In the Venn diagram of my life, the spheres of Music, Movement, and Art collided at the 2016 Conference Opening Ceremonies. After listening to internationally renowned choreographer, Liz Lerman, speak about the art of critique, the crowd in KC was treated to a performance which combined ceramic elements in a unique Operetta. “Wit and Menace,” a work commissioned by NCECA for the popular Randall Session, included ceramic horns by Linda Lighton, two singers, a band of instrumentalists, a composer, […]
Del Harrow, Camilla Friedman-Gerlicz and Grant Landreth present approaches they are exploring through their own studio work with computer aided design and clay. This presentation will discuss methodologies and techniques for parametric modeling and hybrid digital/analog fabrication. Demonstrated processes will include Grasshopper parametric modeling for Rhino, CNC machining, and direct 3D printing clay. Friedman-Gerlicz and Landreth are both currently enrolled in the Special Student program at Colorado State University.
If you have been to NCECA, you might recall visiting the Exhibitor Hall and running into some artists with their arms elbow deep in clay. This, among other things, is Project Space. If you have been working on something in your studio that does not quite fit in a gallery setting or a theatre or in any traditional space at all, Project Space might be the right place for you. […]
With the support of 92Y Virtual Clay, Skutt Kilns, Shapeways, Anne W. Bracker, West Virginia University, and presenting artists, Clay Fab Lab represents a new conference experience with clay, touch, and technology. Emergence of new technologies and their application to ceramic art and learning represent exciting possibilities that will influence the field’s continued evolution in the 21st century. Many of these technologies are becoming more accessible and some are even DIY… […]
Yesterday on the blog, we announced the video release of the 2016 Conference Roundtable discussion on Fueling Creativity. Today, we bring you a fresh new podcast episode on Fueling Innovation. What will we fuel tomorrow? Tune in and see!!! On today’s episode you will hear a panel discussion on fueling innovation in your studio practice with the 2016 emerging artists. Each year six early-career artists are commended at our conference for their […]
In the introduction to the essay “Fueling the Imagination” from her book, Hiking the Horizontal, Liz Lerman recounts a conversation with Nobel laureate and scientist, Dr. Eric Wieschaus about how he asks himself a question. “I am fueled by my own ignorance,” he says with keen precision. Artists and scientists share an understanding, Lerman writes, “that not knowing is fuel for the imagination rather than fuel for humiliation.” This cross disciplinary […]
3D printing is “just another tool in the tool box,” but the implementation of this technology within the ceramics curriculum has its challenges. Among those are facilities, funding and competent staffing. The rewards become evident as students embrace the technology to carry out their concept in a unique way not possible without it. This week, join Anna Calluori Holcombe for her part of the co-lecture, “TEACHING TECHNOLOGY: CHALLENGES AND REWARDS” The Fab […]
Learn about The Clay Lady Way® which includes over 30 years of tested projects, classroom management and single- ring technique that guarantees your students’ success! (And Yours!) Enjoy this popular lecture from the K-12 room at NCECA 2016:
3D printing is “just another tool in the tool box,” but the implementation of this technology within the ceramics curriculum has its challenges. Among those are facilities, funding and competent staffing. The rewards become evident as students embrace the technology to carry out their concept in a unique way not possible without it. This week, join Shoji Satake for his part of the co-lecture, “TEACHING TECHNOLOGY: CHALLENGES AND REWARDS” and […]
If you missed NCECA’s Saturday morning Emerging Artist Presentations, catch Joanna Poag’s presentation right here! And be sure to follow the blog and keep an eye out for an insightful essay on Joanna from on of our new guest bloggers, coming soon!
Sharing global resources is at the heart of the DIY 3D printing community. The increasing availability of inexpensive materials and an open source knowledge base has facilitated their application in ceramics studios and institutions worldwide. Extrusion-based ceramic 3D printers can print any clay and can be combined with any other studio process, allowing these digital tools to be combined with hand forming methods and facilitating experimentation and collaboration across all studio […]
Our 50th anniversary conference kicked off with a festive opening ceremony, featuring Liz Lerman as our Keynote Speaker. If you missed it, you can view the opening and keynote below. Stay tuned for the exciting & stimulating Randall Session!
This panel celebrates the critical contributions of nine women trailblazers in their roles as artists, educators, mentors, writers, gallery directors and museum professionals. They transformed materials, pushed the boundaries of techniques, and revolutionized contemporary ceramics through their work in the studio and in the ceramics community. – Panel Moderator, Beth Ann Gerstein Join panelists, Janet Koplos, Joan Takayama Ogawa, and Janis Mars Wunderlich as they explore the impact of Leza […]
If you had to fly out before our closing ceremonies, you can view it here! Includes NSJE Undergraduate & Graduate Awards, Merit & Purchase Awards, Residency Announcements, Cups of Merit, Board Service recognition, new board member announcements and more.