The “Welcome NCECA” banner at the Houston Airport. Clay Club President, Flor Widmar, is excited about the conference!
Yep, we’re definitely in Texas! Karl Schwiesow found out he was accepted to CCA for grad school while at NCECA! Congrats, Karl! Heath Pierson shops for a little bit of TX.
All the cars looked like this in Texas!
Molly Allen won the Ceramic Store of Houston – Purchase Award at the 2013 NCECA Juried Student Exhibition.
Way to go, Molly! Congrats!
NCECA’s web site. Kristen Kieffer’s piece is on the lower right. She was THE demonstrator at the conference. She’ll be teaching a workshop this summer at SNC in July.
Another visiting artist, Randy Brodnax did a demo, and it was so packed they should have put him on a stage! He’ll be co-teaching with Don Ellis at SNC in June.
SNC Workshop Instructor 2009, and Juror of SNC’s “New Decade of Clay: 2010” exhibition, Richard Shaw, (right) with Clayton Bailey, who delivered NCECA’s closing lecture “Whither the Pot?”.
This was one of my favorites!
And it’s huge!
Yes, I enjoy art that references humor.
Nick Geankoplis, BFA from SNC/FA 2011, has now almost completed his MFA at Alfred University. He was also in the NCECA student exhibition, and was in it when he attended SNC. This was in the show with Molly’s piece.
NCECA was amazing this year, as usual. SNC had a table in the non-profit area of the exhibition hall. We received a lot of interest in our program and summer workshops.
7 students attended: Molly Allen, Bianca DelCioppo, Amanda Dabel, Flor Widmar, Austin Ford, Karl Schwiesow, and Heath Pierson.
Our SNC/FA students continue to attend top MFA programs all over the country. It was great to see alumni Nick Geankoplis, who is at Alfred University, Victoria Buck, who is at the University of Tennessee, and Andrew Hoeppner who is at the University of Washington, Seattle. They inspired our current students to follow their educational path to pursue an MFA. The alums offered great advice for our students.
This conference is a great place to “shop” for grad schools, with most of the top ceramic programs having an information distributing table like SNC does. Rick Parsons and I also have many friends that are teaching, and we introduced them to our students. Several of them reported that they had great conversations.
Can’t wait for Milwaukee next year!