MISSION: The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts advances creation, teaching and learning through clay in the contemporary world. Ceramic art connects us to physical and cognitive experiences that foster environments of cultural equity, diversity, access, and inclusion.

VISION: NCECA will convene and engage people who care about ceramic art and education to cultivate learning, leadership, and excellence throughout the field. Building on transformative relationships regionally, nationally, and globally, NCECA will expand awareness of and deepen appreciation for the vitality and vibrancy of ceramic art, teaching and learning within our technologically influenced world.

NCECA promotes and improves the ceramic arts through education, community-building, research and creative inspiration, offering programs, events and publications to support the field and communities in which we work. NCECA’s broad interests are shaped by artists, students, individual and corporate patrons, gallery owners, museum curators, and providers of ceramic arts-related products and services. As a dynamic, member-driven organization, NCECA is flexible in its program development, international in its perspective and responsive to the changing needs of its constituency.

VALUES: NCECA is committed to:
Advancing creativity, imagination, and innovation in ceramic art and education
Fostering equity, diversity, access, inclusion, and respect
Leading through service with honesty, integrity, and transparency

Become a Member and Get Involved
NCECA provides membership levels designed to meet the needs of students, professionals, hobbyists, businesses and non-profit organizations. A new transitional membership level was recently introduced in order to provide a low-cost option for former students just striking out on their career paths in ceramic art and education. Along with membership revenue, conference registration, exhibitor table fees and art exhibition entry fees are the primary sources of support for the organization’s operations.