Written By: Seth Czaplewski Living in the West paper is constantly being given to me whether I like it or not. Receipts, junk mail, old drawings, and advertisements. There is no stopping it. I probably would have recycled if it were available, but it isn’t where I live, and that challenged me to find a use for my waste paper. Being a ceramic sculptor, pushing the scale of my work […]

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This year the Green Task Force will be back in the Resource Hall at booth space #137, Look for the NCECA GTF Banner.  We have several special guests that will be in and out of the booth during the course of the conference.  I want to give a huge thank you to all of the people that are contributing to the booth this year and are really making the GTF […]

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There is a new book that is now available and will be at the NCECA GreenTask Force booth to view.  This is an excellent book full of information about sustainability within the field of ceramics.  Written and edited by Robert Harrison, with contributions from nearly thirty national and international makers, experts and luminaries in the field.  This book covers all the factors to consider when going ‘green’ from fuels and […]

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Ilana Crispi (a past conference presenter for the Green Task Force) is once again showing her latest work in San Francisco, California.  This is a fantastic project that is worth looking into even if you are not in the area.  below is some text taken from a press release from the first exhibit in November of 2013.  take a look at her Facebook page, a YouTube video about the project, […]

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Emotional sustainability, as I define it, is the ability of an object to maintain perpetual relevance through how we understand the meaning of the object. In short, how we treat an object is dependent on how we feel about or understand an object. For example: my mother is a “sentimental” person – and will keep old gloves from her great-grandmother that are practically falling apart because of her emotional attachment […]

NCECA’s Green Task Force (GTF) is committed to environmental stewardship in all venues; from administrative work to conference gatherings and further extending to educate NCECA’s members about important environmental issues affecting the ceramic arts.  The GTF will bring members the tools and information to help facilitate change, however a sustainable future in ceramics necessitates a community effort.  In addition to educating our members, NCECA and the volunteer officers of the […]

Hello Everyone, I was searching through the original GTF website, and I came across some good information that I felt needed to be shared.  Here is a great collection of cone 6 reduction glazes that was put together by Diana Pancioli from Eastern Michigan University.  Diana has been a regular at the GTF meetings since the beginning and much of her research into cone 6 is due to the awareness […]

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I have heard that firing to cone 6 takes half of the amount of fuel than firing to cone 10.  Does anyone out there have any evidence or research on this?  I know of several schools that have made the switch to cone 6 including the school that I work for.  We are always finding glazes that stand up to their counterparts at  cone 10.  I recently came across this […]

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NCECA’s Green Task Force (GTF) will be holding a silent auction for a Ci Products Cink at the GTF booth #203. The Cink is a portable unit that can be moved to any location you choose in the studio or classroom.  It needs no plumbing… it saves tons of water by reusing 11 gallons of the stuff!! A bucket collects sediment, which can then be recycled into your reclaim clay or glaze buckets creating […]

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GTF Guest Blogger positions are now OPEN! Help the GTF open dialogue on issues of sustainability and green practices in ceramics. Volunteers for this position agree to the following: • 1 year term • Post regularly (min. 1 post per month) • Respond to questions from members Stop by the GREEN TASK FORCE booth #203 in the Resource Hall at the 2012 NCECA Conference to apply. Writing sample helpful but […]

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NCECA’s Green Task Force (GTF) is committed to environmental stewardship in all venues; from administrative work to conference gatherings and further extending to educate NCECA’s members about important environmental issues affecting the ceramic arts.  Creative solutions to issues will be shared and it is the GTF that will provide a forum for progressive discussion on green studio practices. The GTF will bring members the tools and information to help facilitate […]

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