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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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We know you’re out there….the tweeting/instagramming/vining/pinning/tumbling crowd.  Some of you still might even post to Facebook occasionally.   As part of our goal to increase and improve communication with our membership, NCECA is reaching out on a variety of social media platforms, and we’re looking for help to do it.  If you’ve been looking for a way to get more involved with NCECA, and you also love your social media, […]

School, Life and NCECA Like many, I stumbled upon clay rather by accident. Freshmen year electives were all filled up and I was given a choice: ceramics or auto shop.  I can honestly say I wasn’t very interested in ceramics but it seemed like the least messy of the two (little did I know).  My teacher was Ken Knowles, a former production potter who was both patient and knowledgeable. I […]

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Student Perspectives is back and seeks proposals! Submission Deadline: October 2, 2013, 11:59pm MST What is Student Perspectives? Student Perspectives is a platform for students to participate in NCECA as presenters. At the conference, the Student Perspectives room hosts student-driven programming to a national audience. As with traditional NCECA programming, proposals may be for lectures or panel discussions, but the topics are selected with the needs and concerns of students […]

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