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Maintaining an Authentic Voice: Today on the NCECA360 podcast!

By |2015-10-14T16:16:50-05:00October 14th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Conference, Emerging Artists, Featured, Member Stories, Podcasts|

"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 [...]

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Board Bio – Spotlight: Dylan Beck

By |2015-11-13T10:06:36-05:00October 8th, 2015|Categories: Board Bios, Featured, Member Stories|

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 [...]

Board Bio- Spotlight: Jen Chua

By |2015-11-13T10:06:36-05:00October 2nd, 2015|Categories: Board Bios, Featured, Member Stories, Student Concerns|

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 [...]

By |2015-10-01T16:34:54-05:00October 1st, 2015|Categories: 2016 Conference, Conference Cities, Featured, Kansas City, Member Opportunities, Member Stories|

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 [...]

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Saving Ceramics – Grinnell Follow-up

By |2015-09-30T12:45:18-05:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Member Stories|

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 [...]

“Not with a bang but a whimper, this is how the world ends.”. T.S. Eliot.

By |2015-09-22T20:40:17-05:00September 23rd, 2015|Categories: Featured, Member Stories|

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 [...]

Board Bio – Spotlight: Lee Burningham

By |2015-11-13T10:06:37-05:00September 19th, 2015|Categories: Board Bios, Featured, Member Stories|

Welcome Back, NCECA Blog Readers, to another episode of "meet the board".  If you're brand new to following the NCECA Blog, you may want to check out the previous board bio on Kansas City On-site, Paul Donnelly.  Today, I am delighted [...]

Board Bio – SPOTLIGHT on Paul Donnelly

By |2015-11-13T10:06:37-05:00September 8th, 2015|Categories: Board Bios, Featured, Member Stories|

Welcome, NCECA Blog readers, to what I am certain is going to become one of MY favourite regular columns here on the NCECA blog.  I was recently inspired by the Kansas City Ballet Company's blog, on which I read articles about [...]

Two Titles, Two Jobs: The Birth of the Both Artist and Mother

By |2015-09-04T14:45:58-05:00September 4th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Member Stories|

In 2012 I had my first child. I was thrilled to welcome this new person into our home and life. The summer months with her gave me small snippets of time to work in the studio. Nursing a tiny baby [...]

Clay Stories: special surprise guest, Robin Hopper

By |2015-03-31T11:13:01-05:00March 31st, 2015|Categories: 2015 Conference, Member Stories, Videos|

Following last night's blog post of the Emerging Artist speech by Roberto Lugo, we now offer reflections from the other end of the spectrum....the author of The Ceramic Spectrum, (and many other books..and please pardon the pun), the marvelous and treasured, Robin [...]