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Kiln Installation Nears Completion

Muddy Waters ordered this new kiln with funding help from the city of Grand Forks Re-Grant funds and with help from the Myra Foundation. the kiln was built to order and finally arrived in late December. Volunteers helped get it in place- it weighs a ton, so this was no easy feat. In these photos you can see Skip and Al and their "Vanna White" pose. Next up: wiring the kiln and exhaust fan system. Watch for updates!

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Being a Member-Run Non-Profit

Muddy Waters Clay Center is a 401 3(c) organization with a mission and by-laws focused on being a ceramic arts studio, gallery, classroom and research center. The organization was begun in 2008 by a community of 22 people. Previously, adult community education classes in pottery had been held at UND and the interest was so large that it had to be moved to a new location. The founding members helped form the non-profit and its mission, which continues to this day.

Today's Muddy Waters Clay Center is three times larger than it was in 2008 and is still run by volunteers. In 2022 members will review the team structure in place for volunteers to provide the work needed to run the studio. Please support this endeavor in any way you can!

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Teen Pottery Class

Twelve young people arranged for a special pottery class with Muddy Waters Clay Center. Sacred Heart High School students and their chaperone spent one afternoon learning wheel throwing from Skip Haag and then went on to create several round clay forms of their own. Everyone had a great time experiencing the nature of clay on the wheel. All of the students were pulling pretty good pots! We hope they come back again soon.