Learn about The Clay Lady Way® which includes over 30 years of tested projects, classroom management and single- ring technique that guarantees your students’ success! (And Yours!)  Enjoy this popular lecture from the K-12 room at NCECA 2016:  

The work of Joanna Poag centers around the concept of homeostasis, the process in which a system maintains stability through self-regulation. Homeostasis is most applicable to living creatures, but Poag reinterprets the concept through her work in ceramics. Ceramic art creates it’s own system – a delicate balance of materials to create the physical medium, the artist’s hand to balance the composition, the precise control of the kiln environment to […]

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3D printing is “just another tool in the tool box,” but the implementation of this technology within the ceramics curriculum has its challenges. Among those are facilities, funding and competent staffing. The rewards become evident as students embrace the technology to carry out their concept in a unique way not possible without it.  This week, join Shoji Satake for his part of the co-lecture, “TEACHING TECHNOLOGY: CHALLENGES AND REWARDS”  and […]

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Sharing global resources is at the heart of the DIY 3D printing community. The increasing availability of inexpensive materials and an open source knowledge base has facilitated their application in ceramics studios and institutions worldwide. Extrusion-based ceramic 3D printers can print any clay and can be combined with any other studio process, allowing these digital tools to be combined with hand forming methods and facilitating experimentation and collaboration across all studio […]

Our 50th anniversary conference kicked off with a festive opening ceremony, featuring Liz Lerman as our Keynote Speaker.  If you missed it, you can view the opening and keynote below.  Stay tuned for the exciting & stimulating Randall Session!

This panel celebrates the critical contributions of nine women trailblazers in their roles as artists, educators, mentors, writers, gallery directors and museum professionals.  They transformed materials, pushed the boundaries of techniques, and revolutionized contemporary ceramics through their work in the studio and in the ceramics community. –  Panel Moderator, Beth Ann Gerstein Join panelists, Janet Koplos, Joan Takayama Ogawa, and Janis Mars Wunderlich as they explore the impact of Leza […]

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For this episode of NCECA 360 we have a group interview from our recent 50th anniversary conference in Kansas City. You will hear artists and educators David Macdonald, Sharif Bey, Gail Kendall and David Eichelberger discuss how mentorship has shaped their ceramic lives.For more information about NCECA 360, or the programming we have to offer please visit NCECA.net.” Listen in directly here! or Click Here to subscribe to the podcast feed!

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My first memorable NCECA was the 1995 Minneapolis, Minnesota conference. This was before cell phones, and Mark Zuckerberg was 10 years old and he hadn’t yet revolutionized the way we communicate, and galleries were the only game in town. Minneapolis was a vessel-heavy NCECA with more galleries with great work than one could possibly take in. I was an undergraduate student at the time and I remember being fully inspired […]

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Honorary Members of the Council are recognized for significant lifetime contributions advancing the field of ceramics.  2016 inductees were Nina Hole (posthumously) and Stuart Kestenbaum.  Fellows of the Council are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.  At the 2016 conference, NCECA conferred this title upon Steve Hilton and Glenda Taylor (posthumously).  The Excellence in Teaching Award is given for consistent contributions to the […]

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As a member’s organization, NCECA relies on the creative energy, vision and contribution of all of its members to create the fantastic conference content that we all look forward to each spring. As the next generation of makers, educators and visionaries, students are a vital part of that content. The application deadline for Student Perspectives program proposals is May 4th, 2016, and students, we really hope you will consider applying.  […]

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Tethon 3D manufactures supplies and products for ceramic 3D printing. The company also provides 3D scanning, modeling and ceramic 3D printing services. With the support of 92Y Virtual Clay, Skutt Kilns, Shapeways, Anne W. Bracker, West Virginia University, and presenting artists, Clay Fab Lab represents a new conference experience with clay, touch, and technology. Emergence of new technologies and their application to ceramic art and learning represent exciting possibilities that will influence […]

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  Hello Teachers! This blog post is for you! Keep reading, and find out more about how you can lend your teaching talents to next years NCECA programming… Education is one of the most important facets of NCECA-the word is even in our name, after all! Sharing old methodologies, new technologies, and proven pathways to artistic success is a cornerstone of our annual conference, and can be experienced officially through […]

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You know you’ve got it, and we want you to show it! We need to see it! We want to hear it! And now we’re asking…Please consider applying to be the demonstrating artist for NCECA in Portland in 2017! As we jump right into planning our 51st conference in Portland, Oregon, the NCECA board is encouraging accomplished ceramic artists to step onto the stage, make that stage their studio, and […]

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For the last week, we’ve had such a WONDERFUL exchange of ideas and opinions related to a single survey comment that I thought I’d see if we can repeat it.  This week, let’s address this: I know this is beyond your control but I found myself twice having to choose between really great presentations. Thursday – Anomalies and Curiosities and the Roundtable discussion Fueling the Imagination. Friday Panel 50 Years […]