Because we consider these awards so prestigious we will give no more than 2 awards in each category each year, (and sometimes no one from a category rises to the level of deserving an award).
Our awards consist of:
Honorary Members or those who have made significant life-long contributions to the field.
Fellows of the Council who are recognized for their service and contributions to NCECA.
Excellence in Teaching – which is self-explanatory I suppose, but honors those teachers at the end of their careers whose teaching has made a significant difference.
The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes a unique contribution in the field during the year, or in recent years.
And the Regional Award of Excellence goes to people who have transformed the clay landscape in their region through consistent efforts over their lifetime.
Please attend this event and learn about the contributions of the awardees and support them in their moment to shine with NCECA.
AND REMEMBER – These are your awards as members! All of the names considered are brought forward by the membership for consideration, so if you think that someone is deserving please take the time to nominate them for consideration.
- Honorary Award to Peter Held and Richard Notkin
- Outstanding Achievement Award to Caroline Cheng
- Excellence in Teaching Award to Mark Burns and Randy Johnston
- Regional Award for Excellence to Candice Groot and Bruce Robbins