“It feels good to give back to a community that I have torn down for so many years” – Tuerk House participant. Since 2009, Baltimore Clayworks has provided weekly high quality ceramics programming to non-violent ex-offenders in the 3.3 Men’s Recovery program at Tuerk House, a recovery facility in Baltimore MD. Over this time, we have seen so much creativity and change in not only the men in the recovery […]

One of the concurrent independent exhibitions you will not want to miss is Taming Nature; a group exhibition organized by Paul Donnely that will be presented in the Pritzlaff building.  In assembling the exhibition, twenty-nine artists were asked to approach the task of making objects either used for, or inspired by, the art of flower arrangement. The show will include works by Albion Stafford, Shawn Spangler, Rebecca Chappell, Paul Donnelly, Kari […]

When making your travel plans for this year's conference, be sure to include Saturday's programming in your itinerary!  One of the highlights of the day is sure to be treasured potter, Cynthia Bringle, who will be delivering this year's closing lecture. From 10:35am-11:35am in the Ballroom, Bringle will be speaking on the topic of A Passion for Clay: How do we find our passion? In junior high, I took Saturday painting […]

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We know you’re out there….the tweeting/instagramming/vining/pinning/tumbling crowd.  Some of you still might even post to Facebook occasionally.   As part of our goal to increase and improve communication with our membership, NCECA is reaching out on a variety of social media platforms, and we’re looking for help to do it.  If you’ve been looking for a way to get more involved with NCECA, and you also love your social media, […]

Greeting NCECA members and Happy New Year!  2014 will be an amazing year for NCECA and particularly for our International Residency Partner Program.  This year, NCECA will be joining forces with The Banff Centre in Banff, Canada and the European Ceramic Workcentre in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.  This is the first time we have partnered with Banff Centre and only the second time we have partnered with the European Ceramic Workcentre.  Both […]