Ceramics faculty, students and alumni recently participated in the 2014 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). The UF Ceramics Alumni and Student party had over 50 guests including alumni, current students and three incoming MFA students.
The UF Ceramics booth generated a great deal of interest in our program. Over 300 UF Ceramics Posters sponsored by Skutt Kilns and New Mexico Clay Company were given out to attendees.
Professor Linda Arbuckle presented in a panel titled “Igniting the Workshop Circuit” with Post Bacc alum, Tommy Frank.
Professor Linda Arbuckle led a NCECA Topical Discussion group titled “Using a Die Cutter for Ceramics.” She was awarded a UF Teaching Fellow Award and purchased a die cutter to be incorporated into the Ceramics curriculum.
Professor Anna Calluori Holcombe exhibited work in an invitational show in conjunction with the NCECA held on the University of Wisconsin – White Water, 44th Ceramics Exhibition: Contemporary Artists Mixing Old and New Technologies.
Charity White (MFA student) presented a paper in a NCECA Student Perspectives Panel on Considering Social Practice in Contemporary Ceramics.
At the NCECA 2014 National Juried Exhibition, which is very competitive, there was strong representation from UF Ceramics. Marty Fielding won a Mudtools Merit Award and recent post bacc alum, Nick Wells won a jurors award.
Dandee Pattee (MFA 2012) is currently a Director at Large elected member on the Board of NCECA.
Alumni represented in the numerous exhibitions in NCECA related exhibitions include: