Milwaukee

David Peters, 2014 NCECA Emerging Artist

By |2015-02-18T11:39:11-05:00February 19th, 2015|Categories: Conference Cities, Emerging Artists, Featured, Milwaukee|

In our fast-paced world full of cross-country and even cross-world communications via the world wide web, there are a few who find deep connections in the terra firma.  David Peters embraces the earth as a partner in the creation of his [...]

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With Reflective Intention: A Portrait of Mel Griffin

By |2014-11-20T15:15:24-05:00November 18th, 2014|Categories: Conference Cities, Emerging Artists, Featured, Milwaukee|

In contrast to the changing seasons, currently in the mode of closing another chapter of life, 2014 Emerging Artist Mel Griffin has been opening one. Planting seeds with deliberate and thoughtful choices, Griffin has stepped away from a peripatetic life [...]

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Partner News: John Michael Kohler Arts Center

By |2014-10-26T19:41:42-05:00October 27th, 2014|Categories: Conference Cities, Featured, Milwaukee|

2014 was an exciting year for the Arts/Industry program. Not only did we celebrate our 40th Anniversary with a sweeping retrospective exhibition at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and a well-attended opening celebration, but we also had many opportunities [...]

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Yamaguchi Soul Manufacturing Corporation and a Potter Named Dave: The Need for Blackness in Contemporary Ceramics: The 2014 NCECA Keynote!

By |2014-09-25T13:42:29-05:00September 25th, 2014|Categories: Conference Cities, Featured, Milwaukee, Videos|

In a 46-minute performance talk, Artist, Theaster Gates will present a new work that traces the creation of several artistic narratives that point to the rich and dynamic possibility of clay within his larger practice. The Need for Blackness suggests [...]

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The NCECA Podcast returns!

By |2014-09-09T12:05:44-05:00September 9th, 2014|Categories: Conference Cities, Featured, Milwaukee, Podcasts|

NCECA is excited to announce the revival of our podcast!  This season premiers with an episode recorded live at the 2014 Conference in Milwaukee.  Igniting the Workshop Circuit, a popular panel led by moderator Tommy Frank with panelists Linda Arbuckle, [...]

“With clay in my veins”

By |2014-08-09T12:21:00-05:00August 11th, 2014|Categories: Conference Cities, Featured, Milwaukee|

I was a guest speaker at the 48th annual NCECA Conference, held this year in Milwaukee. The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts is a dynamic and influential organization that celebrates the creative potential of clay. Almost 4,500 [...]

Weathered Surfaces – Rhonda Willers in the Process Room

By |2014-07-18T09:57:12-05:00July 18th, 2014|Categories: Conference Cities, Featured, Milwaukee, Videos|

The Process Room at Material World, NCECA’s 2014 Conference in Milwaukee consisted of 16 different artists demonstrating specific ceramic techniques/processes within 30 minutes.   In this second year of the popular conference feature, we added a camera and sound equipment so [...]

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A Passion for Clay

By |2014-07-09T12:50:01-05:00July 9th, 2014|Categories: Conference Cities, Featured, Milwaukee, Videos|

Cynthia Bringle makes pots..."useful things".  She is a Lifetime member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, a Felow of the American Craft Council, an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from Memphis College of Art, and  North Carolina Living Treasure.  She [...]

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Using Wax Resist for Layered Glazes – Mark Cole in the Process Room

By |2014-06-30T09:52:58-05:00June 30th, 2014|Categories: Conference Cities, Milwaukee, Videos|

The Process Room at Material World, NCECA's 2014 Conference in Milwaukee consisted of 16 different artists demonstrating specific ceramic techniques/processes within 30 minutes.   In this second year of the popular conference feature, we added a camera and sound equipment so [...]

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Virtual Realities, Material World: watch online!

By |2014-06-19T10:32:25-05:00June 23rd, 2014|Categories: Conference Cities, Featured, Milwaukee, Videos|

NCECA has just released a 40-minute video on YouTube documenting Virtual Realities, Material World, one of the most popular panel presentations from NCECA’s 2014 Conference in Milwaukee. This session included presentations by Ben Carter, Carlole Epp, Michael Kline and Adam Field. [...]

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Reclaiming Tacit Knowledge: A Portrait of Zimra Beiner

By |2014-04-28T08:18:29-05:00April 28th, 2014|Categories: Conference Cities, Emerging Artists, Featured, Milwaukee|

The initial and easy assessment of Zimra Beiner the person? Mind you, “easy” means from a distance. Watching someone who is naturally engulfed in observing his world and is not particularly concerned with how the world is observing him will [...]

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The Impact of Theaster Gates

By |2014-04-03T22:42:03-05:00April 4th, 2014|Categories: Conference Cities, Featured, Member Stories, Milwaukee|

Theaster Gates entered into my consciousness on November 20, 2013 at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. His presentation, “Time is Longer Than the Rope” was a startlingly brief 20-minute performance. Gates delivered a powerful multi-layered message complete with [...]

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Conference Survey

By |2014-03-31T15:09:55-05:00March 31st, 2014|Categories: Conference Cities, Featured, Milwaukee|

The 2014 Conference Survey is HERE!  Please take a few minutes to give us your feedback.  Responses from past surveys HAS influenced board decisions and led to the improvements in the process room, lower bus ticket prices and much more. [...]

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