NCECA 2022 Wrap Up

We offer our collective thanks to all of you who engaged with NCC to view lectures or purchase pots for Fertile Ground, the 56th annual conference held in Sacramento, CA by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) in March. This year, we were able to send Kyle Rudy-Kohlhepp, our executive director, to meet with attendees at NCC’s table in the Resource Hall as well as offer a virtual Gallery Expo experience to in-person and virtual attendees. With thousands of registered attendees, your purchases of nearly 300 pots, views of hundreds more, and over 150 visits to our Virtual Exhibition, we were able to help keep income streams open for artists and introduce new works and makers to a larger audience.

Executive director, Kyle Rudy-Kohlhepp at NCC’s table in the Resource Hall at a past NCECA conference. Mask added in post.

Thank you to the 2022 American Pottery Festival Artists, NCECA Guest Artists, Emerging Artist Grant Recipients, and Gallery Artists who trusted us with your wares and allowed us to feature an exciting offering for this event!

We’d also like to offer a special thanks to the artists who graciously gave their time to speak during the Gallery Expo Artist Lectures: Katie Bosley Sabin, former Fogelberg Studio Fellow, and Lee Love, local full-time sales gallery artist. Additional thanks must go to NCC staff, who somehow kept pace with preparing hundreds of works for the online gallery. And, lastly, thank you to those of you at NCECA who managed a mountain of challenges to somehow bring people together for an educational event in entirely new ways.


Tippy Maurant
Deputy Director
Director of Galleries & Exhibitions