Listen in to a discussion from the Seattle conference between Patti Warashina, Tip Toland and Wally Bivins on making meaningful art.
Three Northwest ceramic sculptors who manipulate imagery in their narrative works will investigate what they strive to express and discover in creating works of ”substance”. Each will discuss the roles of passion, conviction and commitment in nurturing and maintaining an artist’s spirit and production over the course of a lifetime of creation and evolution.
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ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) The NCECA podcast has returned! With big thanks to Ben Carter for all of his expertise and assistance, NCECA has been releasing a variety of episodes for our members to enjoy! This season premiered in September with an episode recorded live at the 2014 Conference in Milwaukee, Igniting the Workshop Circuit. Since then, we have made available Episode 18, Factory as Studio a panel moderated by Susan Barnett from the 2013 Conference and Episode 19, Ceramics and the Archive, co-moderated by Jenni Sorkin & Cindi Strauss, also from 2013. Most recently, we released Episode 20, the popular Closing Lecture from the 2012 Seattle Conference, in’t(y)oo-it! You can subscribe to it in iTunes and get new content delivered directly to you. We have lots more exciting episodes coming up, so tune in!
Ruth Braunstein and Don Reitz were both Inducted as honorary members of our organization today. Honorary members are individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the professional development of the ceramic arts. The program guide includes summaries of all our honorees. The experience of seeing these amazing people accepting their awards and listening to their delightful stories goes far beyond the blurb in the book. Ruth Braunstein was funny and down to earth. Don Reitz’s words were truly inspirational.
Two exceptional teachers, Chuck Hindes and Jack Troy were honored with the excellence in teaching award. Their students and former students made their presence known rather loudly and proudly!
An outstanding achievement award was given to Bill Strickland. Strickland also appears right here on our website in the video at the left. He is “a tireless and inspiring advocate for the arts, education, community development and human dignity,” said NCECA President Patsy Cox.
Jean Griffith received the regional award of excellence. As the founder of the vibrant studio Pottery Northwest, she has introduced thousands to clay over her 30 years as its director.
Having the opportunity to hear these wonderful people truly inspired me, and I feel very fortunate to walk among them.
Let’s all have some fun! Click here to learn the dance and lyrics for the opening ceremony on Wednesday March 28th at 7 pm and ring in the opening of the Seattle Conference. Wally and Marge have done a great job putting this together and it would be awesome to have everyone in attendance to be a part of this.
NCECA’s Green Task Force (GTF) will be holding a silent auction for a Ci Products Cink at the GTF booth #203. The Cink is a portable unit that can be moved to any location you choose in the studio or classroom. It needs no plumbing… it saves tons of water by reusing 11 gallons of the stuff!! A bucket collects sediment, which can then be recycled into your reclaim clay or glaze buckets creating no waste!! The Cink will be on display in booth #203, and GTF members will be there to answer any questions that you may have about sustainable studio practices and more. The winner of the silent auction will be responsible for getting the unit from the Washington State Convention Center to their home or studio at the end of the Conference. For additional information on The Cink, click here. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to help NCECA and bring leading edge green technology into your studio. Stop by booth #203 to visit the Green Task Force and place your bid! Thanks to Ci Products, makers of unique ceramic arts equipment and accessories for their generous donation to NCECA.