This was a week of trauma, it was baby's first NCECA !! Honestly, the conference made me realize how lucky I am to have attended the institutions that shaped me into the maker that I am. UF and WVU gave me the opportunity to meet so many incredible people and getting to see them all under new circumstances felt incredible. IUS folks kept telling me that I seemed popular lol. I guess I didn't realize how many clay freaks have been in my life !
But anyway all the images are just some of my favorite pieces that I viewed. I mostly listened to lectures and really enjoyed "Reviving Muysca Metallurgy in Colombia," it really reminded me of my love of mesoamerican ceramics and inspired me to incorporate more metal into my work. Similarly reminds me of this piece by Shaya Ishaq. It seems so simple but I am obsessed with the use of hardware to hang it.
This piece pictured above (unfortunately did not write down the artists name!) made me think more about textiles and how to get them involved with my clay work. Over the summer I got really into embroidery and have been wondering how to cross those two making techniques over into one another, so I kinda want to try something like this !!
Another lecture that I loved was "Ceramics in the Expanded Field," with some of my UF folks. It was nice to hear about a more in depth discussion on sculpture and practice, to remember that the art world at large is not all about ceramics, the way ceramic artists are. I am absolutely enraptured by this piece by Trisha Kyner. Really inspiring, I love the idea of creating a metal frame for my ceramics to be displayed and fuck it man I will make something similar to this !