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Tales of a Red Clay Rambler: A pottery and ceramic art podcast

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast features weekly interviews with ceramic artists from around the world. Host Ben Carter talks with potters, sculptors, and designers about their creative practice. www.talesofaredclayrambler.com

Tracks

435: Kathy King on the feminist themes in her graphic ceramics
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I talk with artist and educator Kathy King. Her graphic sgraffito-decorated ceramics often depict relationship dynamics and feminist themes. In our interview we talk about her early sculptural work around reproductive rights, how she matches images to form, and her day job running the ceramics studio at Harvard University. For more information on Kathy visit www.kathykingart.com.   Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors: Join more than 40 potters for the 11th annual Michiana Pottery Tour, September 24 and 25 in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan www.michianapotterytour.com @michianapotterytour.   For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com   Skutt Ceramic Products has been manufacturing equipment for potters since 1953. Their KilnMaster Touchscreen controller offers a sleek, smartphone-like interface that is intuitive and packed with powerful tools that allow potters to easily program, diagnose, and remotely monitor their kilns. www.skutt.com.
65:48 09/22/2022
434: Podcast extravaganza with Rebecca Ickes Carra from the Maker’s Playbook
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I talk with photographer and podcast host Rebecca Ickes Carra. For more than a decade she has been a professional photographer focused on weddings and portraiture. A few years back she turned that business know-how into the podcast the Maker’s Playbook, where she interviews ceramic artists and other creatives about their business. In today’s interview we have a special format where we interview each other about podcasting and the growth of our small businesses. This is part one of the interview and you can hear part two later this week on the Maker’s Playbook feed. For more information on Rebecca visit www.makersplaybook.com.   Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:   Join more than 40 potters for the 11th annual Michiana Pottery Tour, September 24 and 25 in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan www.michianapotterytour.com @michianapotterytour.   For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com   Skutt Ceramic Products has been manufacturing equipment for potters since 1953. Their KilnMaster Touchscreen controller offers a sleek, smartphone-like interface that is intuitive and packed with powerful tools that allow potters to easily program, diagnose, and remotely monitor their kilns. www.skutt.com.
64:12 09/16/2022
433: Steve Theberge on finding a meaningful context for your aesthetic
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I talk with Massachusetts potter Steve Theberge. His functional pots are decorated with slips that are reduction cooled to create rich earth tones. In our interview we talk about the influence of Zen monastic training and social justice work on his studio practice, as well as his educational roots in the apprenticeship system. We also discuss the newly formed Early Career Fellowship for BIPOC Ceramic Artists that is supported by the Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail. Steve is a host for the yearly event that brings thousands of ceramic lovers to Western Mass each spring. For more information visit www.stevetheberge.com and www.asparagusvalleypotterytrail.com.   Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:   Join more than 40 potters for the 11th annual Michiana Pottery Tour, September 24 and 25 in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan www.michianapotterytour.com @michianapotterytour.   For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com   The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art is an on-line source for research and inspiration, featuring images of thousands of objects made by over 800 artists. www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.
55:40 09/08/2022
432: Takuro Shibata on developing local clays at STARworks ceramics
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I talk with Takuro Shibata, a working potter and Director of STARworks Ceramics in Star, NC. In our interview we talk about settling in North Carolina after a degree in chemical engineering and a ceramic apprenticeship in Japan, and developing an aesthetic using local materials fired in a wood kiln. We also discuss his forthcoming book Wild Clay: Creating ceramics and glazes from natural and found resources , which he coauthored with Hitomi Shibata and Matt Levy. For more information visit www.studiotouya.com.   Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors: Join more than 40 potters for the 11th annual Michiana Pottery Tour, September 24 and 25 in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan www.michianapotterytour.com @michianapotterytour.   For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com   The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art is an on-line source for research and inspiration, featuring images of thousands of objects made by over 800 artists. www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.
64:38 09/01/2022
431: Alex Anderson on the dark glamour of L.A. and Clay in Color
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I talk with Los Angeles-based artist Alex Anderson. In our interview we discuss the ideas behind his use of mirrors, the L.A. art scene, and the relaunch of his podcast Clay in Color with Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy, which recently started its second season. For more information visit www.alexalexalexalex.com.   Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:   Join more than 40 potters for the 11th annual Michiana Pottery Tour, September 24 and 25 in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan www.michianapotterytour.com @michianapotterytour.   Fall workshops are now open for registration at Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program, including a weekend workshop on Sgraffito & the Narrative Surface with Kathy King on October 8th - 10th. Register today at www.snowfarm.org.   For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com
56:18 08/19/2022
430: In tribute: Anthony Merino and Alex Kraft on the 50 Women exhibition
Artist, writer, and critic Anthony Merino passed away last week. Today we feature a rebroadcast of our 2015 interview where we discuss the exhibition 50 Women: A Celebration of Women in Ceramics. In our interview we talk about Anthony and Alex’s curatorial process, and the active community they built using social media. You can find out more by searching “50 years 50 women” on Facebook.
52:47 08/18/2022
429: Wild Clay Live!
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast we have a live episode that was taped as part of the Envision: Woodfire NC conference in May 2022. I’m joined by Steve Blankenbeker, Takuro Shibata, Josh Copus, and Hideo Mabuchi to talk about the discovery and use of locally dug clay. To find out more about the ceramic research being done at Starworks visit www.starworksnc.org.     We are ending our tenth anniversary fund drive with a bang! Every new or renewing patron on Patreon in the month of August gets a free T-shirt in addition to their normal perks. Sign up today at www.patreon.com/redclayrambler.   Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:   For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com.   The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art is an on-line source for research and inspiration, featuring images of thousands of objects made by over 800 artists. www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.  
69:38 08/12/2022
428: Eric Botbyl on pinpointing the perfect time to alter clay forms
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I talk with Eric Botbyl. He is both a working potter and a gallery owner helping to promote the work of functional artists. In our interview we talk about developing his highly gestural pottery forms, matching a decorated surface to form, and creating Companion Gallery. To find out more visit www.companiongallery.com.   We are ending our tenth anniversary fund drive with a bang! Every new or renewing patron on Patreon in the month of August gets a free T-shirt in addition to their normal perks. Sign up today at www.patreon.com/redclayrambler.   Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:   For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com.   The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art is an on-line source for research and inspiration, featuring images of thousands of objects made by over 800 artists. www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.
60:45 08/04/2022
427: Celebrating 10 years of the Red Clay Rambler with Show Trivia
Part two of our 10th anniversary live episode includes a trivia section about the history of the show and past guests. I was joined by Carole Epp and Britta Schroeder, as well as a live audience on Zoom. Many thanks to everyone who came to the taping and helped us celebrate. To celebrate our anniversary, we are also having a fund drive. If you are able please visit www.talesofaredclayrambler.com/donate to make a pledge through our PayPal portal or you can make a monthly pledge at patreon.com/redclayrambler.   Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:   For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com.   The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art is an on-line source for research and inspiration, featuring images of thousands of objects made by over 800 artists. www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.
28:21 07/28/2022
426: Celebrating 10 years of the Red Clay Rambler with Carole Epp and Britta Schroeder
Today on the podcast we have part one of a live episode to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the show. I was joined by Carole Epp and Britta Schroeder, as well as a live audience on Zoom. Many thanks to everyone who came to the taping and helped us celebrate. In this episode we talk about our favorite episodes and how making gives our lives meaning. To celebrate our anniversary, we are also having a fund drive. If you are able, please visit www.talesofaredclayrambler.com/donate to make a pledge through our PayPal portal or you can make a monthly pledge at patreon.com/redclayrambler.   Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:   For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com.   The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art is an on-line source for research and inspiration, featuring images of thousands of objects made by over 800 artists. www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.
56:04 07/28/2022
425: 10 YR Fund Drive: Michael Sherrill on his flora-inspired sculptures
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I talk with Michael Sherrill, who creates mixed media sculptures that draw from the flora of Western North Carolina. In our interview we talk about his early days as a salt firing potter, developing new techniques for sculpture, and the creation of his Mud Tools brand. To find out more visit www.michaelsherrill.com or www.mudtools.com. To celebrate our 10th anniversary we will be taping a live episode on Zoom July 25th at 7pm EST. I'll be joined by Carole Epp and Britta Schroeder. You can register now at brickyardnetwork.org/live.  Also we just launched a fund drive to support the upcoming season. If you are able please visit www.talesofaredclayrambler.com/donate to make a pledge through our PayPal portal or you can make a monthly pledge at patreon.com/redclayrambler.   Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors: For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com. The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art is an on-line source for research and inspiration, featuring images of thousands of objects made by over 800 artists. www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.  
70:05 07/22/2022
424: 10 YR Fund Drive: Kat and Roger on the roots of their modernist aesthetic
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I talk with Kat Hutter and Roger Lee. The pair share a studio making stoneware pottery that is decorated with bright geometric designs. In our interview we talk about their paths to being full time artists, splitting time between two studio locations, and the roots of their modernist aesthetic. They recently celebrated ten years of K&R ceramics with a show at Eutectic Gallery in Portland, OR. To see examples of their work, visit www.katandroger.com.   Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, this year we are celebrating ten years of the podcast! We just launched a fund drive and I need your help to support the upcoming season. If you are able please visit www.talesofaredclayrambler.com/donate to make a pledge through our PayPal portal or you can make a monthly pledge at patreon.com/redclayrambler. We have brand new 10-year anniversary merch including t-shirts, enamel pins, and a beautifully designed poster by Marc Girouard that are up for grabs when you make your pledge today. Thanks for listening and being part of the Red Clay Rambler community.   We will be taping a live episode to celebrate the 10th anniversary on Zoom July 25th at 7pm EST. I'll be joined by Carole Epp and other special guests. Register now at brickyardnetwork.org/live.   Today’s episode is brought to you by: Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program snowfarm.org  AMACO Brent www.amaco.com
72:01 07/14/2022
423: 10 YR Fund Drive: Keith Brymer Jones on Boy in a China Shop
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast we welcome back Keith Brymer Jones to talk about his new autobiography Boy in a China Shop. You might know him from his role as a judge on the hit show The Great Pottery Throwdown, or as the master mind behind the ceramic manufacturer MAKE International, where he collaborates with brands like Tatty Devine, Sukie, and the National Trust. To find out more visit www.keithbrymerjones.com.   Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, this year we are celebrating ten years of the podcast! We just launched our fund drive so visit www.talesofaredclayrambler.com/donate to make a pledge through our PayPal portal or you can make a monthly pledge at patreon.com/redclayrambler. We have brand new 10-year anniversary merch including t-shirts, enamel pins and a beautifully designed poster by Marc Girouard that are up for grabs when you make your pledge today. Thanks for listening and being part of the Red Clay Rambler community.   We will be taping a live episode to celebrate the 10th anniversary on Zoom July 25th at 7pm EST. I'll be joined by Carole Epp and other special guests. Register now at brickyardnetwork.org/live.
63:31 07/07/2022
422: In Tribute: Merran Esson on capturing the passing of time
Australian ceramic artist and educator Merran Esson passed away last week. This episode features a rebroadcast of our 2013 interview where we talk about learning to trust one's inner voice, capturing the passage of time within an object, and her role as the head of ceramics at the National Art School in Sydney, Australia. For more information on Merran, including the upcoming memorials that will be honoring her life, please visit www.merranesson.com.
71:36 06/23/2022
421: More than a Maker: Michael McCarthy
This week we wrap up our More than a Maker series with an interview with Michael McCarthy. He is a potter and instructor at the Austen Riggs Center, a residential psychiatric hospital and treatment center located in Stockbridge, MA. In our interview we talk about art making within the mental health treatment paradigm, how decreasing expectation can lead to creative breakthroughs with students, and his path to being a potter. We also discuss building community in Western MA and creating colorful glazes in a wood kiln. For more information visit www.mccarthypottery.com.   More than a Maker is made possible by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, proud sponsors of wellness for makers. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana is focused on building healthier communities through strategic investments to improve population health, increase access to care, and to make healthcare more affordable for all. For more information please visit www.bcbsmt.com.
57:18 06/16/2022
420: More than a Maker: Sarah Petty
On this week’s edition of More than a Maker we talk to Sarah Petty. Both a trained artist and acupuncturist, I talk with Sarah about her path to creativity and the healing arts. In our interview we talk about building skills as an artist, the training and methodology behind integrative medicine, and how the pandemic helped spark a new way of making in her studio. For more information visit www.sarahpettyart.com.   More than a Maker is made possible by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, proud sponsors of wellness for makers. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana is focused on building healthier communities through strategic investments to improve population health, increase access to care, and to make healthcare more affordable for all. For more information please visit www.bcbsmt.com.
57:59 06/10/2022
419: More than a Maker: John Doran
On this week’s edition of More than a Maker we talk to John Doran. In our interview we talk about The Big Blue Sky Initiative, a multipart plan to address mental health in the state of Montana including suicide prevention, treatment for addiction, and other resources for mental health. John is the Divisional Vice President of External Affairs at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Montana.   More than a Maker is made possible by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, proud sponsors of wellness for makers. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana is focused on building healthier communities through strategic investments to improve population health, increase access to care, and to make healthcare more affordable for all. For more information please visit www.bcbsmt.com.
44:03 06/03/2022
418: More than a Maker: Will Baker
This week we continue our series More than a Maker with an interview featuring Bakersville, NC artist Will Baker. He is known for his beautiful atmospheric fired pottery, along with his kiln building skills which have taken him all over the eastern U.S. In our interview we talk about dealing with burn out through a variety of mindfulness practices, as well as the theory of flow states. To see examples of his work, visit www.williambakerpottery.com.   More than a Maker is made possible by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, proud sponsors of wellness for makers. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana is focused on building healthier communities through strategic investments to improve population health, increase access to care, and to make healthcare more affordable for all. For more information please visit www.bcbsmt.com.
51:16 05/25/2022
417: More than a Maker: Mac McCusker
This week on the podcast we start our series More than a Maker, which focuses on the intersection of mental health and creativity. In the first episode we have Mac McCusker, a ceramic artist based in Pittsburgh, PA. They make sculpture and vessels that provide social commentary on the rise of Bathroom Bills and other issues surrounding the LBGTQ community. In the interview we talk about addiction and art making as activism. To find out more visit www.macmccuskerceramics.com.   More than a Maker is made possible by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, proud sponsors of wellness for makers. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana is focused on building healthier communities through strategic investments to improve population health, increase access to care, and to make healthcare more affordable for all. For more information please visit www.bcbsmt.com.
48:18 05/19/2022
416: Mark Warren on ten years of Haand porcelain
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I talk with Mark Warren. He is one of the cofounders of Haand, a porcelain tableware manufacturer in Burlington, NC. In our interview we talk about his path from the studio to the factory, the importance of paying a living wage, and how Haand shifted towards direct sales during the pandemic. For more information visit www.haand.us.   Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:   The Tales of the Red Clay Rambler is made possible in part by Studio Potter. Their Grants for Apprenticeships Program is now open for applications. The program offers five $10,000 grants to support year-long apprenticeships in studio pottery. Applications are due June 1st and more information can be found at studiopotter.org/apprenticeship-grants.   For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com   Skutt Ceramic Products has been manufacturing equipment for potters since 1953. Their KilnMaster Touchscreen controller offers a sleek, smartphone-like interface that is intuitive and packed with powerful tools that allow potters to easily program, diagnose, and remotely monitor their kilns. www.skutt.com.
57:12 05/06/2022
415: Russell Wrankle on his sculpture and Shape Theory Collective
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I talk with Russell Wrankle. He uses animal and human references to engage the existential tension between life and death. In our interview we talk about developing animals as poetic visual symbols, and the founding of Shape Theory Collective. He started the collective and online gallery to generate funds for criminal justice reform, specifically the Last Prisoner Project, which works to free individuals jailed for non-violent drug crimes. For more information visit www.russellwrankle.com www.shapetheorycollective.com   The Tales of the Red Clay Rambler is made possible by the support of Women Working With Clay Symposium, AMACO Brent, and Skutt Ceramic Products. For more information on sponsoring an episode of the podcast visit www.brickyardnetwork.org.  
71:38 04/28/2022
414: Chris Baskin and Dwayne Nii-Teiko Sackey on apprenticeship during Covid
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I talk with Portland-based potters Chris Baskin and Dwayne Nii-Teiko Sackey. We talk about choosing a firing that fits your aesthetic, the benefits of apprenticeship, and how Sackey’s time with Baskin shifted forms during Covid. We also discuss the Studio Potter’s Grants for Apprenticeship, which helped fund and structure their yearlong apprenticeship. For more info visit www.chrisbaskin.com, www.dwaynesackey.com, and www.studiopotter.org/apprenticeship-grants.   Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:   The Tales of the Red Clay Rambler is made possible in part by STARworks, host of the 2022 WoodFire NC International Conference. The conference will kick off May 21st with two pre-conference events happening simultaneously in Asheville and Seagrove, where visiting artists will load and fire a variety of wood firing kilns. The main conference runs from May 26th to May 29th, 2022 at STARworks in Star, NC and features artists from around the world discussing the future of wood fired ceramics. For more information, please visit www.woodfirenc.com.   For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com   Skutt Ceramic Products has been manufacturing equipment for potters since 1953. Their KilnMaster Touchscreen controller offers a sleek, smartphone-like interface that is intuitive and packed with powerful tools that allow potters to easily program, diagnose, and remotely monitor their kilns. www.skutt.com.  
46:57 04/21/2022
413: Donna Polseno and Dara Hartman on the Women Working with Clay Symposium
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I talk with Donna Polseno and Dara Hartman. Polseno is the founding director of the Women Working with Clay Symposium and Hartman now co-directs the yearly gathering. In our interview we talk about equity across different eras and how storytelling can empower and unify a group. We also discuss their relationship through apprenticeship and studio practices. To register for this year’s symposium happening June 13th -15th visit www.hollins.edu or follow them on Instagram.   Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:   The Tales of the Red Clay Rambler is made possible in part by STARworks, host of the 2022 WoodFire NC International Conference. The conference will kick off May 21st with two pre-conference events happening simultaneously in Asheville and Seagrove, where visiting artists will load and fire a variety of wood firing kilns. The main conference runs from May 26th to May 29th, 2022 at STARworks in Star, NC and features artists from around the world discussing the future of wood fired ceramics. For more information, please visit www.woodfirenc.com.   For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com   Skutt Ceramic Products has been manufacturing equipment for potters since 1953. Their KilnMaster Touchscreen controller offers a sleek, smartphone-like interface that is intuitive and packed with powerful tools that allow potters to easily program, diagnose, and remotely monitor their kilns. www.skutt.com.
46:32 04/14/2022
412: Sunshine Cobb on The Beginner’s Guide to Hand Building
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I talk with Sunshine Cobb about her new book, The Beginner’s Guide to Hand Building. We discuss redefining creativity to be more inclusive, creating a studio environment that fits your personality, and the variety of skills and projects she teaches in the book. The book is available now for preorder and will be released in September 2022. For more information visit www.sunshinecobb.com.   Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:   At The Bray, our Bailey Gas Kilns are the preferred choice among artists who create large work because they are easy to fire and very reliable. If you want to go big, go Bailey. For more information visit www.baileypottery.com.   For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com   Skutt Ceramic Products has been manufacturing equipment for potters since 1953. Their KilnMaster Touchscreen controller offers a sleek, smartphone-like interface that is intuitive and packed with powerful tools that allow potters to easily program, diagnose, and remotely monitor their kilns. www.skutt.com.
65:42 04/08/2022
411: Alessandro Gallo on his human-animal hybrids
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I talk with sculptor Alessandro Gallo. He uses idioms and humor as a foundation for his human-animal hybrids. In our interview, we talk about transitioning characters from his two-dimensional work into three dimensions, working with friends as models, and the role realism plays in drawing audiences into the world of his sculptures. To see examples of his work, visit www.alessandrogallo.net.   Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:   At The Bray, our Bailey Gas Kilns are the preferred choice among artists who create large work because they are easy to fire and very reliable. If you want to go big, go Bailey. For more information visit www.baileypottery.com.   For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com   Skutt Ceramic Products has been manufacturing equipment for potters since 1953. Their KilnMaster Touchscreen controller offers a sleek, smartphone-like interface that is intuitive and packed with powerful tools that allow potters to easily program, diagnose, and remotely monitor their kilns. www.skutt.com.
62:06 04/04/2022
410: Lynn Duryea on the 30th Anniversary of the Watershed Workshop for people with HIV/AIDS
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I talk with Lynn Duryea. Her minimalist sculptures are made from bent clay slabs, and are surfaced with layers of sprayed glaze giving them the appearance of aged metal. In our interview we talk about how the seaside architecture of her childhood hometown influences her ceramics, her role as a founding trustee of the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, and the workshop for people living with HIV/Aids that she cofacilitated for thirteen years. She recently partnered with Franklin Brooks to publish a book on the importance of the workshop, chronicling its impact on participants and the community thirty years after its first session. For more information visit www.lynnduryea.com.      Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:   At The Bray, our Bailey Gas Kilns are the preferred choice among artists who create large work because they are easy to fire and very reliable. If you want to go big, go Bailey. For more information visit www.baileypottery.com.   For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com   Skutt Ceramic Products has been manufacturing equipment for potters since 1953. Their KilnMaster Touchscreen controller offers a sleek, smartphone-like interface that is intuitive and packed with powerful tools that allow potters to easily program, diagnose, and remotely monitor their kilns. www.skutt.com.
70:00 03/25/2022
409: A new era for the Moravian Tile Works
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I talk with director Katia McGuirk and curator Vance Koehler about the Moravian Tile Works. The institution has gone through many iterations in its long history, which started in the late 19th century with Henry Chapman Mercer, and is now home to a living history museum and working tile studio. In our interview we talk about Mercer’s aesthetics and legacy as a tile maker, the history of earthenware production in the region, and the recent revival of the facility under the not-for-profit Tile Works of Bucks County. For information visit www.thetileworks.org.   Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:   At The Bray, our Bailey Gas Kilns are the preferred choice among artists who create large work because they are easy to fire and very reliable. If you want to go big, go Bailey. For more information visit www.baileypottery.com.   For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com   Skutt Ceramic Products has been manufacturing equipment for potters since 1953. Their KilnMaster Touchscreen controller offers a sleek, smartphone-like interface that is intuitive and packed with powerful tools that allow potters to easily program, diagnose, and remotely monitor their kilns. www.skutt.com.  
50:46 03/18/2022
408: Sanam Emami on revealing and concealing in surface design
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I talk with Sanam Emami. Her ceramic vessels are decorated with lush repeating patterns layered over brushed slips. In our interview we talk about the history of tulips, the influence of architecture, and how she plays with revealing and concealing in her surface design. To find our more visit www.sanamemami.com.   Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:   At The Bray, our Bailey Gas Kilns are the preferred choice among artists who create large work because they are easy to fire and very reliable. If you want to go big, go Bailey. For more information visit www.baileypottery.com.   For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com   Skutt Ceramic Products has been manufacturing equipment for Potters since 1953. Their KilnMaster Touchscreen controller offers a sleek, smartphone like interface, that is intuitive and packed with powerful tools that allow potters to easily program, diagnose and remotely monitor their kilns. www.skutt.com.
58:04 03/11/2022
407: Dustin Yager on his tongue in cheek approach to ceramics
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I talk with NYC based ceramic artist Dustin Yager. Through his Ceramics and Theory brand Dustin Yager creates porcelain pottery decorated with humorous compositions of text and decals over gestural underglaze painting. In our interview we talk about his tongue in cheek approach to ceramics, the genesis of his sculptural work, and finding community in NYC. To see examples of his work, visit www.ceramicsandtheory.com or www.dustinyager.com.   Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:   At the Bray, our Bailey Gas Kilns are the preferred choice among artists who create large work because they are easy to fire and very reliable. If you want to go big, go Bailey. For more information visit www.baileypottery.com.   For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com   Skutt Ceramic Products has been manufacturing equipment for Potters since 1953. Their KilnMaster Touchscreen controller offers a sleek, smartphone like interface, that is intuitive and packed with powerful tools that allow potters to easily program, diagnose and remotely monitor their kilns. www.skutt.com.
54:21 03/05/2022
406: Meet the Parents – Lindsay Oesterritter and Jason Vulcan
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have the fourth installment in a series of interviews about parenting. For the series I invited artist couples to talk with each other about finding balance between creative work and life as a parent. Today’s interview features Lindsay Oesterritter and Jason Vulcan. The couple are based in Manassas, VA, where Lindsay is a studio potter and Jason is a government contractor. For more information visit www.loceramics.com.   Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors: The Tales of the Red Clay Rambler is made possible in part by STARworks, host of the 2022 WoodFire NC International Conference. The conference will kick off May 21st with two pre-conference events happening simultaneously in Asheville and Seagrove, where visiting artists will load and fire a variety of wood firing kilns. The main conference runs from May 26th to May 29th, 2022 at STARworks in Star, NC and features artists from around the world discussing the future of wood fired ceramics. For more information, please visit www.woodfirenc.com.   For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com   The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art is an on-line source for research and inspiration, featuring images of thousands of objects made by over 800 artists. www.Rosenfieldcollection.com
33:40 02/25/2022