We are thrilled to announce that two of our former Ceramic Artists in Residence have recently received prestigious awards from the National Council of Education for Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Shiyuan Xu (Ceramic Artist in Residence, 2017-2018) was selected as one of this year’s Emerging Artists. Additionally, Christy Wittmer (Artist in Residence, 2015-2016) was awarded NCECA’s 2020 International Residency and will be heading to c.r.e.t.a. rome, a program that offers residencies in Italy to writers, ceramicists and visual artists. Shiyuan and Christy are both immensely talented, innovative, and hard working. It is wonderful to see their work recognized and their careers continue to flourish. For more information about these honors, visit NCECA’s Facebook page.
Congratulations to the 2021
Emerging Artist Fellowship Recipients!
Grace Han (@gracehanclay), Jason Hartsoe (@hartsoepottery), Thomas Haskell (@tshaskell), Domonique Venzant (@domvenzant), Shiyuan Xu (@shiyuanxu129), and Jinsik Yoo (@jinsikyoo).
NCECA is pleased to present the 2021 Emerging Artists! Selected by Jurors Brendan Tang and Louise Cort, this exceptional cohort reflects a collection of talent and innovative ideas. It represents the variety of backgrounds and educational paths that reflect the contemporary ceramic artists who comprise our clay community today.
Jurors Statement: “…we wrestled with the concept of “emergence” and searched for what it meant to us in this context. In the end, we aimed to celebrate and reflect our beautiful, diverse community, and in the spirit of an emerging artist award, we looked to create space for makers in the initial stages of their professional careers. This became the defining characteristic of the 2021 Emerging Artist selection process.
Congratulations to the 2020 International Artists in Residence!
Christy Wittmer and Yeonsoo Kim were awarded residency programs designed to promote and improve the ceramic arts through education, research and creative practice. NCECA supports its members by providing opportunities to engage in international programs. Intercultural exchange of ideas and methods is critical to evolution of individual artists who, through their immersion and experimentation, absorb and sometimes transform influences of other artists and their cultures.