It was Mud.
I guess I'll explain for non-ceramics people what a national ceramics convention looks like. It looks like thousands of artists, teachers and students, vibrant with personality and passion coming together to share ideas, listen to lectures, watch demonstrations by world-renowned artists and shop for the latest tool or program of study. My favorite part of the weekend was the lectures, I went to as many as I could fit into the hectic schedule. I heard fellow undergraduate Djnnaya Stroud speak about the revolution of ornamentation and how the details confront the audience in a subversive manner. I also went to many lectures on topics centered around art and education and social learning and activism, speakers ranging from the loved Chris Staley of Penn State to the lesser known Michael McCarthy of the Austin Riggs residential psychiatric center. By attending the many lectures I was able to learn about and explore topics that are relevant to my hopeful future that I would not otherwise have even considered.
When not in lectures or coffee shops, we went to exhibits associated with the conference. NCECA has a Biannual and a National Student Juried Show each year, which are the best of the best.
Here are some pics of beauties I saw along the way.
Fall 2014 CSArt Team Member