Welcome to Seattle!

Welcome to Seattle!

The conference kicked off today with a fabulous day of exhibitions, visits with vendors and non-profit organizations, gallery shopping right in the convention center, and so much more.
Then at the opening ceremonies, we were all treated to fabulous entertainment by “a clown and a recycled woman”, our intrepid Onsite liaisons, Marge Levy and Wally Bivins.
Marge talked about the theme, “on the Edge”. It was so named not just based on geographic principle, but also in speaking to the question “what do you do when you get to the edge?…How do you ‘keep on keeping on?’ ”
To help, NCECA has a theme song!!!!! We learned it tonight, and you can learn it too in the previous blog post and you can join us at the closing. We then heard from executive director, Joshua Green, who introduced our keynote speaker, Mark Dion. Watch for his inspirational and edgy talk as a podcast soon!
Enjoy the conference!

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You have hands?

You have hands?

We can keep them busy….

Over a dozen pre and post conference workshops to choose from.  Read detailed information about all of the workshops here, or click on  any individual workshop below to go to the organizer’s website, or open an email to them directly to request more information.

Not Since Genesis….

Not Since Genesis….

. . .has there been so much creativity in six days, and most of it in clay!”

We have made it easy for NCECA conference participants to view 30 concurrent independent exhibitions curated by NCECA members at the Seattle Design Center, March 26-31, 2012, 9 am to 5 pm, free parking and admission.

YES:

  • 30 shows 
  • one place
  • free parking 
  • indoors 
  • well lit
  • fabulous gallery spaces.

YES, THIRTY!

 

Each exhibition individually presented by nationally and internationally recognized curators and artists.

Diverse perspectives, dimensions, and delights.

Sculpture
Installations
Pottery
Tiles

 

Open Monday – Saturday of NCECA week, two evening reception/parties, on Tuesday and Friday of NCECA week, 5 – 9.

 

Featuring *Well Served”: full table tops of dining ware by top US designers.  Specifics of ALL exhibitions posted in January, so check back for details then, but…

 

Put this into your NCECA schedule now.

 

NCECA: On the Edge

On the Edge

On the Edge

THEME:  On the Edge – Seattle, as well as the entire Puget Sound region, is located in a unique geographical position; on the EDGE of the country and on the EDGE of the Pacific Rim.  From this location ON THE EDGE, quite naturally, we have a broad perspective on objects, places and issues, and see great distances.  We thrive on the intersection of old and new worlds.  And we respect distant and historic cultures…Asian, Pacific, Native American, and all of our neighbors in North America.  Most of all we appreciate how they have influenced our contemporary ceramic practices.

Through creative stretching, we also visit the EDGE of our imagination and appreciate the artistic use of clay in dynamic new ways.  Even EDGY ways…often on the EDGE…sometimes with rough EDGES.