Cincinnati, Ohio will serve as the host city for the 57th annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). CURRENT, this year’s annual, promises a wide range of programming and exhibitions for collectors, educators and everyone who wants to learn about and experience the continuing evolution of human-kind’s most enduring art-form. A national organization with global reach, NCECA will draw thousands to the region and site 92 ceramic art exhibitions throughout the community.


DATES: March 15-18, 2023
PLACE: Duke Energy Convention Center, 
525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

TIME: Wed-Thu 8-6pm; Fri 8-4:30pm; Sat 8:30-11am

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: www.nceca.net/2023-registration-pricing

COLLECTORS TOUR REGISTRATION: www.nceca.net/collectors-tour

WEBSITE: www.nceca.net

FACEBOOK: @NationalCouncilOnEducationForThe CeramicArts


HASHTAG: #nceca2023


For questions or to register contact Jacqueline Hardy at jacqueline@nceca.net.

The 2023 NCECA Collectors Tour promises an exciting week of experiences specially curated for avid, emerging to experienced collectors of ceramic art. Centered in the itinerary are insider opportunities to collect from dozens of exhibitions sited throughout Greater Cincinnati during Current, the 57th annual NCECA conference. Exclusive studio and collection visits, curator and creative community connections will also be threaded throughout the week along with shared meals. (Two dinners, and four lunches are included). 

Commencing with an opening dinner on Monday evening, March 13, and concluding Saturday, March 18, 2023, registration will be limited to no more than 30 people. Participants will gain early access to thoughtfully selected exhibitions and enjoy purchasing opportunities while sharing meals, conversations, and thought provoking presentations with an evolving daily line-up of dynamic, informed, and engaging special guests. Travel throughout the region will be provided to most locations via luxury motorcoach. Smaller vehicles may be used to reach special destinations.

Every minute of the tour will foster relationships around shared passions, opening new insights into ceramic art’s evolution as well as the work and people involved in its exhibition, creation, and appreciation. Current can be a flow of electrons, a force of water, a moment in time. Current invites us to consider how working with clay leads us to engage in worlds of continuity and continual change. The river is an essential and enduring feature of Cincinnati’s history and evolution. Current predates the history of human creation and transports artifacts, stories, ideas through time to future generations. Ceramic artworks embody currents that carry diverse traditions of invention and renewal.

  • Unique 5-day tour for emerging and experienced collectors of ceramic art.
  • Access to leading artists, museums, private collections.
  • Advance purchasing opportunities.
  • Ground transportation for full itinerary.
  • Shared meals and conversations with prominent and emerging artists.
  • One-year NCECA membership and tax-deductible gift included with registration.