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nceca symposium

updated tue 30 sep 97


Linda Arbuckle on thu 18 sep 97

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts presents:
NCECA Second Symposium, Tradition in Transition: Shapers of Clay
November 13-15, 1997
Asheville, NC.
Featured speakers: Mary Barringer,
Andrea Gill, Donald Kuspit. Enrollment limited to 200. There are still
places availalbe. For information
Call Regina Brown at:
1 (800) 99-NCECA

I attended the last one in Santa Fe several years ago. Unlike the
excitement of 3000 clay people in one place that happens at the annual
conference, the symposium is planned to be a more personal, reflective
gathering that is meant to foster discussions. I enjoyed that I was able

to speak with the same people over a period of several days, and came
away from that with considerably more than just what was on the program.

Mary Barranger is a ceramist who works with both pottery and sculpture.
She's taught at a number of universities as visiting faculty, and was
part of the program at the last Arrowmont Functional Ceramics
conference. Mary has a strong background in ceramic art history. The
thing that impresses me most is her ability to think on her feet and
make very insightful contributions to discussions.

Andrea Gill teaches at Alfred University in Alfred, NY. Ceramic
education Mecca to many. Andrea is an experienced and accomplished
artist and educator, well known and respected in the field.

Donald Kuspit is a well-known critic and author on art.

For those making plans for the annual conference:
NCECA '98: Heroes, Icons, History, and Memory
Fort Worth, Texas, USA - 32nd Annual

March 25-28, 1998
Hosted by University of Dallas,
Conference chair: Dan Hammett.
Posters for conference information and forms are mailed out in December.

Call Regina Brown to be put on the mailing list. 1(800) 99-NCECA.

The web site is out-of-date, but should be more current soon. I'll post
the URL when it's updated.


Linda Arbuckle
Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator
University of Florida, Box 115801, Gainesville, FL 32611-5801 (Note: this is a new e-mail address)