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News Bites: KCAD Clay Collective Attends National Conference

Posted April 17, 2014 in News BitesSculpture and Functional Art

The KCAD Clay Collective (KCC) recently traveled to Milwaukee, WI to participate in the 48th annual National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference. All together, 10 students, 2 alums, and professor Israel Davis made the trip.

“While we were there, we submitted cups to the NCECA Cup Show and Sale that supports a scholarship fund and visited many exhibitions, lectures, and demonstrations,” said Davis. “Our students were able to network with students and faculty from other universities and immerse themselves in the creative community that the field of ceramics is known for.”

The KCAD Clay Collective with professor Israel Davis (center, kneeling)

A week before the conference, sculpture student Jacob Kapusta (Sculpture and Functional Art 2014) traveled to Omaha, NE to work with Tethon, a ceramic 3-d printing company, to produce examples for their booth at NCECA. He also worked at the Tethon booth during the conference to help promote the company’s services. Greg Pugh, a recent visiting artist at KCAD who works for Tethon, facilitated the opportunity.   

Davis said he also made some connections of his own that yielded a few new opportunities that he’ll explore in the coming months, including a lecture at the Harvard Ceramics Program and a chance to teach at Penland School of Crafts in Bakersville, NC.