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The NMPCA Proudly announces our annual exhibition

Celebration of Clay 2020: Perspectives

The exhibition is held at the Fuller Lodge Art Center in Los Alamos from July 31, 2020 to September 19, 2020. 

Visits to the gallery are welcome.  Be sure to wear a mask and follow directions at the gallery for limiting the number of visitors at one time.  

The exhibition website, celebrationofclay.com, will have more information and announcements of special events, and allow you to view all the work in the exhibition. 

Watch our online opening on our facebook page

NMPCART at 5:30 PM, Friday, July 31.   

Upcoming events

    • 28 Aug 2020
    • 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • 30 Aug 2020
    • 3:00 PM (MDT)
    • Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico
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    NMPCA Ghost Ranch Workshop 2020

    At this strange and difficult time when our worlds seem upside down, what a perfect way to find "normal" by renewing our connections to the community of clay enthusiasts at Ghost Ranch.  This year's workshop features four experienced New Mexico ceramicists leading the learning, sharing and revival over two full days.  Please register and select your accommodations.  NMPCA will make your indicated arrangements with Ghost Ranch.

    Dates:    Friday, August 28, 1pm -  Sunday, August 30, 2020, 3pm 

    Description:  Two full days of discussion, technique demonstrations and hands-on work in several modalities.  Meal times and the evening communing with colleagues in clay and the magnificent nature that is Ghost Ranch.  


    Joe Bova - POTIMALS - Expressive, figurative animal vessels using Clay Repousse' technique.

    Michael Thornton - Surface effects with Naked Raku.

    Andrea Pichaida & Judy Nelson-Moore - Form and Surface with Paper Clay.

    See more about the presenters and their work and the schedule for the workshop.  Return here to register.                                                               

    Registration cost: NMPCA member = $150. All others = $175  (Registration fee defrays the studio rental and materials cost.)


    There are several choices for accommodations on the Ranch, which we recommend, as this gives you full-immersion in the Ghost Ranch experience and maximum time for socializing. Below are the accommodation & meal choices with related costs for the 2020 workshop. NMPCA collects all fees (registration, selected accommodations, meal, conservation) and pays them to Ghost Ranch.  (Please note that private semi- private rooms are limited to two each.  If more than the available rooms are registered, we will contact you for another accommodation choice. 

    Ghost Ranch charges us for the room, regardless of how many people stay there, so you must match up your preference with a roommate(s), sharing the costs aside from the workshop registration.  

    1. Room with private bath and queen beds, share with two people (2 available have been taken) -  $155/night = $310
    2. Room with shared bath, two beds shared by two people, adjoining bath shared with one other room (2 available) - $145/night = $290
    3. Dorm room with communal bath, two beds shared by two people, gender bathroom down the portal (7 available) - $85/night = $170
    4. Tent  camping with electrical (2 available) - $40/site/night = $80
    5. RV with full hookup (2 available) - $45/site/night = $90
    You can also choose to stay off-ranch at one of the many AirBNB accommodation choices in the area. If you stay off-site, please make your own accommodation arrangements.   

      Ghost Ranch Meals                                                                                                 Ghost Ranch serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, cafeteria style.                

      Meal Package - $72. Must be purchased if you choose a room or the dorm.

      If camping or staying off-ranch, pay cash for meals at dining hall:                   Breakfast, $10; Lunch, $12; Dinner, $14.                                                                  

      For additional information about Ghost Ranch accommodations and meal service, what to expect at the ranch, as well as information about alternatives to staying on the Ranch, please visit our Ghost Ranch information page.

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    We do have a publication that is closer to what is generally thought of as a newsletter called "eNews." This arrives in members mail inbox roughly once a week and is a separate publication. 

    Guidelines for both eNews and The Slip Trail 

    Read The Slip Trail here.

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