2012 NCECA/crafthaus Emerging Artist Report


2012 NCECA/crafthaus Emerging Artist Report

This blog profiles emerging ceramic artists and their approaches to establish themselves as successful artists.  I will explores notions of success, entrepreneurship, and the validity of ceramics in contemporary culture. 

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I'm excited to start my NCECA/crafthaus blog: Emerging Artist Report. This year NCECA is in Seattle! I will head there in one week from today- my first stop is Portland, OR to visit my friend and potter, Dara Hartman. We will explore Portland and visit a few key art related institutions including Oregon College of Art and Craft and possibly ADX. Then up to Seattle, our first stop is Herban Feast SODO for the Art of the North West Table Exhibition. Tickets are still available!

At NCECA, I will be meeting with the six Emerging Artists to interview them for the blog report. I will begin posting the reports in April! If you are going to NCECA you can attend the Emerging Artist presentations in person Saturday March 31at 9–9:45 am in Ballroom 6A–C. View the 2012 NCECA program here.


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Snowflakes and Jetstreams

Started by Kala Stein Jan 23, 2013. 0 Replies

Dylan Beck began his college career in forestry, offering somewhat is a backing for his current ceramic explorations of …Continue

Instantaneous Acquisition

Started by Kala Stein Dec 8, 2012. 0 Replies

"Current technologies facilitate the instantaneous acquisition, manipulation, and subsequent redistribution of perceptual experiences."…Continue

Replicant Object

Started by Kala Stein Oct 8, 2012. 0 Replies

Way back...Mathew McConnell...thought he would be a dentist, until he landed in the clay studio. Why ceramics? He loved the idea of doing something hands on and really direct. Mathew holds an MFA in…Continue

"Making Better"

Started by Kala Stein Aug 12, 2012. 0 Replies


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