Using traditional sculptural elements and unexpected materials, the work of Rebecca Hamlin Green examines elements of social and personal identity through a lens of domestic associations. How we define ourselves through how we live, where we come from, and the structures we erect and exist within to maintain a sense of place. Her most recent project,  Undirectionals,  is an installation  that will be on view at the Pritzlaff space, during the […]

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Ilana Crispi (a past conference presenter for the Green Task Force) is once again showing her latest work in San Francisco, California.  This is a fantastic project that is worth looking into even if you are not in the area.  below is some text taken from a press release from the first exhibit in November of 2013.  take a look at her Facebook page, a YouTube video about the project, […]

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There are more than 100 exhibitions throughout the greater Miwaukee area and NCECA’s On-Site Conference Liaisons worked closely with Lew White Tours to plan routes that meet a multitude of aesthetic interests while traversing geographically efficient routes in the region. Check out NCECA’s updated exhibition guide and updated tour routes (pdf). Online shuttle and tour reservations that will get you to shows in style and are available for purchase through Lew White Tour.  Feedback received […]

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The Southern slave potter, Dave, described his masterful storage vessels as “Great & Noble.” Today, collectors and museum directors all over the country join in that praise. His pots, which he turned from about 1820 to about 1870, are especially valued for the fact that he signed them and for the rhymed inscriptions he sometimes added to them. Such a daring display of letters was unheard of for a man […]

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Twenty ambitious and energetic artists selected by co-curators Linda Ganstrom and Mel Buchanan transform the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Baumgartner Galleria with extraordinary ceramic art, much of it created specifically for Flow: The 2014 NCECA Ceramic Arts Invitational on view February 22 through March 23, 2014. With the emphasis placed on material in the NCECA conference theme of Material World, a large number of works in Flow focus on how various physical […]

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NCECA is excited to announce its presentation at the 2014 College Art Association Conference.  Come show NCECA and two of our 2013 Emerging Artists some love on February 14th from 5:30-7:00pm at the Hilton Chicago.  This presentation is fully open to the public, you do not need to be registered for the conference to attend. MATERIAL AND INVESTIGATION: 2013 NCECA EMERGING ARTISTS Executive Director Joshua Green will chair the presentation […]

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If you are a teacher, you might just want to find a comfy place in Ballroom B, because you’ll probably be spending a lot of time there!  We have an amazing slate of  programming that will particularly appeal to educators: Thursday, March 20th 9:00-10:00 am Co-Lecture: Use of Clay in Working With Emotionally Disturbed Students By Frank Mariano and Linda Keck An exploration of the most common types of emotional […]

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January 16, 2014 E-NEWS SUBJECT: CONFERENCE UPDATES, OPPORTUNITIES, REMEMBERING NILS LOU 2014 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION Early registration for Material World, NCECA’s 2014 conference in Milwaukee, is now almost 100% higher than it was at this time for last year’s in Houston. Don’t get left out in the cold. In response to those who missed out on registration discounts in previous years, NCECA has extended the Early Bird registration rates all the […]

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NCECA’s Projects Space is a platform for ceramic artists to create and present works during the annual conference that incorporate clay as medium in time-based, performative, relational or site-responsive work. 2014 Projects Space Coordinator Dawn Holder worked with Onsite Conference Liaison Paul Sacaridiz and Exhibitions Director Linda Ganstrom to select five projects created by six artists who most compellingly responded to the conceptual theme’s underlying Material World. Artists will create […]

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NCECA 2013 Emerging Artist Lauren Gallaspy’s work spans many disciplines including functional and sculptural ceramics, painting, and drawing.  Through all of her work there is a theme of exposure, a sense of expressing tangibly that which is not immediately visible.  Lauren kindly took time from her busy teaching schedule and studio practice to speak about her artistic process.  You can see more of Lauren’s work at: 1.When were you first […]

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So, you’ve registered for the conference….now what?  (What?  You haven’t registered yet?  OK, well, click here and get that taken care of first, and don’t forget to renew your NCECA membership at the same time.) Have you gotten your hotel reservation?  NCECA Headquarters is split between two hotels: The Hyatt and the Hilton.  Click on either hotel to view images and details about each.  NCECA has a special rate at both […]

As a ceramic sculptor, Katherine Ross is interested in the historical role of porcelain as a status symbol valued for purity and strength, elegance and expense.  Her work has always been concerned with the complex relationship we have to this material and the subtle, coded ways it operates within our culture.   Her most recent work, The Subjective Meadow, will be on view at the Pritzlaff building throughout the week of […]

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On Thursday and Friday In Ballroom A of the convention center, you will find the Process Room.  This room is designed to allow potters to demonstrate a quick technique or process and, in many cases, to allow onlookers the opportunity to try it out.  Each session in this room will be a half an hour long, with a half an hour between sessions.  Here are the great presentations you will […]

If you arrive early for the conference, you might want to take a trip to see The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory.  It’s about 3 miles from the Convention Center and Conference Hotels, less than 10 minutes by car,or about 25 by public transit.  (Directions here) Each of the three beehive-shaped (not geodesic) glass domes measure 140 feet in diameter at the base and 85 feet high, offering 15,000 square feet of […]

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