Periodically during the fall we will be issuing challenges in the form of assignments to inspire immediate ways to get involved with the Across the Table, Across the Land project. Please refer to the NCECA Across the Table, Across the Land site at app.ncecaarossthetable.com and click on “Field Guide” for more information. First Fall Challenge: Opportunity: Clay Could Make This Better Opportunities to move hand-crafted ceramic objects into the world […]

The nominations for NCECA Honors and Awardees always seem to fall right around the time that the Emmy’s recognize excellence in the television industry. I have a close relationship with someone that’s been trying to get me to go for years but I always decline because the NCECA Honors and Awards ceremony is my own personal “CerEmmy” experience and there is no award ceremony that can match it. There is […]

This exhibition features YOU and the work you do to connect ceramics, community and food. Developed and curated by Michael Strand and Namita Wiggers, Across the Table, Across the Land is a member’s exhibition for NCECA’s 50th Anniversary Conference in 2016. The final exhibition will take place at Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City. People dedicated to ceramics, like you, are central to community. NCECA wants to celebrate how you make that happen. We want to […]

One thing we can all agree on about people who work with clay: they set a gorgeous table. Whether the cups, plates, and bowls are made by the host or other artists and potters, the presentation of food is usually accompanied by ceramic tableware. This is regardless of where the host’s own work is situated on the functional to conceptual spectrum. Eating together, sharing food and conversation – this is […]

For the last few years, NCECA has been working on a video project to commemorate and celebrate our 50th Anniversary.  Since Houston, we have been capturing memories and stories from quite a few of our members.  The goal is to put these together to tell the story of NCECA’s first 50 years.  It is getting more and more exciting as the date gets closer. We have such a wonderful and rich history. […]

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As you may be aware, NCECA is nearing its 50th anniversary celebration in Kansas City in 2016. We have been able to alter the culture of giving within the organization with the help of training sessions through the Annenberg Foundation. Last year we exceeded a goal of $10,000 raised solely from 2014 NCECA board member financial donations, and we came darn close to that mark the year before. We have many […]

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As we’re gearing for the 2015 conference Lively Experiments in Providence Rhode Island, and NCECA’s 50th anniversary conference Makers, Mentors, and Milestones in Kansas City. We would like to extend an invitation to submit images of moments and people that you found inspiring throughout any of NCECA’s past conference’s. Please include information about what was present in the images. Who, what, when, and where. Selected images maybe used in a promotional video for Makers, Mentors, and […]

As a board member, I donate my time to NCECA throughout the year.  The “work” I do for this organization never feels like work, because I am surrounded by 16 other volunteer board members and 6 staff members, all of whom put their heart and soul into this organization.  It is truly a rewarding experience.  I love NCECA. I saw some billboards the other day with the image you see above. […]

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NCECA will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016.  Our 49th meeting in Providence next March will kick off the lead-up to the celebration of this important milestone in our organization.  Believe it or not, we have already been planning for our 50th anniversary for several years.  Now we are coming to you, our membership for some suggestions. We want your ideas and input on some of the most visible aspects of […]

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Check out 10 more of the 50 plates for sale to benefit NCECA’s 50th Anniversary, selected by Simon Levin and generously donated by 50 artists who believe in NCECA’s mission.  Although several of these plates have already been sold and are enjoying their new homes, you still have an opportunity to own a beautiful piece of artwork while simultaneously benefiting NCECA.  Click on any plate image for details. MOLLY HATCH Born […]

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Check out 10 more of the 50 plates for sale to benefit NCECA’s 50th Anniversary, selected by Simon Levin and generously donated by 50 artists who believe in NCECA’s mission.  Although several of these plates have already been sold and are enjoying their new homes, you still have an opportunity to own a beautiful piece of artwork while simultaneously benefiting NCECA.  Click on any plate image for details. BEN CARTER Ben […]

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Feast your eyes on 10 of the 50 plates for sale to benefit NCECA’s 50th Anniversary.  Selected by Simon Levin and generously donated by 50 artists who believe in NCECA’s mission.  Although several of these plates have already been sold and are enjoying their new homes, you still have an opportunity to own a beautiful piece of artwork while simultaneously benefiting NCECA.  Click on any plate image to go directly […]

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A few weeks ago, we announced our  “Set the Table with Plates for NCECA’s 50th” Fundraiser.  However, in the midst of the pre-conference excitement, we realize some of our members may have missed this announcement: Simon Levin has selected fifty fabulous folk to provide plates precisely for the purpose of fiftieth anniversary fundraising. Do not fret, for the plates have just been made available for sale today, so you have […]

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Gresham, Wisconsin studio potter Simon Levin has asked fifty of his favorite clay workers* to contribute a plate to a fundraising initiative in support of NCECA’s 50th anniversary, which falls in 2016. Over the past two months some of your favorite potters across the country opened an emailed letter that asked them to imagine Simon playing the role of Uncle Sam with his clay covered finger pointing their way proclaiming, […]