Connie Norman
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Western Table Manners – NCECA Houston

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

NCECA is coming up FAST!  I’m having a really hard time keeping up!  Mike Olson and I coordinated a group show for NCECA of mostly western ceramic artists.  Our show is called Western Table Manners, and it’s all over the table in what will be in the show.

Houston Community College – South East

6815 Rustic

Houston, Texas

 I will post pictures when I get to NCECA, but for now, here is the PR that the HCC put out for all the shows that are going on at the college.

Here is a list of who’s in our show. 

Kurt Anderson

Elaine DeBuhr

Danny Brown

Rod Dugal

Lynn Munns

Connie Norman

Ryan Olsen

Mike Olson

Lisa Pedolsky

Yoko Sekino-Bove

Ted Vogel

Below you can see a list of all the shows at Houston Community College – Southeast

NCECA 2012

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

I had a great time in Seattle this year @ NCECA.  It rained everyday that we were there, but what do you expect it’s the North West in spring.   Here are a few of my many favorites from NCECA, I really had a hard time pairing down my pictures to these.

I got a surprise at the Ceramics Monthly booth, I was flipping through one of their books on pottery techniques; Surface, Glaze and Form, and I found my article from PMI in it.  I was such a thrill.  I ran up to the counter jumping up and
down!  I wish I could be more smooth.

Surface Glaze and Form: Ceramic Arts Handbook Series

On Friday of NCECA the Emerald City Comic Con invaded us, and by Saturday the Con was in full swing, it was extraordinary to see so many people in costume, I really wanted to stay for it as well.

Bat Man and Clay Girl




Uncommon Ground:Imapct and Influence

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Mia Mulvey

Mia Mulvey

Lindsay Pichaske

Casey Whittier

Jennifer Jeanelle

Jeffery Kochert

My Piece

I’m finally getting around to reporting on the reception of Uncommon Ground: Impact and Influence.   The show is amazing!  I was very grateful to be accepted to be in the show, but after seeing it in the flesh, I am very humbled and honored that I am included!!!

I always thought my vessels were kind of big, but after seeing the show, my piece was one of the smaller pieces in the show.

Here are a few of my favorite pieces from the show, and the last image is mine!

My piece from the Uncommon Ground Catalog.

If you click on the image you can acutally read it!!!

NCECA’s Uncommon Ground Impact and Influence

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

I was accepted to exhibit a piece in the current NCECA show at the Arvada Center in Colorado, Uncommon Ground: Impact and Influence.  The show opens this Thursday, September 15, and closes on November 13.  This is the first show I’ve been in that has a catalog to go along with it, and a cell phone tour, to boot!  It was really weird to record my cell phone sound bite.  Hopefully I don’t sound too dim.  Well, I should qualify that… I know I will sound a bit dense, but I had my husband coach me, so with a bit of luck I kept it to a minimum!  If you happen to be interested in listening to my cell phone tour sound bite call 720-548-3422 and then enter #133!I feel a bit more confident with the catalog.  I’ve seen it on-line and it looks pretty nice.  If you don’t live in the area and want to see the show, click on the link.

The Arvada Center is also having two other shows that look pretty awesome.  

Edition to Clay Ceramic Artists as Printmakers

Oaxaca in Living Color

NCECA Philadelphia 2010

Monday, April 5th, 2010

I’m home from NCECA Philadelphia. There was so much beautiful work, I was extremely inspired. I can’t wait to get back in my studio and get my hands on some clay. Here are some pictures of NCECA 2010 a hodgepodge of gorgeous work.  I took so many pictures this is just a small percentage of what’s on my camera.

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Philadelphia here I come!!

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

I’m leaving for Philadelphia to  go to NCECA on Tuesday!  I’m very exciting about going.  Not only do I get to visit with a ton of friends, see great ceramics, hear amazing lectures and workshops,  I’m also going to meet with Lisa Merida-Paytes the galley director of Funke Fired Arts, and we are going to talk a bit about the upcoming show I’m are having there with two other Wyoming artists, Matt Flint and Michael Olson, September 2011.  And she agreed to do an interview on the blog as well!  I will also see Jonathan Kaplan the owner of Plinth Gallery, he has been so supportive of my blog  and me.  Funny, he lives an hour and half from me, and I have to go 1,700 miles to see him.  I truly need to get out more. 

This NCECA I get to be a befuddled tour guide, I am going with my friend Gwen, a NCECA neophyte.  We’ve been told to bring umbrellas, but since we are both westerners, we really are kind of foggy as to what one is.  It seems every other NCECA I go to I get drenched while bus hopping to the galleries.  But this is one of  many adventures we will have, and I can’t wait for all of them.   

This Todd my husband went white water rafting, so I have been a single Mom.  I had grand expectations of getting the rest of my bisque glazed so I could throw it into the kiln right before I leave.  Needless to say I didn’t get much done.  They will be waiting for me when I get back.    

The double walled bowl and the bottles are new forms for me.  So what do you think?