The NCECA organization and conference is powered predominantly by a team of passionate people that we call volunteers.  This level of involvement can be both eye-opening and even life-altering.  Volunteering has so many benefits, ranging from seeing the conference from a real inside view to meeting some incredible people.  And of course, there’s also a free conference pass and one year membership in exchange for (approximately) 13 hours of work.   What kind of […]

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We are having a sugar-filled week co-hosting Pots in Action, thanks to an invitation from Ayumi Horie! Our hosting ends on November 1, but watch for news of our upcoming challenge here and on Ayumi’s @PotsinAction instagram feed. To keep up with EVERYTHING we are doing, make sure you follow us on Instagram @acrossthetable2015   This week’s challenge is SWEETS! Going into the weekend, be sure to add your pictures […]

Where do you currently live/work I live in Casper, Wyoming.  I am a studio potter, I adjunct teach at Casper College, and I am on the board for a local arts organization, ART321. What do you like most about your job? OR  What do you like most about where you live? There is no greater life than that of a studio potter in a truly gorgeous state like Wyoming.  I […]

Around the Corner will exhibit the work of University of Missouri-Columbia Professor of Art, Bede Clarke alongside fifteen of his former students.  Clarke goes beyond teaching to become an enduring mentor for many of his pupils.  The fifteen former undergraduate and graduate students chosen for this exhibition are active in the ceramic arts field as full-time artists, artists-in-residence, and educators. Clarke’s work ranges from wood fired pottery to surface-oriented conceptual pieces […]

Just in time for Halloween comes a merger of two crowd sourcing projects – Across the Table, Across the Land and Pots in Action. This week, Ayumi Horie invited Michael Strand and Namita Wiggers, curators of Across the Table, Across the Land to guest host her Pots in Action instragram project. @potsinaction @acrossthetable2015 What better time to start a new tradition involving ceramics and candy, confectionary, pastries, and candied fruit? […]

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To those of you who followed this column of mine last year, welcome back, and a hearty hello to new followers as well.  I have a bunch of these little insider articles planned between now and the conference.  Hopefully, this will enable you to take the fullest advantage possible of the conference.  I WELCOME questions from the membership, so if something is on your mind, throw it at me.  I’ll […]

Across the Table, Across the Land, a project of the National Ceramic Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), is designed to to be a snapshot of what is happening today at the intersection of food, clay and community. When you stop and think about it… That is probably EVERYONE in our amazing clay community. Not just potters or “social practice” artists. Our practice is often a social endeavor […]

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Where do you currently live/work I live in Lawrence, KS and work at Bracker’s Good Earth Clays What do you like most about your job? OR  What do you like most about where you live? Lawrence is a BEAUTIFUL and extremely artist-friendly town.  Excellent schools, safe neighborhoods and very diverse, thanks in part to the University of Kansas.  My job is amazing…I get to interact with people from all parts […]

As I prepare to celebrate NCECA’s rich and storied history at the fiftieth conference Makers, Mentors, and Milestones in Kansas City this coming March, I am also looking further into the future. The 2016 conference theme represents a call to honor NCECA’s past and present. Future Flux, the theme for the 2017 conference in Portland, Oregon, is an intentional conversation with Makers, Mentors, and Milestones, asking us to consider what […]

Calling all undergraduate and graduate ceramic students and multicultural applicants!! We have finally reached the absolute deadline for applications for the Regina Brown Undergraduate Student Fellowship, NCECA Graduate Student Fellowship and the Multicultural Fellowship. This is your last second reminder! The deadline for applications is Wednesday, October 21, 2015 (11:59pm EST). There are resources available to students to support your project proposals. You don’t have any time to procrastinate (even […]

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You are cordially invited to participate in the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Across the Table, Across the Land national project and exhibition which takes place in Kansas City to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of NCECA. As part of the Across the Table, Across the Land project we have a special opportunity for k-12 educators and students to share.   Learn how to get you and […]

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Where do you currently live/work Marlboro, VT What do you like most about your job? OR  What do you like most about where you live? I get to meet new people and live in a constant existence of learning and teaching. Where did you grow up? Philadelphia, PA What was your childhood nickname? Robske How did you first find out about NCECA? As an Undergraduate at the Kansas City Art […]

“Moderator Adam Field talks with the 2015 Emerging Artists about their professional development and the difficulty of maintaining an authentic voice in a vast ocean of social media. The discussion includes Rachel Garceau, Andrew Casto, Kelly O’Briant, Roberto Lugo and Joanna Powell. The discussion was recorded at the 2015 NCECA conference in Providence, RI. You can listen & download it directly right here, or head over to iTunes and subscribe now to get […]

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As Paul Sacaridiz so deftly explained in his introduction, this conversation, Pass the Peas, Food Objects and the Making of Community, stemmed out of a project NCECA began in 2014 in Milwaukee, the idea of developing a curated roundtable discussion.  The impetus for this came from thinking about the way in which NCECA brings in a keynote, who sets the tone for the conference, sets out a series of ideas that we […]