by Cindy Bracker, Communications Director

We are very excited to announce the complete redesign and reintroduction of the NCECA Podcast, now known as NCECA 360.  For our inaugural episode we bring you: Ayumi Horie Alleghany Meadows Andy Brayman in a discussion of creative entrepreneurship.  You can listen & download it directly right here, or head over to iTunes and subscribe now to get all the future episodes delivered directly to your device! The NCECA 360 podcast […]

by Cindy Bracker, Communications Director

Welcome Back, NCECA Blog Readers, to another episode of “meet the board”.  If you’re brand new to following the NCECA Blog, you may want to check out the previous board bio on Kansas City On-site, Paul Donnelly.  Today, I am delighted to tell you a little more about NCECA’s Treasurer, Lee Burningham.  I first met Lee almost 6 years ago, when I was running for Director-at-Large, and he was running for […]

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by Cindy Bracker, Communications Director

First off, here’s the official word: The Phantastics are a seven member band from Kansas City specializing in tantalizing, genre-blending dance floor activators. In 2015, the music group was crowned “Kansas City’s best party band” by the Kansas City Star. But “party” doesn’t encompass the range in which The Phantastics reign. Musicianship and diversity are at the core of their success. Expect to hear Rock, Rap, Dance, Funk, Jazz and […]

by Cindy Bracker, Communications Director

In case you missed the memo from NCECA in your email, here it is: NCECA recently shared that a vote on bylaws amendments put before the membership had failed to reach a quorum as of June 30, 2015. We are pleased to announce that after re-opening the ballot using a link sent to members who had not yet voted, as of this past Wednesday, we have surpassed the required quorum […]

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by Tony Wise

NCECA 2015 Emerging Artist, Rachel Garceau is teaching a workshop on mold making and slip casting hosted by the Texas Tech University Ceramics Department! On Thursday September 16, 2015 the Ceramics Department at TTU, with Rachel’s generous consent, will be streaming the demonstrations live from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm central time. There is no cost to attend and all are encouraged to share the information with their friends and […]

by Shalya Marsh

STUDENTS – What can you share about your work, your process, or your research in just 7 minutes? Student led presentations are now a regular feature of the annual NCECA conference program. Some years prior to today’s increased level of student presentation involvement, NCECA provided a dark room with seating and a projector known as the Student Slide Forum. It was a space where a few brave students made brief, […]

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by Cindy Bracker, Communications Director

Welcome, NCECA Blog readers, to what I am certain is going to become one of MY favourite regular columns here on the NCECA blog.  I was recently inspired by the Kansas City Ballet Company’s blog, on which I read articles about some of my favourite dancers.  I enjoyed getting to know more about them, so I thought maybe some of you might like to know a bit more about your NCECA […]

by Kate Fisher

In 2012 I had my first child. I was thrilled to welcome this new person into our home and life. The summer months with her gave me small snippets of time to work in the studio. Nursing a tiny baby gave me countless hours of quiet, solitary, thinking and dreaming. When my daughter was 5 months old my husband had a nasty bike accident that left him with a broken […]

by Namita Wiggers

We kick off blogging about Project Submissions to Across the Table, Across the Land with a project led by Macy Dorf, who lives in Denver, Colorado.   Macy has had a studio/gallery for over thirty years in the same neighborhood. The building houses a number of groups, and is part of an urban renewal project. Macy’s project submission via the Across the Table webapp ) shared how he connects three disparate […]

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by Cindy Bracker, Communications Director

Calling all Cyclists!  As you start to think about travel plans for the 2016 conference in Kansas City, please try to include Tuesday in your trip.  We are planning a group ride in memory of Glenda Taylor.  This ride was something that Glenda and I had spoken about for the last couple of years as plans for Kansas City were only beginning to form.  She was absolutely committed to making […]

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by Shalya Marsh

Are you a current undergraduate, graduate, or post-bac STUDENT? Stop procrastinating, and apply now for the National Student Juried Exhibition! This year’s exhibition will be held in conjunction with the 2016 conference Makers, Mentors and Milestones at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, March 4 – April 30, 2016. Take the opportunity to have your work viewed by this year’s jurors, Liz Quackenbush and Lee Somers. The process is easy; simply follow […]

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by Michael Strand

Periodically during the fall we will be issuing challenges in the form of assignments to inspire immediate ways to get involved with the Across the Table, Across the Land project. Please refer to the NCECA Across the Table, Across the Land site at and click on “Field Guide” for more information. First Fall Challenge: Opportunity: Clay Could Make This Better Opportunities to move hand-crafted ceramic objects into the world […]

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by Patsy Cox, Past President

The nominations for NCECA Honors and Awardees always seem to fall right around the time that the Emmy’s recognize excellence in the television industry. I have a close relationship with someone that’s been trying to get me to go for years but I always decline because the NCECA Honors and Awards ceremony is my own personal “CerEmmy” experience and there is no award ceremony that can match it. There is […]

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by Cindy Bracker, Communications Director

Yesterday we heard from NCECA’s Past President, Patsy Cox on the open board positions that we will need to fill at the next conference.  However, you may be wondering about that open Treasurer Seat….will it be appointed or elected?  We did just have a big ballot measure to determine the fate of the NCECA Treasurer and the NCECA Secretary positions.  But some of you may have noticed that we have not […]