NCECA Wrap Up- National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts

Whew! It was great to visit Pittsburgh last week. I was able to see wonderful ceramic art work in a wide range of styles. This conference takes over a city filling it with art displays in every possible commercial and private venue. You can spend 5 days listening to thought provoking lectures; demonstrations by current masters; and you can wander in and out of exhibits daily. It is impossible to see it all.
I have loved Cristina Cordova’s sculptural work for a long time. I sat for 4 hours watching her create a 4 foot figure.

Sculpture by Cristina Cardova

Then watching Alessandro Gallo create his smaller scaled humorous “people creatures”. I felt so grateful for the time I was taking to participate in NCECA 2018.


Alessandro Gallo demonstration NCECA 2018

sculpture by Alessandro Gallo

As artists, we work many hours by ourselves.  This conference provides an avenue for us, the creatives, to be with our people, look, listen, learn, and most importantly have some fun!  Have a good day everyone!