2015 Conference

Ceramics leaving the ghetto

By |2016-02-15T22:31:00-05:00February 16th, 2016|Categories: 2015 Conference, Featured, Videos|

Enjoy a video of this popular presentation with the remarkable Marc Leuthold from our 2015 conference in Providence.  See it now below, streamed from our WatchNCECA YouTube account, and be sure to subscribe to our channel to automatically receive notifications of new content [...]

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The Poetics of Growth: Andy Casto, Emerging Artist

By |2016-02-02T14:45:04-05:00February 2nd, 2016|Categories: 2015 Conference, Emerging Artists, Featured, Videos|

Rationality is what we do to organize the world, to make it possible to predict.  Art is the rehearsal for the inapplicability and failure of that process -Brian Eno In both his article for the NCECA Journal (p26) as well [...]

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2015 Process Room Videos Now Availalble via Digital Download!

By |2016-01-29T00:24:58-05:00January 29th, 2016|Categories: 2015 Conference, Featured, Videos|

NCECA has embraced technology that allows us to provide exciting content to you in a new way. Ultimately, our commitment to sustainability and greener practices encourages NCECA to phase out DVD production and offer all of our interesting and informative [...]

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Hashtag NCECA2016

By |2016-01-26T17:21:12-05:00January 26th, 2016|Categories: 2015 Conference, Conference Cities, Conference Programming, Kansas City, online programming, Programming|Tags: , |

Social media has gotten HOT this year. The NCECA Instagram account is about to hit 8,000 followers, our Facebook and Twitter pages are more active than ever, the blog is going strong- and we've even added Snapchat and Periscope accounts [...]

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one day, late in the afternoon

By |2016-01-05T11:51:17-05:00January 5th, 2016|Categories: 2015 Conference, Emerging Artists, Featured, Videos|

In her article in the 2015 NCECA Journal, Kelly O'Briant writes Individuals develop habits, patterns, and rituals that ultimately expose much about the human condition.  These practices exist within our communication, our daily routines, and even our relationships.  I am [...]

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Joanna Powell, Emerging Artist

By |2015-11-17T15:38:53-05:00November 17th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Conference, Emerging Artists, Featured, Videos|

In the 2015 NCECA Journal, Joanna wrote I find beauty in my embarrassment. I welcome the silly. Through the arrangement of objects, i set up a situation or narrative where the viewer can forget about an object's function and call [...]

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Clay Stories, NCECA 360 Podcast, episode 3

By |2015-11-12T15:03:10-05:00November 12th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Conference, 2016 Conference, Podcasts|

On today's episode of NCECA 360 we have a special presentation of Clay Stories from our Two Thousand fifteen conference in Providence, RI. Curated by Steven Branfman and Owen Dearing, Clay Stories features ceramic artists telling true stories in front [...]

Maintaining an Authentic Voice: Today on the NCECA360 podcast!

By |2015-10-14T16:16:50-05:00October 14th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Conference, Emerging Artists, Featured, Member Stories, Podcasts|

"Moderator Adam Field talks with the 2015 Emerging Artists about their professional development and the difficulty of maintaining an authentic voice in a vast ocean of social media. The discussion includes Rachel Garceau, Andrew Casto, Kelly O’Briant, Roberto Lugo and [...]

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Now Online – 2015 Roundtable conversation

By |2015-10-13T08:10:20-05:00October 13th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Conference, Across The Table, Featured, online programming, Videos|

As Paul Sacaridiz so deftly explained in his introduction, this conversation, Pass the Peas, Food Objects and the Making of Community, stemmed out of a project NCECA began in 2014 in Milwaukee, the idea of developing a curated roundtable discussion.  The [...]

Jennifer Allen in the Process Room

By |2015-10-06T09:26:38-05:00October 6th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Conference, Featured, Videos|

NCECA is  very excited to share a session from the extremely popular Process Room.  For those of you who don't already know, "Lively Experiments" marked the 3rd year of this popular aspect of NCECA Conference.  Each year, this "attraction" has grown, and [...]

Ailments of the Ceramists’s Hands

By |2015-08-15T14:19:35-05:00August 17th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Conference, Featured, Videos|

Now online: One of the most popular topics from the 2015 conference!  Few things are as important to a potter as their hands.  Check out Branfman's article on pages 101-103 of the 2015 Journal, and view his session below.  NCECA would [...]

The Fearless Nature of Being: The Legacy of Don Reitz

By |2015-08-14T12:03:29-05:00August 14th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Conference, Featured, online programming, remembrances|

As the 2014 NCECA conference started in Milwaukee, the news of Don Reitz's passing on March 19 at his home in Clarkdale, Arizona, sent rippling shock waves throughout the audience and beyond.  He was 84 and throughout his six-decade career, [...]

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Emerging Artist – David Bogus

By |2015-08-07T13:07:20-05:00August 7th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Conference, Emerging Artists, Featured, online programming, Videos|

I am pleased to announce the latest release in our series of Emerging Artist Presentations, David Bogus. My creative process is cultivated through identity exploration and self-discovery.  My practice isa combination of risk taking and experimentation.  It includes both the [...]

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What Makes a Teabowl a Chawan – now online!

By |2015-07-15T14:41:38-05:00July 15th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Conference, Featured, online programming, Videos|

When it comes to the formal practice of Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony) there is more to the making of a good Chawan than initially meets the eye. This lecture at NCECA 2015 "Lively Experiments," discussed basic temae (procedure) and a number of [...]