Digital Applications in Ceramic Pedagogy Panel Abstract, Topical Discussions The purpose of this topical discussion is to broaden the knowledge of how to integrate digital practices into a ceramic curriculum and examine resources that are available for schools to obtain equipment or access.  It will also give a broader reading of the opinions and methodologies towards incorporating technology in ceramic education.   Digital technology in ceramic education is an emerging […]

A hop, skip and a 45 minute jump from the convention center, in nearby Lawrence, KS, you’ll find three exhibitions showcasing the heart of the region.  Midwest Mentors, organized by Bracker’s Good Earth Clays, represents work from artists across the US and internationally, who have presented workshops there since the last Kansas City NCECA.  Although they have created a complete electronic catalog of this exhibition, this is definitely a show you […]

The Process Room has blossomed into one of the conference’s most popular offerings, way beyond the glimmer it was in former Program Director, Steve Hilton’s eyes three years ago. As those who attended NCECA in Providence know, the room was packed and we created an overflow room with live video feed. For those who couldn’t squeeze into either place, Our YouTube Channel offers highlights from the Jennifer Allen session and […]

If the conference has a palpable pulse, the heartbeat is the Resource Hall.  I’m excited to tell you that we have redesigned the layout for this year to improve the flow and create a new level of interest. If you’ve been to the conference before, you probably already know the allure of the Resource Hall.  If you’re new to the NCECA experience, let me warn you that the resource hall […]

Lots of folks have been asking me about this ride, and I am thrilled to be able to say that Women’s Free State Racing, which was the team Glenda raced with, will be hosting the ride. (If you missed the initial post about this ride, you can check that out here) Many cyclists who rode and raced with Glenda from this area are excited to participate and meet their “counterparts” […]

 Where do you currently live/work? I live in Los Angeles, California in the historic area called Angelino Heights, which is a neighborhood of Echo Park. It’s about 2 miles north of Downtown. I am Professor of Visual Art and head of the ceramics area at California State University, Northridge where I’ve taught for the last sixteen years.   What do you like most about your job? OR  What do you […]

Be sure to plan a day to visit nearby Lawrence, KS to take in the incredible exhibitions in this charming, arts-friendly community.  You can travel to Lawrence on your own.  It is about a 45 minute drive from the convention center.  Don’t want to drive?  Get a ticket for the Lew White Bus Tour to Lawrence (lunch included) One venue, which has been gaining national recognition for their ceramics programs, exhibitions and […]

If you’re an antiques fan, then I am sure you know that next week is New York Winter Antiques Week in New York City.  Bosting to host the most prestigious showcases of art, antiques and design in the country, collectors, curators, dealers, and design professionals will descend on the city from across the globe.  The jewel of the week is the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair, which takes place […]

“The art must be strong enough to carry the message-the message alone will never carry the art.” -Richard Notkin. When I was in college, my father and I took a road trip to Syracuse to the Everson Museum to see their latest exhibition. It was there where I got to see in person, not just in a flat photograph, the work of Richard Notkin. I was astonished by his meticulous […]

The greater Kansas City area is hosting over 100 exhibitions in association with NCECA.  Together with Lew White Bus Tours, our local team has put together some incredible bus routes to help you make the most of your conference experience.  The galleries & venues mounting these shows are rolling out their red carpets…(or rather, their red white & black NCECA Exhibition flags) with receptions on either Thursday or Friday night.  We are […]

NCECA is excited to offer single-day pass scholarships to 100 students and 10 teachers from Kansas City area high schools. Students and teachers from schools located in the Kansas City Metro (including schools between Lawrence, KS and St. Joseph, MO) in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply for the Val Cushing Memorial Scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be given the opportunity to attend the 2016 NCECA Conference for free thanks to […]

Where do you currently live/work? Baltimore, MD What do you like most about your job? OR  What do you like most about where you live? Which job? I have When I was executive director of Baltimore Clayworks what I liked most was putting together partnerships that put clay in the hands of individuals who had no opportunity to experience ceramics. I loved to see the magic happen. Now that I […]

“Every Semester: Collecting KCAI Ceramics 1995 – 2015” celebrates two decades of the Kansas City Art Institute ceramics department as told by 14 regional collectors who acquired student works, often through the popular end-of-semester exhibitions. The selections demonstrate a wide range of artistic investigations, techniques, and media that have long been the hallmark of the KCAI curriculum. According to the exhibition organizer, Cary Esser, professor and chair of the KCAI […]

Greetings fellow potters and lovers of clay! Just a quick reminder that the ClayStories event, which will be held on the evening of Thursday March 17th, during the 50th Annual NCECA conference, is still accepting applications for story tellers. If you are interested in having 5 minutes on stage to tell a story related to clay, we are interested in possibly having you be one of our speakers! In addition […]