Looking back while looking forward—never an easy task, but a requisite one in the not-for-profit world. What have we done? What had we wanted to do? What’s next? Where do we hope to be? Fourth quarter of our calendar/fiscal year is all about finding answers to these questions.
In the last year, we’ve taken big steps to identify new ways that we can engage audiences, further diversify the field of ceramics, better serve artists, and respond to the changing needs of all of our constituents:
How did you get involved with NCC?
I was living in Nebraska and NCC was the biggest regional ceramics center. I applied and participated in a show with Steve Thurston in 1997. But, I was introduced to NCC through Deborah Sigel around 1995, at which time I applied for a show. That is back when NCC was in the old building. And then, of course, I came back in 2003 to do the McKnight Fellowship and again in 2012.
Why did you get involved initially?
We're really pleased to share this 'Live from NCC' edition of Ben Carter's Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast with you. Thanks to Eileen, Julianne, and Sam for the lively discussion with Ben and the audience.
Ben visited NCC in May, for this live taping of the podcast. He interviewed Eileen Cohen, Samuel Johnson, and Juliane Shibata in conjunction with the NCC Members Exhibition. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did hosting it!