FSU’s Ceraminoles flew up to Minneapolis this March for one of the largest ceramic conferences in the world, NCECA, with the council’s president and FSU ceramic area head Holly Hanessian. The club got to explore the art scene of Minneapolis when they weren’t attending educational lectures, workshops, demonstrations, galleries, or manning the FSU BFA and MFA recruitment table at the conference.
“The conference spanned 3 and a half days, but I wish it was longer! It’s impossible to see everything you want, there’s so much to experience! It’s an incredible feeling to be surrounded by thousands of others who share a common passion, especially something that normally feels as niche as ceramics does. I definitely plan on going again next year, and this time I want to submit my own work for some of the juried exhibitions. I left NCECA inspired with a fresh and eager to get clay in my hands again, and not to mention with a bunch of free glaze samples!” – Sam Jaffe, Ceramic & Video BFA ’19
The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) is a dynamic, 501(c)3 organization that engages and sustains a community for ceramic art, teaching and learning. In addition to deepening knowledge within the field, NCECA expands it by working to cultivate the next generation of ceramic artists and enthusiasts through programing that affects professional artists, K-12 schools, community centers, universities, museums, galleries, businesses, organizations, collectors and enthusiasts of ceramic art. Currently comprised of approximately 4,000 members from the United States and more than 20 foreign countries, NCECA reaches thousands of additional individuals each year through its programs, publications, events, exhibitions and resources.