When I was not at our table in the resource hall, I was able to learn about opportunities post-graduation such as graduate programs and residencies all over the country and abroad. It was a great way to start networking and learning what was out there. I also got to attend lectures and demonstrations by respected artists. I attended lectures that covered a broad range of topics such as glaze testing results, business advice, and some history of ceramics. My favorite lecture was The History of Tea and the Teapot where Jim Connell gave a quick overview of the history of tea in China and how it spread globally and still impacts cultures today. The demonstrations that I attended were mostly decorative demos where I learned new ways to approach glazing and surface design in my own work. After the conference hall closed, we got to experience the culture and see more of the city by going to different galleries and shows that were held all throughout Minneapolis.
NCECA was a great way to learn more about ceramics and network with other schools and programs around the country! I really enjoyed getting to meet so many other people passionate about ceramics and talking about my experiences at Clemson in the art department and as a member of the CSArt team. Thank you to CI for sponsoring us and giving us this opportunity to further our development as artists!
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