ICAN 2019 Juried Exhibition at NCECA
2019 ICAN Juried Exhibition at NCECA
53rd Annual NCECA Conference
Minneapolis Convention Center
March 27-30, 2019
2019 ICAN Juried Exhibition Winners:
Michael Blair: Hybrid Pitcher
Irene Lawson: Butterflies
Caleb Zouhary: Lidded Casserole
Sooyeon Kim: Fruitfulness
Anyuta Gusakova: White Horse Candy Dish
Karen Ellis Phillips: Hanalei Bowl
Mynthia McDaniel: Cloud Teapot with Teacup
Spencer Ebbinga: Pork Barrel Express
Genie Weppner: Ginko Basket 2
Ken Turner: SPOT MARKS THE X
Meredith Knight: Grid
Mariko Okubo: Fragment of the Star
Luke Huling: Suspended Stress
CoCo Costigan: Our Roller Skates
Lori Dresner: Fish Dreams
Priscilla Dahl: Time As The Teacher
Marta Matray: Pearl Nest
Susan Strand-Penman: The Keeper
Posey Bacopoulos: Oval Teapot
Marina Smelik: Old Iron II
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 ICAN Juried Show Exhibition!
JUROR: Ash Neukamm, Assistant Publications and Online Content Editor of Ceramic Arts Network
While reviewing the submissions, I was overwhelmed by the level of craftsmanship of all the entries and impressed with variety of styles of work. I feel that the 20 pieces I selected embody all the things that I think are great about clay: the versatility of the material, the ability to make complex and simple forms, and the vibrancy and warmth of color that can be achieved at all firing ranges. I found myself gravitating towards works that were different from my own, and they all appeared to tell a story. I enjoyed searching for answers to the gaps in the stories that each piece posed. To me, this show is a celebration of storytelling in clay.
Ash Neukamm found clay during her second semester of college at the University of Florida and quickly became obsessed! After graduating in 2010 with a bachelor of fine arts, she attended the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s post-baccalaureate program. She was accepted into the Ohio State University’s master of fine arts program and graduated in 2014.
She has currently spent the last 9 years studying, making pots, teaching, and living in Columbus, OH. Ash is happy to have a large basement studio where she can throw and make a mess. She has worked as the Assistant Editor of Publications & Online Content at the American Ceramic Society in Westerville, OH for the past 4 years. Outside of the office and studio, she enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, entertaining her pups, and hanging with her boyfriend and family.