-year-old artist at ARTneo. It’s free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 29, 2018


Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Blvd., CLE 800.223.4700,  Portals_Thresholds.”  Opening 6-8PM.  Portals_Thresholds, opening at the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Reinberger Gallery, features work by Sara Ludy, Rachel Rossin and the artist collaborative Wickerham & Lomax.  Their work draws on painting, sculpture, video and virtual reality to explore ideas about science fiction, artifice and simulated reality. The show will also stretch its reach outside the gallery with new media artist RafaĆ«l Rozendaal’s websites projected each day from 5-9pm on the digital media mesh, located on the western wall of CIA’s building, with a new website each week through June 15, when the exhibition closes.

Worthington Yards Projects,  725 Johnson Court, CLE  “Destruction of Species.”  Opening 6-9pm.  

Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., CLE 216.621.2900  “Khehla Chepape Makgato pop up.”  Opening 5:30-8pm.  

Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E. 47th Street, CLE 216.361.9255,  “Paper Trails.”  Opening 6-9pm. The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory will be hosting its 6th annual Paper Trails juried exhibition, opening this week, to showcase works that use paper in intriguing and boundary-pushing ways.

Spaces, 2900 Detroit Ave, CLE 216.621.2314  “monster Drawing Rally.”  Opening 6-10pm.  $10.  

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, East hall Studio.  “Shiyuan Xu Workshop.”  See Image above for more details.

Thursday, March 22, 2018


 Room Service, 2078 W. 25th Street, CLE  “Alexis Chinon:  Lifescapes.”  Opening 7-10pm.  

Valley Arts Center, 155 Bell Street, Chagrin Falls  “Mother Earth.”  Opening 6-8pm.  

Heights Art Gallery, 2175 Lee Road, Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457 “Jennifer Adams:  In the Spotlight Gallery.”  Opening 6-9pm.

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St., CLE 216.721.9020  “The Fledgling Collector with Susan Covey and Kathy Cameron.”  Talk 1-3pm.  Free but must register with AAWR.

Some Time Gallery, 2882 West 32nd Street, CLE  “Enough To:  New work by Elizabeth Emery and  Laura Bidwa.”  Opening 3-7 pm.  (Image Above)

Hildebrandt Building, 3619 Walton Ave. 2nd Floor, CLE  “Hildebrandt Art Walk.”  Open 5-10 pm.  Featuring the work of NOC’s own Billy Ritter.

Lakeland Community College, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland 440.525.7029  “From Women XI…Created by Women, of Women & about Women.”  Opening 3:30-5pm.  

Thursday, March 8, 2018


Hedge Gallery, 1300 W.78th Street, CLE “Preview- Don’t Be Still.”  Open 6-8pm.  New work by Robert Banks and John Carlson.  

Heights Art Gallery, 2175 Lee Road, Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457  “Drawn Together: Emotional Intelligence and the Vernacular of the Heart.”  Opening 6-9pm. Please join us for a community opening reception of an exhibition that explores the Buddhist concept of Brahma-Viharas, also known as the Four Divine Emotions; loving-kindness (metta), compassion (karuna), vicarious or sympathetic joy (mudita), and equanimity (upekkha).

Art House, 3119 Denison Ave., CLE 216.398.8556,  “ASC Chili Cook Off.”  Open 1-3pm.  $20. Come enjoy a great selection of chili recipes, raffle baskets, and all-round good company. The first 100 people to buy tickets receive a bowl made by regional artists. They are starting to go fast! $20 per adult; $7 for youth. Beverages included.

Hope Center for Arts and Technology,  115 Anson Way, Sharon, PA. 16146 (724) 308-5135  *building is handicap accessible.    Adam Field Workshop.”   NOC Member Justin Reese is Hosting this workshop where he teaches.   March 12th  10am-6pm w/Artist lecture from 7pm-8pm.  March 13th 10am-6pm  Cost $100 for the 2-day workshop or $65 per day.  $50 for 2-day workshop or $30 per day for students with a valid college ID.  To register go to    Adam Field   -   Nature Tradition: Cultivating Inspirations in Clay.  In this two-day workshop Adam Field will demonstrate his methods for carving intricate pattern on a variety of wheel-thrown porcelain forms.  He will also demonstrate traditional Korean Onggi coil and paddle pottery techniques. From ancient Korean techniques, to innovative solutions for timeless problems, participants will develop a new perspective on creating and decorating functional pottery.  Participants 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.  Participants will gain the skills and confidence to create and decorate work in their own voice.  (Image Above)

Thursday, March 1, 2018


Waterloo Arts, 15605 Waterloo Rd., CLE 216.692.9500  “Walk All Over Waterloo-DayGlo Show”  5-9pm.  Other openings in the area at Praxis, Article, and Six Shooter Cafe.  

Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Blvd., CLE 800.223.4700,  “2018 Alumni Exhibition.”  6-8pm.  Featuring the work of NOC’s own Kristen Cliffel, and Andrea Leblond (Image Above)

Cleveland Print Room, 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102, CLE 216.401.5981  “Spitball.”  Opening Reception 5-9pm. 


West 78th Street Studios, 1300 W. 78th St., CLE “Watch it Wednesdays”  5-8pm.  Each month 15 artists who work or show in the building will be set up on the first floor, working on  a current project. Visitors will have a chance to mingle and talk with the artists who’ll be open to conversations. Food and drink will be available as well.  Among the featured artists in March are Hilary Gent (painter), Robert Banks (filmmaker), (NOC”s Own) Mark Yasenchack (ceramics), Susie Frazier (mixed media), Eileen Dorsey (oil painting), Charmaine Spencer (sculpture, eco art), Bruce Buchanan (stained glass), Dawn Tekler (encaustic painting), Mark Krieger (acrylic painting), Laurel Herbold (illustration, painting) and Zack Hoon (photography, framing).  Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.