Conversations about diversity are never easy. Namita Gupta Wiggers kicks off the joint NCECA/ 92Y Virtual Clay lecture series with this dynamic online talk at 7pm Eastern, on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, which will investigate the impact of broader global traditions in ceramics in USA.

Learn more about the entire series here

NCECA Members receive a 20% discount on registration fees when they use the discount code NCECA92Y.

Namita Gupta Wiggers is a curator, writer and educator based in Portland, Oregon. She is the Director and Co-Founder of Critical Craft Forum, a platform dedicated to a dialogue about craft on- and off-line. From 2004-14, she served as the Director and Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon, where she curated over 65 exhibitions, hundreds of programs and supported experimental projects by artists, craftspeople, designers and writers.

This event is part of 92Ys Virtual Clay™ series: offering first of a kind, real-time online classes that gather a vibrant community of artists, designers and art historians to speak with you about important topics in ceramics. The conversations are meant to challenge preconceptions and explore new territory, inspiring you to think about the world in fresh and different ways… all in the comfort of your home, studio or classroom.

NCECA and 92Y encourage you to gather groups in your own communities to become part of these dynamic presentations and discussions.

The course interface we will be using, Fuze, is offered as a free download and will permit questions and discussion to filter in via video and text connections. In order to participate, please make sure you are able to meet the following minimum system requirements:

  1. High speed Internet connection
  2. Internal or external computer speaker
  3. Internal or external computer mic
  4. PC users: Windows 7 or higher (Windows XP will not work)
  5. MAC users: OS x 10.8.5 or higher.

This presentation is one of several initiatives NCECA is taking to help us extend meaningful conversations and thinking about ceramics beyond the annual conference.

Thanks to our friends at the 92nd Street Y for making this event possible and to all of you who become a part of this discourse.