Confident posture. Direct gaze. An assured knowing her handshake will be firm. The word TRUE comes to mind. TRUE in the sense of direction or plumb. While “earthy” is not an apt description, “grounded” certainly is. Lauren Mabry is a bright, young smile giving us a crooked wink. Her works have been placed alongside Peter Voulkos, Richard Notkin, and Steven Young Lee in American Art Collector. Her work has been paired in […]

Professor Yoshiro Ikeda, my mentor from Kansas State University, passed away on December 23, 2014 at the age 67. I felt gut-wrenching pain as his urn was buried underground. I loved him like my own father. Words cannot express respect and gratitude I have toward this man. Sparkles in his eyes continue to encourage me as I work in the studio. It is okay to pour our heart into things we […]

Hi NCECA Friends! On map number 9 is the Convention Center, The Hilton is located across the street from the Convention Center, and further down the block is Providence Place Mall. The Mall has a variety of chain restaurants that are known for particularly great happy hours. The drinks are good and the deals on the food are amazing. Happy Hour deals only take place in the lounge, and bar […]

I LOVE the New York Ceramics Fair. There’s nothing in the world quite like it. As vibrant and exciting as NCECA and the world of contemporary studio ceramics is, I’m always excited when something comes along to put our world in ceramics. NCECA is part of a 10,000 (plus) year ceramic continuum. The circle of artists, educators and collectors that we deal with is but a small part of the […]

Hi NCECA Friends! I figured a map of City Center would be most helpful in explaining where some of these hot spots are for restaurants, museums, bars and fun shops! Number 9, is the Convention Center. Most places are a 15-20 minute walk from the convention center. If you are hoping to make it up to Thayer Street,  you may take a cab, drive or take the bus. For today […]

Reposted from Paul Kotula Projects “It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Tony Hepburn, influential artist, educator, writer, mentor and friend. He died on January 5, 2015 at his home in Chicago, IL. Born September 9, 1942 in Manchester, England, Tony Hepburn attended Camberwell College of Art receiving his N.D.D. in 1963 and later attended London University earning his A.T.D. in 1965. He recalls his early study […]

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Hey there NCECA friends! My name is Lauren Skelly, I’m a current graduate student at Rhode Island School of Design, in the ceramics program. I am very excited to be your Resident Foodie and Rhody guide for this year’s NCECA. My goal every week is to post 2-3 sweet/savory spots from around town along with some helpful tips about Providence and hopefully through your feedback answer any Rhody questions you […]