The 52nd Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts will take place March 14 – 17, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture, our theme for NCECA’s 2018 conference reflects Pittsburgh as a city of rivers, bridges, complex immigrant history, gritty perseverance, and reinvention.
The Steel City will be a place in which clay people can gather to share knowledge, celebrate and critique our work in arts, culture, teaching and learning.
What are the sources of inspiration that influence and impact our work today?
How are we grappling with issues to keep clay vital in classrooms, museums, and community settings?
How are our ideas about and practices of making changing?
How are we learning from and adapting to the interplay of cultures in the contemporary world?
What is at stake as we work to sustain cultural legacies in a shifting present and unknown future?
How can we deepen appreciation and expand engagement with clay for individuals and communities?
What do we hope to achieve through these deepened and expanded experiences?
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Any company or nonprofit entity that manufactures or provides products or services to the ceramic arts and education is eligible to represent itself in the Commercial & Non Profit Resource Hall (formerly known as the Exhibit Hall). The purpose of this hall is to promote products, services, technology, resources and missions of businesses and non-profit organizations that support the field.
About The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA):
The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) is a dynamic, 501(c)3 organization that engages and sustains a community for ceramic art, teaching and learning. In addition to deepening knowledge within the field, NCECA expands it by working to cultivate the next generation of ceramic artists and enthusiasts through programing that affects professional artists, K-12 schools, community centers, universities, museums, galleries, businesses, organizations, collectors and enthusiasts of ceramic art. Currently comprised of approximately 4,000 members from the United States and more than 20 foreign countries, NCECA reaches thousands of additional individuals each year through its programs, publications, events, exhibitions and resources.
NCECA cultivates and sustains networks for reflective and creative practice through an annual conference, special interest symposia, and national and regional exhibitions. NCECA’s annual conference features dozens of presenters, demonstrations networking opportunities and exhibitions over three and a half days each spring, each year in a different US city. NCECA’s Board of Directors and special appointees review hundreds of proposals for sessions and exhibitions gathered through open calls for submissions. Sponsored exhibitions include the NCECA Biennial, the NCECA Invitational and the National Student Juried Exhibition. In conjunction with the NCECA-sponsored exhibitions the organization also reviews, sites and promotes nearly 100 concurrent exhibitions in the host region surrounding the annual conference.