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International publication features local college, arts incubator

International publication features local college, arts incubator

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Ceramics Monthly

10.01.2004Arts & EntertainmentCurriculum Programs

Sanford, NC — The October issue of Ceramicsrn Monthly,rn an internationally circulated magazine on ceramic artsrn and craft, features the ceramic arts program at Centralrn Carolina Community College (CCCC) and the NC Arts Incubator,rn both located in Siler City, North Carolina.

rn The article written by Jan Rider, was the result of a collaborativern effort with lead instructor and coordinator for ceramicrn arts education, Dan Rhode, and CCCC Chatham County smallrn business director, Leon Tongret, who also serves as presidentrn of the non-profit corporation developing the arts incubator.  Photographerrn for the project was Seth Tice-Lewis of Carrboro, NC.

Ceramics Monthly has a paid circulation of about 40,000.  Itrn is the world’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensivern ceramic art periodical.  Founded in 1953, the magazinern features articles on potters and ceramic artists from throughoutrn the world, as well as information on exhibits, productionrn processes, book and video reviews, and ceramic art techniques,rn clay and glaze recipes.

rn According to Rhode the article will help promote the collegern program with its unique instructional emphasis on marketingrn and entrepreneurial skills.  “Besides a foundationrn in artistic principles and extensive hands-on practicern to help develop technique and individual style, our programrn stands out because we incorporate business principles thatrn will help artists manage galleries and be more successfulrn at selling and promoting their creations,” said Rhode.  Thern curriculum program is entering its second year and is anrn anchor tenant in the innovative arts incubator. 

rn“Students thrive in the rich creative atmosphere where they are able tornwork besidernestablished artists,” said Rhode.  “Many of the resident artistsrnwho have relocated to the arts incubator are also teaching at the college onrna part-time basis.  This international publicity is exciting.  It isrngreat for the college, for the incubator, for the town of Siler City, and forrnour state.”

rnFor more information on Ceramics Monthly and the current issue visit www.ceramicsmonthly.org.  Forrnadditional information on the ceramics program at CCCC go to www.cccc.edu andrnfor information on the arts incubator visit www.ncartsinc.com