Richard Edward “Dick” Hay remembered- 1942-2020

By |2020-05-04T08:42:51-05:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Member Stories, remembrances|

Born on November 19, 1942 in Cincinnati to Richard Walter and Evelyn (Crosby) Hay, Dick Hay earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Ohio University (1964) and his Master of Fine Arts at the New York State College of Ceramics [...]

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Ashlyn Pope – Student Director at Large

By |2019-10-04T09:49:04-05:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA, Member Stories, remembrances|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hi everyone, my name is Ashlyn Pope and I currently serve on the NCECA Board of Directors as one of the two Student Directors at Large. As the senior of the two student directors, I wanted to take this opportunity [...]

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Warren MacKenzie Remembrance | 2019 Regional Award of Excellence

By |2019-01-09T18:24:08-05:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Featured, remembrances|

If I knew how to make wonderful pots, I would never again make a bad one. My favorite pots are those that have allowed me to discover their surprises and hidden beauty only after many years of daily use. [...]

Remembering Paulus Berensohn (1933-2017)

By |2017-06-20T09:53:45-05:00June 20th, 2017|Categories: Featured, remembrances|

It may be that the craft arts have become so important these last several decades because we have lost our imagination for a living reciprocity with earth. We need to reimagine the reality of that connection. Putting hands-on helps. ~ [...]

John Glick Remembered (1938-2017)

By |2017-04-12T11:41:37-05:00April 12th, 2017|Categories: Featured, remembrances|

The potter who finds life in his work finds it daily in small glimpses, and perhaps these are the successes as much as anything. For example, shapes evolve guided by forces apparently outside my control. This is instinct, intellect and [...]

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Robin Hopper Remembered

By |2017-04-11T12:42:26-05:00April 11th, 2017|Categories: Featured, remembrances|

Robin Hopper Remembered (1939-2017) Internationally accomplished potter, teacher, author, garden designer, and arts activist, Robin Hopper passed away on April 6, 2017. The potter's art is one of the few in which the connection between creator and appreciator is so [...]

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Gary Erickson – a Remembrance…

By |2016-06-08T11:53:56-05:00June 8th, 2016|Categories: Featured, remembrances|

Having now spent several days in Gary Erickson’s studio and apartment as I help the family in closing out Gary’s professional life I find myself immersed not only in his work, but also in my memories of his life. I [...]

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Leaving a legacy of art: Dr. Harold Daum

By |2016-01-30T11:44:47-05:00January 31st, 2016|Categories: Featured, remembrances|

RIP Dr. Daum. You were a HUGE asset to our region and to the world of artists working with clay. Dr. Daum lost a battle with cancer on December 28. Cary and I drove to Sedalia last night for the [...]

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Glenda Taylor Memorial NCECA ride update

By |2016-01-22T14:27:57-05:00January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Featured, Kansas City, Member Opportunities, remembrances|

Lots of folks have been asking me about this ride, and I am thrilled to be able to say that Women's Free State Racing, which was the team Glenda raced with, will be hosting the ride. (If you missed the [...]

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The Fearless Nature of Being: The Legacy of Don Reitz

By |2015-08-14T12:03:29-05:00August 14th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Conference, Featured, online programming, remembrances|

As the 2014 NCECA conference started in Milwaukee, the news of Don Reitz's passing on March 19 at his home in Clarkdale, Arizona, sent rippling shock waves throughout the audience and beyond.  He was 84 and throughout his six-decade career, [...]

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