by Leonard Todd

I was a guest speaker at the 48th annual NCECA Conference, held this year in Milwaukee. The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts is a dynamic and influential organization that celebrates the creative potential of clay. Almost 4,500 of its members were at the conference, nearly all of them potters. I spoke on Dave, the Edgefield slave potter, who is the subject of my book, CAROLINA CLAY. There […]

by Cindy Bracker, Communications Director

The Process Room at Material World, NCECA’s 2014 Conference in Milwaukee consisted of 16 different artists demonstrating specific ceramic techniques/processes within 30 minutes.   In this second year of the popular conference feature, we added a camera and sound equipment so that we can provide the content online!  Below, check out a video of the popular session with Rhonda Willers on Weathered Surfaces, and click here to view and download Willer’s detailed […]

by Amanda Barr

Adam Shiverdecker’s newest work, a solo exhibit at Greenwich House Pottery’s Jane Hartsook Gallery titled “On a Grecian Urn” opened July 10 and runs through August 7, 2014. You can find him online at www.adamshiverdecker.com  At first glance, even through slides, Adam Shiverdecker’s work is imposing. Evoking long-submerged, hulking and rusted war machines lifted from the ocean floor, his wire and clay sculptures are powerful reminders of the inevitability of […]

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by Cindy Bracker, Communications Director

Cynthia Bringle makes pots…”useful things”.  She is a Lifetime member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, a Felow of the American Craft Council, an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from Memphis College of Art, and  North Carolina Living Treasure.  She was awarded the North Carolina Award for Fine Art, and was the subject of the third NCECA Spirit of Ceramics Video.  For over 50 years she has made her living […]

by Cindy Bracker, Communications Director

The Process Room at Material World, NCECA’s 2014 Conference in Milwaukee consisted of 16 different artists demonstrating specific ceramic techniques/processes within 30 minutes.   In this second year of the popular conference feature, we added a camera and sound equipment so that we can provide the content online!  Below, check out a condensed video of the popular session with Mark Cole on using wax resist for layering glazes, and be sure […]

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by Jill Foote-Hutton

“What separates human from animal? What borders exist between the real and the imagined, the beautiful and the repugnant, the living and dying, the animate and inanimate?” So reads the anchor of Lindsay Pichaske’s thesis, and it’s a good anchor to keep in mind when viewing her latest offerings that were on display last month at Duane Reed Gallery in St. Louis. Like so many contemporary artists, the natural world […]

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by briankohl

Written By: Seth Czaplewski Living in the West paper is constantly being given to me whether I like it or not. Receipts, junk mail, old drawings, and advertisements. There is no stopping it. I probably would have recycled if it were available, but it isn’t where I live, and that challenged me to find a use for my waste paper. Being a ceramic sculptor, pushing the scale of my work […]

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by Cindy Bracker, Communications Director

NCECA has just released a 40-minute video on YouTube documenting Virtual Realities, Material World, one of the most popular panel presentations from NCECA’s 2014 Conference in Milwaukee. This session included presentations by Ben Carter, Carlole Epp, Michael Kline and Adam Field. Go take a look and learn how your peers in the clay world are using social media to advance their work, connect with audiences and sustain vibrant professional networks.  Check […]

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by Leigh Taylor Mickelson, Exhibitions Director

Calling all clay artists!  It is time to get your application together for the 2015 NCECA Biennial! Our esteemed jurors Linda Christianson, Anders Ruhwald and Jo-Ann Conklin are looking forward to seeing your work and putting together a thoughtful and compelling exhibition for Lively Experiments in Providence, R.I.   Don’t wait until the last day to apply!  The deadline is July 1.  Produced by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, The […]

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by Cindy Bracker, Communications Director

Your NCECA Board will be meeting this week in Providence to start planning the programming for our 49th annual meeting.  We are excited to review the MANY proposals we received.  (A nearly 75% increase over proposals submitted last year!  WOW!)  While we are hard at work on conference plans and other business.  Enjoy these Fun Facts about Providence, Rhode Island! (Big thanks to Lauren Skelly for putting this together!) Also be sure to […]

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by Cindy Bracker, Communications Director

Check out 10 more of the 50 plates for sale to benefit NCECA’s 50th Anniversary, selected by Simon Levin and generously donated by 50 artists who believe in NCECA’s mission.  Although several of these plates have already been sold and are enjoying their new homes, you still have an opportunity to own a beautiful piece of artwork while simultaneously benefiting NCECA.  Click on any plate image for details. ALLEGHANY MEADOWS Alleghany […]

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by Cindy Bracker, Communications Director

Check out 10 more of the 50 plates for sale to benefit NCECA’s 50th Anniversary, selected by Simon Levin and generously donated by 50 artists who believe in NCECA’s mission.  Although several of these plates have already been sold and are enjoying their new homes, you still have an opportunity to own a beautiful piece of artwork while simultaneously benefiting NCECA.  Click on any plate image for details. MOLLY HATCH Born […]

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by Jill Foote-Hutton

The initial and easy assessment of Zimra Beiner the person? Mind you, “easy” means from a distance. Watching someone who is naturally engulfed in observing his world and is not particularly concerned with how the world is observing him will leave one with an impression revealing more about one’s own peccadillos than the reality of who Beiner is and what actually motivates his studio practice. So what is really going […]

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by Cindy Bracker, Communications Director

Check out 10 more of the 50 plates for sale to benefit NCECA’s 50th Anniversary, selected by Simon Levin and generously donated by 50 artists who believe in NCECA’s mission.  Although several of these plates have already been sold and are enjoying their new homes, you still have an opportunity to own a beautiful piece of artwork while simultaneously benefiting NCECA.  Click on any plate image for details. BEN CARTER Ben […]

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