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Trestle Draw: An Alfred Ceramics Graduate Survey

  • RJ Casey Industrial Park (Lab Building, Lower Level) 1800 Preble Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15233 United States (map)

Concurrent Exhibition, NCECA 2018

Inspired by Pittsburgh’s three rivers and their spanning by 446 bridges, Trestle Draw: an Alfred graduate survey, spans three years of graduate student work from the Division of Ceramic Art of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. The exhibition will include more than 30 works by recent alumni and current candidates of Alfred University's MFA Program from the class of 2017, 2018, and 2019.

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In the spirit of the theme for NCECA 2018 conference for building connections, entitled CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture, the works exhibited evoke the importance of a rich dialogue within contemporary ceramics at Alfred University. Each student’s physical and creative connection is what allows cultural narratives to pass from location to location. A drawbridge is a type of movable bridge that facilitates a cross current of travel. Similarly, Alfred University is continuously welcoming across its bridges a new guard. The recent transitions are reflected in new members of the faculty, each charged with the task of guiding current and future generations of students. As each structure activates and establishes footing on its forward bank, the creative currents continue to flow through and around with the passage of time. Three years of student work in relation to the university as a whole will provide a representation of the breadth and diversity of clay, its cultural structure, and the flowing nature of the creativity it inspires.


Cory Brown, Gabrielle Graber, Lea Griggs, Yeh Rim Lee, Will Newman-Wise, Ryan Rennie, Alex Zablocki, Kelsey Zwarka, Soojin Choi, Grant Landreth, Wanying Liang, Cory Mahoney, Liisa Nelson, Nora Arrieta, Brooke Cashion, Ruth Easterbrook, Andrés Monzón, Chase Travaille, Nick Weddell, Jinsik Yoo.

Organized by: Alfred University Ceramic Art graduate students.
Juried by: Ceramic Art faculty.
Location: RJ Casey Industrial Park (Lab Building, Lower Floor), 1800 Preble Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Opening reception: Friday, March 16t h, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Exhibition dates: Tuesday March 13t h through Saturday the 17t h.
Hours:1 0:00a.m.to5:00p.m.
Contact: Andrés Monzón 727.741.7830
Admissions fee: free

About the Division of Ceramic Art, New York State College of Ceramics

The College of Ceramics is a statutory college at Alfred University. Created by an act in New York State legislature in 1900, the college was established to support the state’s growing ceramic industry. Today, the college continues to benefit the state through its educational, research, and community outreach activities. The Ceramic Art M.F.A. program is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the number one of its kind in the Nation.


The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) is a dynamic organization that engages and sustains a community for ceramic art, teaching and learning. In addition to deepening knowledge within the field, NCECA expands it by working to cultivate the next generation of ceramic artists and enthusiasts through programing that affects professional artists, K-12 schools, community centers, universities, museums, galleries, businesses, organizations, collectors and enthusiasts of ceramic art. Currently comprised of approximately 4,000 members from the United States and more than 20 foreign countries, NCECA reaches thousands of additional individuals each year through its programs, publications, events, exhibitions and resources.


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