[Clayart] nceca news

mel jacobson melpots2 at visi.com
Fri Nov 4 22:50:29 EDT 2016

Wednesday, November 9 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM

British artist, researcher and curator, Clare Twomey is a 
leading figure in the applied arts. Her practice can be 
understood as ‘post-studio ceramics’, as her work engages 
with clay yet often at a critical distance. Negotiating 
realms of performance, serial production and transience, and 
site-specific installations, Twomey is especially concerned 
with the affective relations that bind people and things, 
and how objects can enable a dialogue with the viewer. Clay 
is her ideal medium as it embodies notions of permanence and 
inheritance, and has a profound connection with the 
everyday. Over the past 10 years she has exhibited at the 
Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate, Crafts Council, Museum of 
Modern Art Kyoto, Japan, Eden Project, Royal Academy of Arts 
and Gardiner Museum, Toronto.

Clare Twomey’s lecture, Clay and Cultural Discourse is part 
of 92Ys Virtual Clay™ series produced in cooperation with 
NCECA. Offering real-time online classes that gather a 
vibrant community of artists, designers and art historians 
to speak with you about important topics in ceramics, 
Virtual Clay™ conversations are meant to challenge 
preconceptions and explore new territory. Code NCECA92Y gets 
NCECA members a 20% discount on all Virtual Clay™ lectures. 
An email with login instructions will be sent to all 
participants prior to its start. System Requirements: High 
speed Internet connection, internal or external computer 
speaker and internal or external computer mic. For PC: 
Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10 or later; for MAC: OS X 10.9, 
10.10, 10.11 or later. Visit 
to purchase registration before noon on the day of the event.
Future Flux, NCECA's 2017 conference takes place at the 
Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon from March 
22-25. High quality programs, diverse content, and access to 
a wide range of ceramic art experiences and exhibitions make 
registration for NCECA's annual conference an exceptional 
value. Visit 
http://nceca.net/2017-portland-future-flux/rates/ to plan 
ahead and select the best combination of purchases for your 
needs and interests. Remember that your NCECA membership 
adds a world of opportunity to your experiences with clay. 
In addition to the best conference registration rates, other 
benefits include discounts on Virtual Clay™ lectures, GYST 
professional practices software and tools for artists, and a 
new limited-time offer for a free 6-month digital 
subscription to Studio Potter magazine.

Make sure to login to your profile or visit NCECA's Online 
Store before registering for Future Flux to purchase or 
renew your membership.

You can now download a preliminary program for Future Flux, 
NCECA’s 2017 conference in Portland, Oregon. Updates and 
additional details will be incorporated into the file as 
presenter agreements are received in the coming weeks and days…

And, don’t forget to register soon… NCECA’s special Early 
Bird rates are available only until February 1, 2018.

Lovers and collectors of art made from clay, NCECA wants you 
to know about the week of terrific experiences we are 
planning around our 2017 conference in Portland, Oregon. The 
2017 NCECA Collectors Tour will begin 3pm Sunday, March 19, 
when we convene in the lobby of the Hilton-Downtown Portland 
and conclude following the conference’s closing lecture on 
Saturday, March 25.

Our intrepid Rose City advisors, curator Bonnie Laing 
Malcolmson and Onsite Conference Liaisons Dylan Beck and 
Brett Binford have been working with Leslie Ferrin and Linda 
Ganstrom who will co-lead this exceptional week of art 
experiences in and around Portland. Unique visits to private 
collections, behind the scenes experiences with curators, 
interactions with artists, and advanced collecting 
opportunities are all part of this special opportunity. Also 
included will be two group dinners, two lunches, and luxury 
coach transportation to enjoy the unique itinerary with a 
committed and enthusiastic group of lovers of ceramic art. 
Collectors Tour registration will be limited to 35 people. 
The per person fee for Portland is $1700, which does not 
include travel to the city or lodging. NCECA has a special 
block of rooms for the Collectors Tour. Contact 
Jacqueline at nceca.net to register and obtain the special 
group room booking code for the Collectors Tour.

Studio Potter journal (SP) is offering a complimentary 
six-month digital membership to all current NCECA members 
and those who become members now through the end of the 51st 
Annual NCECA in Portland, March 22-25, 2017.

Digital memberships include:

     * access to all current and back issue articles
     * access to all 85 back issues in digital, page-turning 
     * discounts on all PDF versions of issues and all 
online store items
     * a listing in the member directory with link to your 
own website
     * a personal account with transaction record and saved 
articles for later reading

This special opportunity from Studio Potter offered as a 
thank you to NCECA members and is not available to those who 
may register for the upcoming conference while not obtaining 
membership in NCECA. A link to the Studio Potter free 
digital subscription sign-up page will appear in a "welcome 
to NCECA" email after you renew or join NCECA as a member. 
Current NCECA members will receive an email message from 
NCECA's office that provides details on initiating the 
offer, which must be completed prior to the conclusion of 
the 2017 NCECA Conference on March 25, 2017. This 
limited-time Studio Potter digital subscription expires six 
months from the date when any NCECA member submits her/his 
request within the offer eligibility range (not six months 
from March 25th).

The call for volunteers to support NCECA’s 2017 conference 
in Portland, Oregon is now open!  NCECA relies on the 
efforts of nearly 150 volunteers to help us make Future Flux 
a memorable and positive experience for the community and 
our conference registrants.

Volunteer opportunities include:

     * Bag assembly (Monday and Tuesday work duties)
     * Demonstrating Artist and Process Room assistance
     * Onsite registration assistance
     * Gallery Expo and Project Space set up
     * National K-12 Exhibition support (includes unpacking, 
installing, striking and repacking)
     * NCECA merchandise sales
     * Badge checker at the doors to various lectures and events
     * Know the lay of the land in Portland? We need bus 
ambassadors to ride on the shuttle and tour routes and help 
guide attendees to the many exhibitions taking place in 

There are many benefits to volunteering including meeting 
tons of interesting people, learning new skills and getting 
to experience the conference from the inside. One of our 
demonstrating artist volunteers in Kansas City said the 
experience had a huge impact on her work and opened up doors 
of opportunities. Following the 2016 conference, that 
Demonstrating Artist invited her to assist at a workshop at 
Santa Fe Clay.

In exchange for volunteering approximately 13 hours you will 
receive a free conference pass, one-year of NCECA 
Membership…and an enriching experience!

To apply for a position, go to the volunteer page on our 
website and click on Apply Now!

NCECA wants to inform individual registrants planning to 
bring promotional materials to the conference, that we have 
established some reasonable limits on unregulated, free 
distribution of cards, flyers, etc. within the convention 
center. Rather than in hallways, there will be a designated 
space for free distribution of promotional materials within 
the Reading Room. The area will be maintained by a 
volunteer, and attendees will be limited to distributing no 
more than 500 pieces per conference. Anyone wishing to 
distribute materials more broadly might consider a bag 
insert with NCECA (details on inserts can be found at this 

The Oregon Convention Center prohibits single-use plastic 
bags, foam core (for signage), and other environmentally 
unsustainable materials. Visit 
http://nceca.net/2017-nceca-conference-portland-oregon/ to 
find links to the Oregon Convention Center's sustainability 
and waste diversion policies. Those organizations and 
businesses participating as Resource Hall exhibitors will 
have the ability to disperse larger quantities of marketing 
materials from their tables and booths. With everyone's 
cooperation, these new greener efforts become habit.

Learn more about how you can get your promotional and 
informational messages out to the clay community at the 
conference and beyond. NCECA's 2017 sponsorship 
opportunities are now available on the NCECA website. A 
range of opportunities exist from support of conference 
programming to print, and app-based promotions. You can 
reserve and purchase most of these opportunities through 
NCECA's online store. Contact tammy at nceca.net if you need 
assistance or have questions.

NCECA urges all of our members and friends receiving this 
e-news to get out and vote on Election Day, Tuesday, 
November 8, 2016. If you need any more information to help 
you make this important decision, consider a visit to the 
Americans for the Arts Website where you can review position 
papers on arts and education from the two major party 
candidates. Visit 
http://www.artsactionfund.org/pages/artsvote2016 to learn more.

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