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Clay Holds Water, Water Holds Memory

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)

15 March

17 March

Exhibition Highlights

Exhibition Details

This exhibition is a celebration—like electrical current moving from negative to positive—of the work that has been brought about by the perseverance of the Black women and Black non-binary artists working in clay.

Featuring work from 19 artists from North America, the Caribbean, and Africa, these objects tell the stories of histories, speak to diverse identities, promote healing and community, and demand real action.

What does real diversity, equity, and inclusivity look like in ceramic institutions, organizations, and curated exhibitions?

This exhibition is brought to the CAC as part of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Annual Conference, hosted in Cincinnati in 2023. NCECA is an organization based in the United States. It was founded in 1966 to serve the interests of ceramics as an art form and in creative education.

Featured Artists:

Anne Adams

April Adewole

Olúbúnmi Atéré

Osa Atoe

Shea Burke

Syd Carpenter

Chotsani Elaine Dean

Angela Drakeford

Isissa Komada-John

Nickeyia Johnson

Chelsea McMaster

Sana Musasama

Lola Ayisha Ogbara

Yinka Orafidiya

Joey Quiñones

Ashlyn Pope

Lydia Thompson

Victoria Walton

Adero Willard

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