Three students accepted into national Ceramic Arts K-12 Show

Stacy Glaus

Three of Breck's visual arts students were accepted into this year's National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts K-12 Student Show! This year's show had over 1,100 entries with only 150 piece chosen for the show from all grade levels across the country.

Deirdre O'Neill '19 was awarded two merit awards by those curating the show: The Curator Book Award and the Jack Troy Award. Her piece was also picked up on social media when Brett Kern, a very popular contemporary ceramics artist, photographed her work and posted it to his account calling it "the best piece at NCECA." Currently the post on Instagram has well over 3,600 likes and 145 comments.

Emily Akins '20 and Lizzy Pfohl '19 also had entries accepted into the show. Their works "Barrel Racer Land" and "The Great Barrier" were among the works displayed.

According to their website, the National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition is an annual juried ceramic competition for Kindergarten through Grade 12 (K-12) students in the United States. Designed to showcase the best K12 ceramic work made in the country, the exhibition takes place in a different city each year in conjunction with the annual conference of The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). The NCECA conference is the preeminent ceramic event in the US annually, gathering professionals from universities, colleges, museums, art galleries and the ceramic arts world to a host city to view exhibitions, demonstrations, talks and other ceramic events. For that week, the host city is the world capital of ceramics.

Breck's Ceramics program is led by teacher Coreena Affleck. You can learn more about Breck's Visual Arts program here.

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