As the first NCECA/crafthaus scholarship recipient, I will be profiling NCECA’s 2012 Emerging Artists. Our conversations will be published here on the NCECA blog and the crafthaus blog. We will examine notions of success, entrepreneurship, and the role of ceramics in contemporary culture. One artist will be profiled each month for 6 months.

If you are attending NCECA don’t miss the Emerging Artist presentations Saturday March 31st 9–9:45 am in Ballroom 6A–C. View the 2012 NCECA program here. All of the NCECA Emerging Artists will be exhibiting at the Gallery Expo! Opening reception Tuesday night 6:30 pm, right in the Washington Convention Center, 6th floor.

My concept for this report was inspired by the work Brian R. Jones, fellow ceramic artist. Brian’s podcast, Jonescast, is free and available on iTunes. I have enjoyed listening to his very thoughtful and honest conversations with artists. Thank you Brian!