Opportunity Scholarship Community
Over the last fifty years, northern Indiana has cultivated a strong ceramic tradition through local colleges and universities, established professional artists studios, a community of devoted hobbyists, and a desire to make Michiana a destination for the ceramic arts.
Find out more who we are, what we do, and how you can connect.
From the Michiana Pottery Tour to annual scholarship awards, NICA offers opportunities for everyone.
NICA has a governing board comprised of artists, business people, and stakeholders.
Member of the Month: Alec Hoogland
Alec Hoogland graduated in 2016 with a degree in ceramics. After graduating, he spent 1.5 years working in a production studio. In 2018, Alec made the transition to a full-time studio practice. With works fired both in wood firing and oxidation, Alec aims to make the connection of the landscapes that cover the midwest – both industrial and rural and the people that use them. They have been a host on the Michiana Pottery Tour since 2021. Image: Morgan Hoogland Photography