I am finally back in town! Most of last week I was in Tampa for the NCECA conference (the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts). This year was the first time I had attended, and I had a wonderful time, although the weather was rainy up untill the last day. There were a million things to see and do, so this post will just highlight some of my favorite pieces and events.
My favorite part by far was the demonstrations. As a relatively new ceramic artist, and especially as someone who does little altering of forms and virtually no handbuilding, it was really interesting and informative to see these artists demonstrate their techniques. The four artist that demo'ed were Deborah Schwartzkopf, Brian Kakas, Juan Granados, and Esther Shimazu. Though Juan and Esther were also very interesting, for the above reasons I was particularly interested in Deborah and Brian's demos.
So those are my main highlights of NCECA, for now. Later this week I will talk about one of the shows I saw that I did not mention here, and I will probably do a Featured Artist post on an NCECA artist at some point. Until next time!