A Happy Accident, Clay and NCECA In 1956 I went off to the University of Southern California to study architecture. I needed one more elective. While standing in line to add the course, I asked the person in front of me for a suggestion. “Why not ceramics?” was the reply. The ceramic studio was humming with activity and my instructor was Susan Peterson. I was mesmerized by the potters wheel. […]

Call for submissions now open!  Entry fee for NCECA members only $20 (Non members $35 or BECOME A MEMBER)   Flow: The 2014 NCECA Invitational will be on exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum from February 22 to March 23, 2014 in conjunction with Material World, the 48th Annual NCECA Conference, taking place at the Delta Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin March 19 – March 22, 2014. The NCECA Invitational is a themed, curated […]

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The call for submissions is now open!  The NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition features the best student work from around the country.  This year’s jurors are Tara Wilson and Jeffrey Mongrain. The entry fee is only $15 for student members!  (Not a member?  Click here to join, or click here to learn about member benefits.) The 48th Annual NCECA Conference, “Material World,” will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Delta Center, […]

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Call for submissions now open! Entry fee for NCECA members only $20 (Non members $35 or BECOME A MEMBER) NCECA and the Arvada Center are organizing a blended invitational and competitive ceramic exhibition for artists from the United States. This format brings established reputations and emerging talent to bear on the selected theme and adds vitality and fresh perspectives to an ongoing dialogue. The exhibition is curated and organized by […]

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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; […]

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 […]

This great show at Soil is open through April 14th.  Click here for more information, or scroll down the left sidebar to view the video without leaving our blog What is soil? Founded in 1995, SOIL is a not-for-profit cooperative space established, supported and operated by local artists. SOIL exists as an alternative venue for artists to exhibit, develop, and advance their work, and is committed to exhibiting and celebrating art of […]

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The opening at the Bellevue Arts Museum this evening was packed with people by 6:30pm. Works of art from a variety of media ranging from clay to glass to fibers to paint was displayed across multiple galleries. One of the highlights was the NCECA invitational, Push Play. At the entrance to the second floor, museum guests were greeted by Beth Cavener-Stichter’s large wolf sculpture vomiting a long string of pink […]

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Don’t miss this year’s Gallery Expo!  Opening reception Tuesday night 6:30 pm, right in the Washington Convention Center, 6th floor.  Just down the hall from the simultaneous demonstrations, the Expo offers up 1600 square feet of exceptional finished ware from top galleries across the country.  Additionally,  For the first time NCECA will devote an entire EXPO space to our new Emerging Artists.  The works by these exceptional early career artists […]

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Starring an international cast of 34 artists, “Push Play,” the 2012 NCECA Invitational curated by NCECA Exhibitions Director, Linda Ganstrom and hosted by the Bellevue Arts Museum stimulates thought and provokes conversation

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