Recently, CeramiNoles Clay Collective, Florida State University’s ceramics club, held a pottery sale in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building to raise funding for a trip to the National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa. March 14-17, 2018. Department of Art Faculty, Holly Hanessian, will be attending the event while colleagues Marty Fielding and Eric Adams, will be presenting at the conference on 3D Printing and ceramics for FSU’s Facility for Arts Research. CeramiNoles is sponsoring six ceramic students who will be representing Florida State University Ceramics Department with an informational booth.
CeramiNoles Clay Collective is Florida State University’s official ceramics club. It is open to all students across the university with the goal of professional development and practice in the art of ceramics. CeramiNoles offers a broad scope of resources for ceramicists including clay body methods, eclectic firing skills as well as working with the Facility for Arts Research faculty to develop cutting edge techniques.
NCECA, which stands for the National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts, is the largest art-based conference in North America, recently hosting upwards to 6000 persons last year and the same is estimated for the conference in March. It 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.
If you’re interested in supporting the group, keep an eye out for future sales!