Ceramic Arts Conference

March 3, 2003





Margie Yu
Public Affairs Spec.
(323) 343-3047


of Events

National Conference on
Ceramic Arts to Feature Works by Cal State L.A. Artists

Los Angeles, CA -- California State University, Los Angeles’ faculty members and alumni will be prominently featured in this year’s National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) annual conference, to be held March 12-15 at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego.

The ceramics program at Cal State L.A. is one of a limited group chosen to present separate exhibitions at this major ceramic arts event. The exhibit, Reflections, will highlight artwork by eight CSULA faculty and alumni: Luis Bermudez, Ed Forde, Tetsuji Aono, Brock Alexander, Brandy Alexander, Tracey Weiss, Randall Bruce, and Joe Soldate.

As part of the NCECA conference, Cal State L.A. alumnus Tetsuji Aono will be one of six artists to appear in a companion exhibition at San Diego State, entitled Reinventing Pleasure, and Cal State L.A. Art faculty member Luis Bermudez will be exhibiting his work at Galleria Jan in La Jolla.

Through support from the CSULA Grad Excel Research Fund and the CSULA Clay Club, six Cal State L.A. students will also have the opportunity to attend this four-day conference. The conference program includes lectures, panels, demonstrations, international slide forums, graduate student slide forums, opening award ceremonies and keynote, NCECA sponsored exhibitions, regional juried student exhibition, and more.

The NCECA is a professional organization of individuals whose interests, talents, or careers are primarily focused on the ceramic arts. It became an independent organization in 1967 after several years of affiliation with the Ceramics Education Council of the American Ceramic Society. NCECA functions as a communications center, striving to facilitate connections between diverse parts of the ceramics field. It endeavors to establish and maintain exchange with other organizations, particularly those stressing education, as well as contact with federal and state agencies, private foundations, and commercial organizations. NCECA acknowledges the need to go beyond its own field, and to bridge the gap between arts and sciences. NCECA wants to inform and be informed, and addresses this mission through projects that include publication of the NCECA News and NCECA Journal, and sponsorship of exhibitions, symposia, and the annual conference.

For more details on this conference, go to or call Ed Forde, Art Department at Cal State L.A., (323) 343-4010.


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