Robert Harrison

NCECA 2014 Milwaukee

Posted on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

NCECA logoHey everyone: Just back from an extended trip to the 48th annual NCECA conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was a great trip, with the week in Milwaukee filled with activity. I was able to get up to Kohler, Wisonsin (about an hour north of Milwaukee by car) and visit the Kohler factory Arts Industry program as well as the John Michel Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan. It has been 25 years since I worked in the arts industry program there and it was great to see the program running as strong as ever. As there was still snow on the ground, Susan Barnett, Arts Industry Project Specialist shared some images of Cullumned Spiral that were taken last fall. The 25 year old piece looks great and thanks go to Ruth Kohler for planting 5 cedars behind the piece to frame it beautifully.

Cullumned Spiral, Kohler Arboretum

Cullumned Sprial 1989, Kohler, Wisconsin

Sustainable Ceramics CoverMy time at the conference in Milwaukee was focused on helping to promote my new book Sustainable Ceramics at the Ceramics Monthly booth in the exhibitors area. The book seems to be doing well with good sales world wide. My goal is to get a copy into every ceramics studio and school library. I signed numerous copies during the conference.

For those who have already purchased a copy online, I have produced an adhesive book plate that I would be happy to sign and send to you to insert into the book; just contact me by e-mail and send me your mailing address.  Again, thanks for all your support.

For those interested in purchasing a copy of Sustainable Ceramics please visit:

In the next news post I’ll publish my post NCECA trip.