Push Play: The 2012 NCECA Invitational
The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts holds their 46th Annual Conference in Seattle this month, while work from more than 35 important and emerging ceramic artists is on display at BAM. The show is rooted in the concept of play, though not only for fun and games. “It is also serious business, teaching essential life skills and developing healthy, well-balanced lives through the pleasure of participation.” Yoko Sekino-Bove’s jubilantly colored porcelain tea ware is called “Hanafuda Sake Drinking Game Set,” and “Swan, Awareness Series” is Adrian Arleo’s eye-covered bird. They’re representative of a playfully twisted show.