The 52nd Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts will take place March 14 – 17, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture, our theme for NCECA’s 2018 conference reflects Pittsburgh as a city of rivers, bridges, complex immigrant history, gritty perseverance, and reinvention.
The Steel City will be a place in which clay people can gather to share knowledge, celebrate and critique our work in arts, culture, teaching and learning.
What are the sources of inspiration that influence and impact our work today?
How are we grappling with issues to keep clay vital in classrooms, museums, and community settings?
How are our ideas about and practices of making changing?
How are we learning from and adapting to the interplay of cultures in the contemporary world?
What is at stake as we work to sustain cultural legacies in a shifting present and unknown future?
How can we deepen appreciation and expand engagement with clay for individuals and communities?
What do we hope to achieve through these deepened and expanded experiences?