If you are a clay person you already know what NCECA is and that it’s in Philadelphia this year. For those of you who don’t work with clay; the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts holds an annual conference and the clay community converges on that city for about a week. This year it’s in Philly from March 31 – April 3.
I wish I could be there for the conference and for a great pre-conference “Making Through Living-Living Through Making: Studio Pottery in 2010”. My friend, Michael Connelly is co-hosting this event at the Montgomery County Community College ceramics studio, where he is the department chair. Check the link to see the star studded cast and the topics of discussion.
La Mesa is presented by Santa Fe Clay at the Marriott. 150 artists are invited to send a place setting or centerpiece. With all the tables set, it should make for quite a soire’.
a la cARTe is a show that pairs pottery with Philadelphia restaurants during the NCECA conference. Food and drinks will be served in handmade cups and dishes. The restaurants involved are Café Ole @ 147 N. 3rd Street and Race Street Café @ 208 Race Street. I sent a group of square soup bowls. If you see one, please let me know what they’re serving.
Also, look for my work at Caleb Meyer gallery @ 8520 Germantown Avenue. They should have some hard to find stoneware pots of mine.