Happy New Year NCECA members! 2015 will be an amazing year for NCECA and particularly for our International Residency Partner Program. The deadline for these applications is fast approaching!!! DEADLINE: February 3! This year, NCECA has joined forces with C.R.E.T.A. Rome, Rome, Italy and the Yingge Ceramic Museum, New Taipei City, Tiawan. Both of these respected programs offer excellent facilities and a stimulating creative space to pursue experimental directions in your work, or possibly […]

I recently posted in the NCECA Facebook group that I wanted to hear your NCECA questions and I would then answer them here on the blog.  Already I have gotten great responses!  In an email, I was asked about the Exhibitions and Bus Tours.  Shows have become one of the biggest parts of NCECA attendance, so it’s going to take more than one blog post to cover this topic!  Thanks […]

Last week, Garth Johnson shared his experiences at the New York Ceramics and Glass Fair and a preview of his talk on Friday.  Need more convincing?  Check out this information from Leslie Ferrin on some great exhibits you can see there!  The Fair starts today and runs through Sunday.  While you’re there, be sure to visit with the Ferrin Gallery: At the Ferrin Contemporary Booth on the 4th Floor: This group exhibition brings […]

To best meet the needs of the many social media services that encourage interactive communication, NCECA will select a currently active member to act as a liaison for its various social media services. This role is crafted as a 13 month term, with a progress review conference taking place on a semi-annual basis. The term may be renewable based on mutual agreement between the Social Media Liaison, NCECA’s Communications Director and […]

• Register now!  Early bird rates end on February 6th. Maintain your NCECA membership and save up to $65! • Book your flight with NCECA’s Southwest Airlines discount code and save up to 15% on your air fare • Try the Train!  Amtrak’s Northeast Regional originates in Norfolk, VA, travels through Providence and terminates in Boston.  A ticket from Norfolk is about $80, and that’s already cheaper than 5 nights of parking! • […]

Conversations about diversity are never easy. Namita Gupta Wiggers kicks off the joint NCECA/ 92Y Virtual Clay lecture series with this dynamic online talk at 7pm Eastern, on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, which will investigate the impact of broader global traditions in ceramics in USA. Learn more about the entire series here NCECA Members receive a 20% discount on registration fees when they use the discount code NCECA92Y. Namita Gupta Wiggers is a […]

I LOVE the New York Ceramics Fair. There’s nothing in the world quite like it. As vibrant and exciting as NCECA and the world of contemporary studio ceramics is, I’m always excited when something comes along to put our world in ceramics. NCECA is part of a 10,000 (plus) year ceramic continuum. The circle of artists, educators and collectors that we deal with is but a small part of the […]

NCECA is excited to announce a second international residency opportunity.  NCECA Members are eligible to apply to spend 4 weeks in Taiwan: Welcome to Yingge Ceramics Museum! With Rich ceramics tradition and thriving ceramics business, we are eager to stimulate the public’s interest and attention in ceramics, promote Yingge ceramic enterprises and local image, and encourage international culture exchange. Furthermore, we survey, gather, preserve, and maintain Taiwanese ceramic culture for […]

c.r.e.t.a. rome is honored to have been chosen for the 2015 NCECA International Residency Partner Programs. c.r.e.t.a. rome is offering a 6-week residency to the selected ceramic artist between April 2015 and March 2016. Approximate total cost for a six-week residency is $3750.00. c.r.e.t.a. rome will provide up to $1500 in-kind support and NCECA has budgeted $3750.00; the selected artist is responsible for costs beyond the budgeted amount; materials, firing […]

As a board member, I donate my time to NCECA throughout the year.  The “work” I do for this organization never feels like work, because I am surrounded by 16 other volunteer board members and 6 staff members, all of whom put their heart and soul into this organization.  It is truly a rewarding experience.  I love NCECA. I saw some billboards the other day with the image you see above. […]

When I think back to my days in college, I don’t remember being aware that NCECA had a group of volunteer folks from the field that comprised a working group called the NCECA board. The idea of a governing group that works to plan and shape all that is NCECA was completely foreign to my young naïve mind. I knew SOMEONE made decisions but I never acknowledge that they were […]

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It’s that time again… it’s the “Oscars” of the ceramic world! Our community has the opportunity and responsibility to honor, recognize and acknowledge individuals in the field who have made incredible contributions. These are folks who have left a lasting impact and legacy with their work, service, teaching/mentorship or outstanding projects. We all know someone who has contributed in ways that change the way we see and think and left […]

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There has been some discussion on twitter about working out a tweet up at NCECA this year.  We’ll actually have a couple of opportunities for you to meet all your twitter friends IRL at the conference.  Tuesday night at the Gallery Expo opening reception, I (Cindy) will have some special tweet-up token to drop into your NCECA name badge holder, and a silver sharpie pen for you to write in your […]

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Gresham, Wisconsin studio potter Simon Levin has asked fifty of his favorite clay workers* to contribute a plate to a fundraising initiative in support of NCECA’s 50th anniversary, which falls in 2016. Over the past two months some of your favorite potters across the country opened an emailed letter that asked them to imagine Simon playing the role of Uncle Sam with his clay covered finger pointing their way proclaiming, […]