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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Where do you currently live/work Live in Ossining NY, work at Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY as Executive Director What do you like most about your job? OR  What do you like most about where you live? What I like most about working at Clay Art Center is the community of artists and staff who are so passionate about clay, as well as the opportunity to see students […]

Where do you currently live/work I live in Casper, Wyoming.  I am a studio potter, I adjunct teach at Casper College, and I am on the board for a local arts organization, ART321. What do you like most about your job? OR  What do you like most about where you live? There is no greater life than that of a studio potter in a truly gorgeous state like Wyoming.  I […]

Where do you currently live/work I live in Lawrence, KS and work at Bracker’s Good Earth Clays What do you like most about your job? OR  What do you like most about where you live? Lawrence is a BEAUTIFUL and extremely artist-friendly town.  Excellent schools, safe neighborhoods and very diverse, thanks in part to the University of Kansas.  My job is amazing…I get to interact with people from all parts […]

Where do you currently live/work Marlboro, VT What do you like most about your job? OR  What do you like most about where you live? I get to meet new people and live in a constant existence of learning and teaching. Where did you grow up? Philadelphia, PA What was your childhood nickname? Robske How did you first find out about NCECA? As an Undergraduate at the Kansas City Art […]

“Moderator Adam Field talks with the 2015 Emerging Artists about their professional development and the difficulty of maintaining an authentic voice in a vast ocean of social media. The discussion includes Rachel Garceau, Andrew Casto, Kelly O’Briant, Roberto Lugo and Joanna Powell. The discussion was recorded at the 2015 NCECA conference in Providence, RI. You can listen & download it directly right here, or head over to iTunes and subscribe now to get […]

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Where do you currently live/work? Portland, Oregon/Oregon College of Art and Craft What do you like most about your job? OR  What do you like most about where you live? I love that I work in a small supportive community of creative and interesting people on a bucolic wooded campus that feels like adult art camp! Where did you grow up? Rural Southeastern Ohio What was your childhood nickname? I […]

Where do you currently live/work?  Honolulu, Hawaii What do you like most about where you live? Even though everyone gets excited and sometimes jealous when they hear that I’m in grad school in Hawaii, the truth is that like any grad program, I am inside the art building all day, every day. I can’t remember the last time I went to the beach.  One whole semester I barely saw the […]

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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Last week, Simon Levin shared news of Grinnell College’s intention to forgo the replacement of a retiring ceramics professor.  It was a dark day, and one all too familiar, as many of us have seen this before.   What hasn’t happened before is the full onslaught of the ceramics community gathering behind Simon’s one voice and creating a chorus so loud we could not be ignored.  Consider this a HUGE THANK YOU to all of […]

A couple of days ago I found out that my college, Grinnell College has no plans to continue its ceramics program after this fall. The part time faculty member who taught there for 28 years is retiring.  Believing in the liberating, empowering, foundational importance of clay in education I sent a short note to the chair of the Art and Art History department, Matt Kluber, and to the Dean of the […]

Joel B. Smith, 52, passed away on September 17, 2015, in Kinston, NC. His death was unexpected, but his life was a full one. A computer professional in his work, he also excelled at many hobbies as a potter, disc golfer, gardener, photographer, and so much more. He was generous in giving his time and talents to many, providing computer assistance to non-profits, serving as a board member of the […]

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