National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), based in Boulder, Colorado, is an organization dedicated to engaging and sustaining a community for the appreciation, teaching, and learning of ceramic art. Established in 1966 after years of affiliation with the Ceramics Education Council of the American Ceramic Society, NCECA hosts a well-attended annual conference, organizes special events such as the Collectors Tour and Cup Sale, and recognizes outstanding individuals with a variety of awards.
NCECA has about 4,000 members from the United States and other countries. They are artists, students and educators, gallery and museum professionals, ceramic art collectors, ceramic arts publication writers, critics, and editors, and more. The types of membership available are Standard, Premium, Student, Corporate, Institutional, and Gallery and come with benefits such as discounts on ceramic supplies, business services, and travel and lodging. To learn more, check out the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.