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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.

About Us

Learn more about the Northern Indiana Clay Alliance’s history, its present, and where we hope to go.

Become a Member

Learn more about our membership opportunities.

Sign-up for our Newsletter

Our quarterly newsletter details NICA events, highlights members, and more.

Our Programming

From the Michiana Pottery Tour to annual scholarship awards, NICA offers opportunities for everyone.

Meet our Board of Directors

NICA has a governing board comprised of artists, business people, and stakeholders.


NICA has various events and programming throughout the year. View our annual calendar for more information.

Member of the Month: Beale Pottery

Milissa and Eric Beale met in Northwest Indiana over the potters wheel, and have been creative co-conspiriators for nearly twenty years. They have complimentary styles, and collaborate to invent colorful and functional works of ceramic art. Eric has many years experience on the wheel, and generates carefully measured, classic forms. Milissa decorates the forms using vibrant painted colors, and nature inspired design work. The partners work in batches to create one-of-a-kind pieces and sets.

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