The Village Potters Clay Center team is heading out on the road again. March 25-28 will find us in Richmond, VA at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), the largest clay conference in the US. This is our third consecutive participation, we are more prepared than ever and look forward to meeting many wonderful clay lovers! Eight of us are going and will be sharing a big house: our amazing Director of Operations Lindsey Mudge, super Resident Potters/Instructor/Mentors Judi Harwood and Tori Motyl, Instructor and former Resident Potter Melanie Robertson, two of our wonderful Apprentices, Eva Leach and Katie Messersmith, my husband George, and myself.
We’ll be there to share all about our Teaching Center at our table in the Resource Hall. We look forward to checking out all the numerous ceramic exhibits, listening to speakers, and watching demonstrations. And, one of our neighbors and friends in the River Arts District, Odyssey Clayworks, will be exhibiting and we look forward to seeing them there, too.
We plan for months in advance for this event and as the date approaches things start ramping up. Brochures are being printed, new banners are being designed, and planning for giveaways are just some of the things we are doing.
If you are interested in our Workshops, Classes, and/or Advanced Studies Program designed on independent study and mentoring, then drop by our table (#92 in the Resource Hall), we would love to meet you. And don’t forget to bring money with you, because NCECA is a potter’s tool toy store!
Check out our teams at the last two years of NCECA!
Sarah Wells Rolland
Founder and Ceramic Artist
The Village Potters Clay Center