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NCECA for First Timers: Claytopia online edition

By |2019-03-06T10:02:39-05:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Exhibitions, 2019 Programming, Featured, Inside NCECA, Minneapolis|

Many years ago, Steve Hilton, (then NCECA's Programs Director) had the idea for NCECA to offer a special session directed at first time attendees.  And he "nominated" me to present it.  It was pretty popular, so I continued to present [...]

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Beyond the Conference: 2019 Pre/Post Conference Options

By |2019-02-12T13:02:57-05:00February 12th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Minneapolis, Workshops|

NCECA 2019 in Minneapolis is just around the corner. As you plan your trip consider enhancing your experience with a Pre/Post Conference workshop. These events are not organized by NCECA. Instead they are planned and offered by the local clay [...]

2016 Emerging Artist Kyungmin Park

By |2018-10-18T15:40:06-05:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Emerging Artists, Featured, Kansas City|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Kyungmin Park - Being an Artist Growing up in South Korea, I was labeled as a too opinionated, too independent and uptight not so girly girl. I always ask questions until I find an answer that makes sense to me. [...]

2016 Emerging Artist Tom Jaszczak

By |2018-12-08T16:02:46-05:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Emerging Artists, Featured, Kansas City|Tags: , , , |

Tom Jaszczak - Artist Interview   What is the biggest change in your work or life since your emerging artist talk? I don’t know that I have made a major change in my work since my emerging artist talk.  Things [...]

2016 Emerging Artist Sean O’Connell

By |2018-11-24T14:36:06-05:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Emerging Artists, Featured, Kansas City|Tags: , , |

Sean O'Connell - Artist Interview   How would you describe yourself? I would say that I am inquisitive, detail obsessed, and a bit of a control-freak, but also easy-going with most other things . . . and I try as [...]

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2017 Emerging Artist Brooks Oliver

By |2018-11-08T10:03:17-05:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Emerging Artists, Featured, Portland|Tags: , , , , , , |

Brooks Oliver - Artist Interview   How would you describe yourself? I hope they would say I was funny.  I think they would most likely say that I was a very passionate and friendly person with an ability to relate [...]

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2018 Emerging Artist Sara Parent-Ramos

By |2018-09-23T13:23:31-05:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Emerging Artists, Featured, Pittsburgh|Tags: , , , |

Sara Parent-Ramos: Being An Emerging Artist "My work originates out of a cyclical process of accumulation and synthesis. I make sense of information first by arranging the objects I create and then assigning them a meaning through organization.  I then obscure [...]

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2018 Emerging Artist Natalia Arbelaez

By |2018-08-24T08:29:59-05:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Emerging Artists, Featured, Pittsburgh|Tags: , , |

Natalia Arbelaez - Art as Language "Creating artwork has been important to me from a young age. I came back to the US at the age of four not speaking English and communication was hard for me. I learned English [...]

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2018 Emerging Artist Janet Macpherson

By |2018-08-22T06:52:07-05:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Emerging Artists, Featured, Pittsburgh|Tags: , , , , , |

Janet Macpherson - Finding her voice as an artist "A friend who was a sculpture major first introduced me to ceramics while we were at university. I was not an art major, but I hung out with the artists at [...]

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2018 Emerging Artist Wade MacDonald

By |2018-07-06T16:38:29-05:00July 8th, 2018|Categories: Emerging Artists, Featured, Pittsburgh|Tags: , , , , , |

Wade MacDonald -  Becoming an Artist and Advice for the Future "While preparing for high school graduation, I had a brief moment to sit at a kickwheel in the art classroom and attempt to throw a pot. This was my [...]

2018 Emerging Artist Andrew Stansbury

By |2018-06-11T20:11:55-05:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: Emerging Artists, Featured, Pittsburgh|Tags: , , , , |

Andrew Stansbury: An Ode to Missed Connections "We didn’t have long, and you let someone skip in front of you. When it was our time, you choked back tears. “Oh honey, it’s okay,” I said, “we don’t gotta talk,” and [...]

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Emerging Artist Adam Chau

By |2018-05-18T14:47:49-05:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: Emerging Artists, Featured, Pittsburgh|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Adam Chau - Essay about influence and idea development  "My clay journey started early - my family opperated a bakery when I was growing up and I learned commercial-level baking at a very young age; it was shortly after that [...]

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The Artist Behind “Unity Shards”: Laura Jean McLaughlin

By |2018-03-03T18:51:51-05:00March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Pittsburgh|

"Wise Swan" teapot by Laura Jean McLaughlin Not being a Pittsburgh native myself, I was unaware of the event called "Unblurred" that happens on Penn Ave. in the Garfield neighborhood on the first Friday night of every month. [...]

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