We are thrilled to announce that the videos of our 2013 Demonstrators will be available for sale at the 2014 NCECA Conference!  Here’s a preview of each video for you!

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Amber Ginsburg works frequently with clay but her work responds to histories, locations and narratives in a way that is not bound by specific materials or methods of expression.  She often works collaboratively and engages audiences in a participatory manner, creating dynamic site specific installations.  Amber generously shared her time to answer a few questions I had about her work and process. When were you first introduced to ceramics?    I […]

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NCECA 2013 Emerging Artist Lauren Gallaspy’s work spans many disciplines including functional and sculptural ceramics, painting, and drawing.  Through all of her work there is a theme of exposure, a sense of expressing tangibly that which is not immediately visible.  Lauren kindly took time from her busy teaching schedule and studio practice to speak about her artistic process.  You can see more of Lauren’s work at: www.laurengallaspy.com 1.When were you first […]

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If you missed Janine Antoni’s Keynote Speech: At Home in the Body, at the 2013 NCECA Conference in Houston, do not fret.  For you are in luck, because you can now download and listen to this lecture as an NCECA Podcast!  Click here for the full, uncut one hour lecture.  An abstract of this lecture  also appears on page 40 of the NCECA Journal, vol. 34.  You can purchase a copy in the […]

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NCECA 2013 Emerging Artist Brian R Jones is a contemporary ceramic artist.  His functional pottery combines slip coated earthenware, drawing and bright fluid glazes.  Based in Portland, Brian is also the host of the Jonescast, a podcast where he interviews others working in the arts.  You can see more of Brian’s work and connect with him at: http://www.brianrjones.com/ 1.  Where and when were you first introduced to clay? I was a […]

Does the thought of creating a dynamic and site-specific installation thrill you? Are you interested in pushing the boundaries of process, material, and interactivity with your ceramic practice? Are you hankering to create cutting edge, performative work, or perhaps to explore the fragile and ephemeral nature of time? If you said yes to any of these questions, NCECA Projects Space is your venue. With just under a month until the October 2 deadline, […]

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If you missed the panel on “Kohler residencies” moderated by Susan Barnett at the 2013 NCECA Conference in Houston, do not fret.  For you are in luck, because you can now download and listen to this lecture as an NCECA Podcast! Click here for the full, uncut one hour panel podcast. An abstract of this lecture also appears on page 96 in the NCECA Journal, vol. 34.  You can purchase a copy in […]

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If you missed Namita Gupta Wiggers Distinguished Lecture: Navigating Whiteout Conditions, at the 2013 NCECA Conference in Houston, do not fret.  For you are in luck, because you can now download and listen to this lecture as an NCECA Podcast!  Click here for the full, uncut one hour lecture.  An abstract of this lecture  also appears on page 99 of the NCECA Journal, vol. 34.  You can purchase a copy […]

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NCECA 2013 Emerging Artist Lindsay Pichaske’s work defies classification, blurring boundaries and existing on the threshold between human and animal.  Her figurative animal sculptures are incredibly detailed and refined.  They are completed with precision and accuracy yet allow a vast space for the viewers experience and interpretation.  Lindsay graciously shared insights into the development of her practice, her motivation and her process.  You can see more of her work at: […]

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Following the 2013 Houston Conference, NCECA created a survey to investigate perceptions on a variety of topics about the conference and the organization itself.  There were over one thousand respondents, with 730 from conference registrants. The total number of respondents represent just over 20% of the total conference attendance at the conference, making the findings statistically representative of the whole within a 3% margin of error. NCECA’s board reviewed and […]

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NCECA 2013 Emerging Artist Linda Swanson makes us think about ceramic materials in a new and dynamic way.  Her installation, site specific, fired and unfired work all has an emphasis on time, material and transformation.  Linda generously shared her time and thoughts with me about her current studio practice and the path that has led her there.  I hope you enjoy this interview with Linda Swanson.  You can see more […]

Two months ago, 3640 of us met together for EARTH/ENERGY, NCECA’s 47th annual conference in Houston, Texas.  One of the reasons I’ve become so interested in working to develop and analyze post-conference surveys for NCECA is to see what we can learn about demographic shifts in our membership and conference attendees.  Direct feedback that arrives in response to surveys can also provide insights into the interests and attitudes of those […]

I am a potter living in the remote mountain town of Nelson, BC, Canada where I make functional ceramics with an emphasis on texture, pattern and use.  This year, ss the recipient of the NCECA/Crafthaus  2013 blogger scholarship I am going to have the great privilege of interviewing NCECA’s 2013 Emerging Artists.  It has been a few weeks since attending this years conference in Houston, TX  and I am still feeling renewed […]

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NCECA: A Student Perspective, Day 2 Duncan Blount I wish I had an NCECA pause button! Yesterday was nonstop meeting/learning/seeing/experiencing/wowing.  Here are some of this student’s favorite moments, that maybe you can revisit today: Student Critique The student critique was incredibly helpful! My critique was with a potter named Brian and he took a look at some of my salt-fired work. It was interesting to consider consistency in my mugs; […]