2012 Emerging Ceramic Artist People’s Choice Contest: Voting Has Closed – Winner Announcement: May 16!
The voting period has closed for the ”Emerging Artist People’s Choice Contest,” sponsored by Bailey Pottery Equipment & Ceramic Supplies! The winner will be announced May 16, 2012 and will receive a $500 gift certificate to be used at www.baileypottery.com.
Ceramics Monthly and the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts’ Green Task Force present the winner of the NCECA Green Task Force Student Writing Competition. Student members of NCECA were invited to submit entries focused on sustainable practice in the ceramic arts. Brian Kluge, a graduate student at the University of Nevada, Lincoln, received a cash prize for his entry, as well as publication of his winning entry here. Thanks to all the students who entered, and thanks to the NCECA Green Task Force for providing Brian a few bucks to buy some (local) studio supplies.
In ceramics, education is about the biggest can of worms there is. It can be difficult to define it in a way that includes all of its various wriggling parts. Add to that the fact that we all have widely varying experiences when learning about ceramics, and the discussion can sometimes stall before it even starts—but I always try to power on through to some sort of common ground; call me an optimist. So, in this issue we will talk about community education through a ceramic lending library, as well as various kinds of green research at post-secondary ceramic programs. Comprehensive? No—but we think it’s a good sample of some new thing happening in ceramic education today.