2015 Conference

Packaging and Crating for Artists – conference content online!

By |2015-07-01T11:57:46-05:00July 1st, 2015|Categories: 2015 Conference, Videos|

The world of fine art services/art handling is the behind-the-scenes part of the installation, crating and transporting of works of art that most people, even artists, rarely experience.  The people who work in the fine art services can range from [...]

A History of Table Traditions and Related Recipes

By |2015-06-02T09:30:23-05:00June 2nd, 2015|Categories: 2015 Conference, Featured, online programming, Videos|

This global history of earthenware is based on the travel accounts of explorers in West and Central Africa, Mesoamerica, and the Iberian Peninsula. The central figures are the artisans who made, merchants who hawked, and the cooks who served meals [...]

Robert Lawarre in the Process Room

By |2015-05-04T20:40:23-05:00May 4th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Conference, Featured, Videos|

NCECA is  very excited to share a session from the extremely popular Process Room.  For those of you who don't already know, "Lively Experiments" marked the 3rd year of this popular aspect of NCECA Conference.  Each year, this "attraction" has grown, and [...]

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Gerry Williams, Past Master

By |2015-04-28T21:14:59-05:00April 29th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Conference, remembrances, Videos|

Jay Lacouture honored the life and memory of Gerry Williams at the 2015 Conference in Providence.  If you don't know much about Gerry, take a few moments to be inspired by his life and work as told by Jay in the [...]

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The Dirt on Teaching & Learning online!

By |2015-04-24T13:46:58-05:00April 24th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Conference, Featured, Videos|

There is a crisis in our educational system today. This talk from the 2015 NCECA Conference in Providence, RI, is about how clay has the potential to address this crisis. When ceramics is taught from both a philosophical and interdisciplinary [...]

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social media panel online

By |2015-04-17T14:25:13-05:00April 17th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Conference, Featured, online programming, Videos|

Are you in need of serious hashtagging help?  (Are you now scratching your head and wondering for the umpteenth time what the heck a hashtag is?).  Or are you already dialed in to face-twit-stagram but want to better understand how [...]

2015 Conference Content Online: St. Croix Valley Session

By |2015-04-14T13:06:41-05:00April 15th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Conference, online programming|

I confess...I am only one person, and I still haven't figured out how to squeeze in 28 hours of work into a 24 hour day. THANKFULLY, I received several offers from conference attendees to help with getting content online!  One [...]

Heidi McKenzie – The Basics of Business in the Arts

By |2015-04-06T14:19:12-05:00April 6th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Conference, Featured, Videos|

With the hustle and bustle of the conference finished, I was able to sit down and edit the amazing lecture that Heidi McKenzie presented to a packed room on Thursday morning in Providence.  This session was so popular that we [...]

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Recognitions & Awards

By |2015-04-02T22:35:36-05:00April 1st, 2015|Categories: 2015 Conference, Conference Programming, Featured, Programming, Videos|

On Saturday Morning, following Jack Troy's closing lecture, the member's meeting reconvened.  Programs Director, Steve Hilton, presented several recognitions and awards, including awards for the National Student Juried Exhibition, graduate and undergraduate fellowships and our cups of merit awards.  Additionally, we [...]

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 [...]

This Machine Kills Hate

By |2015-03-30T22:39:58-05:00March 30th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Conference, Emerging Artists, Featured, Member Opportunities, Member Stories, Videos|

In his article, Finding One's Wheel, which appears on page 27-28 of the 2015 NCECA Journal, Roberto Lugo described himself as a "potter, activist, culture-maker, rapper, poet and educator."   I believe I would add "inspiration," "mentor" and "ceramics rockstar" [...]

Conference Content in HIGH DEMAND!

By |2015-03-26T16:00:36-05:00March 26th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Conference, Conference Programming, Featured, online programming, Programming|

Heidi McKenzie’s Lecture “The Basics of Business in the Arts” was standing room only!  In an effort to provide this incredible content to hungry conference-goers (and members that couldn’t make it), we are publishing the unedited audio of this session [...]