Sunday March 22 – Friday, March 28,2015

Fire up your passion for

Immerse yourself in NCECA’s Collectors Tour surrounding
Lively Experiments throughout the Providence, Rhode Island region.

Get behind the scenes, visit private collections, enjoy talks, and unique opportunities to discover and purchase new works by established and emerging artists.

  • Museum of Fine Arts Boston – special visit with curator Emily Zilber
  • The Clark Gallery in Lincoln, Massachusetts and Lacoste Gallery in Concord, Massachusetts
  • Harvard Ceramics and Harvard Art Museum – with Kathryn King and Ethan Lasser
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum
  • Newport, Rhode Island – special exhibitions
  • Chris Gustin Studio and Anagama Firing
  • Special seating for NCECA keynote, Randall Session, and roundtable discussion
  • Exclusive VIP reception for Gallery Expo and NCECA
  • Emerging Artists
  • Advanced viewings of leading exhibitions selected by NCECA’s Collectors Tour planners
Registrants are responsible for their own reservations at NCECA’s conference co-headquarters hotel:

Omni Providence Hotel (headquarters)
1 West Exchange Street
Providence, RI 02903

$159 single/double.  For reservations call 1-800-843-6664 and identify yourself as being with “National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts – Collector” to receive the discounted rate.

The tour fee is $1600 per individual. This includes:

  • Conference registration
  • Catalog commemorating the 2015 NCECA Biennial and National Student Juried Exhibition
  • A one-year NCECA membership
  • Two group dinners and three lunches
  • Site-to-site transportation
  • And many unforgettable insider experiences

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation requests received by midnight EST, March 2, 2015 will be assessed a $50 processing fee and the $250 tax-deductible donation to NCECA that was built into the registration fee. Those requesting a refund by this deadline, if paid in full will receive $1300.

Cancellation requests received after midnight, EST on March 2, and before midnight, EST March 9th will be assessed a $350 fee plus a $250 tax-deductible donation to NCECA, a refund of $1000 if paid in full. Cancellation requests after March 9th will be non-refundable.

Contact: Jacqueline Hardy

An add-on Saturday (March 28th) trip to exhibitions in Boston will
be available as an additional purchase made through
Lew White Tours.


Gallerist, author, teacher and maker, Leslie Ferrin has been involved with contemporary ceramics for more than three decades. As curator, she has organized countless exhibitions and lectured extensively throughout the United States and recently in China and the United Kingdom. As gallerist, Ferrin has earned recognition as a knowledgeable advocate for the visual arts in the creative economy. As a friend, advisor and board member Ferrin has supported numerous nonprofit organizations and educational institutions including Craft Emergency Relief Fund, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, The Clay Studio (Philadelphia, PA) and The Clay Art Center (Portchester, NY).

Paul Sacaridiz is the President Elect of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts and Chair of the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As an artist his work encompasses the making of sculpture, writing on the field of contemporary ceramics and leadership within the academic and not for profit arenas. He has been a fellow with the National Council of Arts Administrators, is a recent inductee to the International Academy of Ceramics and serves on the board of the Archie Bray Foundation. In 2014 he served as the Onsite Conference Liaison for the 48th annual NCECA conference, Material World, in Milwaukee. His work has been shown widely with recent projects designed for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft among others.