NCECA 2018 Pittsburgh: The Gist Street International Ceramics Bash & Exhibition

An eclectic group of ARTISTS take part in a celebration of nature and community through the ceramic arts, along with public art, music, dance, a fashion show, photography, and a big party!

Organized by James Simon and Whitney Smith, the exhibition includes artwork by Touchstone ceramic artists.

Exhibition Dates: March 13-18, 2018
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 1:00-6:00 pm (Wednesday 10:00 am-5:00 pm)
Reception: Friday, March 16, 7:30 pm until 1:00 am

EXPECT: AMAZING live music and great drinks. Organized by James Simon, Whitney Smith, and John Fleenor – all podium furniture created by Master Iron Worker John Walters.

MUSIC: starting at 10:00 pm FEATURES THE INCREDIBLE "Bombici" Psychedelic Balkan Music, LIVE!

WHERE: 305 Gist St., 15219, is a well-known art street 9 minutes from downtown where John Fleenor & James Simon both live and work. John’s 2,500 sf garage space will host the clay exhibit and fashion show. Simon’s three-story warehouse/studio/home, directly across the street will host the after-party.

TOUCHSTONE ARTISTS: Mark Arnold, Fred Herbst, Doug Jeppesen, Daniel Tomcik, Dan Scully, Matthew Hyleck, Stacy Larson, Yoko Sekino-Bové, Brett Kern, Didem Mert, and Travis Winters

INFO: James Simon, 412-434-5629,

The 52nd Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts will take place March 14-17, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture, our theme for NCECA’s 2018 conference reflects Pittsburgh as a city of rivers, bridges, complex immigrant history, gritty perseverance, & reinvention.

Mission Statement: Touchstone Center for Crafts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance excellence in the arts and crafts by educating and encouraging individuals to develop technical skills, good design, and innovative expression.

Touchstone Center for Crafts condemns all acts of racism, discrimination, and senseless violence. We firmly believe that everyone has a right to dignity, respect, and equality without fear.  As an organization, we commit to listen and learn and to grow. We will continue to work to empower people to use art as a means of expression, a way to build community, and a powerful voice for change.

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