Finish up those applications for the 2019 NCECA Emerging Artist!


“Applying for the NCECA emerging artist was such a spur of the moment decision for me. Not something I ever thought I would apply for, but was encourage by some amazing potters and makers. So I tossed my hat in, got my application in within a few days of the deadline!  It was a wonderful experience and really challenged me in new ways (public speaking) and gave me opportunities I wasn’t even aware of!   So I encourage everybody, especially folks working in functional work to apply, you may not think you are ready but why not practice applying and get some professional feedback!! And you never know!!” – Sunshine Cobb

NCECA believes that those creating work offering new/exciting/thoughtful perspectives on the ceramic medium, expanding upon genres of creative production and inquiry are qualified as candidates for its Emerging Artist awards. An Emerging Artist may be at the early stages of receiving recognition for his/her work but is currently underrepresented through exhibitions or publications that might otherwise bring the work to wide attention. The intent of the award is to recognize, cultivate and amplify vital, new voices of creative endeavor in ceramics.

Because the concept of emergence in the arts does not invariably correlate with a specific age, or other quantifiable terms, NCECA requires applicants to briefly describe why they perceive themselves to be at an emergent point in their careers and how they anticipate the award will impact the trajectory of their endeavors.

For more information – visit the NCECA website at:

The dealine is next week, so finish up those applications! Good Luck!