Monday, March 24, 2008

Made of Steel...and Clay

Who knew Pittsburgh isn't so bad? -kind of cool actually. Pittsburgh My first impression of Pittsburgh has changed. As in the difference between Kennywood and the city center. Yeah, downtown is much better.

throwing on the wheelI happened to be in Pittsburgh this past week for an NCECA conference (The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts). I have endless things to say about it, but I know I must limit myself. There were amazing demonstrations, lectures, galleries, shows, vendors, the who's who of ceramic art, and so much more. I am impressed by level of work I saw, and I am impressed by how the medium can be stretched (pun intended). I saw some stuff done in clay that certainly did not look like clay or did not look like clay could possibly do that.

CeramicsFrom my time at NCECA, I am inspired to create better work myself. I guess you could say, "I can't wait to get my hands dirty" ha ha (another corny pun intended).


  1. so does this mean you're going to try to kill yourself even more in cermanics? sigh.....