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2021 NCECA Exhibition: Passages

Eisele Gallery hosts exhibition for 55th Annual NCECA Conference

(Cincinnati, Ohio) - For the 55th Annual NCECA Conference (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) the Eisele Gallery will present Passages a 3-person exhibition featuring the ceramic artwork of Chaz Martinsen (MA), Corey Jefferson (IN) and Steve Jaskowak (NJ). The exhibition will take place at Eisele Gallery from Wednesday, March 17th – Saturday March 20th, 2021. The gallery will host an artist reception on Friday, March 19th, 3pm-8pm The exhibition will be on view at the gallery in parson and virtually on the gallery’s website.

Reception Date: Friday, March 19th, 3pm-8pm

Public Hours: Wednesday – Friday 12pm-6pm Saturday: 10am-3pm

All other times: By appointment

Please practice social distancing and wear a mask while visiting the gallery. Private viewing of the exhibition and additional artworks can always be arranged by appointment.

The three classically trained ceramic artists have over 50 years of experience between them. The artists will be working with 3 different construction and firing genres, ranging from low fire, effects glazes to mid-range atmospheric soda firings and the natural process of raku. From sculptural thrown to slip cast to 3D printed, the work spans timeless ceramic traditions. The artists are influenced by their life experiences and regional environments from the west coast, east coast and Midwest. Each artist will present works created during 2020 pandemic and beyond.

Image: Chaz Martinsen, Fluted Hex Cups with Base, Ceramic, Courtesy of the Artist

Image: Corey Jefferson, Dry Dock II, Ceramic and wood, Courtesy of the Artist


MISSION: The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts advances creation, teaching and learning through clay in the contemporary world. Ceramic art connects us to physical and cognitive experiences that foster environments of cultural equity, diversity, access, and inclusion.

VISION: NCECA will convene and engage people who care about ceramic art and education to cultivate learning, leadership, and excellence throughout the field. Building on transformative relationships regionally, nationally, and globally, NCECA will expand awareness of and deepen appreciation for the vitality and vibrancy of ceramic art, teaching and learning within our technologically influenced world.

NCECA promotes and improves the ceramic arts through education, community-building, research and creative inspiration, offering programs, events and publications to support the field and communities in which we work. NCECA’s broad interests are shaped by artists, students, individual and corporate patrons, gallery owners, museum curators, and providers of ceramic arts-related products and services. As a dynamic, member-driven organization, NCECA is flexible in its program development, international in its perspective and responsive to the changing needs of its constituency.

Image: Corey Jefferson, Dry Dock I, Ceramic and wood, Courtesy of the Artist

Image: Chaz Martinsen, Titanium Yellow Hex Mug, Ceramic, Courtesy of the Artist

About Eisele Gallery

Eisele Gallery, located in Cincinnati, Ohio has long been recognized as one of the most respected fine art galleries in the Midwest. The gallery features a large selection of Traditional and Contemporary artwork. They also work with museum quality estates and collections. Eisele Gallery’s renowned exhibition program fosters excellence within artistic practice, while promoting both emerging established nationally and internationally recognized artists.

Eisele Gallery

Website: Phone: (513) 791-7717

New Location: 6936 Madisonville Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45227

(Located off Wooster Pike/Rt.50 in the Village of Mariemont

Public Hours: Wednesday – Friday 12pm-5pm Saturday: 10am-3pm

All other times: By appointment

Admission: Eisele Gallery is free and open to the public

Parking: Free parking in lot located behind gallery


(513) 791-7717


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