NCECA 2014

It’s hard to say what the highlights were for me at NCECA this year, as everything about it was great. From the shows, to the talks, to the demos, and all the great people I met, not to mention the great food and general good times that Milwaukee had to offer, it was a fantastic experience, and it’s going to take me a while to process it all.

Luckily I came home with some new tools to help bring my new ideas to fruition…

I'm a sucker for new tools, and the resource hall at NCECA always obliges!

I’m a sucker for new tools, and the resource hall at NCECA always obliges!

Ceramics Monthly Exposure

Guess who has a piece in the Exposure section of the April issue of Ceramics Monthly? Yes, ME!!! I’ve been reading Ceramics Monthly since I was 16, so it is such a huge thrill to have one of my pieces selected as one of 7 to represent the Beyond the Brickyard show at the Archie Bray Institute in the current issue:

Naomi Clement Flower Brick in Ceramics Montly

That’s my flower brick in the upper right hand corner (#1!).

Plus, it has a nice symmetry to it, as one of Joan Bruneau’s flower bricks graces the cover and her work has had a huge influence on mine (I apprenticed for her when I was still pretty fresh out of NSCAD).

You can view the full section here as a pdf.

Originally published in April 2014 issue of Ceramics Monthly, page 14. http://www.ceramicsmonthly.org . Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission.

NCECA Bound!

NCECA Milwaukee

Thanks to the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council, I am heading down to NCECA tomorrow! This will be only my second time going, so I’m still a relative NCECA newbie. Last year when I went down to Houston, I barely knew anyone—this year (thanks to all the great people I’ve met through Medalta) it’s a different story. Plus, it’s in Milwaukee this year, which is apparently the beer capital of the US… I’ve never been a huge beer drinker, but I think that might be because I haven’t done enough research. I like research.

If you are going to be there, I am helping out at Medalta’s booth (booth T40 in the resource hall), so stop by and say hi.