Honorary Members of the Council are recognized for significant lifetime contributions advancing the field of ceramics.  2016 inductees were Nina Hole (posthumously) and Stuart Kestenbaum.  Fellows of the Council are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.  At the 2016 conference, NCECA conferred this title upon Steve Hilton and Glenda Taylor (posthumously).  The Excellence in Teaching Award is given for consistent contributions to the field through education.  Victor Babu was presented with this award at NCECA’s 2016 Kansas City Conference.  NCECA’s Regional Award of Excellence, a recognition of extraordinary work emerging from the conference region impacting ceramic art, artists and learning, was bestowed upon Anne & Bill Bracker and also upon Evelyn Craft Belger & Richard Belger.  NCECA presented its Outstanding Achievement Award to Linda Lighton for her significant, singular achievement influencing the field of ceramics.  Below enjoy the video of the awards presentations from the 2016 conference.