Saturday, March 18, 2006

NCECA Conference in Portland Oregon

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, otherwise known as NCECA (typically pronounced en-seek-ah), had their 40th annual conference in Portland, Oregon, from March 8th through March 11th. The focus of this year's conference was Explorations and Navigations: The Resonance of Place. I'm not exactly sure how they tied it to clay and ceramics, but there's usually some esoteric link. I've been to about a dozen of these conferences and I rarely pay attention to the "title" of the conference. Bracker's had two booth spaces at the conference and we rarely got out of the booth to explore the actual conference. It's so much fun to talk with potters from all over the country and even worldwide. A lot of lovely Canadians crossed the boarder to visit the conference this year, as well as some potters from France, England, Australia, and several Pacific Rim countries. I'm sure there were others, but I lost track. We introduced some fun new products, and I'll tell you all about them over the next couple of days.

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