NCECA PARTNER LINKS
NCECA enjoys strong partnerships with the leading firms that provide materials and services to the ceramics field.
Please patronize companies that support NCECA. Many offer exclusive discounts to NCECA members.
Big Ceramic Store
Big Ceramic Store is a one stop shop for all your pottery related needs. Helpful advice by experts on hand, huge variety of products and brands. Free delivery on most equipment purchases and bulk discounts. Two locations to suit your needs, and a full studio in our NH location offering lessons and studio time.
AMACO (American Art Clay Co., Inc.) was founded in 1919 and is a manufacturer of quality ceramic products including 12 non-toxic AMACO® low and high fire moist clays and 584 LEAD FREE glazes and underglazes. In 1934, AMACO® designed the first electric kiln for school and studio use. Today there are 11 models that provide 20+ years of service. AMACO® also makes the Brent® line of potter’s wheels, slab rollers, clay extruders, and ware carts. Brent® wheels are so dependable that they have earned the reputation as the ‘gold standard’ of potter’s wheels. For more information, visit amaco.com or call (800) 374-1600.
Founded in 1975, Bailey Pottery Equipment and Ceramic Supplies offer everything for the active pottery studio and ceramics department. We design and manufacture the most innovative pottery wheels, slab rollers, clay extruders, electric kilns, gas kilns, pugmills, and clay mixers in the world. We also represent the best brands of ceramic supplies, pottery tools, pottery equipment and pottery supplies at great discounts.
Blick Art Materials
Blick Art Materials, our family owners and dedicated staff support the Visual Art Community by providing the widest selection of art supplies at the lowest prices. With extraordinary service and integrity, we strive to provide artists, educators, students, and our employees with the tools, assistance, and training they need to grow, innovate, and reach their creative potential.
Bracker’s Good Earth Clays
Based in Lawrence, KS, we supply potters, schools, universities, and hobbyists in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas and beyond! Bracker’s is dedicated to providing quality products and accurate information and advice. With 30 years experience and counting, why go anywhere else?
Cedar Heights, part of Resco Products, Inc., has been providing consistent, dry, air-floated clays for over 60 years. Redart and Goldart are industry standards for many time honored clay bodies, while new CHC recipes are developed by artists every year. Our clay products are supplemented by other refractory kiln furniture for hobbyists and heavy industry. CoreLite Hollow Kiln Shelves are just the latest product offered by Cedar Heights Clay distributors throughout the US.
The Ceramic Shop
The Ceramic Shop is an Online Pottery Supplier with a walk in showroom located in Philadelphia. We offer a full selection of equipment, kilns, clays, glazes, repair services and more. Not only do we sell ceramic supplies we make them. Look for the Hydro-Bat, and Roselli Stilt products world wide.
Chinese Clay Art Corp
We offer low prices on Chinese products, for example, patented texture mats and newly invented clay tools, Chinese traditional and hand-made items and brushes, English versions of Chinese ceramic art related books, and unique collectible ceramic art works. Most of our products are imported direct from manufacturers in China.
5% on all ceramic art supplies (clay tools, brushes, ceramic materials, books and accessories).
For discounts, please call 1-800-689-2529 or 408-343-3919 Please let them know you are a NCECA member
Ceramica Collet S.A. – SIO-2
Founded in 1874 in Barcelona (Spain), we are a company which manufactures ceramic clays for industry, pottery and artistic ceramics, and natural clay for education, fine arts and crafts.
Our target is to innovate, developing products made with natural clay which, in its many applications, satisfy the high requirements of our customers. Our Quality System, certified according to ISO 9001:2008, is the setting for continuous improvement. Social Responsibility and respect and care for the Environment are two fundamental points in the philosophy of our firm.
Clay-King.com provides the materials and equipment that allow craftsmen and artists to keep creating. Discount kilns, wheels, tools and more!
Continental Clay Company
Continental Clay mixes more than 28 unique stock clay bodies as well as custom blended recipes for Colleges, Universities and K-12 schools, production potters and fine artists.
Locations in both Minneapolis, MN and Denver, CO serving the Northern, Midwest and Southwest States. Our reputation for technical support is known by customers throughout the country.
We are a proud distributor for all major ceramic equipment brands and glaze companies.
Coyote Clay & Color
Coyote Clay & Color manufactures a line of unique and beautiful cone 6 glazes for electric kilns.
We also make a line of high fire underglazes which hold their color from cone 6 to cone 10.
Cress Manufacturing Company Inc.
Cress is a leader in the industry of manufacture of electric kilns and furnaces. We are an organization that provides services and goods for the ceramics and pottery industry. Our goal is to achieve an excellent product to satisfy the needs and requirements of our customers.
Georgies Ceramic and Clay Co.
Home of Georgies cone 6 Gloss and Sculptural/Textural glaze lines.
Georgies also manufactures clays for professional or school use, as well
as custom tile bodies. We specialize in customer service!
The True Centering & Trimming Tool Since 1978.
- Learn how the Giffin Grip actually centers your pots for trimming!
- Discover how the Flex Slider III trims any shape!
The Original Hi Roller
The Original Hi Roller is a true innovation in slab making equipment for the studio potter, pottery classrooms, and the ceramics industry. The vertical orientation is an obvious space-saving breakthrough but it is the less apparent elements of this design which truly makes the Original Hi Roller a pleasure to use.
KC Clay Guild
The KC Clay Guild is a non-profit ceramic arts studio with the mission, “To provide a supportive environment in which the clay community can meet, share knowledge, experience, and promote public awareness of the ceramic arts and foster creative and economic growth.” We offer adult and children’s classes year round, sponsor the “Teabowl National”, the Holiday sale which provides members an opportunity to sell their work, and also sponsor several other based activities throughout the year. Everyone is welcome!
Laguna Clay Company
Laguna Clay Company offers over 200 stock clays and HUNDREDS of custom clay bodies and one of the most extensive lead free glaze selections available anywhere. Providing quality equipment, tools, technical service and local distributors world wide.
L&L Kiln Mfg
L&L Kiln Mfg is dedicated to making the most durable electric ceramic kilns in the world today.
We have sizes from under one cubic foot to over 100 cubic feet, top-loaders, front-loaders, bell-lift kilns,
special kilns for sculpture, test kilns – in all the largest range of any kiln manufacturer in the United States,
and if you include our industrial division, possibly the world.
Mayco is the manufacturer of over 500 ceramic glaze products and other art materials for potters, studios, ceramic hobbyists, schools, and commercial producers of fine ceramic tableware and giftware. Mayco now offers Stoneware, Raku and Crystalline glazes specifically for the clay artist.
Mecca Pottery Tools was established in 1999 by Stanley Hurst with the goal to combine his passions of woodworking and pottery into one. The result was the ability to provide innovative products that meet the various needs potters come across during projects. Being hand built in the USA with a unique design process results in no two parts being exactly alike, making each part like a one off creation. Mecca Pottery Tools follows the moto “Impressions Last A Lifetime, So Make a Good One” and strives to provide that to each and every customer.
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MKM Pottery Tools
MKM Pottery Tools specializes in innovative and high quality pottery tools to help potters do what they do best – create beautiful pots. MKM tools are designed by a potter, Rick McKinney, and tested by potters at Fired Earth Pottery to make sure they work well with clay. All MKM stamps and rollers are carved using rotary CNC machines by MKM employees who are committed to quality. Quality wood, quality design, quality carving, quality finish, and, of course, quality service; these are what define MKM tools.
Milestone Decal Art LLC
Milestone Decal Art provides high quality open stock and custom decal printing services for artists and designers. Our fresh and unique stock decal designs add class, not kitsch, to your work. As ceramic image specialists, we provide the highest quality decals possible. Using our digital and silkscreen printing systems, we can turn your photographs, illustrations, logos and clip art into custom ceramic decal transfers. As a full-service decal printer, we print all color types including gold luster, silver luster and copper luster.
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Minnesota Clay Co.
Minnesota Clay Co. has been serving the ceramic community for over 50 years, selling high quality clay, glazes and ceramics products. We are a manufacturer and distributor supplying schools, universities, camps, professional artists, hobbyists, and taxidermists.
Minnesota Clay is a family owned and operated company. We take pride in our production quality, in-stock readiness and outstanding customer service. We manufacturer over 20 clay low and high fire bodies along with our 31 Colored clay bodies and 9 Rainbow Air Dry clay bodies. We also produce 90 low and mid/high fire glazes and 20 different underglazes to please and artist’s palette.
We are the producers of the ever popular Potter’s Pads, Potter’s Pens, Choxils and Graffito. Our unique specialty products are in such a demand that we have over 30 distributors selling our products in the USA and around the world.
North Star Equipment
For over forty years North Star Equipment has manufactured quality, AMERICAN MADE slab rollers, extruders, custom & stock extruder dies, studio work tables, ware trucks, shelving systems, damp & drying cabinets & throwing bats. Most of our products carry lifetime warranties and our customer service is the best in the industry. Visit our website for a list of authorized distributors.
Olympic Kilns manufacturers gas and electric kilns for ceramics, glass, heat-treating, and any material needing high firing temperature furnaces. We build small 120 volt models to large production car kilns. Custom kilns quoted upon request.
Oneida Air Systems
Oneida Air Systems is an American manufacturing company that produces the Dust Cobra. The Dust Cobra is a certified, full unit HEPA vacuum that meets EPA RRP requirements including lead. It has three times the air performance of most shop vacuums and can be used stationary or mobile with up to 100 ft. of hose. The ultra-high efficiency cyclone shape helps the Cobra to separate up to 99% of the material before it reaches the filter and deposits it into a plastic bag lined 17 gallon steel drum. The HEPA replacement filters are reasonably priced and can be obtained through Oneida or any big box store. It includes a Rapid Pulse cleaning bar that cleans your filter during use without having to remove the filter. It is perfect for cleaning up dry clay and glazes. The air that comes out of the Dust Cobra is hospital grade. No more dangerous sweeping.
Founded as a family company in 1948, Paragon Industries, L.P. manufactures high quality top- and front-loading pottery kilns in Mesquite, Texas USA. We take the time to listen to our customers and improve our products to meet the changing needs of the potter. The drive for continual design improvements has made Paragon an industry standard for kiln design, as many of our ideas have been subsequently used by our competitors. We use high quality suppliers–Orton Ceramics, for example, makes our digital controllers. We know your time and materials are valuable, so we continually develop new products that ensure consistent and repeatable firings. We have two full-time design engineers and full sheet metal manufacturing capability in the factory for fast design and manufacture of custom kilns.
Peter Pugger is the only pugmill manufacturer with fully integrated capabilities. All Peter Pugger equipment is engineered, manufactured, and assembled right here in Northern California, USA.
Scott Creek Pottery
“Scott Creek Pottery, The Original Studio Extruder.”
Segers Pottery Tools
Segers Pottery Tools. Handcrafted from start to finish, handmade in the USA. Made from exotic woods and materials.
Shimpo Ceramics, a division of Nidec-Shimpo America Corporation, manufactures and distributes ceramic equipment worldwide to the satisfaction of artists, teachers, students and businesses of all cultures. For nearly half a century we’ve been committed to continuing global traditions in making ceramic products for use in the home, in architecture and as art.
Offering Exclusive Specials for NCECA Members. Print your order request and FAX to 630-924-0340. All orders will be processed once a week.
Specifying and supplying the highest quality silicon carbide kiln shelves, kiln furniture systems and high temperature kiln building materials available at fair market prices. We are devoted to the needs of potters, clay educators and glass artists. Home of Advancer® kiln shelves and GlazeEraser® grinding disk.”
Soldner Clay Mixers are still being manufactured with the same quality construction developed by founder Paul Soldner. Most Soldner mixers are still in service, even some of the earliest ones built more than 30 years ago. Every effort is made to insure this same quality in our new mixers. Soldner clay mixers are a fast and efficient way of mixing fresh clay from powder or reprocessing scrap clay into a useable consistency. There are no sharp blades or augers but rather the clay is pushed against the stationary mixing bars by a slowly rotating concrete tub.
Spectrum Glazes is unique among ceramic glaze suppliers in that we focus exclusively on producing the highest quality, most colorful and diverse selection of fired finishes available anywhere. All of our energies are devoted to manufacturing glazes and other ceramic coatings.
Speedball Art Products
For over a hundred years Speedball has been producing tools and supplies for artists, art teachers and students — all at an exceptional value. All of Speedball’s bright, vibrant ceramic glazes carry the ACMI AP label, giving you the comfort of knowing they’ve been tested and found to be non-toxic. Art stores will love the promotional programs and discount schedule we offer on glazes. Teachers will appreciate the easy cleanup and full line of non-toxic colors. Artists will love the quality and value.
Standard Ceramic Supply Company
Manufacturer of pugged, de-aired clay bodies and casting slips.
Tucker’s Pottery Supplies Inc.
Tucker’s Pottery Supplies Inc. was established in 1975 and it’s sister company ,Cone Art Kilns Inc., was established in 1982.
Both companies operate out of Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada which is part of Toronto.
Tucker’s manufactures clay and glazes and carries an extensive line of pottery supplies.
Cone Art Kilns manufactures a line of pottery and glass kilns and is known for the double wall, extra insulated electric kilns that it produces.
Royal & Langnickel
Royal & Langnickel Brush manufactures an extensive line of brushes and tools for the ceramic artist and studio owner. If you are looking for hake, bamboo, glaze or detail brushes, we’ve got you covered with thousands of different brushes and tools. The line also includes a variety of sponges and fine art materials. Look for Royal & Langnickel quality products through your local distributor or dealer.
Vent A Kiln
Vent A Kiln Corporation has been manufacturing and distributing overhead kiln ventilation systems for over 30 years. Vent A Kiln’s “canopy” type overhead system utilizes a close capture design unique in the kiln venting industry. We all know heat rises. Undesirable fumes typically found through normal leakage from all kilns closely follows that heat. Our overhead kiln ventilation system takes undesirable heat and fumes safely, efficiently, and economically away from the application area.
Create Matching Sets with WiziWig Profile Ribs- 18 gauge, rust-resistant stainless steel ribs that turn wheel-thrown cylinders into matching shapes. Keep your studio healthy with ClayShield – a trimming guard designed to fit most splash pans and allow for less “crunching” and more reclaiming of clay scraps! Home of GlazeCal – Your Glaze Makin’ Cheat Sheet. GlazeCal converts glaze recipe percentages into the correct gram weights. Please visit our website to learn about all of our products and where to purchase them.
Access Ceramics is a growing collection of images of contemporary ceramics by recognized artists. Browseable by numerous fields, it is designed for use by artists, arts educators, scholars, curators and the general public.
Ceramic Publications Company
For members at NCECA Annual Conference
20% discount on all books, Free Ceramic Arts Buyers Guide, Free issue of Ceramics Monthly, Free issue of Pottery Making Illustrated, Free NCECA Preview Guide. On our website-5 FREE online books
Your contact with the ceramics community in Ireland.
Now in its 60th year, Ceramics Monthly focuses on clay from the maker’s perspective. With material based firmly in tradition, with thought and practice always reaching toward the future, Ceramics Monthly brings the intersection of clay and contemporary culture right to your studio.
World-class potters and artists share their advice and techniques. What’s the next breakthrough in your art? From studio processes to aesthetic content, from glaze recipes to the science behind them, you’ll find all of it in each issue of CM.
Clay Times® is one of the world’s favorite ceramics magazines, serving studio potters and professional clay artists, teachers and students of the ceramic arts, art critics and ceramic researchers, museum curators and ceramic art collectors, clay hobbyists, and pottery enthusiasts of all kinds. Each issue of Clay Times covers all aspects of pottery making including wheel throwing and handbuilding, decorating and firing, step-by-step pottery projects, glaze formulation and recipes for low, mid-range, and high-fire glazes; clay tools, supplies, and equipment; ceramics studio health and safety; kiln-building, maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting; clay artist profiles and inspiring photos of their works and studios; teaching techniques, useful pottery tips, ceramic world news and events, ceramic art exhibits, educational programs in clay, and potters’ philosophies.
La Ceramica Moderna & Antica
“La Ceramica Moderna & Antica” is an historical magazine in the field of ceramics. This is a journal of technical and cultural information, reference point since years for all those who work in this area. The magazine, with almost 40 years of history, represents the head of the Italian ceramics, being sculpture, unique piece, use objects, furnishings or design. It is distributed in Italy through a mailing list highly qualified, and abroad, thanks to the numerous fairs where the Publisher participates with its journals in addition to numerous markets and specific events on ceramics. The magazine maintains strong links with Faenza, place of origin of the heading, and the cities of ancient ceramic tradition.
The magazine is sent by post both in Italy and abroad to extremely qualified subscribers: craftsmen, art schools and galleries, collectors, manufacturers, distributors and dealers in the field of giftware and houseware, Italian Chambers of Commerce in Italy and abroad, Ice (the Italian institute for the promotion of foreign trade) offices in Italy and abroad, Italian and foreign buyers, and it is distributed on the occasion of the most important fairs in Italy and abroad. It can be also found in some prestigious bookstores and in the bookshops of some important museums of applied arts.
The magazine has a whole section dedicated to the Italian Association “Towns of Ceramics” (Associazione Italiana Città della Ceramica – AiCC). It is member of Operae Milò Association and of ICMEA – International ceramic Magazines Editors Association.
For NCECA Members there is a 20% discount on subscriptions and purchase of single copies and other publications of the Publishing House.
The magazine with the comprehensive coverage of international
developments in ceramics with a special focus on Europe.
The Log Book
The Log Book is the quarterly international publication for woodfirers and those interested in woodfiring and wood-fired ceramics – professional potters/artists, educators, students and enthusiasts. Now in its tenth year of publication, The Log Book is recognized as a significant resource documenting the aesthetics, materials, and processes of international wood-fired ceramics. Articles are published on historical, traditional and contemporary woodfiring, together with reports on specialist woodfire related events worldwide. Reviews of book, videos, and DVDs of relevance to woodfiring are also included.
The Studio Potter
We are a non-profit organization celebrating over 40 years of commitment to the publication of THE STUDIO POTTER journal. Centered in studio practice, THE STUDIO POTTER promotes discussion of technology, criticism, aesthetics, and history within the ceramics community.
Since 1836, Alfred University (initially as the Alfred Select School) has been a visionary leader in higher education offering the first truly co-educational curriculum in the country and opening its doors to students of diverse backgrounds.
Since1900, through an act of the New York State Legislature, the New York State College of Ceramics was established as a statutory unit of Alfred University.
As a result, two schools of international reputation have grown, the Inamori School of Engineering and the School of Art and Design.
Today, the School of Art and Design continues in the innovative and visionary tradition of its past to offer a true multi-disciplinary environment for creative and scholarly research in art.
Appalachian Center for Craft
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree concentration in clay offered by the Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University, emphasizes a strong foundation in materials and techniques, broad competency in a variety of firing processes and operation of studio equipment, development of personal concept and direction, and a thorough exploration of historical and contemporary ceramics. Also available at the Craft Center is a non-degree Craft Certificate program, an Artist in Residence program, and clay workshops.
Australian National University
The Ceramics Workshop provides students with a stimulating environment and a wide range of opportunities to explore, work and research in the ceramics medium. Students are taught by professionally active staff of high reputation, and past students from the workshop have gone on to careers as studio artists, arts administrators, public and landscape artists, curators and teachers, as well as production throwers in design centres and commercial potteries.
Bowling Green State University
Because of the diversity within our degree programs, the nature of our courses varies to include studio experience, art historical investigation, theoretical inquiry, and practical experience.
Center for Creative Economies: Piedmont Techinical College
The Professional Pottery program at Piedmont Technical College is designed to offer a comprehensive education in the craft of handmade ceramics, and in the discipline of making a living doing what you love. Whether you’re interested in traditional pottery, or contemporary design, ample studio time and in-depth, one-on-one instruction will provide you with the opportunity to sharpen your skills and to develop your voice and identity as a clay artisan.
Florida State University
The Department of Art is one of the largest and most comprehensive departments in the College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance. Studio Art and Design at Florida State emphasizes interdisciplinary thinking and offers diverse opportunities for creative development and expression on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. We are proud of the accomplishments of our esteemed faculty, who provide guidance in the skills necessary for not only artistic creation, but also in expressing contemporary issues through their visual arts.
For more than forty years, The Ceramics Program of the Office for the Arts at Harvard has offered a creative learning environment for a dynamic mix of students, artists and professionals from Harvard University, greater Boston, and the international community. Offering courses and workshops for adults of all levels over three semesters, the program also collaborates with a wide range of academic departments at Harvard to expand knowledge of the clay material across many disciplines.
In 2013, the Ceramics Program moved into a new state-of-the-art facility at 224 Western Avenue in the Allston neighborhood of Boston. Opportunities for ceramic artists include our Artist in Residence Program, exhibition opportunities in our dedicated exhibition space, Gallery 224, and private studio rental.
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine. The school offers intensive studio-based workshops in a variety of craft media including clay, glass, metals, paper, blacksmithing, weaving, woodworking and more. Programs range from short workshops to two-week sessions and anyone may participate, from beginners to advanced professionals.
The Graduate School at Hood College
Celebrating over 40 years, the Graduate School at Hood College promotes professional expertise in an academic environment that encourages discovery, application and integration of knowledge. Our interactive graduate classes are held on campus in Frederick, Maryland and are taught by world-class faculty. Hood offers 14 Master’s degrees and 7 Certificate/Certification programs.
Jacksonville University, located in northeast Florida, is proud of its heritage as a private, liberal arts institution rooted in experiential learning. The University’s balanced approach to coeducational curriculums provides degree tracks addressing the diverse interests, curiosities, and educational needs of the total individual. Small class sizes mean a lot of one-on-one work with instructors, professors, and visiting artists. The College of Fine Arts and its students are an important contributor to the fabric of creative experience, college life, and the community. While the Core Curriculum exposes students to the broad spectrum of human thought and accomplishment, specialization whether commercial, technical or artistic is provided within the art major. JU offers academic programs for traditional undergraduate and low-residency graduate study. Learn at JU and grow as an individual.
Kansas City Art Institute
Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2010 and noted for its ceramics program, the Kansas City Art Institute is a private, independent four-year college of art and design awarding the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with majors in animation, art history, ceramics, digital filmmaking, digital media, fiber, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and studio art with an emphasis on creative writing. KCAI also hosts Current Perspectives, a free public lecture series; free exhibitions at its HR Block Artspace gallery; and evening, weekend and summer classes in art, design, multimedia studies and desktop publishing for children, youth and adults. Founded in 1885, KCAI is Kansas City’s oldest arts organization.
The K-State ceramics program fosters an interdisciplinary and challenging learning environment. Our MFA and BFA programs are designed to prepare students for careers in the arts through rigorous research, experimentation, and conceptual development.
A premier, not-for-profit, applied liberal arts and business university – Marylhurst offers bachelor’s degree completion programs, master’s degrees, courses, continuing education and impressive arts, music and cultural events. Discover what this small, private NW university called Marylhurst can do for you.
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Oregon College of Art and Craft is a leading, uniquely small, mentor-based college where students are individually guided to become successful artists and professionals in the fields of creative practice, business, and industry. Students work in small classes with renowned faculty, artists-in-residence, and fellow students to explore innovative, cross-media approaches to making, experiential learning, and conceptual thinking. Located in Portland, our community reflects the ethos that values the hand-made, locally sourced, and ethically entrepreneurial. OCAC is a place where ideas are realized.
Pocosin Arts is dedicated to nurturing creativity through arts education. Located a few steps from the banks of the Scuppernong River we are surrounded by water, wildlife and the natural beauty of Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, making it an ideal place to leave your daily routine behind and immerse yourself in one of our creative workshops. We offer evening, weekend, one-day and one-week workshops in metals, clay, photography, drawing, painting, textiles and more. Pocosin Arts also offers artist residencies that are tailored to the needs of individual artists.
Penland School of Craft
Penland School of Craft is a national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books & paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking and letterpress, textiles, and wood. The school also sponsors artists’ residencies, community education programs, and a craft gallery. Penland’s focus on excellence, its long history, and its inspiring, retreat setting have made it a model of experiential education. Penland is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution.,
Peters Valley School of Craft
Peters Valley School of Craft is located in Northern New Jersey within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. We offer immersive workshops in all craft disciplines led by world renowned visiting artists. Our ceramic studios offer wheel, sculptural, surface design and a fabulous array of kilns including gas, electric, soda, salt, raku, noborigama, anagama and experimental kilns. Come Explore with us. www.petersvalley.org 973-948-5200.
Saratoga Clay Arts Center
Saratoga Clay Arts Center was founded in 2011 by Jill Fishon-Kovachick, a life-long clay artist, dedicated to bringing forth an exceptional facility for all those interested in working with clay. SCAC is a regional clay arts center located in upstate New York just 8 miles from the resort city of Saratoga Springs. SCAC’s goal is to promote ceramic arts and to provide a place for people to work in clay at all levels, learn to hone and develop their skills and create a community focused on collaboration with faculty, visiting clay artists and students.
The 13,000 SF facility is home to 30 clay artists and includes private and shared studio space, a large classroom, glaze room, kiln room and the Schacht Gallery. Gallery exhibitions feature work of local, regional, national and international clay artists on a rotating basis. Classes are offered to adults and children at all levels. Workshops are held on a regular basis year-round and participants have traveled from as far away as Hawaii, California and Florida.
Sierra Nevada College
SNC offers BA and BFA degrees in fine arts with a concentration in
ceramics. We are located in gorgeous Lake Tahoe. This well equipped
studio offers small class sizes with individual attention, and an
opportunity to explore a variety of working and firing methods. SNC also
has a nationally known Visiting Artist Workshop program which has been
host to internationally known artists for over 25 years for weekend and
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
One of the primary reasons for Tyler’s preeminent reputation is the collective record of achievement produced by its graduates. Tyler’s philosophy emphasizes the investigation and articulation of concepts leading to a high level of personal inquiry, resulting in work that challenges and extends the traditional boundaries of the discipline and its accepted definitions.
Tyler’s internationally recognized faculty brings a reputation for excellence in academic research, studio practice, and teaching, with a broad range of attitudes and philosophical positions. The educational atmosphere at Tyler is characterized by a system of mentorship that encourages diversity, respect for individual direction, and a rigorous exchange of ideas and creative challenges.
The location of Tyler provides students extensive access to art collections and institutions in Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C., as well as all of the resources of being a school within a major research institution, Temple University.
University of Florida Ceramics
Located in beautiful North Central Florida, situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, the Ceramics Department is a dynamic community of undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate students, faculty and technical staff.
University of Miami
A private research university with more than 15,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond.
University of North Dakota
We are the University of North Dakota, The Department of Art and Design. We offer a BA, BFA, MFA. We have Ceramics of course, sculpture, fibers jewlery and metal smithing, graphic design and new art media, photography, drawing, painting. We are a state research institution. We are also a member insitiution of the Col. Eugene Meyrs trustfund which enables us to have an incredible visiting artist program.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is classified as a Doctoral/Research Extensive institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Our students are taught by internationally known faculty who conduct a high level of research and creative activity.
The University of Tennessee offers a NASAD accredited, 60-credit, three-year MFA degree in Studio Art with concentrations in Ceramics, Time-Based Art, Painting + Drawing, Printmaking and Sculpture. Our program is 15th among MFA programs at public institutions by US News and World Report, and our Printmaking concentration is ranked 2nd nationally.
The School of Art has an active exhibition program supported by the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture and the UT Downtown Gallery, which host major exhibitions by national and international artists. The School also maintains Gallery 1010, Tennessee’s only student run, non-profit, off-campus exhibition space.
Utah State University
Since its founding in 1888, Utah State University has evolved from a small, agricultural college to one that is nationally and internationally recognized for its intellectual and technological leadership in land, water, space, and life enhancement.
Wichita State University
By combining a traditional college atmosphere with the endless possibilities of the state’s biggest city, Wichita State is the only school in Kansas that can provide an educational experience that goes beyond the limits of a typical college town.
Located on the French Riviera, in the heart of the old town of Vallauris, the artist residency program, A.I.R. Vallauris welcomes artists from around the world to its lodgings and studios to meet with local artists and to research and create new works in a unique setting. The Association became active in October, 2001 and has three primary objectives:
• The hosting of artists from around the globe and support of contemporary creation.
• Education in the field of ceramic arts.
• The organization and realization of cultural events.
The quality of artistic creation is one of the major concerns addressed by the program. Since its 15 year existence, over 250 artists of 30 different nationalities have participated in the A.I.R. Vallauris program. Temporary exhibitions of works created in residence as well as international exhibitions are regularly organized, as well as a biannual event: Small Art Objects.
Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Anderson Ranch Arts Center offers ceramics instruction throughout the year with summer, fall and spring workshops. Offering NCECA members a 20% discount on tuition for 2010 summer workshops, June – September, 2010 (applies to any one- or two-week workshop and/or studio intensives). Visit andersonranch.org/workshops for all available workshops descriptions and online registration. To request to have a catalog mailed call 970-923-3181 ext. 206 or email email@example.com.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a nationally renowned center of contemporary arts and crafts education. Workshops are offered for one and two weeks in the spring and summer, and one-week and weekends in the fall. Areas of study include: ceramics, fibers, metals/jewelry, painting, drawing, photography, warm glass, woodturning, woodworking, sculpture, and book and paper arts.
Archie Bray Foundation
Founded in 1951, the Bray is a nonprofit, educational institution dedicated to the enrichment of the ceramic arts offering artist residencies and workshops to ceramic artists from around the world. The residency program allows individuals to pursue their personal artistic goals and stimulates an exchange of ideas by bringing together artists of diverse backgrounds, cultures and approaches to clay. Facilities include year-round and seasonal resident studios, sales gallery, three seasonal gallery spaces, extensive kiln facilities, and a retail ceramic supply business, all located on the 26-acre site of an historic brickyard nestled against the eastern front of the Rockies.
The Arvada Center
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is a multi-use cultural facility operated by the City of Arvada, Colorado. The Arvada Center comprises the Arvada History Museum, three theaters, art galleries, music, dance, and theater rehearsal rooms, classrooms, and a conference center.
Baltimore Clayworks is a non-profit ceramic art center dedicated to providing essential programs and services to local, national and international artists, both from its campus in northwest Baltimore and in community sites throughout the metropolitan area. Clayworks’ mission: to develop, promote and sustain an artist-centered community, which provides exceptional artistic, educational and collaborative programs in the ceramic arts is realized through short and long-term artist residencies, ceramic classes and workshops for all ages and skill levels, national and international exhibitions and community partnerships.
Boulder Mountain Clayworks
Boulder Mountain Clayworks is a non profit organization for the arts that provides inspiring clay experiences for all ages and enhances our community with educational programs, creative outlets and cultural events. Our studio has 12 wheels, 2 electric kilns and a Geil gas kiln. We are open 24/7 for our members and we provide year-round classes for all ages.
Clay Art Center
Clay Art Center (CAC) is a nationally recognized not-for-profit arts center. Founded in 1957, it is the largest, most active ceramic facility in the tri-state area. Believing strongly that the arts have the ability to touch and enrich lives, our mission is to offer a stimulating space for studio practice, exhibition and educational opportunities to better serve the community.
Our facilities are unique in the New York metropolitan area as they combine studios for working ceramic artists with classes and workshops for all ages and skill levels. The mix allows exchange and inspiration. An active gallery and adjacent shop exhibit and sell the work of established and emerging artists. Our residency programs attract new artists to teach and bring fresh techniques and ideas. CAC’s robust Community Arts programs take art to local schools and community groups. Our 40 Beech Street location in Port Chester, NY is an easy commute by train or car from Manhattan and tri-state communities.
Co-founded by the Italian ceramic artist, Paolo Porelli and the American art historian/archaeologist, Lori-Ann Touchette, c.r.e.t.a. rome is an international center for ceramics. The Italian word for clay “creta” as an acronym spells out our main activities: ceramics, residencies, exhibitions, teaching & the arts. We offer artists residencies, workshops and internships in the historical center of Rome.
For over forty years North Star Equipment has manufactured quality, AMERICAN MADE slab rollers, extruders, custom & stock extruder dies, studio work tables, ware trucks, shelving systems, damp & drying cabinets & throwing bats. Most of our products carry lifetime warranties and our customer service is the best in the industry. Visit our website for a list of authorized distributors.
The Clay Studio
The Clay Studio supports the ceramic arts through its artist residencies, gallery, shop, studio space, school, and outreach programs. The programs of the Clay Studio reflect the dual character of the organization: as a community centered institution involved with the life of the city and region, and as a national and international focal point for ceramic arts. Because The Clay Studio believes in promoting broad access to the ceramic arts, programs are geared to all levels of interest and proficiency.
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts consists of a 145,000 square foot, five-story community arts center in what was formerly the Willson Goggle Factory Building. GoggleWorks features six large teaching studios in ceramics, hot and warm glass, jewelry, photography, and wood; 35 juried artists’ studios, exhibition galleries, and houses the offices of over a dozen arts, culture, and creative economy organizations. The complex also includes a 131-seat theatre, which presents art house films daily, a cafe, and STORE, which retails the works of over 200 individual artists from around the country. GoggleWorks offers year-round arts education for all ages; including summer camps and an afterschool program. The Summer Workshop Series includes 5-day and 3-day intensives in ceramics, hot and warm glass, photography, and woodworking. In conjunction, GoggleWorks offers free public programming, including visiting artist lectures and the annual Ways of Making exhibition. Admission and parking is always free.
Learn more here! http://www.goggleworks.org/
Guldagergaard is an international ceramic research center for development of ceramic art, craft and design. International artists, craftsmen and designers can apply for studio residencies to develop a project of practical, technical, artistic or art theoretical importance. Professional & emerging artists, craftsmen and designers meet with international colleagues for increasing artistic development, professional knowledge, and international network. Guldagergaard organizes thematic symposiums, workshops, lectures and seminars with focus on central subjects within the ceramic arts. Guldagergaard shows temporary exhibitions and a ceramic study collection of work made by resident artists.
Interlochen was founded in 1928 and is located in beautiful northwest lower Michigan. Each year, thousands of artists and arts patrons come to Interlochen to experience world-class educational and cultural opportunities. Students study music, theatre, visual arts, film, creative writing and dance, guided by an outstanding faculty and guest artists, and inspired by the scenic beauty of our campus.http://www.interlochen.org/
Idyllwild Arts Summer Program
Offering workshops in ceramics including, in 2012, Hot Clay with Jeff Oestreich, Posey Bacopoulos, Linda Ganstrom, Richard Burkett, Silvie Granatelli; general Ceramics, Greg Kennedy & David Delgado; Native American Pottery: Hopi-Tewa, Mark Tahbo; Cahuilla Tony Soares; Mata Ortiz, Jorge Quintana. Courses also offered in sculpture, painting, metals, textiles, mixed media and more. Campus located in the beautiful mountains of Southern California. 951-659-2171, ext. 2365, firstname.lastname@example.org,
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Founded in 1967, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center is a lively visual and performing arts complex that brings together a national artists constituency and a broad public through a wide range of programming and exhibitions. The Arts Center focuses on contemporary artists, art forms, and concepts that have received little exposure regionally or nationally. Its collection centers on artist-built environments, craft, and the work of vernacular artists. The Arts Center is renowned for nurturing emerging and mid-career artists, and for giving them a range of opportunities to create new work—including the internationally respected Arts/Industry residency program hosted at Kohler Co.’s factory in Kohler, WI.
KC Clay Guild
KC Clay Guild was begun in 1988 in the home of potter, Michael Smith. Soon after, KCCG was meeting in Vanderslice Hall on the campus of the Kansas City Art Institute. By then a group of approximately 70 artists from the Kansas City area were getting together to educate, purchase in bulk and socialize with each other. Over the years it has grown and improved its variety of services. KCCG rented a building near 39th and Southwest Trafficway for several years, then purchased our current building at 200 W. 74th Street in Waldo in the early part of the century.
Our Mission Statement, “To provide a supportive environment in which the clay community can meet, share knowledge, and experience, promote public awareness of the ceramic arts, and foster creative and economic growth”, is fulfilled in many ways. From offering member meetings about pertinent issues in the ceramic community of Kansas City, providing a scholarship for area high school seniors, facilitating monthly shows for our members, securing visiting artists to come in and give workshops, and more!
LUX Center for the Arts
LUX Center for the Arts is a non-profit art center that offers experiences to suit a wide range of interests and tastes. We teach art classes for youth and adults in pottery, printmaking, painting, jewelry, glass, and fibers. Classes are held at the art center or can be taken off-site with the Art Van deLUX program. Exhibitions in two galleries and a gift gallery represent the highest caliber art work of local, regional, and national artists.
As the only organization of its kind in Lincoln, coupled with its commitment to community outreach and an artist-in-residence program, LUX Center for the Arts is an important resource for the visual arts in our community. We collaborate with other organizations and businesses to provide the best programs possible for you.
Over 450 fine art prints collected by the art center’s benefactor, Gladys M. Lux, are preserved in the Gladys M. Lux Historical Gallery. Selections of prints are always on display with information that relates to the history and significance of each piece. This provides an opportunity for the community to see artwork by some of the most significant artists of the early and mid twentieth century, including Guy Pene DuBois, Joseph Hirsch, Dois Emrick Lee, Fletcher Martin, Georges Schreiber, Margurite Zorach, and many others.
Peters Valley School of Craft
Peters Valley School of Craft, one of the country’s premier craft schools located in northern New Jersey, offers summer workshops for beginners to professionals taught by prominent artists in 8 studios equipped for blacksmithing, ceramics, fibers, (both surface & weaving), fine metals and jewelry, photography, special topics (glass, fine art and more) and woodworking. We have an online store and an exhibition gallery visit www.petersvalley.org
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Founded by Michigan artist Mary Chase Perry Stratton in 1903, Pewabic Pottery is a nonprofit art studio and ceramics education center dedicated to enriching the human spirit through clay. Located in a National Historic Landmark building on Detroit’s east side, we hand craft ceramic art and architectural tile, provide gallery space for ceramic artists, present contemporary and historic exhibitions, and offer a wide array of classes and workshops.
Potters for Peace
Potters for Peace works with developing world clay artisans offering design, technical and marketing assistance. We also train potters worldwide in the production of low-cost, highly efficient, ceramic water filters.
Since its beginning in 1966, Pottery Northwest has promoted and developed excellence in the ceramic arts by being a resource for community classes, professional workshops and exhibitions with nationally and internationally recognized artists in the field. One of its most important functions is to serve as a professional facility for those with a serious commitment to ceramics as they prepare to establish their own studio.
Sonoma Community Center
The Sonoma Community Center, a member-supported, not-for-profit organization, is housed on the campus of the historic Sonoma Grammar School – right at the intersection of Culture and Community in Sonoma Valley. Its mission is to enrich the lives of Valley residents and visitors with a broad range of cultural, educational, recreational and community service activities.
The Center’s Ceramics Studio was established in 1999 as an educational space dedicated to the promotion and development of the ceramic arts and the work of clay artists. Today, the mission of the studio is to provide a unique learning environment for diverse audiences to experience the ceramic arts. We are one of the area’s leading ceramic art studios, supporting the ceramic arts through our artist residency program, gallery, art sales, classes, and workshops.
As a part of our commitment of maintaining a community in our studios and beyond, all of our resident artists have the opportunity to teach in our studio. Our Artists-in-Residence are integrated into the studio community, working alongside our members and students.
Snow Farm is a center for contemporary arts and crafts education. Week long and week end adult workshops are offered during the spring, summer, and fall. A high school program runs for four weeks in July giving high school students the opportunity to study with professional crafts people. Areas of study include: glass, ceramics, fibers, metals/jewelry, painting, drawing, photography, flameworking, woodturning, woodworking, sculpture, and book and paper arts.
Studio Arts Boulder
Studio Arts Boulder is a non-profit art education organization that provides high-quality ceramics programs at the Boulder Pottery Lab and partners with other studio arts organizations for programs in other mediums. The “studio arts” are those art forms which require a substantial investment in equipment and facilities that is beyond the means of most individuals, such as ceramics, metalsmithing, glass, printmaking, fiber, and woodworking.
Learn more at: http://www.studioartsboulder.org
The Marks Project
A Marks Dictionary of American Studio Ceramics, 1946-present. Our newly launched website includes marks, stamps, chops and/or signatures usually found on the bottom of ceramics, pottery, porcelain, stoneware, etc. created by potters, studio ceramic artists, and sculptors. New artists and marks are being added weekly. We encourage your feedback on the website, its search functions, appearance and suggested improvements. We will continue to refine the website functions and to add artists to the database. The Marks Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization
This site is a free research tool to assist in identifying American studio ceramic objects. The search process leads from general to specific; ending with an artist page including images, a biography, bibliography, and list of public institutions holding each artist’s work and links to artist’s websites.
This site is a free marks registry for ceramic artists. To be included in the database and create a link to your website select Questionnaire to submit your information.
Yingge Ceramics Museum
Over a hundred years ago, the Yingge ceramic industry was born out of this fertile land. It enhanced the local Taiwanese culture with boundless vitality.
The pioneers, with their bursting creativity and strenuous determination, Worked hard to make this town a prosperous center of ceramics.
The first modern ceramics museum in the nation.
Combines the essence of the wisdom of the industries, government, and scholars.
It raises the signal that the fire in Yingge’s kilns will never be extinguished.
It displays the masterpieces created with wind stoves, clay, and glazes, with the hope that the beauty of Taiwanese ceramics will be renowned worldwide.
The constructed of the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum was first proposed in 1988 and opened to the public on November 26, 2000. In twelve years, it has become the leading county museum in Taiwan and the first professional museum wholly dedicated to ceramics. In addition to exhibiting the Taiwanese ceramic culture, it also stimulates the public’s interest and attention in ceramics. While promoting the Yingge ceramic enterprises and local image, the museum also encourages international culture exchange. Furthermore, we survey, gather, preserve, and maintain Taiwanese ceramic culture for the purposes of research, collection, exhibitions, and education.
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts
Watershed is a residency/retreat which provides artists with time and space to create in clay. We serve artists from across the country and abroad.
The Oregon Potters Association
The Oregon Potters Association serves as a professional liaison between the public, galleries, businesses, publications and arts agencies locally, nationally and globaly. Our members organize cooperative purchases to obtain pottery supplies, books and materials at quantity discount prices. We help and enable members to publicise, exhibit and sell their work at the annual OPA Ceramic Showcase and in conjunction with other guilds, fairs, and craft organizations.
Vallauris Institute of Arts
Vallauris Institute of Arts, located in downtown Vallauris is an association, which aims to promote the development of contemporary creation in all its forms yet specialized in ceramics. V.I.A hosts artists from around the world in a well-suited environment conductive to creativity.
The objective of VIA is also :
- To develop partnerships with all members / participants willing to enhance art expression.
- To create channels with universities and art schools from around the world.
- To establish support for contemporary creation by awarding scholarships to selected students from universities and art schools.
- To organize cultural events for the development and presentation of emerging talent and professionals. (Exhibitions / conferences / debates…)
Workhouse Ceramics is for clay enthusiasts, current and potential students, artists and any others interested in ceramic courses at the Workhouse Ceramics Studio and Program in Lorton, Virginia.Their site is maintained by the Workhouse Ceramics Director and is not the official website of the Workhouse Arts Center. It is designed to provide information on Workshops, Classes, Events and Open Studio hours in the Workhouse Ceramics Program. If you are interested, please sign up for a course at www.workhousearts.org or call Dale Marhanka-Ceramics Director @ 703-584-2982 or email email@example.com and join the fun.
New Taipei Ceramic Museum
Interpretive tours are a multi-purpose educational service that fosters culture and further the goals of this museum. The Museum provides comprehensive and interactive interpretive service that steps out of the bounds of traditions. This relaxed and informal approach encourages the visitor to appreciate the culture of ceramics. In addition, the tour also leads the visitor in their admiration of the museum’s unpretentious and simple architecture, which brings attention to the exhibits’ forms, texture, and colors. The visitors can hopefully cherish and respect the environment, as well as the thriving nature and culture it encompasses.
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Ceramic educator for 42 years, nationally and internationally exhibited award-winning artist in Ceramics, Installation, Sculpture, Painting and Drawing. To view Roberta’s artwork, exhibitions, and biography, visit her website:
Bernadette Esperanza Torres
“As a storyteller I communicate with my hands, translating stories into clay. My thrown and hand built sculptures are autobiographical narratives that include Java Sparrow finch birds as well as human figures. As a daughter of a florist, flowers are intrinsic to my sculptures. They create a dialog internal to my work that relates to the ways that flowers are always present and dying at monumental life changing ceremonies.”
Bernadette Esperanza Torres lives and works in Kansas City, Mo., where she teaches ceramics and drawing at the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley and directs the Carter Art Center Gallery. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute and her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Miami.
Babette’s work is exhibited extensively. As a youth, she exhibited at the Centre d’Art of Port au Prince, Haiti. In the United States, her work has been shown in Baton Rouge, Atlanta, Washington D.C, Iowa, North Carolina, and Chicago. In Wisconsin, her paintings have been shown, both in solo and in group exhibitions, in Milwaukee, Appleton, Green Bay, Spring Green, and in numerous venues around Madison.
In 1998 she discovered the pleasure and power of expressing herself with clay, making sculptures which are informed both by her African roots, and by the work of the pre-Colombian people of Haiti, the Arawaks. In 2000, she earned an MFA in Ceramics at the UW Madison. She has since been working in both mediums, using the female image as a vehicle for conveying her sense of uprootedness, and her spirituality.
Learn more here: babettewainwright.com
Northern Clay Center
Northern Clay Center’s mission is the advancement of the ceramic arts. Ongoing programs include exhibitions by contemporary regional, national and international ceramic artists, as well as historical and architectural ceramics; classes and workshops for children and adults at all skill levels; studio space and grants for artists; and a sales gallery representing many top ceramic artists from the region and elsewhere.
Red Lodge Clay Center
It is our mission to provide a place for professionally minded ceramic artists to create new work. Red Lodge Clay Center will host Visiting Artist workshops, lectures, demonstrations, gallery exhibitions, and educational programming to share with our resident artists and the general public the importance of art in our everyday lives.