Tim Bob to NCECA!

This year will be my first NCECA in over a decade! I am REALLY excited to be at the 50th Anniversary milestone!

While I am there I will be wearing many hats: Process Room Demonstrator, NCECA Social Media Team, and, Clayscapes Pottery, Inc. Representative. I wonder how many of the 11,000+ Clay Buddies I will get to meet? Will some of my 400+ Periscope friends be there too?

The fun starts for me on Monday, March 14 when I fly in and then ends when I fly out on Saturday the 19th. I’ll be rooming with Drew Seymour; I will have to keep an eye on him so he doesn’t get us in trouble!

As soon as I hit the ground at the conference center I spring into my role as a Social Media Team member for NCECA! They gave me a Press Pass so I will look official (and feel important). You will be able to get real time information about the conference on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Periscope at #nceca2016. My assignment is to use Facebook and Periscope to keep both conference attendees and folks at home in the loop!

I will be popping over to the Clayscapes, Pottery, Inc. Booth, number 527, in the vendor hall throughout the conference. Who knows? I might even do a bit of demonstrating. Don, Kim and Drew Seymour will be there taking orders and showing off examples of the 29 Clayscapes Glazes  – both alone and in some great looking combinations. (Fun Fact: Did you know that the 7 celadons in the collection are made from a base glaze I developed?) A new group of nine additional glazes, called the Brooklyn Line, will be unveiled at NCECA for the first time. We expect many customers are going to be excited by this rainbow of colors which have tested beautifully.

Clay Buddies should flock to the Clayscapes Booth, number 527, to pick up their complementary CB buttons designed by Kim Seymour, and, yours truly! They are larger than last year’s in a bright blue and orange so we should be able to spot each other easily.  I will be posting info on the day and time of the Clay Buddies Shot Glass Exchange to be held in the Clay Art Room. It will be a blind exchange. For every shot glass you contribute, up to a maximum number of 5, you will get to pick a number at random that corresponds to the one you will get to bring home.

A main event in Tim Bob’s world will be my Process Room demo, Putting Together Oil Cans on Thursday, March 17 from 11 – 11:30 am. While I am assembling the parts into a can I will be gifting you with my blarney about how I approach each stage of decision making, how I avoid making the same thing over and over again, and tapping into our creativity. It will be awesome to have friends in the audience who will heckle me – you know I thrive on heckling!

I volunteered to do 2 half-hour Student Critique sessions – which are scheduled before the Process Demo on the 17th.  The 9:30 – 10 amslot is still open and the student who signed up for the 10 – 10:30 slot seems very interested in industry-inspired pottery too.

There’s no place like Kansas City, there’s no place like Kansas City, there’s no place like Kansas City…