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On the cover: Clockwise from top left: Birdie Boone’s berry bowl (courtesy of Northern Clay Center), Peter Christian Johnson’s Lava and Ice (courtesy of NCECA), Warren MacKenzie’s teapot (courtesy of Northern Clay Center), and Nathan Willever’s yunomi grouping (photo: John Carlano).

6 Transportation and Parking Need to get around Minneapolis? Check out your options, including ride/hail, bicycle, bus, shuttle, and train.

10 Convention Center Floor Maps Handy maps of the convention center buildings will help you get to where you want to go.

12 Gallery Expo See images of work by artists represented by galleries and institutions participating in this year’s NCECA Gallery Expo. 12 Artstream Nomadic Gallery 14 Spinning Earth Gallery 14 Gandee Gallery 16 Red Lodge Clay Center 16 The Clay Studio 18 Northern Clay Center 20 Eutectic Gallery 22 Objective Clay 24 Kansas City Urban Potters

26 Q+A Artists who are demonstrating techniques and presenting their research as part of NCECA’s conference programming share thoughts on their studio practice. 26 Aysha Peltz 28 Kukuli Velarde 30 Torbjørn Kvasbø

32 Process Artists participating in process-room demonstrations organized by NCECA share a few of their techniques to give you some background before or after attending the demos. 32 Naomi Clement 34 Emily Nickel 36 TJ Erdahl 38 Michael Terra 40 Mark Shapiro

44 Remembering Warren MacKenzie by Sandy Simon Reflecting on the life and influence of Warren MacKenzie in Minnesota and beyond.

46Area Attractions Coming to Minneapolis early or staying late? Ready to have some fun? See what attractions the area has to offer.

48Restaurant Recommendations

Hungry? We asked a few locals where they like to eat, and they gave us some mouth-watering options, featuring global cuisine. We’ve also added a few recommended breweries if you’re looking for places to socialize at night (or during the day, we won’t judge).

51Selected Exhibition Receptions Find out which venues are planning to host receptions each night.

52 Maps: Selected Minneapolis Exhibitions Get the lay of the land and plan your excursions to selected exhibitions and restaurants using these handy maps. For complete exhibitions listings, see NCECA’s conference program.

52 Greater Minneapolis Area Exhibitions and Restaurants

54 Central Minneapolis Exhibitions and Restaurants

59 St.Paul Area Exhibitions and Restaurants