A workshop making public art

Public Art is a Tricky Business…
Collaborative Art is a Tricky Business…
Scaling Art “Up” and Engineering Durability is a Tricky Business…
We are going to do some tricky business together and create a durable, collaborative, Public Art piece that will change with each viewer’s perspective as they approach it from different angles, directions and orientations.
Working with clay, colored engobes (under glazes), slips, extruders and scraffito, we will make a series of sculptural elements that, after their final firing, will be installed on the front of the FLUX ARTS building.
In creating these parts we will consider how, in a 3 dimensional matrix, they will work together to draw the viewer’s eye from the specific to the encompassing and, in the process, explore how large things can become even larger, when composed of multiple smaller elements.
Participants need no prior experience or any specific skills–
just an interest in the world of Public Art & Community building!
Saturday, July 13, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm – with lunch
Sunday, July 14, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Up to 12 People
$275 (All Materials Included)
Contact Josh to register or ask questions

Art A Whirl

The Flux Arts Building will host its first ever Art A Whirl. We will have 12 artists showcasing their work.

Starts on Friday May 17th 5 – 9pm

Saturday 12 – 8pm

Sunday 12 – 5pm

Get Acquainted Breakfast: Art-A-Whirl Preview at Flux Arts Building

On Wednesday May 15th enjoy a complimentary breakfast, introduce yourself and network with other members through “one-minute commercials.” The recently opened Flux Arts Building is owned and occupied by Potekglass, Clay Squared to Infinity and others. Learn about the building, its artists and help kick off Art-A-Whirl®. This free event fills up fast – get your name on the guestlist today!

Wednesday, May 15
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.


Flux Arts Building
2505 Howard Street NE | Minneapolis, MN 55418 | View Map

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Minneapolis / St. Paul Home Tour Coming to Flux Arts Building


When you are a newborn baby people love to check you out. We were approached the the Minneapolis – St. Paul Home tour to showcase the new the Flux Arts Building with all of the remodeling we did. While they don’t typically have commercial buildings on the tour coordinator Margo Ashmore wanted to highlight how similar it is for commercial spaces and residential to be built out. She loved our new experiential tile bathrooms. Also how we took an old building in the city and gave it new life instead of tearing it down and putting up a unremarkable new buildings. That is what the home tour is all about underscoring how to reuse and breathing new life into old buildings and show case their character.

The Flux Arts Building is Officially Open!

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

Kara Van Wyk of Potek Glass, Kevin Reich, Council Member, Ward 1, Josh Blanc and Layl McDill (via FaceTime), Jennifer Young and John Kraemer, Developers, Tim Gates, Architect and Malcom Potek cut the Grand Opening ribbon to start the festivities on February 15th.

The Grand Opening was a smashing success! Over 400 people stopped by to check out the new studios and the Flux Arts Building.  It was great to be able to talk to so many people about the remodeling of the building.  We put up a display of photos in the “hub” (our communal hallway space), which is currently still up, showing several stages of the remodel.

Want to know more?  Check out Layl’s blog of our journey to purchase the Flux Arts Bldg.

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Small but Mighty

Our new gallery space the HUB in the Flux Arts Building is featuring the Small but Mighty Show for NCECA conference.

Dates: March 4th -30th
Reception: March 29th, 5pm-9pm

Artists: Shane Harris, CJ Jilek,
Linda Lopez, Matt Mitros,Nathan Prouty Shoki Satake, Max Seinfeild

Highlights a conceptually diverse sampling of contemporary ceramic sculptors working in small-scale ceramics to create a big impact.
Inspired by the Dr. Seuss quote, “fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.”
In conjunction with nceca.

January 2019 Clay Squared Newsletter

Clay Squared’s studios are open and available to tour!Join us in celebrating a sustainable, artist-owned building in the NE Minneapolis Arts District!2505 Howard St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 (on the corner of Lowry & Howard)Friday, February 15th, from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm.Saturday, February 16th, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm.

December 2018 Newsletter

We have moved into our new location!

November 2018 Newsletter

Check out our Ceramic Switch plate sale! 

October 2018 Newsletter

Flux Arts BuildingWe named the Building! Read all about it click here.

September 2018 Newsletter

August 2018 Newsletter

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Ash Splash Teapot

July 2018 Newsletter

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Aurora Borealis fireplace

In the Studio: Ceramic Peacock Tiles

June 2018 Newsletter

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What are Seconds Tiles

Clay Squared May 2018 Newsletter Art A Whirl Edition

Come visit us during  Art-A-Whirl® this coming weekend May 18th – 20th

Friday 11- 10
Saturday – 11- 9
Sunday 12- 5

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April 2018 Newsletter

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Victorian tile fireplace remake

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