Interdisciplinary. Community. Advocacy. Humor.
As a student of ceramics at Berea College, I’m always observing and learning about the ceramics world. NCECA, however, takes the fire of my learning to a whole new cone pack.
This blog will capture my excitement of the before, during, and after of the 2013 NCECA. I will talk to ceramicists, explore dazzling exhibits, and embrace all that the NCECA paradise has to offer. This blog will be the log in which I jot all my gushing observations!
Latest Activity: Dec 11, 2013
NCECA: A Student Perspective, Day 2 Duncan BlountI wish I had an NCECA pause button! Yesterday was nonstop meeting/learning/seeing/experiencing/wowing. Here are some of this student’s favorite moments, that maybe you can revisit today:Student CritiqueThe student critique was incredibly helpful! My critique was with a potter named Brian and he took a look at some of my salt-fired work. It was interesting to consider consistency in my mugs; my handles take on a thin wildness that the smooth,…Continue
Student Perspective Day 1, Duncan Blount What an amazing first day! Here are some of the incredible highlights:The First Purchase!After registration, I sat down with some other members at a small table not too far away. We all dug into our NCECA bags like it was Christmas, and then dove into our program schedules. I circled the events for the day (last year I was frantically running around everywhere with no plan), and headed to the Gallery Expo.After gawking at the initial displays, I made my…Continue
Hello! My name is Roswell Duncan Bryant Blount. I’m 21 years old, and I currently attend Berea College as both an English major and a Ceramics Apprentice. I work 10 hours a week to pay for my tuition, during which I make mugs and bowls for the craft program. As part of an outreach program, I demonstrate making pots to members of the community. I also am a Senator for the Student Government, and an ambassador to alumni and friends of the college who come for visits.Ceramics brings me a powerful…Continue