NCECA Sneak Peek

As part of Objective Clay’s commitment to broadening the scope of ceramics we plan to have an area within our NCECA Gallery Expo booth dedicated to the “future” of ceramics.  This area will highlight twelve unestablished/underrepresented artists we deem as “the future” of our field.  We hope this exposure on a national stage benefits those selected artists, enriching our clay community. These artists will occupy a space in our booth rotating daily with a new group of four new artists.  This fresh feel to the booth each day gives conference participants a reason to come back and see a new version of what the future of ceramics could be.  
The NCECA Portland Conference runs from March 22-24, for more information about the Gallery Expo, click here.

 

Here is the Portland Invited Artist Schedule!  
The specific artist's work will be available ONLY on the day listed below.

Wednesday March 22nd:
Courtney Marie Childers, Ben Jordan, Claire Thibodeau, and Jake Boggs

Thursday March 23rd: 
Max Seinfeld, Maggie Finlayson, Aleka Tomlinson, and Issac Howard

Friday March 24th: 
Mark Errol, Kaitlyn Getz, Reiko Yamamoto, and Moises Salazar.


Meet our NCECA Invited Artists

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Jake Boggs - February 20-28 (Online) & Wednesday, March 22 (NCECA EXPO)

Invited by Shawn Spangler, Jake currently lives and works in Honolulu, Hawaii.  He has been working academically in clay since 2010 and playing in mud since birth. 

 
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Courtney Marie Childers - March 1-9 (Online) & Wednesday, March 22 (NCECA EXPO)

Invited by Lindsay Oesterritter, Courtney currently has a studio in Huntington, West Virginia.  She has been working in clay for about 4 years now. She had never worked with clay until taking a foundations class her sophomore year of college. 

 

Mark Errol - March 1-9 (Online) & Friday, March 24 (NCECA EXPO)

Invited by Bryan Hopkins, Mark currently has a studio in Tifton, Georgia and has been working in clay for 20 years.

 

Kaitlyn Getz - February 20-28 (Online) & Friday, March 24(NCECA EXPO)

Invited by gwendolyn yoppolo, Kaitlyn , as of a few weeks ago, has a studio at The Studio for Arts + Works in Carbondale, Colorado (Home- base for the Artstream Nomadic Gallery).  She has been full speed ahead in clay since 2012!

 
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Isaac Howard - February 20-28 (Online) & Thursday, March 23 (NCECA EXPO)

Invited by Deb Schwartzkopf, Isaac is currently working out of Rat City Studios and renting a studio space from Deb. The studio is located in West Seattle, Washington State.  He made his first pot 17 years ago when he was 16 at Chugiak High School, in Eagle River Alaska.

 

Maggie Jaszczak - March 1-9 (Online) & Thursday, March 23 (NCECA EXPO)

Invited by Sunshine Cobb, Maggie currently lives and works in Penland, North Carolina and has been working in clay for about 10 years.

 
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Ben Jordan - February 20-28 (Online) & Wednesday, March 22 (NCECA EXPO)

Invited by A. Blair Clemo, Ben has his current studio at Pocosin Arts in Columbia, North Carolina and has been working in clay for about a decade.

 
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Moises Salazar - February 20-28 (Online) & Friday, March 24 (NCECA EXPO)

Invited by Emily Schroeder Willis, Moises is currently working in Chicago, Illinois and has only been working in clay for about two years.

 
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Max Seinfeld - March 1-9 (Online) & Thursday, March 23 (NCECA EXPO)

Invited by Doug Peltzman, Max currently works out of a studio at The Clay Art Center, in Port Chester, New York. As his two year residency comes to an end, he is in the process of building a studio in Connecticut.  Max has been working in clay for 10 years.

 

Claire Thibodeau - March 1-9 (Online) & Wednesday, March 22 (NCECA EXPO)

Invited by Kip O'Krongly, Claire is currently a Graduate Candidate at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.  She has been working with ceramics for about five years. Claire took a few classes in high school and immediately fell in love. 

 
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Aleka Tomlinson - March 1-9 (Online) & Thursday, March 23 (NCECA EXPO)

Invited by Brian Jones, Aleka has a studio in Portland, Oregon.  She has loved clay since she first touched it in grade school, but began a pursuit of it in a more serious manner in 2006 while taking courses at a community college. She worked primarily in clay for two years following, but took a hiatus from the material until returning to it in 2013. 

 
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Reiko Yamamoto- February 20-28 (Online) & Friday, March 24 (NCECA EXPO)

Invited by Jen Allen, Reiko's current studio is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She has been working in clay on and off for 25 years!