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NCECA  The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts - instagram takeover this week by Emerging Artist

Hundreds and hundreds of smiling faces, all queued up for... the 2018 NCECA CUP EXHIBITION & SALE! Be part of the fun in Minneapolis— please, add an extra cup or two to your February production schedule as a donation for this incredibly worthy cause!

Application for the NCECA international residency partner program is due January 16. This year apply for A.I.R Vallauris or Benyamini Ceramics, Israel. Visit www.nceca.net. Consider applying! Reflecting on her experience at a international residency, artist Natasha Hovey recalls “ the residency opened my eyes to possibilities and limitless impacts of clay. Nothing was impossible and everyone was welcome to create without boundaries”. #internationalartist #artistinresidence #contemporaryceramicsculpture #contemporary_art #ceramicsintelaviv #ceramicsinfrance

Annual NCECA international residency partner program deadline for applications January 16. This year NCECA is partnering with Artist in Residence Vallauris, France and the Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center in Tel Aviv, Israel. This is a great deal supporting a fantastic travel / studio opportunity ! For more information visit the NCECA website at www.nceca.net !!

2016 Emerging Artist Tom Jaszczak pottery is lovely. About his work Tom says ‘a successful pot has depth through making processes, it obtains humbleness through form and thoughtfulness in function. #emergingartist #nceca #pottery #handmadepottery #potteryhandmade #craft

Tom Jaszczak, NCECA emerging artist 2016 states “Slips, trimming lines, finger marks, edges, wad marks, and shadows capture a moment in time and tell more of the story. I want my pots to be grounded in form and have identity as a material. ...” EA Instagram take over for Tom. #emergingartist #pottery #sodafire #minnesotapotters #potter #handmade #craft #crafts #nceca

Tom Jaszczak 2016 NCECA Emerging Artist, collection of bowls. “I want my work to be pated down to the essentials and be truly useful. The cumulative journey of a pot tells the story and the story brings the user into the moment of making and firing”. #emergingartist #pottery #mingei #utilitarianpottery #sodafired #nceca

Tom Jaszczak - NCECA emerging artist 2016 - work is strongly rooted in two sources - traditional Minnesota pottery that he grew up admiring and the Mingei folk-art philosophy advocating the “hand-crafted art of ordinary people” . Here are some examples of Toms covered jars. #nceca #pottery #traditionalpottery #crafts #sodafired #emergingartist #emergingart

Instagram take over for Tom Jaszczak, NCECA emerging artist in 2016. Over thd next week we will post different kinds of pots made by Tom every day. Visit his website at www.tomjaszczak.com.

As my last post of this week-long NCECA Instagram takeover . . .I thought I'd share a little something more biographical. This is me @seanoconnell.pottery , the place I live (Red Lodge, MT), and where I work @redlodgeclaycenter . . I love where I live, where I work, and it's such a privilege to be able to share it with you! Thanks!
#montana #instatakeover #jobbyjob #emergingartist2016 #ceramicart #clay
#claycommunity #ilovemyceramicfamily
#contemporaryceramics #nceca #potter #itsaprivelegetobeanartist #seeyouinminneapolis2019

One of the more obscure resources I've come across over the years was Razzle-Dazzle camouflage aka disruptive camouflage . .. I made this body of work between 2013 -2017. . here are a few pieces along with some images of the razzle dazzle at the end. @seanoconnell.pottery #razzledazzle #disruptivecamouflage #instatakeover #contemporaryceramics #ceramicart #emergingartist2016 #functionalpottery

Here's one of my favorite pieces I've made from the last year . . . Wheel-thrown porcelain, underglaze wash, glaze, sand-blasted, gold lustre. Enjoy! @seanoconnell.pottery
#dotsonpots #instatakeover #jar #emergingartist2016 #vase #ceramicart
#contemporaryceramics #blueandwhite #gokddots #pottery #wheelthrown

These four images are a sampling of some of the other artists/paintings that I look at to inform not only my paintings, but also my functional ceramic work. They are in order of appearance:
1. Bryce Marden, Zen Studies1
2. Hung Liu, Artemis (excerpt)
3. Mark Tobey, untitled
4. Bankei Yotaku, Leisurely Clouds
@seanoconnell.pottery
#instatakeover #emergingartist #influences #inspiration #painting #abstraction #markmaking #greatartists ok

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