2022 will be the first time that NCECA gathers for an in-person event since 2019. If you are excited to travel to participate in the 2022 conference in Sacramento, California, you might want to take this opportunity to explore ceramic culture in the region by participating in a pre- or post-conference experience.

This evolving listing includes information about events taking place in the greater Sacramento, California region, prior to and following NCECA’s 2022 conference. Produced independently of NCECA, please be in touch directly with the contact(s) listed with each event to pose questions or register.

East Bay Clay Roots
March 12, 11am-5pm / March 15, 2-7pm / March 19, 2-7pm
Gallery and studio tours of East Bay ceramic arts and artists
Transmission Gallery, Epperson Gallery, Berkeley Potters Guild, Margaret Norman, Mary Law, The Potters Studio, Trax Gallery, Erin McGuiness, Jeffrey Spahn Collection, De Stabler Collection/Studio, Nancy Selvin, Applied Contemporary, Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Whitney Smith, Arts Benicia, John Toki.
Contact:                        Mary Catherine Bassett, appliedcontemporary@gmail.com, 540-292-1164
Accessibility:                 Call ahead regarding handicap accessibility for a specific location)
Cost:                             Free

March 11-14, 2022
An international symposium of wood firing, artist demonstrations, and discussions to address social equities in ceramic art.  All are welcome to Penryn, California to participate in hands-on workshops with clay and multiple kiln firings: wood, salt, Raku. There will also be tours of art collector’s homes in Placer County and so much more…

Healing with Clay
Bobby Scroggins, Virginia Scotchie, Ray Gonzales, Deborah Pittman, Terry Shepherd, Chris Thompson, Glenn Grishkoff, Antonio Cuellar, T. Robert, Saskia Martin.
Penryn Workshop, 1394 Orange Hill Lane Penryn, CA 95663, 916-663-2815
Contact:                       Wendy Morris, worldstoke@potterypeace.com 845-270-0686,
Cost:                            $300 for all 4 days ($250 for students)  OR   $100 single day pass

Small Feats of Clay Art Show
March 19, 2022
Reception and Q&A presentation for all artists in the show: 3-5 pm.
Open house reception for all art patrons and artists: 5-8 pm.
Small Feats of Clay, a Legacy Reimagined
The Art League of Lincoln is rekindling the FEATS OF CLAY Show and Competition from the past, although it will be a bit of a departure with pieces being restricted to a more modestly sized profile. This show will be held in northern California, in the town of Lincoln, right next door to the original Gladding McBean Ceramics Company, where the historic annual FEATS OF CLAY show was held and celebrated for 25 years. Similar to the past, the March 2022 show will celebrate the rich history of clay and its legacy in our region.
Show duration: March 2 to April 30, 2022
A call for online submissions opens November 1, 2021, and ends January 23, 2022.  We hope to feature and profile our greater Sacramento region’s clay artists and beyond.
Art League of Lincoln, 580 Sixth St, Lincoln, CA 95648
Regular gallery hours are 11 am-3 pm, Wed-Sat.
Contact:                        Deidre Trudeau, FeatsofClayLincoln@gmail.com, 916-209-3499