Student Perspective Day 1, Duncan Blount What an amazing first day! This is my second NCECA, and I came all the way from Berea College, Kentucky. Here are some of my incredible highlights from today: The First Purchase! After registration, I sat down with some other members at a small table not too far away. We all dug into our NCECA bags like it was Christmas, and then dove into […]

The Positively Houston Team recently interviewed Jeff Forster about the upcoming conference.  Take a look at the 3 minutes piece which aired to their YouTube channel here:

I was pleased and honored to be invited to present a talk on Sylvia Hyman as part of the Past Masters series on Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30. Sylvia died on December 23 at the age of 95 and I have gathered wonderful stories from her family and friends, and great imagery from John Cummings, her good friend and photographer for many years. Sylvia was amazing - spry, smart, and inquisitive […]

Oh NCECA dance, how do I love thee? What other time to you get to kick off your inhibitions and dance with all of your clay pals? When else do you get to experience the inimitable dance moves of Nick Joerling? The NCECA dance has always been one of my favorite features of the conference, but as somebody with  eclectic musical taste, it was starting to feel like the selection […]

I can still remember the first time I attended NCECA’s Topical Discussions. I think I went to the discussions because there was going to be a session on china painting, but I wandered around the ballroom where the discussions were being held and was tempted by countless other discussion groups. Did I want to commiserate about grad school experiences?  Talk shop with other cone 6 glaze geeks? Join a discussion […]

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For the first time in our history, NCECA will have a professional videographer capture the spirit and excitement of our annual conference.  Be on the lookout for our conference camera crew: Tuesday night – at the Expo Opening, 6:30-8:00pm Wednesday – out and about visiting galleries and shows in Houston Thursday – In the conference center from 10-4 ****Spoiler Alert****As our videographer roams the conference, he will be stopping people […]

Greetings from Houston!  We have kicked in the new year and now we are a few short months away from the NCECA conference in Houston, Texas.   Hopefully you have registered for the conference and your travel plans are under way.  Consider arriving early, staying late, or both to take in a pre or post conference workshop!   The workshop offerings for March of 2013 have shaped up to include […]

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Greetings from Houston! As the 2013 conference in Houston, Texas draws nearer we would like to share more insider tips to help you plan your visit in March. In addition to the conference programming and exhibitions you may want to leave a little time in your itinerary to check out a few local attractions. Everyone knows Texans do things a little differently. Well, our cultural attractions attest to our ingenuity […]

Hello from Houston!  As the 2013 NCECA Conference in Houston, Texas approaches we are gearing up for many exciting events including exhibitions, conference programming, pre and post conference workshops, and more.  Each month we plan to send out information about conference events and insider information about what to see and where to go in Houston to help you plan your trip. This year’s conference has an amazing line-up of presenters. […]

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