The NCECA Invitational is a themed, curated exhibition that features leading edge, large-scale and often challenging ceramic art. The 2014 NCECA Ceramic Arts Invitational explores the significance of flow in a physical, historical and symbolic sense. Water flows. Glaze flows. Clay flows. To flow is to move in a current, like a liquid. Yet you don't need water to flow. A line can flow. Air flows. Music flows. Electricity flows. Ideas flow. Artists can flow in a state of focused motivation that brings a deep enjoyment to the process of their activity. Energy flows. Time flows. Life flows. Our present fluidly becomes our past. The museum promotes the flow of culture through the presentation of artworks and ideas of material culture.