GET INVOLVED – Across the Table – call for artists

NCECA celebrates 50 years of clay, learning and connection in 2016.
To foster a sense of community and show links to how our members connect
people and ceramics, on this occasion, we have invited Michael Strand
and Namita Wiggers to create Across the Table, Across the Land.
Because we also set a gorgeous table in this community, food and the
table serve as a link to bring it all together.  NCECA feels that the
table is a literal space – and an idea – and we want to hear your

To do this, the curators have developed a web app to make it easy to research how NCECA connects Across the Table and Across the Land.

NCECA is calling on you to participate by sharing projects or taking on the K12 Challenge. We invite responses in the form of your images and your words. This is a collection of your stories. All materials entered into the Across the Table web app become part of this celebratory project.
Michael and Namita are developing this online archive to document
what NCECA members are working on right now. From this archive, our
guest curators will create an exhibition for the Charlotte Street
Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri in conjunction with Makers, Mentors and Milestones, the March 2016 NCECA Conference.

Visit for more information about this project.

Here’s a link to download the webapp

Want more information and background on the project?
(***this is well worth the read!)
Download the Field Guide at

Ready to share your story? Upload your project on the web-app here Look for the + sign in the upper right corner of your screen to add your contributions.

Want to get your K-12 school and students involved? Download the student/parent permission form and Potluck: A Portrait of School Communities through Clay and Food to help guide your lesson plans and teaching.

Questions? Email Michael and Namita at


Deadline August 1, 2012 “Earth/Energy”
Houston, Texas
The NCECA Biennial is a premier international juried ceramics exhibition. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas will host the 2013 NCECA Biennial from January 26, 2013 to May 5, 2013. This exhibition will be held in conjunction with the 47th annual NCECA Conference in Houston, Texas, March 20 – 23, 2013. Held in odd-numbered years, the NCECA Biennial is open to NCECA Members and the larger ceramic community. The exhibition is juried from digital images by three prominent professionals in the field. Merit and purchase awards total approximately $7,000. NCECA produces a color catalog featuring jurors’ statements and work by all participating artists. JURORS: Cristina Cordova, Namita Gupta Wiggers and Richard Notkin ELIGIBILITY: Open to all current members of NCECA (both national and international) and to all ceramic artists, 18 years and older, residing in the U.S. Please note: artists from outside the U.S. (including Canada) must be NCECA members to enter. Entered works must have been completed within the last 2 years. Works entered in previous NCECA exhibitions are not eligible. Please do not enter the same work in more than one NCECA exhibition. MEDIA: Ceramic. Mixed Media will be accepted only when clay is the dominant material. Final determinations will be made by the jurors. NUMBER OF WORKS: Two works may be submitted with two (2) views allowed per entry. All entries must be submitted electronically using digital images. ENTRY PROCEDURES: All applicants will enter submissions online electronically through Juried Art Services at Online submission begins February 1 and ends August 1, 2012 (midnight EST). Artists may enter up to two works with two views per artwork.
Find all the details here.