Although we just said our goodbyes in Houston, in just a few short weeks, your NCECA board will be meeting in Milwaukee to plan the programming for next year’s conference.  While this year is still fresh in your mind, please take a moment to think about the programming you would like to see next year.  We are looking for suggestions for Keynote, Distinguished & Closing Lecture, Randall Session, Dance Band, […]

NCECA: A Student Perspective, Day 2 Duncan Blount I wish I had an NCECA pause button! Yesterday was nonstop meeting/learning/seeing/experiencing/wowing.  Here are some of this student’s favorite moments, that maybe you can revisit today: Student Critique The student critique was incredibly helpful! My critique was with a potter named Brian and he took a look at some of my salt-fired work. It was interesting to consider consistency in my mugs; […]

Student Perspective Day 1, Duncan Blount What an amazing first day! This is my second NCECA, and I came all the way from Berea College, Kentucky. Here are some of my incredible highlights from today: The First Purchase! After registration, I sat down with some other members at a small table not too far away. We all dug into our NCECA bags like it was Christmas, and then dove into […]

The Positively Houston Team recently interviewed Jeff Forster about the upcoming conference.  Take a look at the 3 minutes piece which aired to their YouTube channel here:

I was pleased and honored to be invited to present a talk on Sylvia Hyman as part of the Past Masters series on Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30. Sylvia died on December 23 at the age of 95 and I have gathered wonderful stories from her family and friends, and great imagery from John Cummings, her good friend and photographer for many years. Sylvia was amazing – spry, smart, and inquisitive […]

Oh NCECA dance, how do I love thee? What other time to you get to kick off your inhibitions and dance with all of your clay pals? When else do you get to experience the inimitable dance moves of Nick Joerling? The NCECA dance has always been one of my favorite features of the conference, but as somebody with  eclectic musical taste, it was starting to feel like the selection […]

I can still remember the first time I attended NCECA’s Topical Discussions. I think I went to the discussions because there was going to be a session on china painting, but I wandered around the ballroom where the discussions were being held and was tempted by countless other discussion groups. Did I want to commiserate about grad school experiences?  Talk shop with other cone 6 glaze geeks? Join a discussion […]

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Nicholas Bivins incorporates a variety of materials in his work including wood, auto paint, plaster, clay, decals. The gusto of vibrant colors in contrast to white porcelain is his aim; like hot rods and chrome! The tray sets create problem solving oppertunities for Nick to explore arrangement, rest, utility, and mobility. He considers the tray a framing device for cups and sets which are  arranged and housed on/in the trays.In the sets, […]

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For the first time in our history, NCECA will have a professional videographer capture the spirit and excitement of our annual conference.  Be on the lookout for our conference camera crew: Tuesday night – at the Expo Opening, 6:30-8:00pm Wednesday – out and about visiting galleries and shows in Houston Thursday – In the conference center from 10-4 ****Spoiler Alert****As our videographer roams the conference, he will be stopping people […]