University of the Arts Hosts National Ceramics Conference Events


March 29, 2010

The University of the Arts is hosting a number of events this week in conjunction with "Independence," the 44th annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), which runs through April 3 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

"Independence" celebrates independent spirits of traditionalists and groundbreakers and the choices they make. An independent spirit is necessary to tear down existing walls, explore new ideas and create work that pushes conventional understanding of one medium. An independent spirit is also necessary to maintain tradition, to be bound loosely by historical precedent and function.

Work by Ceramics students and faculty members will be on display in various University venues throughout the conference.

"Current Investigations" by current Ceramics students
Hamilton Hall, Hunt Room
Through April 1; Opening: April 1, 6 – 9 p.m.


"Current Investigations (Annex)" by current Ceramics students
316 Hamilton Hall
April 1 – 3; Opening: April 1, 6 – 9 p.m.


"The Opulent Feast," a food service presentation on specialized service pieces
Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium
April 1, 6 – 8 p.m.


"A Place Called Paradise," an installation of large-scale adobe pieces by junior and senior Ceramics majors in response to a visit to Longwood Gardens
Through April 15
Broad Street at Hamilton Hall


"Mud Architect," the premiere of a 26-minute video about University Professor Emeritus William Daley by Professor of Electronic Media Tom Porett
316 Hamilton Hall
April 1, continuous showings between 7 – 9 p.m.


NCECA promotes and improves the ceramic arts through education, community-building, research and creative inspiration. NCECA offers programs, events and publications to support its membership of artists, educators, students, individual and corporate art patrons, gallery owners, museum curators and providers of ceramic arts-related products and services. As a dynamic, member-driven organization, NCECA is flexible in its program development, international in its perspective and responsive to the changing needs of its constituency.

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