57th Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
Wednesday March 15 – Saturday, March 18, 2023
Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Current day Cincinnati is home to a vibrant creative community of artists, many working with clay. Collectively and individually, they are getting their hands dirty and shaping new worlds. The region’s first peoples of the Eastern Woodland Indian tribes venerated their ancestors, moving tons of earth over long distances to form massive mounds. In the early 19th century, scores of brickmakers and artisans churned out construction materials from the clay-rich flatlands bordering the mill creek in their very back yards. Still later, ceramic artists like Maria Longworth Storer established Rookwood Pottery when she found that the clays of the Ohio Valley rivaled those used in the world’s finest ceramics.
Current can be a flow of electrons, a force of water, a moment in time. Current invites us to consider how working with clay leads us to engage in worlds of continuity and continual change. The river is an essential and enduring feature of Cincinnati’s history and evolution. Current predates the history of human creation and transports artifacts, stories, ideas through time to future generations. Ceramic artworks embody currents that carry diverse traditions of invention and renewal.
I Contain Multitudes – 2023 NCECA Annual – Deadline Wednesday, June 22, 2022 (11:59pm MDT)
2023 Concurrent Exhibition Proposals – Deadline Wednesday, June 29, 2022 (11:59pm EDT)
2023 Venue Originated Exhibition Proposals – Deadline Wednesday, June 29, 2022 (11:59pm EDT)
2023 NCECA Juried Student Exhibition – Deadline Wednesday, September 28, 2022 (11:59pm MDT)
Registration will open in October 2022.
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