Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Noughties

How have the Noughties been for you? If you are not familiar with the term, the Noughties, is in reference to the first decade of the 21st century - a more descriptive and more catchy title than  - the 2000s - wouldn't you say? 

The poster above was cleverly wordsmithed by John Neely, the head of the ceramics department here at USU - The last of the Noughties, referring to his 2009 slate of graduate students. Four of these students are finishing up their program this year, four will continue on and hopefully two more will join the ranks. 

All of them however are on their way right now to NCECA in Phoenix Arizona, the National Ceramics annual conference. The conference will run for the next 5 days and include many lectures, exhibitions and plenty of hobnobbing.  

Robin is showing his work in two exhibitions at the conference. The regional juried student exhibition and the USU graduate show. If you are Phoenix this week, be sure to check it out. 

The Noughties have been quite a decade for me with many highs and lows. I said goodbye to a parent, said 'I do' at the altar, travelled the globe, built a house, became a mother, and started blogging. Whew, the noughties have been busy, if not dramatic!  


www.anns blog said...

All your noughties events at the end of your blog are big issues.

The Unknown Potter said...

I was wondering- thanks for clearing it up! I clipped John Neely articles years ago for my woodfiring files, liked his stuff a lot. Are you singing sometimes I wonder? houses, open mikesnights...? I try sometimes.

gladventurer said...

Must have missed this blog somehow.

Yes your personnel 'noughties ' have been filled with several big time happenings. God Bless you sweet person.