Cross Currents – NCECA 2018 Registration
2018 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION – 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. Conference registration opens online Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at http://nceca.net/2018-pittsburgh-pennsylvania/.
2019 CONFERENCE IN MINNEAPOLIS
Mark your calendars for March 27-30, 2019 to be part of NCECA’s return to the heartland where the Mingei-inspired studio pottery renaissance of the later 20th century took root. Visit NCECA’s new landing page for Claytopia, NCECA’s 2019 conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
HARVEST OF CLAY ONLINE
Autumn 2017 brings an outstanding harvest moon and a rich online cornucopia for those passionate about ceramic art. NCECA congratulates the organizers and presenters of National Clay Week for a rich array of online experiences running October 9-15. Visit the blog at https://www.nationalclayweek.org/our-progress to learn more about the scheduled presentations.
On November 8, 2017, 92Y and NCECA are sharing #GlobalDayofClay. This worldwide celebration of clay in all its forms will connect artists, academics, enthusiasts to share community projects, innovations, and ideas that are shaping the future of the art form. Powered by you, #GlobalDayofClay is an initiative that invites organizations and individuals throughout the world to share and participate. Download the #GlobalDayofClay toolkit to learn more about how you can be part of the experience by designing, and sharing a project or event in your own community. Learn more at https://www.92y.org/globaldayofclay.
OTHER CLAY NEWS
Rare Chinese Ru-Ware bowl sets $38M auction record in Hong Kong. Produced during the Song Dynasty (960-1279) it is believed that fewer than 100 pieces of Ru Ware survive today. Most have a distinctive pale “duck-egg” blue glaze, “like the blue of the sky in a clearing amongst the clouds after rain.” Although many copies of this ware exist, authentic Ru ware is derived from one of the Five Great Kilns identified by later Chinese writers of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Learn more