Where do you currently live/work?  I reside in Portland, Oregon and am the co-founder/ co-owner Mudshark Studios, Eutectic Gallery, Portland Growler Company, Kept Goods, and The Clay Compound What do you like most about your job? OR  What do you like most about where you live? I wear many different hats: At Mudshark, I love that we are continually solving problems and trying new things. with every email or phone […]

Where do you currently live/work? I’m a Graduate Student and Teaching Assistant at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. What do you like most about your job? OR  What do you like most about where you live? As a Canadian, I never imagined that I would be living in the deep south! It’s obviously drastically different from where I grew up (people, politics, weather etc.) but ultimately I love […]

Where do you currently live/work? Toquerville, Utah but will be moving soon to Cedar City, just up the road closer to where I teach, Southern Utah University. What do you like most about your job? OR  What do you like most about where you live? The landscape and clear skies. We live near Zion National Park and other desert Red Rock landscapes and in just a few minutes you can […]

You’ve met the board, you’ve met the staff… but do you know who’s doing all those Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumbler and Facebook posts? It’s time to meet your NCECA social media team! Amanda Barr, Social Media Director (amandambarr.com) What social media-ing do you do? A little bit of everything, but my main job is the Instagram feed. Where do you currently live/work? Seattle, Washington; I’m a resident artist at Pottery Northwest, teach Spanish […]

There is nothing like seeing a beloved and revered individual from our membership receive recognition for their impact on our field. This years recipients: Stuart Kestenbaum and Nina Hole (posthumously) will be recognized as Honorary Members, Steve Hilton and Glenda Taylor (posthumously) as Fellows of the Council, Victor Babu for the Excellence in Teaching Award, Linda Lighton for Outstanding Achievement Bill (posthumously) and Anne Bracker and C Richard and Evelyn Craft Belger for the Regional Award of Excellence This awards ceremony will prove to be an absolute […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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Where do you currently live/work? I live in Mount Morris, in rural Western New York.  The town is on the edge of letchworth state park which is often likened to the grand canyon of the east. Mount Morris is the home of Francis Bellamy, the author of the pledge of allegiance, and often as I drive past his home I am reminded of how I recited that every morning as […]

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Where do you currently live/work I currently live in Carbondale, CO, and I rent studio space with over 20 other local artists at SAW (Studio for Arts and Works). What do you like most about your job? OR  What do you like most about where you live? Carbondale is an amazing town to be a maker. There are many great artists who live in our valley, and we are all […]

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Where do you currently live/work I am currently a graduate student at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. What do you like most about your job? OR  What do you like most about where you live? One of the things I really love about Lincoln, NE is an organization called Foodnet.  I volunteer there once a week.  Foodnet collects and distributes food from local businesses that is near its expiration date, […]

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Where do you currently live/work? State College , Pa at Penn State University What do you like most about your job? OR  What do you like most about where you live? Working with students Where did you grow up? All over.  6 different places from Long Beach, California to Westfield, New Jersey. What was your childhood nickname? Stinger How did you first find out about NCECA? Went to Super Mud […]

Where do you currently live/work? Charm City- Baltimore, Maryland at Baltimore Clayworks and Towson University. What do you like most about your job? OR  What do you like most about where you live? As the Baltimore Clayworks’ Exhibitions Director, I love curating shows, putting together the best “Mix Tape” of artists, supporting the emerging and established craftspeople to inspire our students and collectors. It is also a lot of fun […]

Where do you currently live/work I lead a double life! I live in Kansas City, Missouri, but I work in Lawrence, Kansas at the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas.   What do you like most about your job? OR  What do you like most about where you live? I have the good fortune of spending my days (and plenty of nights) in the company of more […]

In October, Yellowstone Art Museum Education Director Linda Ewert invited me to participate in an art program at the Montana Women’s Prison in Billings, Montana. This would be the most challenging and rewarding community I had yet engaged in a Guardian Monster Workshop. Forms for entry into prison quickly invoked a sobering reality. “In the event of a hostage scenario the volunteer acknowledges they will be subject to the same […]

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