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NCECA 50 Years – Retrospective now available!

By |2019-03-20T10:06:19-05:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: 50th Anniversary, Featured|

Hello NCECA friends..... I invite you to join me on the journey of fifty years.  At times it felt like it would take that long to bring this video project to fruition.  The first discussions about this project began back [...]

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Keep on Keepin’ On….

By |2017-03-13T12:15:36-05:00March 13th, 2017|Categories: 2016 Conference, 50th Anniversary, Featured, Member Stories, Videos|

I thought about titling this post "Marvelous Marge" or "Marge the Magnificent".....both absolutely fitting descriptive titles.  But then I thought "Marge in Charge," since she announced last year during her closing lecture that she has been "in charge since I was [...]

Shapers of the Field at Leedy Voulkos

By |2016-03-10T01:31:21-05:00March 10th, 2016|Categories: 2016 Exhibitions, 50th Anniversary, Featured|

I found myself holding my breath, eyes wide open, and honestly a bit choked up...completely overwhelmed by the experience of standing amongst about 50 pieces of ceramic art from legends...heroes....icons. Friday March 5th marked the opening of three blockbuster NCECA [...]

We are setting the table.. but first, a few appetizers!

By |2016-02-28T00:27:23-05:00February 26th, 2016|Categories: 50th Anniversary, Across The Table, Featured|

Over the past several weeks we have been working through all of the images, text and stories submitted by NCECA members for the Across the Table, Across the Land exhibition.   While there are several "large" projects included in the [...]

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Across the Table, Across the Land Selections and Updates!

By |2016-02-03T07:32:36-05:00February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Across The Table, Featured|

An update about Across the Table, Across the Land from Namita Wiggers and Michael Strand: We spent the week in Portland, camped out in front of a massive amount of uploaded data and images submitted to the Across the Table, [...]

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2016 Randall Session: Wit and Menace

By |2016-02-03T12:05:46-05:00February 1st, 2016|Categories: 2016 Conference, 50th Anniversary, Conference Programming, Featured, Kansas City, Programming|

Back in 1989, right here in Kansas City, NCECA introduced what would become a hallmark of the conference’s opening festivities: The Randall Session. And right now, I have the good fortune of introducing you to the mastermind behind this year's [...]

Thanks and next steps from Across the Table!

By |2016-01-10T09:26:52-05:00January 10th, 2016|Categories: 50th Anniversary, Across The Table, Kansas City|

Many, many thanks to each and every person who shared their work on the Across the Table, Across the Land webapp! We are in Portland right now, working through the submissions and developing the exhibition component of the project. The [...]

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Across the Table with Pots in Action!

By |2015-12-22T13:48:13-05:00December 22nd, 2015|Categories: 50th Anniversary, Across The Table, Featured, Member Opportunities|

Across the Table is hosting Pots in Action again this week! For this challenge, Michael and Namita are interested in who is across the table as much as what is on your table! Special thanks to Ayumi Horie for the [...]

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Calling All Mentors!

By |2015-12-01T11:50:36-05:00December 1st, 2015|Categories: 2016 Conference, 50th Anniversary, Conference Programming, Featured, Student Concerns|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Can you spare an hour or two of your conference time to do several 30-minute critiques with some eager students? Are you an artist or ceramics professor just itching to give back?  The Student Critique Room is ready for YOU! [...]

Sharing a meal, 3500 miles apart: Adam Chau

By |2015-11-28T16:23:05-05:00November 27th, 2015|Categories: 50th Anniversary, Across The Table, Featured|

As we gather around tables across the country, our conversations with friends, family and loved ones are established around food-fueled fellowship. These conversations take place in many formats – potlucks, private dinners, big community events and quiet evenings together. Ceramic [...]

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Tea Performances featured by NCECA’s Across the Table, Across the Land

By |2015-11-13T10:26:00-05:00November 13th, 2015|Categories: Across The Table, Kansas City|

Some of the projects submitted to Across the Table, Across the Land involve performance, multiple sites, or employ complex layers of action and meaning. Amber Ginsburg and Aaron Hughes’ ongoing Tea project is a good example of how ceramics brings [...]

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CLAY’S NOURISHMENT: HANDBUILDING INTERDEPENDENT COMMUNITIES – Lauren Sandler’s submission to Across the Table, Across the Land

By |2015-11-06T10:27:06-05:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: Across The Table, Kansas City|Tags: , , |

Many projects are flowing into Across the Table, Across the Land and we are excited to share some of these over the next two months leading up to the final deadline of January 4th. This recent submission by Lauren Sandler [...]

Ceramic Artists bring people together, we want to share how you do this!

By |2015-10-30T16:31:18-05:00October 30th, 2015|Categories: 50th Anniversary, Across The Table, Kansas City|

We are having a sugar-filled week co-hosting Pots in Action, thanks to an invitation from Ayumi Horie! Our hosting ends on November 1, but watch for news of our upcoming challenge here and on Ayumi’s @PotsinAction instagram feed. To keep [...]