For this episode of NCECA 360 we have a special presentation of Clay Stories from our Two Thousand sixteen conference in Kansas City, MO. Curated by Steven Branfman and Owen Dearing, Clay Stories features ceramic artists telling true stories in front of a live audience at our yearly NCECA conference. If you are a fan of the story telling podcasts the Moth Radio Hour or Risk you are going to love this episode. Today you will hear Paul Lewing, Deborah Chronister, Jim Romberg, Robin Hopper and a handful of other storytellers talk about the mentors and experiences that inspire their lives in clay.
If you would like to participate in a Clay Stories event at the 2017 Portland conference please pitch your five-minute story at www.claystories.org. For more information about NCECA 360, or the programming NCECA has to offer please visit blog.NCECA.net.
On today’s episode you will here a panel discussion on fueling innovation in your studio practice with the 2016 emerging artists. Each year six early-career artists are commended at our conference for their unique body of work and contribution to the field of ceramics. Along with an exhibition and financial award they are given the opportunity to present a short lecture on their work. This year’s emerging artists include Joanna Poag, Kyungmin Park, Peter Morgan, Tom Jaszczak, Bobby Tso, and Sean O’Connell. To see videos of the emerging artist presentations from this year's conference please visit the WatchNCECA channel on Youtube. For more information on NCECA programming please visit NCECA.net.
For this episode of NCECA 360 we have a group interview from our recent 50th anniversary conference in Kansas City. You will hear artists and educators David Macdonald, Sharif Bey, Gail Kendall and David Eichelberger discuss how mentorship has shaped their ceramic lives.For more information about NCECA 360, or the programming we have to offer please visit NCECA.net.
NCECA is currently seeking Program Proposals around the idea of Future Flux, for next years conference in Portland, Oregon. Artists, educators, curators, critics, historians, technical and professional practices experts, students (undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate), etc. are all encouraged to apply! The deadline for this year’s submission is May 4th so act now.
For this episode of NCECA 360 we have a lecture from our 2012 conference in Seattle, WA. You will hear Australian artist and educator Janet Deboos discuss how boredom “can be an essential partner to skill and deep creativity.” For more information on this lecture, or to register for our upcoming 50th anniversary conference please visit www.NCECA.net.