In 2014, NCECA keynote speaker Theaster Gates challenged NCECA’s conference attendees to cultivate greater diversity in the field through simple, direct and meaningful gestures of welcome. Many of our members took this challenge personally and put resources toward making this challenge a reality. NCECA is instituting a pilot program whose goal is to increase participation by individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented in our conference and […]

Support for students through the Regina Brown Undergraduate Student Fellowship and NCECA Graduate Student Fellowship...Deadlines approaching fast, February 3, 2015 (midnight MDT).

Hi there NCECA Friends! This will be the first of several installments that will focus on  several places to enjoy a great coffee or tea beverage and something sweet on the side. They will be arranged by in how close these establishments are to the convention center. (closest to furthest) Providence had a great number of coffee and tea shops that are sure to impress your tastebuds. Ellie’s Bakery Located […]

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To best meet the needs of the many social media services that encourage interactive communication, NCECA will select a currently active member to act as a liaison for its various social media services. This role is crafted as a 13 month term, with a progress review conference taking place on a semi-annual basis. The term may be renewable based on mutual agreement between the Social Media Liaison, NCECA’s Communications Director and […]

Hi NCECA Friends! On the map number 9 is the Convention Center, the Hilton is located across the street from the Convention Center, and further down the block a Providence Place Mall. The Mall has a variety of chain restaurants that are known for particularly great happy hours, the drinks are nice but the deals on the food are quite nice. Happy Hour deals only take place in the lounge, […]

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Hi NCECA Friends! I figured a map of City Center would be most helpful in explaining where some of these hot spots are for restaurants, museums, bars and fun shops! Number 9, is the Convention Center, most places at most at 15-20 minute walk from the convention center. Unless you are hoping to make it up to Thayer Street, in which case you may take a cab, drive or take […]

Hey there NCECA friends! My name is Lauren Skelly, I’m a current graduate student at Rhode Island School of Design, in the ceramics program. I am very excited to be your Resident Foodie and Rhody guide for this year’s NCECA. My goal every week is to post 2-3 sweet/savory spots from around town along with some helpful tips about Providence and hopefully through your feedback answer any Rhody questions you […]

Tampa, Seattle, Houston, Milwaukee, and now Providence… Hard to believe that this year will be Student Perspective’s 5th birthday. Wow! Time sure does fly by. I still remember my first board meeting as the new student director for NCECA, and the idea of a student programming thread being put forth as we sat around the conference table down in Tampa, back in May of 2010. I was still absorbing the […]

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Deadline – September 24 @ MIDNIGHT PACIFIC TIME!Attention all full time undergrad, grad and post-back students — it is time to apply to be a part of the nation’s première showcase of student talent in ceramics!  Apply now to NCECA’s 2015 National Juried Student Exhibition, juried by Ryan LaBar and Magdalene Odundo and see you in Providence, RI in March!

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I can’t believe it! I am getting ready to go to my very first NCECA conference, in Milwaukee WI next week. I have wanted to go for years. This year is the year. Hi. My name is Kathy Maves. I am a potter originally from Elk Mound, Wisconsin which is about an hour and a half east of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. I am in my second of three years in […]

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Hey Students, I hope you are just as excited as I am about this year’s conference in Milwaukee! Don’t forget to bring a flash drive with images of your work and stop by our table in the main registration area to sign up for the Student Critique Room, The Student Critique Room gives students at all levels an opportunity to discuss images of their work one-to-one with professional artists and […]

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Student Perspectives is a thread of programming led entirely by students.  With topics ranging from the technical to the cultural, this is a chance to meet students with similar interests.  Do not be shy about approaching the presenters after their talks!  There are 14 of these fabulous student sessions, all in Room 102 A-C Thursday 9-10am  Obvara Firing Technique: The History, Revival and Contemporary Development of an Ancient Eastern European Firing […]

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In its fifth year as a national competition and exhibition, the 2014 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition hosted by the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design is the largest in number of works presented, exhibiting 59 works by 57 artists from across the USA. Juried by Tara Wilson and Jeffrey Mongrain, the NSJE showcases authentic and relevant art created by the emerging talent in the academic ceramics scene.  Expressive, experimental […]

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Professors, Artists, and Clay People,   NCECA students are in need of your wisdom! Come share your unique insights in the Student Critique Room.   The Critique Room gives students the opportunity to receive direct feedback about their work from a professional in the field. This is a wonderful chance to meet up-and-coming artists and have an engaging one-to-one conversation about what they are making. Did we mention the joy […]

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