NCECA 2018 Pre/Post Conference Events cannot conflict with programming. They can be scheduled prior to March 14 and after 2:00pm on March 17, 2018. If you would like to feature a pre or post conference event, please email the completed form below to Dori Nielsen at dori@nceca.net. If this event receives approval from NCECA’s 2018 on-site liaison, the information will be posted on NCECA’s web site.

2018 Pre and Post Conference Event Request Form

 March 10-12, 2018
Conversions: The Combustion of One Thing Becoming Another. “Update: Pre-ConferenceWood-Salt Firing at Touchstone”. In 2008 Kevin Crowe and Jack Troy led an exciting preconference firing in the double catenary kiln Kevin built at Touchstone Center for Crafts in Farmington, Pennsylvania, an hour and a half southeast of Pittsburgh. They will update that event in March, 2018. We will meet at Touchstone on Sunday, March 11, surface the stoneware
and porcelain clays with glazes and washes, load both chambers, kindle the kiln overnight, and fire off late Monday night, concluding the 24-30 hour firing. This will be an excellent opportunity to experience firing in a responsive, manageable kiln that has produced thousands of fine pieces in its many years of operation. Kevin and Jack enjoy working together and sharing their experiences with stokers from near and far. Class size is limited to 12.

Touchstone Center for Crafts
1049 Wharton Furnace Road
Farmington, PA 15437

Travis Winters

March 13 & 17

Studio Tour: Red Clay Tile Works.  Demonstrations and explanation of tools and equipment for continuous tile extrusion, making simple and complex dies solving some common extrusion problems, production pressing techniques without expensive equipment, material handling system as well as work and project examples in studio showroom.  Freestyle informal Q and A.  Can accommodate 6 to 8 people at a time for 1 hour sessions.  Red Clay Tile Works, 75 Meade Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15202, 412-734-2222.  March 13, 10:00am and 2:00pm; March 17, 3:30pm.  Contact Anders Anderson, 412-734-2222, redclay1@verizon.net.  $12.00/person.

March 17

Luscious Clay: Soft Slab Workshop with Marion Angelica.  Do you love the softness of clay and want to keep that look in your finished work?  Learn Marion Angelica’s tips and tricks for hand-building with soft slab porcelain.  This hands-on workshop will cover the design and use of templates, and students will learn her building techniques by making bowls, pitchers, and trays.  Come ready to get your hands in clay and learn new ways to work with porcelain.  Marion’s sensual, sinuous soft slab hand built work, design excellence, and complementary glazing results in some of the best work available.  Marion Angelica has been hand-building porcelain for over 20 years and has an MFA from SUNY-New Paltz.  She has an active studio practice in Minneapolis, MN, teaches at the Northern Clay Center, and offers workshops nationally.


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Pre/Post Conference Events as of October 13, 2017