Another year of classes brings with it the seemingly endless studying, cups and cups of coffee and the ever-brilliant critiques, whether you love or loath it, each student slowly steps closer to that light at the end of the tunnel. I know you can endure, you know you can endure, yet we deserve that oasis along the endless trek towards our degree. NCECA is that oasis! Who would have thought that the cure from endless ceramics conversation would come from even more ceramics? Hair of the dog? Yes, please!

This upcoming year is the 52nd anniversary of NCECA.   Pittsburgh, PA will be providing a place for clay lovers, students, established artists, and friends alike to explore contemporary ceramics and the city that has welcomed us with open arms. This year also calls for passionate people to step to the plate and continue the rich development of NCECA.

When I first decided to take on the Student-Director-at-Large position I felt that I already had a very deep connection to NCECA, however, I had no idea how much more involved I could be with the organization. As a board member, I help oversee development and the growth of many of the amazing activities that the conference offers. There is a great feeling of accomplishment to knowing that I have a hand in developing the Student Interest Programming and being involved with the National Student Juried Exhibition. All the work it takes to be a board member is a labor of love, a permanent place in the history of the organization and knowing that I have helped to shape a great conference.

If you are community oriented, organized and passionate, we are seeking candidates for the two-year position of Student-Director-at-Large. The position can be approached by either nomination or application due by October 4th. Contact the Board Steward (aqnd a former student director-at-large himself), Steve Hilton, or the current Student directors Naomi Clement or Brandon Schnur for more information.

Thank you,

Brandon Schnur (Student-Director-at- Large 2017-2019)