NCECA

ny_-BnY-iGt5dBVVAQAVZ27sjXwnzrOt1egmVs8OcvYWe hope you are enjoying the NCECA conference!   Thanks for clicking on our banner.  We created this separate landing page especially for the conference because we know most of you are browsing on a mobile device on a HEAVILY loaded network, so we tried to keep the images minimal to reduce the bandwidth usage!  Stop by to visit our main website later at www.brackers.com and enjoy our artist-inspired, image-rich browsing experience.

Bracker’s Good Earth Clays is proud to be a sponsor of the 2015 NCECA App and to support NCECA throughout the year.   We believe strongly in the mission of education, and we work very hard to reflect that in our own business ethics.  We are committed to building a relationship with our customers, and working together as a team.  Our website includes an extensive compendium of resources, from our ever-expanding pdf library containing MSDS, product guides, lesson plans, handouts from past workshop presenters, and more, to our monthly tech tips from David, to our gallery of great images from the makers who shop with us.  And if you still can’t find what you need, we have an interactive FAQ section too!  If you live nearby, be sure to visit us on the Second Saturday of every month for our free demonstrations, where you can learn about new techniques or approaches from local artists.  (coming up in April is our biannual B’Raku event, always exciting!) And of course, we have all the supplies you need in our webstore!

IMG_7609Be sure to check your NCECA packet for our free gift.  It’s a cute little compressed sponge with an even cuter backstory:  In 2001, when NCECA was in Charlotte, we worked with Cary Esser, NCECA board member, to create a promotional item that would encourage people to come to the 2002 conference which was in none other than Kansas City.  We found this compressed sponge and had it printed with the word “ABSORB”.  So now, with the conference once again returning to Kansas City for an unprecedented FORTH TIME, we had to revisit the sponge.  We hope to see you all next year when the conference comes back to our backyard.  We have so much planned already.

In the coming year, we will have 4 workshops.  The first is quickly approaching.  You won’t want to miss the dynamic duo of Forrest Lesch-Middleton & Adam Field on April 25-26, 2014.  In this two-day workshop, potters Adam Field and Forrest Lesch-Middelton will demonstrate methods of working that have led them to create distinct, yet complimentary, bodies of work. Field and Lesch-Middelton share an affinity for pattern and history while incorporating completely different sources, materials, and inspirations into their pots. Field will demonstrate his methods of wheel-throwing porcelain vessels and carving intricate pattern on a variety of forms.Field-MiddeltonWorkshop2-1

Then, this fall, we are very excited to be hosingt Marcia Selsor for a 2 day Pyro Party..I mean Raku Workshop, September 26-27, 2014.  In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to use a raku kiln for a variety of firing applications including preparations, surfaces, decoration, as well as firing variations for: saggar, aluminum foil saggar, raku, obvara, horse hair and feathers!selsor.001

In January of 2015, we are fortunate that Australian Potter, Greg Daly, and well known American Art Critic, Garth Clark, will be in Lawrence to jury the Cone Box Show.  We are working out some details for workshops and lectures.  Stay tuned for more details.

And then, just under a year from now, will be the biggest cooperative pre-conference extravaganza ever, and it’s right here in Lawrence.  Here at Bracker’s Good Earth Clays, we will host an amazing trio of artists, Peter Pincus, Ryan Labar and Linda Lopez.

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But that’s only a small part of what Lawrence is planning.  Be sure to bookmark the site preNCECAlawrence.com and checkback as we solidify and add information regarding the talks, exhibitions, workshops, firings and other hoopla that will be happening here! full brick

 

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