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The Artist Behind “Unity Shards”: Laura Jean McLaughlin

By |2018-03-03T18:51:51-05:00March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Pittsburgh|

"Wise Swan" teapot by Laura Jean McLaughlin Not being a Pittsburgh native myself, I was unaware of the event called "Unblurred" that happens on Penn Ave. in the Garfield neighborhood on the first Friday night of every month. [...]

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A Conversation with Jessica Brandl, 2017 NCECA Emerging Artist

By |2017-11-03T12:01:01-05:00November 3rd, 2017|Categories: 2017 Conference, 2017 Exhibitions, Emerging Artists, Featured, Member Stories, Portland|Tags: , , , , , |

Jessica Brandl, one NCECA’s 2017 Emerging Artists has had a busy time since delivering an outstanding presentation on the final day of the conference in Portland, Oregon. Over the summer, she relocated from Philadelphia, where she had been teaching at [...]

Green Task Force Conference Recap + Interview with Amy Joy Hosterman

By |2017-06-25T22:00:50-05:00June 26th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Green Task Force, Portland|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Written by Harry Levenstein - IG:@harrison_lev The smell of sustainability was in the air this year at NCECA Portland! With topical discussions on ceramics and climate change, reducing our carbon footprint as makers, renewable energy options in our studios, and [...]

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Eat and Drink around the Oregon Convention Center

By |2017-03-21T08:01:42-05:00March 19th, 2017|Categories: Conference Cities, Portland|

Welcome to Portland! As the top "food city" in America according to the Washington Post, you can eat quite well here, even on a very modest budget. Even during the conference day, you have multiple options for local, quality food [...]

Student Critiques – Sign Up Now!

By |2017-03-03T15:46:27-05:00March 3rd, 2017|Categories: 2017 Conference, Featured, Portland, Student Concerns|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Click the image above to sign-up now! I hope you are just as excited as I am about this year’s conference in Portland! I’m not sure what I’m looking forward to most – the great conference programing, all [...]

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Portland Advice: Transportation

By |2017-01-19T17:25:08-05:00January 19th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Portland|

Arriving in Portland Visitors flying in will arrive at PDX Airport, consistently rated the best airport in the USA (and for good reason). It has a wide array of locally-owned, reasonably-priced food options, so plan to take meals there if [...]

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Portland Advice: Hotels and Accommodations

By |2017-01-07T13:36:35-05:00January 7th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Portland|

Hopefully you've already booked your accommodations for NCECA, as many hotels are already booked up.  In case you haven't, or in case you're looking for alternatives, this article will provide you with some ideas and information. The first thing to [...]

Mentors Needed for Student Critique Room!

By |2016-12-02T10:56:37-05:00December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Portland, Student Concerns|Tags: , , , , |

Are you an artist or ceramics professor just itching to give back?  The Student Critique Room is ready for YOU! We are currently looking for people to volunteer an hour or two of their conference time to do several 30-minute [...]

Student Fellowship Application Deadline Oct. 19!

By |2016-10-11T09:08:32-05:00October 11th, 2016|Categories: 2017 Conference, Featured, Portland, Student Concerns|Tags: , , |

Attention All Students: The deadline is fast approaching for you to submit your application for both the Regina Brown Undergraduate Student Fellowship, and the NCECA Graduate Student Fellowship! Successful undergraduate applicants will be awarded $1,800 for use towards their proposed [...]

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By |2016-09-20T07:45:00-05:00September 20th, 2016|Categories: Portland|

Greetings NCECA Pals! The NCECA Portland Team has been working hard to make our 2017 conference good and sustainable and we want you to go green with us! Check it out: Ideas for lessening your personal conference footprint this NCECA: 1) Take the [...]

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STUDENTS – Apply Now!

By |2016-09-16T09:52:13-05:00September 16th, 2016|Categories: 2017 Conference, 2017 Exhibitions, Exhibitions, Member Opportunities, Portland, Programming, Student Concerns|Tags: , , , , , , |

NSJE application deadline is September 28th Are you a current undergraduate, graduate, or post-bac STUDENT? Stop procrastinating, and apply now for the National Student Juried Exhibition! This year's exhibition will be held in conjunction with the 2017 conference Future Flux [...]


By |2016-04-28T11:56:30-05:00April 28th, 2016|Categories: 2017 Conference, Conference Cities, Conference Programming, Portland, Programming|Tags: |

Future Flux, the 51st Annual NCECA Conference takes place in Portland, Oregon March 22-25, 2017 Deadline for Programming Proposals: May 4, 2016, 11:59pm MST. In less than a week the call for programming proposals for Future Flux in Portland will close. [...]

Inside NCECA: Vol 2, No. 18 – Arriving in KC

By |2016-03-11T22:32:54-05:00March 12th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA, Kansas City|

Hello from Kansas City!  We are making our final preparations here and are excited to welcome around 6,000 clay lovers to Kansas City!!!!  It looks like we are going to be blessed with pretty good spring weather for the conference, [...]

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