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“Keep Us Posted” Student Exhibition at The Wedge

 

Molly Allen and Amanda Dabel were selected by juror Ben Parks for the

“Keep Us Posted” student ceramic exhibition at The Wedge in Reno, NV.

Molly Posted show

Molly won a People’s Choice award!

Posted show Amanda Molly ClaytonHere’s Amanda and Molly with UNR’s professor Clayton Keyes.

He’ll be teaching a summer Visiting Artist workshop at SNC this June.

It was a fun opening reception with students and faculty from SNC, UNR, and TMCC.

It was also great to connect with alumnus Bryan Stieger who teaches and

works in the studio at The Wedge.

Clay Club attends NCECA 2013 – Houston, TX

Here's the "Welcome NCECA" banner.

The “Welcome NCECA” banner at the Houston Airport. Clay Club President, Flor Widmaris excited about the conference!

Yep, we're definitely in Texas! Karl Schwiesow tries it on, while Heath Pierson shops for a little bit of TX.

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!

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!

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.

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.

 

Tom Coleman, who will teach at SNC, summer 2014, with Polly Beach, Clay Times editor, and others. The Soldner logo lives on!

Tom Coleman, who will teach at SNC, summer 2014, with Polly Beach, Clay Times editor, and others. The Soldner logo lives on!

 

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.

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.

Former Workshop Instructor,  Juror of SNC's "New Decade of Clay: 2010" exhibition, Richard Shaw, (right) with Clayton Bailey, who delivered the closing lecture "Whither the Pot?"

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!  It's ceramic!

This was one of my favorites!
It’s ceramic!

It's also huge.  Yes, I enjoy art that references humor.

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.

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!