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Set up and ready for the South Carolina Clay Conference. Should be an interesting weekend. Get to meet the best potters in and around South Carolina! Super excited!! #clayconference #pottery #clay #ceramics

The clay printer is working hard over at the #ncecaexpo2017 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ #printedclay #nceca2017 #clayconference #portland

I'm very honoured to have been asked to participate in the 1000 Miles Apart conference at the University of Manitoba. #canadianclay #contemporaryceramics #clayconference

I love being back in OR! #nceca2017 #clayconference #multnomahfalls

Sam Chung demoing some great stacked pots and telling some hilarious stories. #michiganmud #clayconference #

Our stay in PEI Dundee Arms Inn #beautiful #friendly #clayconference #dundeearmsinn

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I haven't done @sharing_saturday since before NCECA due to non stop travel. This Saturday I'm getting back into it, but in a bit of a different way. If you've ever been to a ceramic conference please share your experiences in the comments for others to read!!!*
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I was reading an article by Dick Lehman in Clay Times, which I got from NCECA, and it really resonated with me. It talked about the importance of collecting pots. Not just because they're beautiful, or well made, but because every time we touch a pot we learn from it, including our own. He also talked about how important it is to collect the best of one of your own pots from each firing to build a reference library. Some potters say that they never keep their own work and I can completely appreciate that line of thinking because they would rather fill their home with other's pots. Some keep a piece, like myself, if it just really shines and is a pivotal transition in their work. *
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The point of saying any of this is not to say if one way or another is wrong, because it's really a personal decision, but to make a comment about how important spending time with a pot is. For example, I was very much inspired by the beautiful work of Jennifer Allen, @jenallenceramics , but I had never actually held a piece of her work until a year after being inspired by her forms. One of her mugs was the very first piece that I bought at my first NCECA in Providence. It held a wealth of knowledge that I continue to learn from today. To be able to touch each little detail and feel the thickness of the handle helped me to truly comprehend what it meant to use a well made handle. *
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Each year at NCECA I go in with a list of pots that I want to acquire to study and enjoy. Conferences like NCECA offer many opportunities to learn from lectures and demos, but you never stop being able to engage with a well made pot even years down the road. One of the many great things about NCECA is the accessibility to so many well made pots.*
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If you can make it to a conference, even the smaller ones it will help to make you a better creator for years to come. *
I look forward to interviewing and sharing the artist that I have lined up.

Ever since I started this direction of working in the theme of motherhood, I have been constantly working to educate myself on the history and contemporary context of women in my field and beyond, and it's been daunting. When I started it felt like I was the only young mother crazy enough to keep going in the middle of a BFA program. I can't tell you how thrilled I was to be able to attend NCECA this year and sit in on not one, but two panels ( @sparentramos and @katiebosleyclay ) on mother artists, and was gifted this women's edition of the Studio Potter from my own wonderful and talented mother artist ( @justtwopotters ). The conversation is growing and I'm thrilled to be a part of it.
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#motherartist #artistparent #bothartistandmother #procreator #ceramics #nceca2017 #studiopotter #sculpture #portlandoregon #clayconference #nceca

A VERY small portion of the amazing ceramic work I was able to see this week during NCECA.
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#nceca2017 #ncecaportland #clayconference #portlandoregon #ceramic #sculpture #csc #clay #figurative #abstract #nceca #artstars

@pdblais runs the very successful The Potters Cast - www.thepotterscast.net and had some great tips to share about the business of clay.
#nceca2017 #nceca #clayconference #ceramicsconference #businessofclay #portlandoregon #portland

Bollywood night at NCECA with DJ Prashant. Realized that I missed dancing - haven't done it for years - so much fun!
@nceca #clayconference #ceramicsconference #ceramics #portland #portlandoregon #nceca2017 #windingdownnceca #day3nceca #dancethenightaway #Bollywoodnight

NCECA! I had the pleasure of volunteering as the demo assistant to @brendantang and got to be up close and personal to some ceramics rock stars. This was my view the last hectic but wonderful couple of days.
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#nceca2017 #ncecaportland #portlandoregon #arteducation #ceramics #volunteer #livedemo #brendantang #artstudent #clayconference #pdxconventioncenter #artstars

Sculpture from the Evocative Garden by @nceca - just stunning. Can't even imagine how creative you have to be to make something like this! The artist is CJ Jilek.

#nceca #futureflux #ceramics #ceramicsconference #clayconference #claycommunity #potters #artists #makers #portlandoregon #portland #cjjilek #starkstreetgallery

Caught Nikki of @junebugpottery at the Amaco booth demonstrating her favorite chicken paintings on mugs! She definitely knows her strokes and has a background in painting, which shows in her work.
#claybuddies #nceca2017 #nceca #futureflux #ceramics #ceramicsconference #clayconference #claycommunity #potters #artists #makers #portlandoregon #portland #amaco

The clay printer is working hard over at the #ncecaexpo2017 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ #printedclay #nceca2017 #clayconference #portland

Amazing and stunning variety of work from artists at @nceca . Did a gallery tour today and covered about 4 of them and also a Skutt tour. Planning to catch a few more tomorrow.
#nceca2017 #nceca #ncecaportland #portlandoregon #portland #clayconference #ceramicsconference #claycommunity #makingpots #handmade #supporthandmade

I love being back in OR! #nceca2017 #clayconference #multnomahfalls

The pre exhibition gallery sale started today and there were already loads of pots flying off the shelves!
#ncecabeckons #nceca #nceca2017 #ncecabegins #portland #futureflux #portlandoregon #clayconference #ceramics #ceramicscommunity

The pre exhibition gallery sale started today and there were already loads of pots flying off the shelves!
#ncecabeckons #nceca #nceca2017 #ncecabegins #portland #futureflux #portlandoregon #clayconference #ceramics #ceramicscommunity

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