Of Earth, Sea and Fire: A Symposium of Makers

Saturday, March 21st  8 am – 6 pm
Sunday, March 22nd  8 am – 6 pm

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Pre-conference Symposium at the Whaling Museum was led by artists from the exhibition Of Earth and Sea, as well as other noted local ceramists. Presentations provided insight into the artists’ technical and conceptual processes. Ticketed event.


Schedule and Registration

Saturday March 21

8:00 – 9:00 am                      
coffee & pastries – Museum Galleries open for participants 

9:00 – 10:00 am                  
Opening remarks                

Dr. Christina Connett, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, NBWM

Seth Rainville: Introduction to NCECA shows/events and artists from the Gustin Pre-conference Anagama firing

Jim Lawton: Making of an exhibition – artists prepare for Of Earth & Sea

10:15 – 11:45 am                
Demo with Matt Long and Molly Hatch

11:45 am – 12:45 pm         

1:00 – 2:00 pm                    
Gallery Walk with Jim Lawton and Artists in the NBWM Exhibition Of Earth & Sea

2:15 – 3:45 pm                    
Demo with Cynthia Consentino and Jan McKeachie Johnston

4:00 – 5:00 pm                    
Lecture: Sergei Isupov 

5:00 – 6:00 pm                    


Sunday March 22

8:00 – 9:00 am                     
coffee & pastries – Museum Galleries open for participants 

9: 00 – 10:15 am 
Lecture: Surface and Beyond with Kathy King, Dan Anderson and Seth Rainville

10:30 am – 12:00 pm         
Demo with Randy Johnston and Doug Casebeer

12:00 – 1:00 pm                  

1:00 – 2:30 pm                    
Demo concludes with Cynthia Consentino and Jan McKeachie Johnston

2:45 – 4:15 pm                    
Demo concludes with Matt Long and Molly Hatch

4:30 – 5:30 pm                    
Lecture: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow with Eleanor Wilson and John Balistreri

5:30 – 6:00 pm                    
Closing Remarks



Registration Fees

$65 NBWM members
$75 non-members

Price includes pastry and coffee breakfast. 
$15 optional lunch per person per day

Sponsor a Student to attend this Symposium. Please enter the student’s name in the notes at checkout (online) if you would like to sponsor a specific student, otherwise the organizing committee will select a deserving student.

Last modified: August 25, 2016

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