A Tipping Point: Contemporary Ceramics (NCECA)

MARCH 21 – MARCH 25, 2017
Main Gallery

Reception: Friday, March 24, 6 pm – 9 pm

This exhibition is a concurrent exhibition of NCECA’s 51st Annual Conference : Future Flux in Portland, OR.

Through market demand, technologies like 3D printers and CNC routers—previously only available to industry and academic institutions—are becoming far more affordable and accessible. Today’s artists have a new toolkit, which was unavailable even a decade ago. Individuals of any material or educational background can now wield the power of a small factory, prototyping, rendering, and altering on a computer before an object is actually formed in clay. Curated by Heather Nameth Bren and Michael Arnold, A Tipping Point: Technology in Ceramics brought together the work of ceramic artists, designers, and architects. The exhibition included the work of Adam Chau, Michael Eden, Olivier van Herpt and Sander Wassink, Rael San Fratello (a collaboration between Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello), Adam Nathaniel Furman, and Jenny Sabin.

Venue: MFA Applied Craft & Design, 421 NE 10th Ave, Portland OR, 97232
Venue phone: 971.302.6387
Dates and time: March 21-25, 10 am – 5 pm; Friday, March 24, 10 am – 9 pm