Alumni potters reunite in Pittsburgh
By: Tyler Falk '09

An impressive number of ceramic art by GC alumni and faculty was on display March 19-22 in Pittsburgh, Pa., during the annual National Council on the Education for the Ceramic Arts conference (NCECA). The 16 artists shared the city with an estimated 5,000 artists who attended the convention, making it the world’s largest ceramic convention. With more than 100 exhibitions at over 60 venues throughout the city, including the “Clay at Goshen College” exhibit at the Ellis Armory, the art from Goshen alumni was alongside some of the highest quality ceramic art in the world, and the GC artists did not disappoint.

“The exhibit was held at the Ellis Armory which was noted by many NCECA participants as one of the highlights of the conference,” said Justin Rothshank ’00, the curator for the Goshen College exhibit. “Hosting a concurrent exhibit during the conference is an honor.”

Invited artists included: Professor Emeritus of Art Marvin Bartel, Fred Driver ’75, David Gamber ’83, Jane Graber ’76, Keith Hershberger ’94, Merrill Krabill ’79, Lynn Lais ’78, Dick Lehman ’76, Chad Martin ’98, Dennis Maust ’76, Mark Nafziger ’79, Lorene Nickel ’72, Justin Rothshank ’00, Greg Stahly ’01, Layne Wyse ’06 and Royce Yoder ’76.

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