NCECA 2019 Pre/Post Conference Events cannot conflict with programming. They can be scheduled prior to March 27 and after 2:00pm on March 30, 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 2019 on-site liaison, the information will be posted on NCECA’s web site.

2019 Pre and Post Conference Event Request Form

March 22-25

Wood Fire Workshop with Jack Troy, Donovan Palmquist and Colleen Riley. We will be firing a two chamber Bourry Box kiln at Eureka Pots in Farmington, Minnesota, www.kilnbuilders.com/689511/workshop/. Friday, March 22, 12:00pm to the morning of Monday, March 25; unload kiln on Saturday, March 30.

Eureka Pots/Studio of Donovan Palmquist and Colleen Riley
27607 Grenada Avenue, Farmington, MN 55024, 612-250-6208.
*wheelchair accessible

March 25

Surreal Promenade – Sergei Isupov Workshop.  Juxtaposing painterly narratives on the surfaces of three-dimensional expressive forms Sergie interweaves often-dichotomous emotions. The bizarre dreamlike interactions of imagery and form, together with the oddities of subject, create works that are at the same time persuasive and unreal, compelling and repulsive.  This exchange summons our own imagination to connect or complete the narratives.  In conjunction with the exhibition at The Russian Museum of Art, Sergei will give a demonstration workshop. Artist talk will take place at The Russian Museum of Art on Sunday prior to the workshop.  ARCC has a longstanding tradition of hosting a light lunch at our workshops (soup and bread).  You are invited to join us for the day and lunch.  If you are able to, please bring a dish to share, but do not let that keep you away.

Anoka Ramsey Community College
11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
9:00am- 4:30pm
Attendance to the workshop is free, but as space is limited, please RSVP Mark.Lambert@anokaramsey.edu
*wheelchair accessible

March 25 & 26

Animal Portraits, Print, Pattern and Paper Porcelain: In conjunction with the exhibition Urban Parallel: Ceramics in Scotland, Susan O’Byrne will be demonstrating her making methods at Artistry and running the master workshop Animal Portraits, Print, Pattern and Paper-Porcelain. Over two days Susan will demonstrate working on a nichrome wire armature, building with thin sheets of paper porcelain and printing and collaging the surface of her forms. The master workshop will allow participants the opportunity to experiment with these techniques and make work in the style of her animal portraits on view through out March at Artistry. The techniques Susan uses in her work combine ways of making normally associated with papier-mâché, textiles, and collage. The artist talk and demo portion of this workshop is open to be purchased separate from the full workshop. O’Byrne is a Scotland based ceramic artist. She specializes in the making of allegorical animal forms and has developed a unique set of making processes which aim to articulate human sensitivity.

Full two-day hands-on workshop, including Demo: 9:30am-5:00pm each day (including lunch breaks each day) $360/M;$385/$360/M; $385/NM


Artist Talk and Demo separately open to an audience for reduced fee:
Monday, March 25
#1622 Animal Portraits, Print, Pattern and Paper Porcelain Artist talk, slide presentation, and demo*Artist talk and slide presentation: 9:30-11:15am. Demo with hour lunch break: 11:30am-4:00pm
$60/M; $65/NM


Artistry Theater and Visual Arts, Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431 952-563-8575.
Contact Sarah Beggs, 952-563-8571,
*wheelchair accessible

March 26

Cross Pollination: A one-day conference for artists and educators about socially engaged craft pedagogy, and artistic action. The Socially Engaged Craft Collective in partnership with the School of Design and the Arts at Minneapolis College presents a one-day participatory conference experience. Cross Pollination will incorporate expert voices from both craft and social engagement perspectives. Participants will find resources and emerging ideas for their art practices and classrooms through panel discussions, lectures and interactive learning experiences. Breakout sessions will focus on the following: Communities (Engaging in Cross-Sector Collaboration): Pedagogy (Engagement and Collaboration in Learning): Idea Generation (Socially Engaged Craft in Practice): and Logistics (the “How To” of Socially Engaged Craft including Ethics and Sustainability). Artists participating: Please see registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cross-pollination-a-nceca-pre-conference-tickets-55131789667 for confirmed panelists and speakers. 8:30am-5:30pm with preview reception of “Ferment” 5:30-6:30pm.

Minneapolis College
1501 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Contact Socially Engaged Craft Collective
$75 general
$40 student

Financial assistance available, please contact sociallyengagedcraftcollective@gmail.com
*wheelchair accessible

Demonstration Workshop by Suze Lindsay and Lorna Meaden.  Join us in a daylong demonstration workshop that will introduce you to the talents of two notable potters in the field.  Suze creates functional work that subtly suggest the figure. Her forms are thrown, altered, and then assembled with myriad handbuilt parts. Surface decoration is integral to her process. Lorna’s work begins with the consideration of function. Then both form and surface are seamlessly integrated. The wares begin with a three-dimensional division of space; they continue with drawing on the surface. They become complete with the addition of color.  ARCC has a longstanding tradition of hosting a light lunch at our workshops (soup and bread).  You are invited to join us for the day and for lunch.  Please, if you are able, bring a dish to pass, but do not let being unable to contribute keep you away.  9:00am-4:30pm Anoka Ramsey Community College (ARCC), 11200 Mississippi Blvd, Coon Rapids Campus VA221.  More information: https://arccvisualarts.wordpress.com/events-and-news/

March 30

Classroom Claytopia with Pattie Chalmers and Tricia Schmidt. Calling all K12 Art Educators! If your NCECA travel plans include a stayover Saturday, March 30, we invite you to join us for a melding of the minds, networking opportunity, curriculum swap and tasty refreshments at Northern Clay Center on Saturday March 30, from 3 – 5pm. Hosted by a local art educator favorite and ceramic artist Tricia Schmidt, this session will feature the inspirational Pattie Chalmers, whose ability to tell stories, whether it is on pots or through figure or object sculpture, will have your mind bubbling over with new ideas and restore your passion for teaching. We’ll have time for a tour of NCC to see our facilities, learn more about our programs, and shop in our galleries. Additionally, this session will include time for sharing information, and discussing challenges and successes in the classroom and as educators balancing studio careers. Sharing is Caring, and Clay Stories are the best! We’d love to see you at NCC!

Northern Clay Center (check in at the front desk)
2424 E. Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Contact Alison Beech
612-339-8007 ext. 313;

Make-To-Table Dinner Event, NCC’s new food and wine tradition, will celebrate the 2019 NCECA conference and harness the energy of the amazing community of ceramic and culinary artists during a four-course dinner that is not to be forgotten. Minneapolis chef and NCC Board Member, Nettie Colón will seduce the senses with a menu inspired by the four elements food and clay share: Earth, Fire, Wind, and Water. Please join us for a celebration of the role of handmade ceramics at the table and an evening filled with enthusiastic makers, collectors, and lovers of clay. The dinner will showcase functional wares by over 50 artists and provide a place setting for guests to take home, created by NCC artists working in functional ceramics. 6:00pm-9:00pm.

Northern Clay Center
2424 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Contact Tippy Maurant
612-339-8007 ext. 304
Cost $200.