As I was thinking how to write about the benefits of being a member of NCECA, there were two quotes that came to mind: “Membership has its privileges” and “I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.” Think for a minute about which one describes you better.   I’d guess that the people reading this are more likely to ally themselves with the first statement.  It seems […]

You may be mired in the unfolding drama of our national election process and keeping up with news of the Iowa and New Hampshire caucuses. NCECA has its own election process and its open for voting and you’ve probably already received an email asking you to vote from our tireless Communications Director, Cindy Bracker! We’re looking to fill two important board positions this upcoming year, Director at Large and Student […]

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” […]

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 […]

Around the year 2000, An amazing group of individuals with a passion for Ceramic Art Education formed the K-12 Clay Exhibition, with a commitment and desire to advance the field of ceramics and the art of teaching clay.  In the years that followed, this exhibition has grown exponentially.  Scholarships and awards for both teachers and students are funded by manufacturers, institutions, suppliers, and individuals.  Over $50,000 will be available for this year’s […]

Across the Table is hosting Pots in Action again this week! For this challenge, Michael and Namita are interested in who is across the table as much as what is on your table! Special thanks to Ayumi Horie for the invitation – and support for NCECA’s 50th Anniversary project, Across the Table, Across the Land! For this holiday week – from Monday, December 21 through end of Saturday, December 26 […]

As our upcoming 50th Anniversary Conference is upon us, so to is NCECA Board election season. This year, elections will be held just prior to the conference to fill vacant Board positions for a Director at Large and a Student Director at Large. Embarking on our THIRD year with electronic voting, NCECA has yet again made a few changes to our online voting system. Responding to input from our members, […]

Once upon a time, in an NCECA not so far away, there was paper.  And on this paper there were words, and these words were written by NCECA members.  I recently wrote to Harris Deller, who was the Publications Director for NCECA for five years back in the 1990s.  I inquired about methods of communication with the membership back in the days when “e” was merely the fifth letter of the […]

The NCECA organization and conference is powered predominantly by a team of passionate people that we call volunteers.  This level of involvement can be both eye-opening and even life-altering.  Volunteering has so many benefits, ranging from seeing the conference from a real inside view to meeting some incredible people.  And of course, there’s also a free conference pass and one year membership in exchange for (approximately) 13 hours of work.   What kind of […]

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Calling all undergraduate and graduate ceramic students and multicultural applicants!! We have finally reached the absolute deadline for applications for the Regina Brown Undergraduate Student Fellowship, NCECA Graduate Student Fellowship and the Multicultural Fellowship. This is your last second reminder! The deadline for applications is Wednesday, October 21, 2015 (11:59pm EST). There are resources available to students to support your project proposals. You don’t have any time to procrastinate (even […]

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Yes, that’s right, earlier than ever before (i think)!  You can now register for what will certainly be one of the most legendary events in ceramic history, at the lowest price there will be.  A full conference pass is under $200 for members, and even less for students and transitional members!  That’s a lower cost than most 2 day workshops, and the value is almost immeasurable!  Demonstrations, lectures, exhibitions, shows, networking, […]

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In case you missed the memo from NCECA in your email, here it is: NCECA recently shared that a vote on bylaws amendments put before the membership had failed to reach a quorum as of June 30, 2015. We are pleased to announce that after re-opening the ballot using a link sent to members who had not yet voted, as of this past Wednesday, we have surpassed the required quorum […]

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STUDENTS – What can you share about your work, your process, or your research in just 7 minutes? Student led presentations are now a regular feature of the annual NCECA conference program. Some years prior to today’s increased level of student presentation involvement, NCECA provided a dark room with seating and a projector known as the Student Slide Forum. It was a space where a few brave students made brief, […]

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Calling all Cyclists!  As you start to think about travel plans for the 2016 conference in Kansas City, please try to include Tuesday in your trip.  We are planning a group ride in memory of Glenda Taylor.  This ride was something that Glenda and I had spoken about for the last couple of years as plans for Kansas City were only beginning to form.  She was absolutely committed to making […]

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