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Paul Blais

This is a show about clay artists and their story of life with clay.

Episodes

He Makes Kinetic Sculpture | Austin Wieland | Episode 354
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He Makes Kinetic Sculpture | Austin Wieland | Episode 354

Austin Wieland is a ceramic sculptor living in Georgia. He was born and raised in Bryan, Ohio and began working with clay in High School. He received his BFA from Miami University of Ohio in 2011 with a studio concentration in Ceramics and Minor in Arts Management. In 2015, he graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a MFA in Ceramics. Currently, Wieland is the Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Sculpture at LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia.

Medicinal Chemist Becomes a Potter | Pierre Bounaud | Episode 353
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Medicinal Chemist Becomes a Potter | Pierre Bounaud | Episode 353

Pierre Bounaud is a French ceramic artist who made his home in San Diego, California. Pierre’s ceramic work reflects his training as a chemist, fearlessly pushing the limits of glaze-dom and experimenting with a variety of techniques to create unique contrasting surface decorations. His current work includes colorful saggar-fired vessels, crystalline glaze wall plates, and his White Crackle series of functional and decorative wares.

A Chinese Artist in America | Shiyuan Xu | Episode 352
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A Chinese Artist in America | Shiyuan Xu | Episode 352

Born and raised in Hangzhou, China, Shiyuan Xu received her BA from China Academy of Art in 2012, and MFA from Arizona State University in 2016. Completed a summer residency at Archie Bray Foundation last year, currently Shiyuan is the resident at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston. Shiyuan is the recipient of 2017 Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist.

Why Carve the Clay | Kyle Guymon | Episode 351
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Why Carve the Clay | Kyle Guymon | Episode 351

Kyle Guymon is a potter from Bountiful Utah, and he carves and alters every form to make either by relief or line carvings or distorting the form from the inside out. Imagery comes from elephants, birds, bison and from nature that use the Fibonacci sequence (succulent plants and nautili's shells)

"Something like this doesn't happen by magic!" | Josephine Heilpern | Episode 350
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"Something like this doesn't happen by magic!" | Josephine Heilpern | Episode 350

Josephine Heilpern is the founder of Recreation Center- a ceramic studio in Brooklyn, New York. Josephine loves to experiment in her studio in order to come up with original designs. Josephine's work has caught the attention of numerous like The World of Interiors, bon appetit, Sight Unseen, and many more. In a feture article in Frame Work magazine, Josephine said, "I wanted to make things that were functional, could be used everyday, and were affordable - to me, that's really important."

An Eye for Building Relationships | Trevor Youngberg | Episode 349
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An Eye for Building Relationships | Trevor Youngberg | Episode 349

Trevor Youngberg is a wood-fire potter from Woodbridge, CT. Trevor teaches High School Ceramics and has woven his passion for clay and teaching into the fabric of his life as a family man, potter, and community member. By employing ceramics as a vehicle for creating uplifting and meaningful shared group experiences, Trevor managed to continue developing as a potter while including students, friends, neighbors, and fellow potters in the varied activities that encircle the making of wood-fired wares.

Potter, Pilot, Musician, Farmer... | Martin Swart | Episode 348
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Potter, Pilot, Musician, Farmer... | Martin Swart | Episode 348

Martin Swart's studio is situated on Martin's family farm near Arniston in the beautiful Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa. Martin lives and works from the family farm and produces a large range of porcelain, stoneware, and earthenware handmade pottery which has been thrown on the potter’s wheel, both for in- and outside use.

Production Potter Stars His Own Production | Kevin Leiva | Episode 347
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Production Potter Stars His Own Production | Kevin Leiva | Episode 347

Kevin Leiva was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Kevin moved to the United States when he was 10 years old. After high school Kevin found pottery and for most of his pottery career Kevin worked at a high production pottery. Now Kevin has his own pottery studio and runs a wholesale pottery business and a painting and pressure washing business. Kevin spent a lot of time at Arrowmont volunteering and taking classes and has done a work study program.

A Conversation on Instagram Strategies | Gina Zycher | Episode 346
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A Conversation on Instagram Strategies | Gina Zycher | Episode 346

Gina Zycher is a studio potter in Los Angeles, California. She has always enjoyed creative pursuits but never felt such a strong pull to create as she did when she started working with clay in 2014. She strives to make pieces that are simple and modern with a bit of character. When not at the studio, Gina likes to cook, dote on her cat, and explore LA.

Bringing Color to Life | Dean McRaine | Episode 345
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Bringing Color to Life | Dean McRaine | Episode 345

Dean McRaine has been a professional potter for 30 years, on Kauai since 1991. Dean is mostly self taught and consequently he has explored some unconventional pathways in his work: raw glazing, cone 10 oxidation firing, WVO (vegetable oil) firing, and Dean's favorite technique, colored clay millefiori.

Finding His Way Back to Clay | Gus Villalobos | Episode 344
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Finding His Way Back to Clay | Gus Villalobos | Episode 344

Gus Villalobos is a potter making his work and way in Miami, Florida. If you follow Gus on Instagram, then you may know him as Gus the Pothead. Gus is in a constant pursuit of the perfect form.

Exposure that Creates an Explosion | Dana Bechert | Episode 343
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Exposure that Creates an Explosion | Dana Bechert | Episode 343

Dana Bechert is a full time ceramic artist living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Dana was raised on the Connecticut shoreline by two artisan parents. Growing up Dana was introduced to various trades and skill sets, including pottery. Dana attended the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore Maryland. Upon graduating with a degree in Interdisciplinary Sculpture in 2012, Dana started her eponymous ceramics studio and has been working as a full time potter ever since. In addition to pottery, Dana spends lots of time working in her large vegetable garden and putting her pots to use in a variety of cooking disciplines.

Chasing the Dream | Parker Hunt | Episode 342
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Chasing the Dream | Parker Hunt | Episode 342

Gadsden, Alabama is Parker Hunt's home town. At age 11 Parker and his family moved to Havelock, North Carolina when his step-dad received orders to Cherry Point. At the time that was a pretty drastic change for Parker. Until Parker's mom remarried, his grandfather had the most impact in Parker's life. So leaving behind the Sunday evenings fishing off the peer and then to "The Chief" for banana splits with his grandfather was hard.

Being In Between | Nick Kesler | Episode 341
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Being In Between | Nick Kesler | Episode 341

Nick Kesler is a 32 year old man who has a beautiful wife, Laura and 10 year old son, Rhett. Nick loves to build things like decks and houses, but most of all Nick likes to throw pots in his patio studio in Lakewood, WA.

A Journey of Discovery | Michael Rice | Episode 340
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A Journey of Discovery | Michael Rice | Episode 340

Michael Rice is an Irish Artist who specializes in Ceramics. He is particularly interested in firing procedures such as Raku, Smoke and Saggar firing; his work is also is concerned with geometry, gestalt principals and archetypal forms.

Firefighter Turns Potter | Frank Nemick | Episode 339
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Firefighter Turns Potter | Frank Nemick | Episode 339

Frank Nemick's work flows from his subconscious. Frank explores his psyche’s despair and hope. Frank tries to explore humanity's despair and hope. By using abstraction and irony to convey these basic human feelings, Frank tries to show our fragility and our strength. And our folly. Frank is influenced by his past career as a firefighter. Seeing suffering and loss daily, despair is often a foregone conclusion. Observing people cope, leads to hopefulness. A background in philosophy helps to inform Frank's work with hope in the face of despair, and of the angst of being human. Frank tries to offset despair with hope, and beauty. To bring some respite to the human condition.  It is Frank's way of coping.

Pivoting to Clay | Courtney Murphy | Episode 338
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Pivoting to Clay | Courtney Murphy | Episode 338

Courtney has been a studio potter in Missoula, MT for the past four years. She first moved to Montana in 2009 as a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation. Afterwards she moved to Missoula as a resident at The Clay Studio of Missoula and decided to stay. Courtney studied Ceramics at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. Her designs are influenced by simplified abstractions of nature, folk art, mid-century modern forms and shapes, as well as patterns and textiles. She is compelled by the variation found in handmade objects and likes the personal connection that they help to create as they leave her studio to become part of somebody’s daily routine.

Old Dog Learning New Tricks | Brad Miller | Episode 337
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Old Dog Learning New Tricks | Brad Miller | Episode 337

Brad Miller is an artist currently working out of his studio in Venice, CA. Brad received his MFA from the University of Oregon in 1977. From 1980 thru 1992 Brad worked at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. He served as Executive Director at the Ranch from 1984 thru 1992. Since 1992 Brad has focused on his studio practice. Brad's work is in numerous museums collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Denver Art Museum, The Brooklyn Museum and The Renwick Gallery.

"Follow That Lead" | Betsy Williams | Episode 336
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"Follow That Lead" | Betsy Williams | Episode 336

Betsy Williams is a studio potter living at 7500 feet above sea level in northern New Mexico. Her work highlights user friendly shapes and quiet yet compelling decoration.

"Live With Your Work" | Marina Temkin | Episode 335
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"Live With Your Work" | Marina Temkin | Episode 335

Marina Temkin is a potter in Washington, D.C. She got into making pottery on a whim, when she took a class at a local community studio and fell in love with clay—but quickly learned that making good pots requires a lot of hard work and vigor, hence her business name: Whim and Vigor. Marina loves to play with color, texture, and pattern, and she gets her inspiration from nature, museums, books, and conversations with creative friends. Her focus is on functional pieces because she wants her work to be loved and used often—folks who own her pieces tell her that they keep washing them to use over and over, even when there are plenty of other clean mugs or bowls in the cabinet! Marina wants her work to produce the kind of happiness that one feels when they get a hug from someone who cares about them—being enveloped in kindness, warmth, and love.

Saying "I Belong" as an Artist | Lisa McGrath | Episode 334
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Saying "I Belong" as an Artist | Lisa McGrath | Episode 334

Lisa McGrath’s sculptures are the expression of the animals with whom she shares her backyard. McGrath plucks those beings and transports them into her whimsical, wonder-filled narratives..... so to with her functional work. It is just as full of wonder and evokes a story... this mug reminds you perhaps, of the night circus – or something.... Lisa McGrath completed her BFA in Ceramics from Alberta College of Art and Design in 1997. She lives and maintains her studio on the cusp of Kananaskis country with her partner and child and four furry fa

Frank is a Man I Need to Thank | Frank James Fisher | Episode 333
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Frank is a Man I Need to Thank | Frank James Fisher | Episode 333

Frank James Fisher is an American ceramic artist. Fisher lives and maintains a studio in Milford, Michigan, USA.  Frank’s ceramic work is influenced by the graphic design principles developed during his extensive advertising career. Frank has worked in the Detroit advertising industry since entering the commercial art field in 1985. This brought a diverse blend of creative influences into his output and resulted in a unique blend of words and images on his artwork. Adept as a professional designer, writer and illustrator, Frank is known and recognized for his graphic design narratives in the ceramic medium. Frank’s explorations of western raku exaggerate the graphic qualities of his work. Innovative clay construction methods push the limits of complex, ultra-thin porcelain sculptures fired in a raku environment. Fisher has evolved a variety of glaze application techniques, giving his ceramic surfaces a look of controlled chaos. Frank has authored articles about his methods and philosophy in Ceramic Art and Perception, Ceramics Technical, Ceramic Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, Clay Times and Ceramics Ireland. His work is featured in books, magazines, exhibitions and on household shelves around the world.

 

A Lovely Story of Life with Clay | Pippin Drysdale | Episode 332
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A Lovely Story of Life with Clay | Pippin Drysdale | Episode 332

An acclaimed International Artist and Master of Australian Craft, Pippin Drysdale's career as a ceramic artist spans 30 years. Her passion for the craft merges with a love of the landscape, which has travelled across continents and in most recent years has focussed on the vivid dessert landscapes of Australia. Working from her studio in Fremantle, Pippin Drysdale continues to interrogate her practice from the perspective of an artist without borders. Through a continuing investigation of the flora and landforms of these unique areas of Australia and a commitment to engaging with the cultural, social and political agendas that are shaping them, she is open to embrace each new creative challenge

Beating Up The Idea that "Artists Can't Make Money!" | Anna-Marie Wallace | Episode 331
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Beating Up The Idea that "Artists Can't Make Money!" | Anna-Marie Wallace | Episode 331

Anna-Marie is the half-Italian, British-born Australian artist behind Made OF Australia. She has a Product Design background, & lived & worked in Italy & Sweden for 6 years, travelling extensively throughout Europe, fine tuning her creative talents & immersing herself in the international art world before returning to Australia in 2011 & starting her professional practice.

Social Media as a Tool in the Hands of This Irish Artist | Darren Francis Cassidy | Episode 330
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Social Media as a Tool in the Hands of This Irish Artist | Darren Francis Cassidy | Episode 330

Inspired by nature, Darren Francis Cassidy spend happy hours lost channeling his passion into each piece in the hope that when living with his work in your home, holding a piece in your hands, or just gazing upon them you will also be inspired to go out into nature and revel in its calming beauty.

Crystalline Potter & He's 17! | Jackson Fyfe | Episode 329
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Crystalline Potter & He's 17! | Jackson Fyfe | Episode 329

Jackson Fyfe is a 17-year-old potter from Newton, Massachusetts. Jackson is a full-time high school student and spends most of his free time in the pottery studio. Jackson mainly focuses on decorative crystalline pottery but will occasionally branch out and experiment with different glazing techniques and functional forms as well.

Finding a Voice with Limitations | Caitlin Andrews | Episode 328
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Finding a Voice with Limitations | Caitlin Andrews | Episode 328

Caitlin Andrews is a part-time, self-taught potter residing in Toronto, Canada. By day, she works for the Government of Ontario as a regional grant advisor serving towns and not-for-profit organizations in the Greater Toronto Area. Her pottery has evolved over the past 6 years as she continues to improve her throwing and glaze developme

Getting The MFA Paid For | Erin Ryan | Episode 327
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Getting The MFA Paid For | Erin Ryan | Episode 327

Erin Ryan was born and raised in southern California. She has been working in clay for 10 years and received her BFA in Ceramics and BSED in Art Education from Northern Arizona University in 2015. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and is also sold online. Erin is excited and inspired to be making work, as she grows her career in the ceramic arts. Currently, Erin is an MFA candidate at Indiana University.

Mom & Maker | Maya Rumsey | Episode 326
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Mom & Maker | Maya Rumsey | Episode 326

Maya Rumsey is a ceramic artist based in Denver, CO. In art school Maya majored in glass but found herself pulled into the clay world. After graduating Maya did some wandering around and finally came back to making ceramics and opened her Etsy shop, Melissa Maya Pottery, in 2013 to sell her pot

Instagram Insights From a Potter's Perspective | Chris Casey | Episode 325
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Instagram Insights From a Potter's Perspective | Chris Casey | Episode 325

Chris Casey is an artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He earned a BFA from the University of New Mexico with a concentration in ceramics. Since graduating, he has worked out of his home studio and held various ceramics related jobs such as studio assistant, glaze production manager, and is currently the studio manager at a community college. His work, abstract and colorful, is rooted in his love of drawing. Employing colored underglazes and slips on porcelaneous clay bodies, he carves intricate designs into the surfaces of his pots.

Printing With Clay | Mitch Lyons | Episode 324
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Printing With Clay | Mitch Lyons | Episode 324

Mitch Lyons earned his masters degree in ceramics after completing his undergraduate degree in graphics. Since 1980 he has been a full-time artist, creating clay monoprints and ceramic vessels. His work can be found in the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Delaware Art Museum, as well as many private collections.

Honoring a Fallen Brother | William Moon | Episode 323
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Honoring a Fallen Brother | William Moon | Episode 323

William Moon is a studio potter working in Potter County, Pennsylvania. He was introduced to ceramics in high school and fell in love with the wheel. After military service, he pursued his dream and started Imagine Peace Pottery in 2015, producing ware which combines beauty and function. Mainly self-taught, he looks for mentorship by his friend, Richard Lang, a longtime, functional potter. His goal is to eventually produce woodfired pottery, at the end of his dirt road in the country. When he is not busy being a “stay at home dad” for his children, he can be found in his studio, listening to music and turning pots.

Planning Events for Potters | Catie Miller | Episode 322
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Planning Events for Potters | Catie Miller | Episode 322

After graduating from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a BFA in ceramics and a BS in art education, Miller was chosen for a two-year artist residency at Red Star Studios in Kansas City, Missouri, where she refined her ceramic practice. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and included in publications such as Ceramics Monthly. Since her return to North Dakota, she continues to embrace many opportunities to work within the art community teaching and coordinating classes for artists of all ages. She currently works as a studio potter from her home studio in Fargo, North Dakota.

Launched and Looking | Liana Agnew | Episode 321
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Launched and Looking | Liana Agnew | Episode 321

Liana Agnew was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She received her BFA in Ceramics and a BSE in Art Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2015. She has exhibited nationally in galleries such as Red Star Studios, The Clay Studio of Philadelphia, Workhouse Gallery, Charlie Cummings Gallery, the Erie Art Museum, the Milwaukee Institute of Art, the Morean Center for Clay, Hudgens Art Center, and more. In summer of 2015, Agnew received a scholarship to attend a residency at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. During the 2015-2016 year she completed a residency at Brockway Center for Arts and Technology. Liana is currently a full time resident artist at Morean Center for Clay in Saint Petersburg, FL for the 2016-2017 year.

The Student Became The Teacher | Molly Sanyour | Episode 320
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The Student Became The Teacher | Molly Sanyour | Episode 320

Molly Sanyour picked up wheel throwing in her junior year in college and Molly hasn't stopped since. Molly's current job, teaching high school ceramics, allows her the opportunity to constantly explore new ways of creating with clay and she just loves it! It was until this job, and teaching beginners, that Molly really began to thrive as an artist.

From a Garage to a Barn... A Potter's Story | Ulrika Weijmer | Episode 319
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From a Garage to a Barn... A Potter's Story | Ulrika Weijmer | Episode 319

Ulrika Weijmer is a potter situated in Varberg, in the west coast of Sweden. Her first contact with clay was in 1982. Since then she never stopped learning and exploring the possibilities of clay. At first she worked as a journalist but for the last 10 years she is a full time potter. She has a large studio in an old bulls stable in the country side. Ulrika works mostly with stoneware and porcelain but also raku and sawdust firings.

Having a Message | Isaac Scott | Episode 318
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Having a Message | Isaac Scott | Episode 318

Isaac Scott is an Artist working and living in Seattle, WA. Isaac has been working with clay for over 9 years and his work is thrown on the potter's wheel and decorated with silkscreen images of himself and people/places that inspires him. The goal of Isaac's work is to inspire and uplift.

Branding for the Small Business | Lainey Fink Scott | Episode 317
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Branding for the Small Business | Lainey Fink Scott | Episode 317

Lainey Fink Scott is a ceramicist and designer based on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachussetts. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Graphic Design. There she enrolled in a ceramics class and fell in love with clay. After working with design firms in NYC and Boston, she teamed up with her husband/design partner, Ben Scott to form Bluerock Design. After moving to Martha’s Vineyard Lainey’s life shifted—she got back on the wheel and transformed her basement into a pottery workspace. While running Bluerock, her ceramics business has grown. This has allowed Lainey to hone her focus—creating structurally functional pieces that can be utilized every day. You can find Lainey most days arms deep in clay—throw, trim, glaze, repeat.

Pottery, Pets, and People | Hadley Sedgwick | Episode 316
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Pottery, Pets, and People | Hadley Sedgwick | Episode 316

Hadley Sedgwick is the owner, maker, and designer behind Hadley Clay Studio. Since 2009 Hadley has been creating custom pet mugs from her studio on a little island off the coast of Georgia. Hadley has a passion for animals, fascinated by color, and is a sucker for good design.

A Niche Clay Story- Vantiki | Henrik Van Ryzin | Episode 315
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A Niche Clay Story- Vantiki | Henrik Van Ryzin | Episode 315

Henrik Van Ryzin & Denise Van Ryzin make a variety of faux artifacts inspired by Polynesian Pop, adventure, exploration, and South Seas Mystery. Former Hollywood Artists (Henrik worked in Makeup FX, Denise in editing), they founded VanTiki Studio in 2001.

A Ceramicist Changes Countries | Daisy Cooper | Episode 314
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A Ceramicist Changes Countries | Daisy Cooper | Episode 314

After taking an evening class in ceramics, Daisy Cooper's practice has become mainly self taught. Daisy has also trained herself in the fine arts. Growing up in Scotland influences Daisy's work while searching for a sense of wilderness through form and colour and allowing each piece to bare the marks of the making process.

A Walk Through the Event | OPA | Episode 313
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A Walk Through the Event | OPA | Episode 313

The Oregon Potters Association has been a powerhouse her in the Pacific Northwest. With an entirely volunteer staff this organization has been able to put together the United States largest ceramic show called, Ceramic Showcase. The Ceramic Showcase has been an annual show that attracts collectors from all over the Northwest and beyond. Some of the nation's best potters and ceramic artists show and sell their work at this event. So I walked around the event and recorded a few conversations.

Making a Glassy Foot | Paul Ide | Episode 312
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Making a Glassy Foot | Paul Ide | Episode 312

Paul Ide is a diverse and accomplished artist who has exhibited his work throughout the United States. He received his undergraduate degree in Art from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2002. A potter, illustrator and muralist, he creates works that respond to the ever-changing seasons of his life. Having been greatly influenced early in life by the Hip Hop culture, his work, regardless the medium used, reveals this influence allowing him to visually communicate his ideas in a way that is deeply and personally rooted. Paul works at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota as the Center for Creativity Ceramic Studio Technician, and Social Outreach Coordinator.

The Jonescast is Casting Again | Brian R Jones | Episode 311
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The Jonescast is Casting Again | Brian R Jones | Episode 311

After a couple years of taking a break, Brian Jones is at it again with his groundbreaking podcast, The Jonescast. Brian was the first "real" podcast on the subject of ceramics and helped to pave the way for others like Ben Carter of Tales of the Red Clay Rambler and myself. So I am really excited to see Brian's show relaunching. So we grabbed the mics and had a talk and got caught up.

Lunch With Sculptors | Francoise LeClerc & Michelle Gregor | Episode 310
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Lunch With Sculptors | Francoise LeClerc & Michelle Gregor | Episode 310

I had the privilege of of having lunch with Michelle Gregor and Francoise LeClerc at the historic Huber's restaurant in downtown Portland, OR during NCECA 2017. It was such a delight spending time with them. The fun thing about this interview is that it took place during our lunch. So there is a lot of background noise and the sound of eating. But more importantly, there was a lot of deep discussion about the the life of artists.

Chillin' with Justin | Justin Reese | Episode 309
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Chillin' with Justin | Justin Reese | Episode 309

Justin Reese is a studio potter working out of his hometown of Youngstown, OH. Justin lives with his wife Bailey, daughter Mika, his dog Kuma, and the family's three cats. Justin has a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design, and this is where Justin's journey with pottery began. After three years focusing on traditional oil paint techniques, Justin developed a love for clay during his final year. Justin works primarily with porcelain, and his favorite form is the lidded jar. Justin is devoted to help create a culture full of creativity in Youngstown, and he also wish to reach out and educate others through social media.

Remembering | Robin Hopper | Episode 308
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Remembering | Robin Hopper | Episode 308

Robin Hopper passed away this past Thursday, April 6th, 2017. I had the privilege of interviewing him a little over a year ago. This is a replay of that episode without all the music and ads. The episode was titled, Die As An Individual. If you would like to read the Final Post written by his family, then please click HERE. If you would like to see the original show notes page for Robin Hopper, then click HERE.

From Professor to Proprietor | Brian Giniewski | Episode 307
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From Professor to Proprietor | Brian Giniewski | Episode 307

Brian Giniewski is a Philadelphia-based potter who works primarily with boutiques and design shops across the US and beyond. Over the last year Brian has been working full-time in the studio and thinking of his practice as a small business which feeds Brian's artistic curiosity while meeting the demands of the market.

A Good Look at Etsy | Karrita Renzelmann | Episode 306
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A Good Look at Etsy | Karrita Renzelmann | Episode 306

Karrita Renzelmann of Queen Bee Pottery fell in love with clay when her husband surprised her with a pottery wheel for her birthday in 2006. She began with introductory classes at the local college and couldn't get enough of the intrinsic feeling of delight, focus, and comfort that came with placing her hands in clay and creating. It was in the garden that the love of nature and creativity were planted in her heart. This love of unifying the beauty of nature with the creation of functional and decorative pottery is the inspiration for Queen Bee Pottery. The ongoing growth of her relationship with clay is nurtured with excitement and curiosity about how the journey will evolve and change in her lifetime. Karrita continues to be amazed, inspired, and grateful for the connections that her pottery creates with customers worldwide.

Some of His Process Explained | Steven Showalter | Episode 305
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Some of His Process Explained | Steven Showalter | Episode 305

Steven Showalter is a Potter and High School Art Teacher in Minnesota. His current work is inspired by his wood-firing experiences. His desire to capture the unpredictability of wood-firing led him to work extensively with glaze development to create a rich palette of runny glazes that are inspired by his surroundings.

Quick Convention Conversations | NCECA 2017 | Episode 304
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Quick Convention Conversations | NCECA 2017 | Episode 304

The star of today's episode is NCECA! Portland, OR was the host this year for the annual conference. Thousands of clay people invaded the city from all over the world. I personally met people that traveled from Norway, Australia, Canada, and Brazil. And of course, lots of people from the US.

I walked around the conference and related areas and had conversations with lots of different people. The show notes for this episode will have pictures of the people's work that I talked to, and links to their Instagram pages. They will be displayed in the order in which they appear in the episode. I think there is only one person that didn't have any point of contact for me to track down.

A Potter, An Entrepreneur | Jeff Rottman | Episode 303
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A Potter, An Entrepreneur | Jeff Rottman | Episode 303

As a full time Studio Potter since 2003, Jeff Rottman has developed a community studio with 32 members and launched a pottery tool company which is reaching across the globe. Jeff's entrance into being a studio potter started with a loss of a traditional job due to economic downturn. Jeff was energized by the cooking shows of the Food Network along with the melodies of Johnny Cash (Drive On).

Pottery as Cash | Sam Parry | Episode 302
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Pottery as Cash | Sam Parry | Episode 302

Sam Parry is an art teacher for the Meridian School District, a ski instructor at Jackson Hole Ski resort, and a ceramist. Throwing on the wheel has been a passion of Sam's since he was in high school. Making art that is both functional and beautiful is Sam's ultimate goal. Knowing that someone uses Sam's art in their daily lives is what he loves about making pottery.

A Community College Teacher | Howard Koerth | Episode 301
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A Community College Teacher | Howard Koerth | Episode 301

Howard Koerth is a nationally recognized ceramic artist currently residing in Oklahoma City, teaching at Rose State College. For the past 25 years his work has been included in invitational and juried exhibitions both national and internationally. In 2003 Mr. Koerth served as Artist in Residence at the Tainan National College of the Arts in Taiwan, an experience that influenced his current visual exploration.

Turning the Mic Around | Paul Blais | Episode 300
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Turning the Mic Around | Paul Blais | Episode 300

The mic gets turned around in this special episode of The Potters Cast: Some member of The Potters Business Mastermind interview me, Paul Blais. This is in celebration of hitting episode 300 and in honor of such a great accomplishment I asked for some volunteers from the mastermind group to spend some time with me on Google Hangouts and do a special edition for The Potters Cast. It was a lot of fun spending this special time with them and I am really happy to be able to share it with you. Our interviewers are Elizabeth Borowsky, Carly Gibran, Kathleen Blohm, and Bebe Federman.

Capturing Our Stories Before They're Lost | Luke Huling | Episode 299
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Capturing Our Stories Before They're Lost | Luke Huling | Episode 299

Luke Huling is a figurative sculptor from Harrisburg Pennsylvania. Luke graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in May of 2014 and received his BFA in ceramics and a minor in metalsmithing. For two years following undergrad Luke was the long term resident at The LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln Nebraska, teaching throwing, hand building, and introductory metals classes. Currently Luke is attending Indiana University in their MFA program located in Bloomington, Indiana. He continues to use clay and metal and combines them together in mixed media sculptures.

Making After Work | Paul Tholl | Episode 298
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Making After Work | Paul Tholl | Episode 298

Paul Tholl is a Wyoming-raised, Western Colorado-living potter, and Art educator. Paul received concurrent BA/BS from the University of a Wyoming in 2011 and has been living in Grand Junction, CO for the majority of the time since. Paul is married and has a 10 month old son.

Hacks to Grow the Business | Eunbi Cho | Episode 297
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Hacks to Grow the Business | Eunbi Cho | Episode 297

Eunbi Cho is a traditionalist with a contemporary approach. Eunbi's (pronounced Un-Be) work celebrates the spirited and special space that exists between structure and fluidity, precision, and poetry. Throughout her work, Eunbi reflects upon user/object interaction with unique and playful intention.

Eunbi spent her early childhood in Korea before moving with her family to Waterloo,Belgium. In her new surroundings Eunbi discovered a renewed sense of  freedom and the importance of creativity and individuality. After studying Fiber art in Korea, Eunbi moved to Los Angeles in 2011.

Eunbi is committed to creating unexpected and thoughtfully designed objects that embody her life's experie

Growlers, Brewers, & Doing Big Installations | Shay Church | Episode 296
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Growlers, Brewers, & Doing Big Installations | Shay Church | Episode 296

Shay Church is based in Kalamazoo, Mi. Shay is co-owner of Grayling Ceramics with his wife, Maura Church. For the past 18 years Shay has also created wet-clay and wood installations of whales, elephants, wolves, and trees left to decay in abandoned buildings, fields, parking lots, and galleries across North America.

Launching a Studio as an Event | Matthew Vrettas | Episode 295
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Launching a Studio as an Event | Matthew Vrettas | Episode 295

After starting pottery as a couple's hobby, Stephanie Yap and Matthew Vrettas started Ghost Wares together in their tiny home studio. After leaving his job in interior design, Matthew took over the making and day to day operations, whilst Stephanie is involved on a broader level, balancing this with her career as a freelance graphic designer.

Diversify to Thrive | Joan Bruneau | Episode 294
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Diversify to Thrive | Joan Bruneau | Episode 294

Joan Bruneau is a professional Studio Potter and Regular Part-Time Ceramics Faculty at NSCAD University. She maintains her studio/showroom, Nova Terra Cotta in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Joan was born in 1963 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her love of travel and food sparked her desire to become a potter after discovering the authentic cuisines and pottery traditions of Europe on a trip in 1983-84. She went on to earn her BFA from NSCAD University in 1988, and MFA from the University of Minnesota in 1993.

Bruneaus work is exhibited throughout North America and is in recognized private and public collections. Bruneaus work is also published in current Ceramics publications including the feature article Idyllic Place; The Work Of Joan Bruneau by Andrea Marquis in Ceramics Monthly magazine ( April 2014) the ebook, American iPottery by Kevin Hluch , 2014 and Mastering The Potter's Wheel by Ben Carter ( 2016)

Finding a Voice that Goes with Your Heart | Lesley McInally | Episode 293
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Finding a Voice that Goes with Your Heart | Lesley McInally | Episode 293

Lesley McInally completed her Bachelor of Design Honours Degree in Ceramics and Printmaking at Dundee University, Scotland. For the first 8 years of her career she worked as a full time professional ceramic artist producing both functional and decorative ceramics for galleries throughout the UK. Additionally she taught ceramics in various educational environments both to adults and children. In 2004 she immigrated to Canada where she continued her studio practice in Cookstown, Ontario. Since arriving in Canada Lesley developed her unique style of stretched slab hand built paperclay sculptures and vessels which contain a rich depth of surface texture. Incorporating her printmaking skills she has also developed a highly tactile surface using coloured porcelain slips, underglazes and a mono print technique. She continues to be invited to demonstrate her intriguing working methods to numerous guilds, educational establishments and arts associations throughout Ontario. Lesley has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and grants and exhibits her work nationally and internationally.  

Some Thoughts on Studio Practice | Daniel Gillberg | Episode 292
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Some Thoughts on Studio Practice | Daniel Gillberg | Episode 292

Daniel Gillberg is a Swedish maker situated in the Oslo area in Norway. By making playful functional pots for every day use, he seeks to promote the values and the use of hand made. His work mainly involve dark firing earthenware and slip, decorated with various decals, paper resists and luster.

Going Small to Go Big | Jon Almeda | Episode 291
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Going Small to Go Big | Jon Almeda | Episode 291

Jon Almeda is a miniature ceramic artist located in Tacoma, Washington. Raised in Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest Jon finds inspiration in the ever changing cloud formations in the sky and the movement of the tides. Jon’s practice is a response to the colors, energies, textures and composition of his life. Years ago he came across a book called “Creating Ceramic Miniatures” that dramatically changed his outlook and approach. He went the opposite direction and started to see how small he could throw. He discovered that working small was much harder than he imagined. After 15 years of creating miniatures he is still challenging himself to improve and to try new things with each kiln load. Almeda’s pieces are so impressive because without any scale or context they look exactly like their larger counterpart in detail and proportion.

Carving Through the Layers | Joshua Flicker | Episode 290
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Carving Through the Layers | Joshua Flicker | Episode 290

In 2005 Joshua Flicker completed a BFA in Art Education with an emphasis in ceramics.  That same year he moved to Salt Lake City, got married, and accepted a teaching job at Park City High School. He has been enjoying the mountains, sharing his art, and honing his craft ever since.

Binge Making in a Busy Life | Christopher Melia | Episode 289
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Binge Making in a Busy Life | Christopher Melia | Episode 289

Born and raised in Humble, Texas, Christopher Melia moved to Corpus Christi in 2001 to extend his education at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.  Shortly after engaging in ceramic courses offered at the university, he became an apprentice to a local studio potter, William Wilhelmi.  In 2006, he received his BFA in Ceramics.  He continued to work for Wilhelmi and take additional classes until moving to Denton, Texas for graduate school at the University of North Texas.  Chris finished his MFA in 2011.  He currently lives in Whitesboro TX with his wife and two sons, teaches at Little Elm High School, and makes work in his home studio.

Creativity in Making and Marketing | Noa Weintraub | Episode 288
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Creativity in Making and Marketing | Noa Weintraub | Episode 288

Noa Weintraub is an artist, and ceramicist based in London, UK. After completing her fine art degree at Chelsea College of Art, Noa launched her handbag label, selling one-off hand-painted handbags to exclusive boutiques and celebrity clients on both sides of the Atlantic. Simultaneously, she also began fashion styling, working closely with iconic art director Judy Blame. In 2007 she then redirected her career back to her fine art roots and became a full time artist and illustrator. Still very much inspired by fashion and her love of vintage, fabrics, textures and patterns, these continue to provide a constant reference point. In 2011 she enrolled onto a ceramics evening class and has not looked back since.

Making a Community Celebration Installation | Kim Lulashnyk, Hilde Lambrechts, & Kristen Davidson | Episode 287
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Making a Community Celebration Installation | Kim Lulashnyk, Hilde Lambrechts, & Kristen Davidson | Episode 287

Kirstin Davidson, Hilde Lambrechts and Kim Lulashnyk are three potters from the Ottawa Guild of Potters who have put together a community-based ceramic art installation of over 9000 roses, fleurs de lis and feathers as part of Canada's 150th year celebrations in 2017. Populace will be set in a park at the Canadian Museum of Nature and will be on display from June 17-September 4, 2017. Community studios, individual potters, high school students, seniors and members of the public will participate in guided making-sessions throughout the year. Kirstin, Kim and Hilde are honored to bring their love of clay into the community on behalf of the Ottawa Guild of Potters and share in the making of a significant public art inst

Making Community Happen | Sharon Greenwood | Episode 286
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Making Community Happen | Sharon Greenwood | Episode 286

Sharon Greenwood is a full time potter living in Portland, Oregon. She grew up outside of New Orleans and received her BFA from the University of Southern Mississippi in graphic design, with a minor in sculpture. This is where she first learned to love clay. After 15 years in advertising, she took a sabbatical and enrolled in a local clay class. She loved it so much, she decided to retire and start her second career as a potter. She works out of her home studio, creating wheelthrown, handcarved home decor and tableware that are inspired by the Oregon coast and her garden.

Having a Heart to Grow the Clay Community | Merle Lambeth | Episode 285
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Having a Heart to Grow the Clay Community | Merle Lambeth | Episode 285

San Diego potter, Merle Lambeth, is known for her delicately folded thin slabs of clay,use of textures and green glazes. Each piece shows her attention to detail and finishing. Merle's training is mainly through attending workshops. She splits her time between creating new work and managing Clay Artists of San Diego, a non-profit clay organization.

A Vulnerable Conversation of Life as as Artist | Jen Fontenella | Episode 284
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A Vulnerable Conversation of Life as as Artist | Jen Fontenella | Episode 284

Jen Fontanella is a ceramist in Overland Park, Kansas. She makes brightly colored contemporary pieces for the home and garden. Everything is made in small batches honoring the art of handmade. She’s a California native, a mother to a two-year-old, an ethnic food junkie and a craft beer enthusiast

A Teacher's Journey | Mike Flower | Episode 283
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A Teacher's Journey | Mike Flower | Episode 283

Mike Flower is a potter and teacher in Los Angeles, CA. Primarily an educator, his days are largely spent running a thriving high school studio that sees 200 students daily. He also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills. His ceramic work is mostly utilitarian.

Learning to Say "No." | Amy Hamley | Episode 282
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Learning to Say "No." | Amy Hamley | Episode 282

Amy Hamley is a ceramicist living and working in Berkeley, California. Her work draws inspiration from her travels and daily hikes around the Bay Area. She lives with her husband, Ryan, and her shih tzu, Perro.

A College Students Is Building Her Business | Sage Cortez | Episode 281
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A College Students Is Building Her Business | Sage Cortez | Episode 281

Sage Cortez is the hands of Hand & Fire Ceramics. Sage is a designer, ceramist, and craftswoman focusing on perfecting qualities of hand within functional tableware. Sage's work is intended to bring life to any table it is brought to--to be a refresher in a world of casted, symmetrical, and manufactured goods. Currently Sage is finishing up her BFA as a sculpture major in her hometown of Portland, Oregon. It is important to Sage that all her materials are locally sourced, food safe, and well made to provide you with the best quality to her ability. Hand & Fire is Sage's inspiration towards being creative every day; whether it be clay or flour, Sage always has her hands in something.

A Life of Change | Laurie Goldstein | Episode 280
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A Life of Change | Laurie Goldstein | Episode 280

Laurie Goldstein is a potter who is in love with ceramics, with function, with beauty. Laurie is a mother to two great kids and a wife to a great guy named Guy... Laurie was born in NYC and when she was 8 her family moved to Israel where Laurie grew up, went to school, served her 2 year compulsory army service, and got her BFA in set and costume for theatre. Laurie then returned to the states for studies at NYU and then Alfred University. Then back to Israel where Laurie started her studio 22 years ago and has been working away happily since.

In Between and On the Way | Chris Lively | Episode 279
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In Between and On the Way | Chris Lively | Episode 279

Chris is a ceramic artist living in Virginia He has been a ceramic artist for 14 years Chris is married to his wife, Jordan, who is also an artist and they have a 4 month old baby, Cambrie. He recently publish an article titled "Winter Blues" in Pottery Making Illustrated

Keeping Isolation at Bay | Leilani Trinka | Episode 278
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Keeping Isolation at Bay | Leilani Trinka | Episode 278

Leilani Trinka is a ceramic artist, born and raised in Hawaii but now living in Singapore. She works exclusively in porcelain and specializes in creating hand built objects with a functional approach. Her work is made from textured slabs, is generally small in scale, is highly detailed and meticulously crafted. Leilani is enthused by pattern and inspired by both the manmade and the natural worlds. She produces work that brings her joy and makes her smile.

Making a Job for Yourself | Elaine Fallon | Episode 277
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Making a Job for Yourself | Elaine Fallon | Episode 277

Elaine Fallon trained as a potter in Thomastown Pottery Skills course in Co Kilkenny. Elaine is now 45 years old, mother of 3, and a puppy. Elaine's husband is an architectural photographer and after the recession they jokingly set up what they call Brookwood Enterprises. (Brookwood is the name of the road they live on!) Donal moved from his studio from the city centre and built a studio next to Elaine's pottery. So Donal and Elaine have a very busy house with work, studio assistants, children, and everyday life mixed altogether.    Elaine makes functional wheel based work mostly in porcelain stoneware. Elaine lived in New York in her early twenties and used to take the train to Kew Gardens to splash around in a studio called the Potter's Wheel which still exists today! 

A Mug Club | Sarah Wolf | Episode 276
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A Mug Club | Sarah Wolf | Episode 276

Sarah is a ceramic artist in Portland, Oregon. Sarah's business, Wolf Ceramics, is just over a year old. Sarah found ceramics in high school and had a healthy clay obsession throughout college in eastern Washington while working on a degree in geochemistry. Sarah's initial years after college were spent traveling, farming in the San Juan Islands, and climbing in the Cascade Mountains. Sarah couldn't bring herself to get a real job in the field of geochemistry, and after seriously considering and then scraping the idea of architecture school, Sarah came back to clay.

Sarah decided to go back to school for ceramics and studied at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, where she hatched the idea for her business. A year and half ago, Sarah entered a matched savings grant program with Mercy Corps Northwest that supports new businesses. The funds from this grant came in August of 2016, kickstarted her business into a new space, and helped fund the purchase of studio equipment. Now that Sarah has a space of her own, she is taking on larger wholesale accounts with local businesses and eager to collaborate with other local businesses and crafts people!

Building Relationships with Clay | Adrienne Eliades | Episode 275
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Building Relationships with Clay | Adrienne Eliades | Episode 275

Adrienne Eliades is a studio artist living in Vancouver, Washington. She has been extremely fortunate to move all over the country for her work. A recent MFA graduate in Ceramics from the University of Florida in May 2016, Adrienne is currently working at the Ash Street Project in Portland, Oregon.

Decals & Pottery | Maggie Mae Beyeler | Episode 274
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Decals & Pottery | Maggie Mae Beyeler | Episode 274

Maggie Beyeler started her studio, Magpie Pottery in the desert outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico 17 years ago. Formally trained at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Maggie earned her MFA in ceramics in 1993. Since that time Maggie has operated her own studio, taught at various colleges and universities throughout the area, and has become known for her image transfer tableware.

Kickstarting the Studio... Again | Marla Benton | Episode 273
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Kickstarting the Studio... Again | Marla Benton | Episode 273

Marla Benton's work is colourful, humorous, and playful. Marla’s clay pieces are influenced by everyday adventures combined with nature, children, and daily living. Marla earned her education through the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, the Ontario College of Art and Design (BFA), and Nipissing University (BED). Through all her experiences, Marla has been exposed to many different materials. Marla found that clay is the most complimentary medium, as she loves to play in mud, sculpting three dimensional, fanciful objects that echo the joys in her life.

Build the List | Zoë Johnson | Episode 272
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Build the List | Zoë Johnson | Episode 272

Zoë Johnson is a ceramicist living and working on the Big Island of Hawaii. Much of her work occupies the space between functional and decorative, her vessels are embraced as physical representations of memory or gratitude, evoking a fleeting sea breeze or the salty reminiscence of a day at the beach.

A Beautiful Story of Relationships | Luke Eastop | Episode 271
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A Beautiful Story of Relationships | Luke Eastop | Episode 271

Luke Eastop is a ceramicist with a background in the creative arts, and more recently as a chef. Both occupations have informed the development of his work, focusing on pared-down ceramic pieces, exploring the basic material qualities of clay, form, function and utility. He started making ceramics following the passing away of his grandfather, British studio potter Geoffrey Eastop, and is currently working in his studio in Berkshire.

Build That Mail List | Connie Pike | Episode 270
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Build That Mail List | Connie Pike | Episode 270

Connie Pike started her clay journey in 1971 and since 1978 she has been making her full-time living  as a ceramic artist in Alberta, Canada.   Connie's approach to working with clay evolves as she investigate a balance between function and aesthetic. Shapes and designs build upon themselves and new versions of form and decoration filter through the body of work and refresh the process.  It is Connie's desire to create forms with rich surfaces. is interested in how her work can be used every day to bring art into our lives, enhancing our experience with food, adorning our homes, and providing a necessary ritual to nourish our soul and mind as well as our bodies. Connie is trying to make pottery that is successful in several ways: comfortable to use, enjoyable to look at, and interesting to think about.

Climbing the Mountain of Business Step by Step | Patty Bilbro | Episode 269
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Climbing the Mountain of Business Step by Step | Patty Bilbro | Episode 269

Patty Bilbro is a displaced southerner with a craft degree in clay and a BA in Psychology. She has been a resident artist at Odyssey Ceramic Arts and Baltimore Clayworks. Currently, Patty lives in Wilmington, DE and works out of her windowless leaky basement. She loves to teach.

Having The Side-Hustle to Support The Art | Theo Uliano | Episode 268
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Having The Side-Hustle to Support The Art | Theo Uliano | Episode 268

A lifelong native of the Philadelphia area, Theo Uliano completed his MFA in Ceramics at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia in 2011, after earning his BFA in Ceramics at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2007. Theo is currently Adjunct Professor in Ceramics at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and at Middlesex College in New Jersey. Recently Theo completed an artist residency at AIR Vallauris in the South of France and was also selected as an Emerging Artist 2015 by the publication Ceramics Monthly.

Getting All You Can From Workshops | Adam Field | Episode 267
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Getting All You Can From Workshops | Adam Field | Episode 267

Adam Field is fascinated with antique artifacts, the way they can speak of mastery of lost peoples, places, and cultures. This inspires Adam to create works that both radiate history and capture his own place and time. Adam's works toward a clean aesthetic that celebrates the masterful simplicity of antique Far Eastern pottery, while retaining the modest utility of colonial American wares. The surface of Adam's pottery is meticulously carved with intricate designs that borrow from nature and incorporate the human touch. Much of the carving on Adam's work is informed by the pattern languages found in indigenous fiber art, such as Hawaiian tapa, Incan cordage and Zulu basketry.

Building a Brand | Bhairavi Naik | Episode 266
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Building a Brand | Bhairavi Naik | Episode 266

Bhairavi Naik is a biochemistry graduate turned media professional. Bhairavi worked in several advertising agencies for many years, before finally accepting that she prefers clay over client servicing. As the senior partner at Curators of Clay, Bhairavi works at the studio as a potter and curator. Bhairavi mainly creates functional ceramics that can be used everyday. Curators of Clay's vision is simple, they want their work to be loved cherished and used everyday. Curators of Clay started out as a pursuit of beauty, peace, and happiness.

Some Insights on Becoming a Professor | Ron Geibel | Episode 265
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Some Insights on Becoming a Professor | Ron Geibel | Episode 265

Ron Geibel received his MFA from the University of Montana. Ceramics Monthly Magazine recognized Geibel as a 2015 emerging artist. Currently, Geibel is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. His work toys with the intersection of public vs. private and confronts matters concerning, sexuality, gender and identity.

 

Pine Needles and Pottery | Hannie Goldgewicht | Episode 264
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Pine Needles and Pottery | Hannie Goldgewicht | Episode 264

Hannie was born in San Jose, Costa Rica but also spent part of her childhood in New York. She graduated with honors from the Universidad De Costa Rica with a degree in Fine Arts. Although her major was sculpture she was interested in all mediums, experimenting with ceramics, wood, metal, stone, textiles, mosaic, handmade paper just to mention a few.

Hannie has participated in many collective art shows as well as being accepted into the Costa Rican National “Biennial” on numerous occasions.

Together with her husband Leo Gotlibowski they created “Lugar del Espiral” to combine their talent as artists. They have worked together on many projects. They received high praise for their work for the Costa Rican Pre-Columbian Gold Museum where 8 life size human indigenous sculptures they made are on permanent display. They have recently moved with their son to Los Angeles to embark on a new life and creative career.

An Installation Artist Business | Gregory Miller | Episode 263
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An Installation Artist Business | Gregory Miller | Episode 263

Gregory Miller is known for his sculptural ceramic installations. Gregory's style includes various forms and finishes to create a metaphoric microcosm of subjects. Gregory uses an array of clay bodies, from porcelain to stoneware, with each piece hand formed with textures, mixed media and glazes to create the desired effect.

Website for the Potter | Mallorie Terranova | Episode 262
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Website for the Potter | Mallorie Terranova | Episode 262

Mallorie Terranova was born in Richmond, VA and raised in Huntersville, NC. After graduating high school, she moved to Wilmington, NC to attend the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Mallorie eventually found her way into the Studio Art program, where she got her hands in clay for the first time, and fell head over heels for the ceramic craft. In December 2015 she graduated from UNC Wilmington, earning a Studio Art Degree with a concentration in Ceramics. While still in school she founded her own pottery business, Jars of Dust. She is driven by being able to create functional vessels, essentially from dust and water, that can be used every single day. Now Mallorie is living on Hatteras Island off the coast of North Carolina with her husband, PJ, and their chocolate lab, Brown Bear. Currently, she is working at a pottery studio called Kinnakeet Clay where she teaches several different classes, as well as striving to grow her own business.

The Balance Approach to Giving | Yoshi Fujii | Episode 261
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The Balance Approach to Giving | Yoshi Fujii | Episode 261

Yoshi Fujii received a B.F.A from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2002 and a M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University in 2008. Yoshi was selected as a recipient of the 2008-09 Lormina Salter Fellowship from Baltimore Clayworks where he currently serves as a resident artist, instructor, and gallery manager.

 

How to Get Your Work Known | Lorna Meaden | Episode 260
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How to Get Your Work Known | Lorna Meaden | Episode 260

Lorna Meaden grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago. She received a B.A. from Fort Lewis College in 1994, and an MFA in ceramics from Ohio University 2005. She has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, and at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. Her work is represented my several national galleries. She has taught numerous workshops nationally and internationally, in addition to being featured as a demonstrator and lecturer at the National Council on Education in Ceramic Arts, and Utilitarian Clay V: Celebrate the Object. Lorna is currently a studio potter in Durango, CO.

Ideas on Building a Foundation for an Art Business | John Newdigate | Episode 259
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Ideas on Building a Foundation for an Art Business | John Newdigate | Episode 259

John Newdigate has worked as a professional artist and ceramist since 1991, exploring the properties of many different materials, including metal, paper, fibre, plastic, paint and clay. In ceramics John has specialised in high-fired translucent carved porcelain and reduction-fired celadon glazes. John's work is mostly functional, as it enriches day-to-day life, bringing art and design, imagination and inspiration into otherwise ordinary moments. John does not believe in being different for difference´s sake; instead he has respect for tradition, without being bound to it. The most important theme in John's work, and his constant inspiration, is the ever-changing sea, which has always fascinated John - not just the creatures in it, but also the interplay of light and water. From the ordered chaos of white horses on a choppy sea to the synergy of a school of anchovies, there seems to be enough inspiration in and around the sea and its shores to last many lifetimes.

Some Thoughts on Surviving in a Small Town | Kelly Lever & Adam Russel | Episode 258
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Some Thoughts on Surviving in a Small Town | Kelly Lever & Adam Russel | Episode 258

Wife and husband team, Kelly Lever and Adam Russel co-own Key West Pottery. Their studio and gallery are in the southern most city of the United States, Key West, Florida. Formally trained as painters, Kelly and Adam both take a very colorful and charismatic approach to their ceramic work, which is reflective of the tropical island they call home. Kelly and Adam are creating a modern interpretation of an ancient art form.

A New Zealand Potter | Sue Scobie | Episode 257
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A New Zealand Potter | Sue Scobie | Episode 257

At the end of 2008 Sue Scobie switched from a career as an environmental scientist to working with clay full-time. Sue spent 2009 finishing a Diploma in Ceramics (by distance from Otago Polytechnic). Since then she has continued developing her simple vessel-based forms in colored clay, inspired by landscapes and the environment.

Talking Over a Business | Lina Alvarez | Episode 256
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Talking Over a Business | Lina Alvarez | Episode 256

Lina Alvarez was drawn to art at an early age. Before moving to Los Angeles in 2006, Lina graduated from the University of Georgia, where she taught art to children at Lyndon House Arts Center and earned her BA in Studio Art with a concentration in Ceramics. Originally from Medellin, Colombia, Lina's art is a hybrid of cultures and embodies many qualities—some pieces may be precise and simple, while others are loose and organically shaped. Lina currently focuses on chic and functional utilitarian pottery, which is available inside Good Dirt LA’s artist shop and on Etsy. Lina believes in cultivating creativity and encourages her students to leave their expectations behind. “The creating and making processes are truly therapeutic and enjoyable for me,” she says. “But nothing brings me more joy than knowing that others actually use my work as part of their daily routines. It’s that tea they have before bedtime, or the coffee that helps them start the day. It’s like I’m passing along a little bit of my love to them, since I feel that each of my pieces were created with the most loving of intentions.”

Finding the Passion | Elizabeth Borowsky | Episode 255
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Finding the Passion | Elizabeth Borowsky | Episode 255

Elizabeth b. Borowsky is a ceramic artist living and working in the beautiful countryside of South Carolina.  She received a BFA from Clemson University with an emphasis in sculpture.  She launched Elizabeth b. Ceramics in 2014.  Her work is elegant, functional, and often carved or pierced with clean, graceful lines.

A Family Fit | Tim Kowalczyk | Episode 254
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A Family Fit | Tim Kowalczyk | Episode 254

Tim Kowalczyk did his undergrad at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and majored in Art Education and Ceramics, with a minor Art History. Tim took a year off before attending Illinois State University for Tim's MFA in Ceramics. In 2011 Tim graduated and moved to a small town 30 minutes north of Normal called Minonk, which is where Tim lives and works. 

A Pot-Ographer | Helen Levi | Episode 253
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A Pot-Ographer | Helen Levi | Episode 253

Helen Levi grew up in the East Village of New York City. Helen's first encounter with clay was as a young child in an after school event. For college she studied photography which became a great compliment to her work as a ceramicist. As an adult she did a number of part-times jobs to make a living as an artist living in New York and teaching pottery classes was one of them. Helen set up her own studio where she makes beautiful stoneware ceramics in Brooklyn.

A Path to a Happy Place | Amy Fields | Episode 252
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A Path to a Happy Place | Amy Fields | Episode 252

Amy Fields was born and grew up in Buffalo, NY. Amy was introduced to clay when she was about 8 years old. She received her BFA from the NYSCC@Alfred University with a concentration in ceramics. Lured by the landscape, Amy eventually moved out to Portland, Oregon. Amy feels very lucky to have landed at Stark Street Studios among artists and potters that she admires.

Art Therapy | Cindy Gibson | Episode 251
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Art Therapy | Cindy Gibson | Episode 251

Cindy Gibson is a wood fire/soda fire potter who hails from Ruston, Louisiana. She earned a BFA from Louisiana Tech University. After graduating she spent two years in Goshen, IN interning with several area potters. She recently moved to Brevard, NC to further her ceramic career. Her extraterrestrial body of work combines functional and sculptural elements into a short story about the effects we have in this universe. In addition, she creates exotic and domestic wooden earrings that you can use for pottery tools.

Starting Fresh | Mollie Jenkins | Episode 250
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Starting Fresh | Mollie Jenkins | Episode 250

Born and raised in Columbus, GA Mollie took her first ceramics class in High School and from then on has had a passion for turning clay into functional items. While attending Auburn University she began to sell her pottery and then started Mollie Jenkins Pottery. Upon graduating with a BFA from Auburn in May 15’ Jenkins moved back to Columbus to focus on her business and in February she made the move to Nashville, TN where she has since been growing her business and pursuing pottery as a career.

Building a Community Center | Tallie Maughan | Episode 249
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Building a Community Center | Tallie Maughan | Episode 249

Tallie Maughan is the Founder of Turning Earth, the open-access ceramics studio in Hoxton East London. Once a hobby-maker herself, now Tallie's passion is to help new makers make their first steps in the craft - for business or for pleasure - and to support those that are ready to launch themselves into a full-time making career.

Getting Into Shows | Keaton Skyles | Episode 248
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Getting Into Shows | Keaton Skyles | Episode 248

Keaton Skyles is a 29 year old ceramic artist and has been working with clay for 15 years. In 2010 Keaton earned his BA in psychology at Boise State University. In 2011 Keaton set up his own ceramic studio space. Keaton's work ranges from raku and saggar to large stoneware forms and functional porcelain.

Some High School Teachers | Kevin Kowalski & Michael Millam | Episode 247
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Some High School Teachers | Kevin Kowalski & Michael Millam | Episode 247

Kevin Kowalski has always been one to work with his hands since an early age. He had a fascination with the process of how things worked and how things were made and not just the finished product. Kevin started with pottery in his Junior year of High school and fell in love with the clay process. Kevin  was finally able to work from start to finish with clay and could learn along the way.   Kevin went on to received a BFA in Ceramics and BA in Art education from California State University, Fullerton. He took a year off after Graduation to travel and taught English in Taiwan where he met a local potter and studied with him for 10 weeks. During this time Kevin learned new throwing techniques and began a love for the moon vase form and developed a vast taste of tea.  After returning to California Kevin got his teaching credential and landed an art position in the same district he was a student. Two years later Kevin transferred to Esperanza High School where he is currently teaching 5 periods of Ceramics.   Kevin works out of his home studio where he has recently been using Periscope to connect with the pottery community. Kevin also uses Instagram and Facebook to help market his artwork and has an Etsy shop where he sells his pottery.  

Michael Millam was born and raised in Southern, California and graduated high school in 1999. Michael  attended California State University Fullerton, earning a BA in art education in 2006. He then spent his first 6 years teaching traditional black and white and digital photography at Kennedy High School. In 2012 Michael moved to Western High School to teach ceramics. In June of 2015 Michael completed a Masters in Art Education from Boston University.  Michael was a presenter at NAEA convention and spoke on the subject of high school students using ceramics to communicate identity. Michael also participated on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson and served on the California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA) Art Content Expert Panel.

Being a Mom and a Maker | Joy Tanner | Episode 246
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Being a Mom and a Maker | Joy Tanner | Episode 246

Joy Tanner has been a studio potter in Bakersville, NC for 12 years. She received a BFA in Ceramics at UT Chattanooga, was a Resident Artist at the Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts and the EnergyXChange.

Eliminating Expectation | Steven Young Lee | Episode 245
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Eliminating Expectation | Steven Young Lee | Episode 245

Steven Young Lee has been the resident artist director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana since 2006. His work has been collected by the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum, the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, Korea, as well as many private collections.Steve received his BFA and MFA in Ceramics from Alfred University. Originally from Chicago, he lives in Helena with his wife, Lisa and their son and daughter Gavin and Florence.

Finding Your Market | Mitchell Spain | Episode 244
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Finding Your Market | Mitchell Spain | Episode 244

Mitchell Spain received his BFA and MFA in ceramics at The University of Iowa and the University of Kansas respectively. He has exhibited nationally and internationally receiving awards for his trompe l'oeil ceramic works. He currently resides near Des Moines, Iowa working as a full-time studio artist.

The Therapy of Clay | Ashleigh Christelis | Episode 243
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The Therapy of Clay | Ashleigh Christelis | Episode 243

Ashleigh Christelis is a Full time potter living in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ashleigh runs her own teaching studio at a community center and has been working with clay for nearly 20 years! Ashleigh did full time apprenticeship with Kim Sacks that lasted for 4 years. Since then Ashleigh has been running studios on and off. She worked as a woodwork teacher at The Waldorf school in Johannesburg for nearly 6 years during which time clay took a bit of a backseat. Ashleigh works mainly in high fired oxidation 1260c/cone 9 porcelain and stoneware.

Making a Way | Amanda Dobbratz | Episode 242
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Making a Way | Amanda Dobbratz | Episode 242

Amanda Dobbratz graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, UK, with a Masters in Research in Creative Practice. Amanda makes functional, complex ceramics, which marry the whimsical with the pragmatic, often conveying a sense of play and humor. Amanda is a 2015 Anonymous Potter Studio Fellow and currently works as Northern Clay Center’s Marketing and Communications Associate.

 

Giving Life to Clay | Lara Zilibowitz | Episode 241
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Giving Life to Clay | Lara Zilibowitz | Episode 241

Lara Zilibowitz is a yoga teacher and ceramicist living in Sydney, Australia with a longstanding passion for creative expression through the body. She always been fascinated by the Hindu and Buddhist symbolism of the ‘mandala’, a representation of the microcosm and the macrocosm of the universe. All her ceramic pieces are thrown on the wheel, painted with underglaze and carved into using sgraffito method. The process of carving each mandala is spontaneous, she sits in front of the clay canvas with no plan, giving her hand free reign. Lara approaches working with the clay as a meditation practice.

A Professor's Journey | Samuel Johnson | Episode 240
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A Professor's Journey | Samuel Johnson | Episode 240

Samuel Johnson was born on the Eastern prairie of the Red River Valley in 1973. After studying painting and ceramics at the University of Minnesota at Morris, he served a three and half year apprenticeship in pottery under Richard Bresnahan. In 2000, he was invited as a guest of Denmark’s Design School to study Scandinavian Ceramic design in Copenhagen; while also working at the International Ceramic Center in Skaelskor and as an assistant in private porcelain studios. After working for a short period in a studio in New York, he traveled to Japan as a studio guest of Koie Ryoji. In 2005, Johnson earned graduate degrees in fine art from the University of Iowa. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Artaxis.org, and international artist organization, and is an Associate Professor of Art at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in Central Minnesota.

A Sense of Belonging | Bryan Hopkins | Episode 239
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A Sense of Belonging | Bryan Hopkins | Episode 239

Bryan Hopkins went to college to study mathematics, and later earned an MFA in Ceramics from SUNY New Paltz. He lives in Buffalo, NY. Bryan’s personal research in ceramics centers on the vessel- both utilitarian and sculptural. He teaches at Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, NY.

 

A Raku Potter | Eric Stearns | Episode 238
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A Raku Potter | Eric Stearns | Episode 238

Eric Stearns earned his BA from Doane College and MFA from Fort Hays State University in Kansas, returning to Doane to teach after graduation. When not teaching, Eric creates sculptural pierced raku-fired art with a eye toward precision while emphasizing his mathematical patterns.

Instagram Lessons | Anne Pryde | Episode 237
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Instagram Lessons | Anne Pryde | Episode 237

Anne Pryde is a professional ceramic artist working from her home-based studio in Hatchet Lake Nova Scotia. A graduate of NSCAD University, Anne has been working as a professional in clay since 2006. Her recent work can be found in a variety of galleries and gift shops in Atlantic Canada. Anne's work is influenced by wild medicinal plants, agricultural practices and a strong tradition of pottery in Nova Scotia.

Being An Assistant | Garrett DeLooze | Episode 236
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Being An Assistant | Garrett DeLooze | Episode 236

Garrett DeLooze is a wood fire potter from Annapolis, Maryland, currently working in Gishen, Indiana. Garrett received his BFA from Frostburg State University in 2012 and stayed an extra year to be the ceramic lab tech/teaching assistant. The following year Garrett was a production potter for a center helping adults with developmental disabilities gain employment through a day program. At the beginning of 2015, Garrett moved to Goshen, Indiana to be Justin Rothshank's assistant.

Some Thoughts On Social Media | Matthew Schiemann | Episode 235
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Some Thoughts On Social Media | Matthew Schiemann | Episode 235

Matthew Schiemann is a second-generation potter that grew up watching and helping his dad create ceramic works. This early exposure taught Matt to appreciate the handmade object and eventually to choose the field of ceramics for himself. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Sculpture and Ceramics from Ashland University in 2005 and his Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2009.

While in graduate school, Matt worked as Harris Deller’s personal assistant and as a Teaching Assistant for the wheel throwing and industrial design courses. During this time, he began building his own body of work focused on functional pottery fired in atmospheric kilns.

After graduating from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Matt was accepted as an artist in residence at the St. Petersburg Clay Company. Shortly after being accepted as A.I.R. Matt became an adjunct professor at Eckerd College for PEL program’s ceramics department. In October of 2010, Matt became co-owner/director of the St. Petersburg Clay Company.

Rekindling a Love for Clay | Sarah Thompson | Episode 234
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Rekindling a Love for Clay | Sarah Thompson | Episode 234

Sarah Thompson works with porcelain and throws it mostly on her potters wheel. Sarah hand paints botanical motifs on the surface of each pot, and then glazes them in her own colors. Sarah's work is functional ceramics.

Finding Values | Robert Piepenburg | Episode 232
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Finding Values | Robert Piepenburg | Episode 232

Robert Piepenburg was born in Detroit, MI and received his Bachelor’s, Master’s degree and MFA degree from Eastern Michigan University. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, three Michigan Council for the Arts Creative Artists Grants and an Outstanding Teacher of the Year award from Oakland Community College.  His works appear in public and private collections from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Getting Past the Fear of Waste | Ian F. Thomas | Episode 232
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Getting Past the Fear of Waste | Ian F. Thomas | Episode 232

Ian F. Thomas is an installation artist living in Slippery Rock, PA and works at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. Ian holds a BFA from Slippery Rock University and an MFA from Texas Tech University. Ian received additional training at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia, and The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China.

 

A Family Story of Clay | Risa Nishimori | Episode 231
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A Family Story of Clay | Risa Nishimori | Episode 231

Risa Nisimori has been working and teaching ceramics at her studio, N.Y. Togei Kyoshitsu in New York City. Risa studied proper wheel throwing in Japan, but Risa's preferred method is Nerikomi, using different mixed clays and creating new and interesting patterns.

A Woman in Art | Lauren Gallaspy | Episode 230
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A Woman in Art | Lauren Gallaspy | Episode 230

Lauren Gallaspy received her BFA in ceramics at the University of Georgia in 2005 and her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2007. From 2009 to 2012, Gallaspy served as co-director and owner of Trace Gallery in Athens, Georgia alongside artist, educator, and collector Andy Nasisse. In 2013, she was recognized by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts as an Emerging Artist in the field. Additionally, she was one of 25 artists awarded the prestigious Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptors Grant for 2012. Her work has been featured in Ceramics:Art & Perception, Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics Now, Clay Times, Lark Book's The Best of 500 Ceramics and 500 Cups, Rocky Mountain Artists, and the recently published Glaze: The Ultimate Ceramic Artist's Guide to Glaze and Color.  Gallaspy has exhibited nationally and internationally in over 60 group and solo exhibitions since 2007, including in the highly publicized “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now” at Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas.  Lauren was an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts from 2012 to 2015 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She is currently a long term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana.

A Skutt Champion | Herrick Smith | Episode 229
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A Skutt Champion | Herrick Smith | Episode 229

Herrick Smith is a current MFA candidate at Fort Hays State University. Smith enjoys wood and soda firing as well as casting various metals. His ceramic work focuses on vessels while the cast work is abstracted and organic. After graduation Smith hopes to teach college ceramics and/or sculpture.

 

Making a Choice to Be What You Want | Nikki Mizak | Episode 228
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Making a Choice to Be What You Want | Nikki Mizak | Episode 228

Nikki Mizak is a potter in North Carolina who makes functional pottery featuring hand painted animals and slip trailed texture. Nikki finds inspiration in nature so Nikki features chicken in much of her work. She has a real talent at capturing the individual chicken's personalities on her pots. 

 

Doing Things They Say You Can't Do | Emily Free Wilson | Episode 227
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Doing Things They Say You Can't Do | Emily Free Wilson | Episode 227

Emily Free Wilson is a ceramic artist and entrepreneur in Helena, Montana. She runs her pottery business Free Ceramics and the Studio Art Center, with her husband Matt Wilson. In 2014, Emily and Matt purchased an old funeral home and have converted into an art center. Emily recently retired from 10 years as the gallery director at the Archie Bray Foundation.

Living the Experiment | Rachel Donner | Episode 226
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Living the Experiment | Rachel Donner | Episode 226

Rachel Donner is a full time potter living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She grew surrounded by art and history in the small town of Taos, NM. Rachel studied ceramics at the University of Northern Colorado and went on to do a few residencies and assistantships before settling back in New Mexico, for the time being.

Periscope for Potters | Neil Celani | Episode 225
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Periscope for Potters | Neil Celani | Episode 225

Neil Celani makes functional pottery and does most of his firing in a soda kiln that Neil built. Neil is influenced by the psychedelia found in nature. He loves music and dancing and doesn't let algorithms choose what he listens to. Oh, and fire rules.

 

Bringing A Message to Your Work | Jessica Putnam-Phillips | Episode 224
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Bringing A Message to Your Work | Jessica Putnam-Phillips | Episode 224

Jessica Putnam-Phillips is a ceramic artist, USAF Veteran, illustrator and activist. She received her MFA from the Art Institute of Boston and her BA from UNC-Wilmington. She was a resident artist at SCAC and recently attended residencies at Haystack and AIR Vallauris. She currently teaches ceramics at CCV and VAE.

The Value of the Apprenticeship | Clary Illian | Episode 223
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The Value of the Apprenticeship | Clary Illian | Episode 223

Clary Illian is a true treasure for the clay community around the world. Her book, A Potter's Workbook, has been played an important role in the development of potters' skill and understanding of clay and making. An award winning documentay, A Year in the Life, focused on her work and principles. PBS also featured her work in Craft in America. Having studied as an apprentice in Bernard Leach's St. Ives Studio, Clary eventually made her way back to the United States and set up a studio in Ely, Iowa. For over half a century Clay has worked in earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain with the idea of making pottery for ordinary people at affordable prices.

Scientist to Ceramicist | Anna Mulders | Episode 222
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Scientist to Ceramicist | Anna Mulders | Episode 222

Anna Mulders studied and worked in science while taking evening classes in art, including over ten years of sculpture and five years of ceramic courses. Since the end of 2013 Anna's focus has moved from science to art. One of Anna's favorites are coffee cups with rich colors and random effect due to glaze dripping or irregular firing.

 

The Potter & The Actor | Peter Sheldon & Ellen Woglom | Episode 221
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The Potter & The Actor | Peter Sheldon & Ellen Woglom | Episode 221

Sheldon Ceramics is located in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. Sheldon Ceramics is owned and operated by ceramic artist, Peter Sheldon, and all around awesome fiancé and business partner, Ellen Woglom. Together, Peter and Ellen create beautiful, one-of-a-kind, functional wares and accents for the home. Each piece is crafted by Peter to embrace the unique variations and personality of the materials. Peter and Ellen hope to provide something that will be used and enjoyed for years to come. Whether shared around a dinner table with friends and family, or displaying fresh-cut flowers, their pieces are designed to enhance the home.

Geekin' Out On Instagram | Tom Kemp | Episode 220
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Geekin' Out On Instagram | Tom Kemp | Episode 220

Tom Kemp is relatively new to pottery. Tom has spent the past four years as a part-time self-learning with a few courses thrown in. For many years Tom studied lettering and formal writing which translated into an abstract painting technique which Tom now applies to his pots. Tom also trained as a computer scientist.

Mastering The Potters Wheel | Ben Carter | Episode 219
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Mastering The Potters Wheel | Ben Carter | Episode 219

Ben Carter returns for a third appearance on The Potters Cast. This time he talks about his new book, Mastering The Potter's Wheel. That isn't all that we talk about, but it is a big piece of the action. So Enjoy today's episode with Ben Carter.

Playing with Sharks | Patrick Gibson | Episode 218
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Playing with Sharks | Patrick Gibson | Episode 218

Patrick Gibson focus is on creating ceramics to enhance people's everyday rituals. Eating meals together, drinking a cup of tea, or even grabbing that morning cup of coffee, can be transformed from something ordinary into a meaningful experience through the use of beautiful and thoughtfully designed vessels. Patrick enjoys clean lines and utilizes surface design that favors spontaneity over more laborious techniques. Patrick glazes impart an ethereal buoyancy and calming serenity to the pots.

Starting Out | Jordan Jones | Episode 217
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Starting Out | Jordan Jones | Episode 217

Jordan Jones is a potter living in Freeland, WA who recently completed a 3-year apprenticeship with Robbie Lobell. She creates functional pottery in a home studio that she shares with her housemate Clovy Tsuchiya. Part-time, she glazes & fires kilns for Cook on Clay. Aside from clay, she enjoys animals and plants.

Impact of Encouragement | Nick DeVries | Episode 216
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Impact of Encouragement | Nick DeVries | Episode 216

After graduating from St John University in 2001 with a major in art, Nick DeVries has worked as a production potter, taught classes at local art centers, and since 2011 he has pursued his studio work full time. Nick has exhibited his work nationally and maintains a studio in Minneapolis MN.

Better Together | Jenn Gauer & Meghan Radick | Episode 215
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Better Together | Jenn Gauer & Meghan Radick | Episode 215

Jenn Gauer and Meghan Radick make pottery that is functional and lovely. Jenn uses a fine porcelain and throws the pieces on a potter’s wheel, and Meghan decorates them using cake decorating techniques. Each bowl, cup or vase feels great and looks elegant—this is art that you are meant to use and enjoy!

Social Media Testing | Joseph Travis | Episode 214
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Social Media Testing | Joseph Travis | Episode 214

Joseph Travis is a maker of functional ceramic objects, which are either filmed or live streamed straight from the Red Fox Pottery Studio. Currently Joseph is updating his pottery portfolio and placing the rest into an archive. Digital Ceramics Researcher: Joseph is currently a research student within MIRIAD at Manchester Metropolitan University, researching how we can use e-learning to help teach traditional skills like ceramics.

Giving Art | Kim Press | Episode 213
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Giving Art | Kim Press | Episode 213

Kim Press likes to think of her work as her story. Each piece of art that Kim makes is a feeling, a thought, or a small moment in her life that is screaming to get out. Kim loves that she can make things that are uniquely her own. In a time where you can have anything you desire delivered to your doorstep with the click of a button, Kim loves that she is able to create things that require time to make. For Kim, being a maker in a world run by machines is incredibly gratifying. Kim's work is Kim's story. Kim's work is Kim.

The Joy of Starting Over | Annie Chrietzberg | Episode 212
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The Joy of Starting Over | Annie Chrietzberg | Episode 212

Annie Chrietzberg took her first ceramics class in 1991, and then went on to acquire both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Ceramics. In addition to making and selling work, she has written more than twenty articles for Pottery Making Illustrated, taught at the college level, and has given workshops around the country and in Canada.

Drips That Touch The Soul | Branan Mercer| Episode 211
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Drips That Touch The Soul | Branan Mercer| Episode 211

Branan Mercer graduated with a BFA in Ceramics from Auburn University in 2008. After graduation, he spent two years in St. Petersburg Florida as a resident artist at the Craftsman House Gallery and four years in Fairhope Alabama as Studio Manager and Instructor at The Kiln Studio and Gallery. Currently he resides in Birmingham Alabama where he is setting up a private studio.

Makers and Sellers | Ceramic Showcase 2016 | Episode 210
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Makers and Sellers | Ceramic Showcase 2016 | Episode 210

The Ceramic Showcase in Portland Oregon in the largest ceramic showcase and sale in the United States. I am fortunate enough to live within a few minutes of the event. So I grabbed my recording equipment and headed down to the event. The work was amazing and the people are even better. Here are just a few examples of the great people and work that was found in the halls of the event.

"There's Always a Market" | Sikiu Perez | Episode 209
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"There's Always a Market" | Sikiu Perez | Episode 209

Sikiu Perez was born in Venezuela. At early age, Sikiu started art school, where her father worked teaching ceramics. While in Venezuela, Sikiu acquired an Advertising and Marketing degree. In 2001 Sikiu moved to The United States, where she now lives with her husband who built her studio on the shore of a beautiful lake.

Art by Fuzzy | Brandon Schwartz | Episode 208
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Art by Fuzzy | Brandon Schwartz | Episode 208

Brandon Schwartz is a full time Title 1 teacher, husband and father. He is also a part time potter, photographer, and designer. He grew up in Brooklyn, MI, earned an Art Ed degree at Huntington University and currently lives and works near Goshen, IN. He is currently focused on wheel thrown, functional pottery fired to cone 6 in oxidation.

Business Philosophy for Potters | Will McCanless | Episode 207
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Business Philosophy for Potters | Will McCanless | Episode 207

Will McCanless is a second generation potter from Seagrove, NC. Will has been very fortunate to have been exposed from an early age to some of the best potters in the country while living and training in Seagrove, NC. Will's training has primarily been on an apprenticeship basis early in life with his parents, which was then followed by lots of informal travel and exposure related to all things clay. Will does a variety of styles and he is striving always to evolve.

Doing Sales a Little Different | Marianne Tolosa | Episode 206
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Doing Sales a Little Different | Marianne Tolosa | Episode 206

Marianne Tolosa is a ceramic Artist living and working in Northern Virginia. Marianne makes functional, whimsical, wheel-thrown, and hand-built pottery! Marianne's background is in oil painting -> teaching english overseas -> interior design -> coffee -> graphic design -> pottery. A very round about creative route!

The Hashtag Filing System | Didem Mert | Episode 205
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The Hashtag Filing System | Didem Mert | Episode 205

 

Didem Mert was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. She was featured on the cover of Pottery Making Illustrated’s January/Febuary 2016 issue. Mert was included on C File’s list of 15 Potters to Watch in 2016. Didem is currently attending Edinboro University’s MFA (ceramics) program and is expected to graduate in 2017.

 

"It was an Accident" | William Baker | Episode 204
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"It was an Accident" | William Baker | Episode 204

William Baker is a full time studio potter living in the mountains of western North Carolina. His work begins on the wheel, and is focused on refined forms subjected to the intense atmosphere of a wood fired kiln. When not in the studio, he is often found building kilns for other clay folk.

A Student's Search for Direction | Hedy Yang | Episode 203
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A Student's Search for Direction | Hedy Yang | Episode 203

Hedy Yang is a sophomore at the University of Michigan. Her interest in ceramics began in her senior year of high school where she was afforded an amazing space to work in and a creative teacher to provide inspiration. When she’s not in class, she spends her days in the studio trying new techniques and styles of work.

 

The Social Media Boost | Brooke Millecchia | Episode 202
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The Social Media Boost | Brooke Millecchia | Episode 202

While most of Brooke Millecchia's work begins on the wheel, the majority of her time is spent altering the form and manipulating the surface with texture. She further works the surfaces by applying a bold, but warm color palate.  Brooke allows her work to evolve while working in the studio.  She has never kept a sketchbook.

 

Business Made Easy | Stine Dulong | Episode 201
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Business Made Easy | Stine Dulong | Episode 201

The SkandiHus brand is inspired by a love for Scandinavian design in which beauty is radiated through light colours, the ample use of natural materials, minimalism and functionality. Like many Scandinavian designers before her, Stine believes that quality design should be affordable, stylish and relevant to the modern human being by providing minimal distraction and maximum functionality and beauty. Stine both throws and hand-builds her pieces. It is very important to her to minimise her impact on the world in which she lives, so she reuses materials whenever possible and many of her pieces are made from reclaimed waste clay from her students and fellow studio members. Before becoming a full time ceramic artist, Stine worked in London, England as a lawyer, never quite feeling fulfilled or happy. She says that quitting her job to follow her dreams was the best decision that she ever made.

 

Room Shows, World Records, Ceramics | NCECA | Episode 200
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Room Shows, World Records, Ceramics | NCECA | Episode 200

NCECA 2016, 50th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

This is a recap of my visit to NCECA. I brought my mic along with me and did the man-on-the-street style of meeting the people of NCECA. In this second installment I talked with:

Troy BungartNikki JohnsonKwok Pong "Bobby" TsoIan ThomasJonah AmadeusJoel CherricoJess & Jamie WadeShannon Garson

From Punker to Potter | Osa Atoe | Episode 199
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From Punker to Potter | Osa Atoe | Episode 199

Osa Atoe started taking community pottery classes in New Orleans in the fall of 2012. Osa quickly became obsessed with the medium so she made a small in-home studio for herself in the spring of 2015 and Pottery by Osa was born! Osa makes handmade terracotta pottery inspired by her love of simplicity and geometric patterns. Osa is influenced by African and Native American ceramic traditions, folk art of all mediums, and the work of other contemporary artists and craft people. Osa makes functional ware for everyday use, including drinkware, dishware and household items such as planters and vases. Osa's goal is to bring the creativity and intentionality of handmade crafts to everyday rituals. She loves expressing herself creatively through practical, functional forms. Osa also makes all of her glazes.

POW, Teachers, Students, NCECA | Episode 198
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POW, Teachers, Students, NCECA | Episode 198

This is a recap of my visit to NCECA. I brought my mic along with me and did the man-on-the-street style of meeting the people of NCECA. In this first installment I talked with:

Mark ShiperoHayne BaylessHannah NiswongerMike CarlsonDenise JoyalNicholas MeyerPreston TalbertJohn CummingsRay BrownHerrick Smith

Capitalism and Art | Daniel Johnston | Episode 197
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Capitalism and Art | Daniel Johnston | Episode 197

Daniel Johnston digs most of the materials he use to make and glaze his pots. Daniel's pots are fired in a large 850 cubic ft wood kiln. Daniel enjoys the hard work and it leaves no part of the process separated from him. He does not try to control his materials, rather Daniel tries to understand them. From digging the clay to firing the kiln, Daniel puts all his efforts into creating pots that have a powerful presence. It is important to Daniel to create pots that are timeless, but reflect the culture and times in which he lives.

Big Pots by a Little Lady | Kate Johnston | Episode 196
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Big Pots by a Little Lady | Kate Johnston | Episode 196

Kate Johnston opened her pottery studio in Seagrove, North Carolina in 2010. Kate’s pots are made with local materials, boldly carved with organic patterns inspired by Art Deco design, and fired in a large wood-burning kiln. Kate shows her pots throughout North Carolina and has lectured and taught in North Carolina, Tennessee, and New Jersey.

Die As An Individual | Robin Hopper | Episode 195
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Die As An Individual | Robin Hopper | Episode 195

Robin Hopper | Episode 195

Robin Hopper is an internationally known potter, teacher, author, garden designer and arts activist. He has taught throughout Canada, and in England, U.S.A., Australia, New Zealand, China, Korea, Japan and Israel. His ceramic work is in public, corporate and private collections throughout the world.

Using the Time You've Got | Debra Oliva | Episode 194
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Using the Time You've Got | Debra Oliva | Episode 194

Originally from Illinois, Debra Oliva earned a BFA from Northern Illinois University. After a decade working in the printing industry Debra began exploring ceramics. She has worked as a full time artist for 24 years. She creates utilitarian ware and vessel forms from unglazed colored clays, celebrating form and surface through the use of color, texture and pattern.

 

Saying Yes to Infinite Possibilities | Forrest Lesch Middelton | Episode 193
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Saying Yes to Infinite Possibilities | Forrest Lesch Middelton | Episode 193

Forrest Lesch Middelton works in Petaluma, CA. Forrest’s extensive background as an arts educator, administrator, and studio potter has recently gained him recognition as a diverse and inspirational member of the ceramic arts community. Forrest is the Former Ceramics Program Director of Sonoma Community Center, and is currently the President of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of CA. In 2013 Forrest was named the Ceramic Artist of the year by Ceramics Monthly, and this year is the recipient of a Creative Work Fund grant for his work with the Islamic Cultural Center of Oakland. Forrest’s pots have been featured on the on the cover of Ceramics Monthly magazine, and recently his architectural tile has won great acclaim, having been featured in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Luxe, and Sunset Magazine. Forrest has been an Artist in Residence at Project Art in Massachusetts, the Mendocino Arts Center, and the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, in Maine.

Streamlining the Art | Paul Schneider | Episode 192
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Streamlining the Art | Paul Schneider | Episode 192

Paul Schneider lives in Dallas, Texas and is 31 years old. First exposed to ceramics in high school (St. Mark's), attended Rhodes College - played baseball, majored in International Studies. No ceramics program at Rhodes, tried unsuccessfully to start one. One semester I got access to nearby Memphis College of Art to continue throwing. Spent a semester in Madrid - took a ceramics class there - that would be considered my only 'formal' education in ceramics. I've been working full-time on ceramics (my business) for the past six years. It's been a roller coaster. Went to a trade show in NYC -March 2014 - Architectural Digest Home Design Show - got a lot of great press there - AD wrote a profile piece on my work. Currently focus is on table lamps.

The Switch Lift | Tim Carlburg | Episode 191
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The Switch Lift | Tim Carlburg | Episode 191

Based out of his studio in northwest Montana, Tim Carlburg specializes in making Handmade Growlers for Handmade Beer! Tim also works with multiple distilleries to create simple, meticulously hand-made functional ceramics for the discriminating microbrew and distillery aficionados. Tim is also the inventor of the SwitchLift. SwitchLift is a revolutionary way of using the potters wheel by making the wheel's height adjustable. The SwitchLift is helping to bring relief to the problem of back pain that is so common in potters.

Jumping Before You Look | Melina LaVecchia Daniels | Episode 190
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Jumping Before You Look | Melina LaVecchia Daniels | Episode 190

Melina LaVecchia Daniels specializes in creating tableware that is not only functional but relates to food and the user in an aesthetically-minded way. Each piece is made to inspire you to linger around the table just a little bit longer and to enjoy the luxury of gathering around food together.

Ask For What You Want | Jeremy Ayers | Episode 189
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Ask For What You Want | Jeremy Ayers | Episode 189

Jeremy Ayers' recent pottery is about elemental relationships between form and surface.  Jeremy has simplified his color scheme  and  is rejecting a colorful glaze palate. This allows textural and visual contrasts between the glaze, raw clay and form to be highlighted. Contrasts between sharp lines of glaze and the repetitive forms puts a sharp focus on both elements.  The exposed clay is presented on equal footing with the glazed surface.  The white glaze flashes the exposed clay body, warming the raw clay surface.  Jeremy's focus with this recent work is to make pottery that is about pottery. He loves the raw clay of an atmospheric firing,  but his work is fired in oxidation.

The Sculptor's Voice | Eric Knoche | Episode 188
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The Sculptor's Voice | Eric Knoche | Episode 188

Eric Knoche touched clay for the first time 15 years ago and has had dirty hands ever since.  Eric lives and works in Western North Carolina where he is currently building a new wood kiln and studio.  Besides clay, Eric's other great passion in life is dancing the Argentine Tango.

Designing a Life Like We Design Our Art | Steve Rolf | Episode 187
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Designing a Life Like We Design Our Art | Steve Rolf | Episode 187

S. C. Rolf lives and works as a studio potter in River Falls, WI, creating one-of-a-kind functional pots. His work reflects an ongoing search to unite his ideas with the generosity and the intimacy that the functional pot offers.S. C. Rolf holds multiple degrees in Art and exhibits his work nationally and internationally. Rolf has received a number of national and international awards. He lectures and teaches workshops throughout the country. His work has been included in numerous publications, Museum collections, and Kitchens cupboards.

Instagram Strategies | Ron Shaw & Jeni LiCata | Episode 186
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Instagram Strategies | Ron Shaw & Jeni LiCata | Episode 186

The Claw and The Sea is the brainchild of two lovers, Ronald Shaw and Jeni Licata. Together, Ron and Jeni create an array of functional and sculptural ceramics inspired by botany, mycology, marine biology, and astronomy. These pieces range from handmade, soda-fired tableware sets like plates, cups, bowls, and serving pieces, to their sea-urchin-themed salt and pepper shakers, starfish Christmas ornaments, or salvaged pallet wood urchin towel racks. Jeni and Ron also have intricately-carved sporenet terrariums with homegrown and propagated succulent plants. 

A Sculptor's Journey | Gerard Ferrari | Episode 185
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A Sculptor's Journey | Gerard Ferrari | Episode 185

Gerard Ferrari, 2011 McKnight Artist Fellow for Ceramic Artists, holds an MFA(VCU) and a BA(Berea). His artistic career began in 1989 and his Professorial career in 1999. In 2009 he left academia to become a stay-at-home parent, artist, and micro-homesteader. Above all, he has an active imagination and creative spirit.

"I Love to Make Beautiful Things" | Sarah O'Sullivan | Episode 184
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"I Love to Make Beautiful Things" | Sarah O'Sullivan | Episode 184

As part of her undergraduate studies at the National Art School, Sydney, O’Sullivan spent a semester on exchange at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, where she learnt and refined a number of industrial ceramic processes such as designing and printing decals, plaster model/mould making and slip casting.  These skills have stayed with her and form the foundations of her current art practice.

O’Sullivan focused her 2012 Masters of Fine Art research project on Australian imagery on porcelain. During this study she undertook a three-month internship at a remote Indigenous Art Centre in Ikuntji, NT. Since completing her MFA O’Sullivan has exhibited at the 4th ASNA clay triennial in Pakistan, had her work toured through the Emporio Armani stores in Australia, selected as a finalist for Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards and held a solo exhibition at Sabbia Gallery, Sydney and Craft Gallery, Melbourne. O’Sullivan has just returned from a mentorship with Sung Jae Choi in Gimhae, South Korea.

Building a Communal Pottery Studio | Melissa Weiss | Episode 183
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Building a Communal Pottery Studio | Melissa Weiss | Episode 183

Melissa Weiss is a self-taught studio potter in Asheville, NC. All the pots Melissa makes are made from the clay she digs from her land in Arkansas and is minimally processed. Melissa makes functional pottery and fires it in a gas reduction kiln with reduction cooling. Melissa also runs an 8000 sq ft warehouse which houses over 20 artists.

Sleep- The Cost of Pottery | Adriana Christianson | Episode 182
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Sleep- The Cost of Pottery | Adriana Christianson | Episode 182

Adriana Christianson is a studio potter based in Croydon , an outer eastern suburb near Mt. Dandenong in Melbourne , Australia. All of Adriana's work is made and fired in her tiny garden studio that is surrounded by a rambling garden behind her 1920's original farmhouse. Adriana began potting in High School and continued at Prahran College of Advanced Education, graduating with a Diploma of Art & Design majoring in Ceramics. After graduation Adriana started working in the production pottery of Jan Lewis and Tabletop Ceramics as a Studio Assistant and decorator . Her 30 year journey with clay has always run paralell with 'growing' her family and teaching adults and children pottery in community settings . The inspiration for Adriana's work comes from the beauty and intricacies of floral wallpapers and fabrics of the 1800's, (especially William Morris and Liberty) also the blue and white Willow pattern dinnerware, which she constantly collects.

Seasons of a Potter's Life | David Voorhees | Episode 181
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Seasons of a Potter's Life | David Voorhees | Episode 181

David Voorhees is a western North Carolina potter. David has spent 40 years working in wood-fired porcelain and stoneware, oxidation porcelain, and a bit of raku. David is relatively new to wood-firing with his own wood kiln since 2009. He is passionate about this process, the community it requires, and the rebirth it has caused in his artist journey.

Branding for Potters | Anna Eaves | Episode 180
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Branding for Potters | Anna Eaves | Episode 180

Anna Eaves is the owner, designer, and ceramic artist behind Arrow + Sage, her brand and studio based in Raleigh, NC.  Anna is a native North Carolinian and self taught potter with early instruction coming from her mother, also a potter.  Ceramics from Arrow + Sage are handbuilt utilizing high quality clays and glazes.  She retails her work online and around the globe in the U.S., Canada, and Australia, and has recently received recognition from Elle Decoration and Vogue UK.

Writing a Diary with Art | Minah Kim | Episode 179
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Writing a Diary with Art | Minah Kim | Episode 179

Minah Kim was born in 1991 in a small and complex city with lots of people and buildings. The city was always lit up with lights even in very late night til dawn. Minah often enjoyed playing with her camera and catching those lights from the buildings. To Minah the lights shining over the window seemed like stars. Naturally she got to think about the life of individual a lot in the city that never sleeps. The individuals she observed were usually her peers. She became more interested to observe the changes happening around those individuals. She constantly drew and tried different material rather than only-using ceramics and has interests in philosophy.

 

Social Media Manners | Tim See | Episode 178
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Social Media Manners | Tim See | Episode 178

Tim See fancies himself as a studio potter that loves wood firing. Tim's work is primarily wheel thrown industrial forms, decorated with a sprawling narrative. When Tim is not stacking wood, he teaches at a wonderful studio called Clayscapes.

The Philosophy of Art | Simon Levin | Episode 177
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The Philosophy of Art | Simon Levin | Episode 177

In 1993 Simon Levin fell in love with the movement of flame through a wood-kiln. Its sensuous quality is something Simon seeks to capture in his work. This quest led Simon to an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. Recently the work explores the deep, dark, primal connections between all of us. Simon owns Mill Creek Pottery in Wisconsin, where he and his apprentices work to advance the cause of wood-fired pottery.

Being a Pro | Richard Peterson | Episode 176
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Being a Pro | Richard Peterson | Episode 176

Richard Peterson is currently working on his MFA candidacy at The University of Arkansas, and received a BFA at the University of Akron in Ohio. Richard has spent almost all of his life within Northeast Ohio, which is where most of Richard's narrative is based. Recently Richard dove into graduate school headfirst where he is currently continuing his education and expansion as an artist, as well as an individual. Richard's work has been published in Clay Times December 2014 issue, Graphic Clay: Ceramic Surfaces and Printed Image Transfer Techniques (Lark Books 2015). and will be published in American Craft Magazine in Feb-March of 2016.

Richard has also had the privilege to have his work shown at Charlie Cummings Gallery, Forum Artspace, AKAR Gallery, Red Star Studios, Baltimore Clayworks, Morean Art Center, and awarded Honorable Mention at "Drink This" juried by Sam Chung at Workhouse Ceramics in Virginia.

Put Yourself Out There | Lisa Neimeth | Episode 175
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Put Yourself Out There | Lisa Neimeth | Episode 175

Born in New York City, Lisa Neimeth was influenced early on by the multiples of objects and icons surrounding her, as a young collector. After college, Lisa returned to New York City, where among other things, she sold lemonade on the streets and studied ceramics in private sculpture studios. Creating art remained in the background while pursuing Social and Community work, another passion, throughout the five Boroughs. Traveling was key for her after receiving two Masters Degrees in Social Work and Urban Planning. She traveled extensively throughout Mexico, Central and South America where she was deeply influenced by color, texture and forms observed there.

Lisa moved to San Francisco in 1994, drawn there by the open land, light and ocean. She continued doing Community Work while contemplating new relationships between materials in her sculpture work. In 1997, she gave birth to the first of 2 children - leading her to change her focus and to do art more full time. Capturing images and applying them to clay enables her to create a vision of whimsy and directed randomness. She now focuses mainly on creating rustic, yet refined tableware. She describes them as photographs of her observations transcribed onto clay and made to be used.  They incorporate impressed vintage and found object imagery with hand-etched detailing.
Her work continues to be influenced by her surroundings and travels and extended time she spends on her property in Northern New Mexico.

She has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, House Beautiful, Anthology Magazine, Food and Wine, C magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Western Art and Architecture, Sunset, California Home and Design as well as multiple features in high profile design blogs.

Doing the Right Things at the Right Place | Paul Jessop | Episode 174
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Doing the Right Things at the Right Place | Paul Jessop | Episode 174

Paul Jessop started potting when he was twelve-years old. Paul's first full time pottery gig started when he was eighteen. Eventually he gave up the potter's life by the time he was twenty-three. For the next 20 years Paul spent his time selling ceramic tiles to architects and designers in central London. In 2008 Paul lost his job when he was made redundant. It was then that Paul returned to his first love and started Barrington Pottery. Paul is making "Simple Honest Pottery" based on traditional west country slip ware.

Production Work that Produces Pottery and People | Di Marshall | Episode 173
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Production Work that Produces Pottery and People | Di Marshall | Episode 173

Di Marshall makes a brand of pottery dinnerware called Wonki Ware.  Di started off with herself and one other potter 15 years ago and Di is now employing 60 potters.  Di trained these potters up using the slab-rolling method of draping the clay over moulds.  Wonki Ware is now world-wide suppliers of thier brand.

Loving Work | Jeremy Randall | Episode 172
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Loving Work | Jeremy Randall | Episode 172

Jeremy Randall Ceramics was officially started in 2009, with energy placed on making, showing, and selling work nationally and internationally.  Retail shows in the New England area have been a new venture with pleasant results, and being able to have personal interactions with my audience has been wonderful. Thank you for visiting, and hope to see you at a show or out in the ceramic world in the future.

Starting Fresh | Allison Smiles | Episode 171
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Starting Fresh | Allison Smiles | Episode 171

Alison Smiles currently shares a studio/small retail space in a small suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. Currently, Alison's group is the only group independent ceramics studio in their city. Alison loves working with clay as it has also afforded her the opportunity to travel and connect with makers from all over the world.

An Artful Expression of Emotions | Thomas Quayle | Episode 170
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An Artful Expression of Emotions | Thomas Quayle | Episode 170

Thomas Quayle graduated an Honours Degree from the National Art School in 2013. Since completing his studies Thomas has been a successful applicant to Bondi's Sculpture by the Sea exhibition two years running as well as receiving the Clitheroe mentorship prize in 2014 through Sculpture by the sea. Thomas also attended a mentoring program in South Korea working with Korean artist Young-Sil Han.

A Professor on Art | Martina Lantin | Episode 169
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A Professor on Art | Martina Lantin | Episode 169

Selected as an Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly (2002), Martina Lantin received her MFA from NSCAD University.  She has completed several residencies and her work has been recognized in numerous juried and invitational exhibitions internationally.  Martina currently teaches at the Alberta College of Art and Design.

Struggles Expressed In Art | Gunyoung Kim | Episode 168
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Struggles Expressed In Art | Gunyoung Kim | Episode 168

Gunyoung Kim was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. She received her Bachelors of Fine Art in Ceramics from Kook-Min University in Korea in 2010 and her MFA from The Ohio State University in 2014 where she developed her studio practice and gained teaching experience. After graduate school, Gunyoung was the long-term ceramic artist-in-residence at Lawrence Art Center in Lawrence, Kansas. She is currently a short-term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT.

Turning Challenges into Opportunities | Sandra Torres | Episode 167
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Turning Challenges into Opportunities | Sandra Torres | Episode 167

Originally trained as an architect, Sandra Torres eventually transferred her creative outlet into clay work. Sandra got started at an experimental studio in Mexico City, and then continued working in California in different studios. Sandra traveled in Mexico and China to learn about traditional techniques. An apprenticeship with Pieter Stockmans in Belgium, had a great impact on her work. Later Sandra was an Artist in Residence at the ICSHU in Hungary and since then she has established her home studio in Ojai, CA.

How Clay Found Me | Ronan Peterson | Episode 166
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How Clay Found Me | Ronan Peterson | Episode 166

Ronan Kyle Peterson grew up in Poplar, NC, a small community deep in the mountains of western North Carolina. Currently, Ronan maintains Nine Toes Pottery, a ceramics studio in Chapel Hill, NC, which produces highly decorative and functional earthenware vessels. His work is drawn from processes of growth and decay in the natural world and is translated into a ceramic comic book interpretation of both real and imagined phenomena.

Old School and Relevant | Sam Scott | Episode 165
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Old School and Relevant | Sam Scott | Episode 165

Sam Scott has been a ceramic artist working in Shoreline, WA since 1968. After graduating from the University of Washington and setting up his studio in 1975, Sam has continued his studio practice and taught at area colleges. Sam's work consists of three distinct styles including functional and non-functional objects.

A Potter's Business Story | Noel Bailey | Episode 164
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A Potter's Business Story | Noel Bailey | Episode 164

Noel Bailey is a utilitarian potter and teacher, currently living in the Mad River Valley, Vermont. Noel was born and raised in Southwest Colorado. He has a M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a B.A. in Art Education from the University of Northern Colorado. He has had several residencies at Laloba Ranch Clay Center in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Nature & Art | Leili Towfigh | Episode 163
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Nature & Art | Leili Towfigh | Episode 163

Leili Towfighcreates wheel-thrown and hand-built stoneware pieces in a studio at MIT in Cambridge. She’s enchanted by the rich ceramics traditions of her parents’ home countries—England and Iran—and creates work inspired by nature, mathematics and biology, in addition to the decorative techniques of sliptrailing, carving, sgraffito and nerikomi.

A Professor on Sales | Rob Kolhouse | Episode 162
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A Professor on Sales | Rob Kolhouse | Episode 162

Influenced by Donna Haraway's Cyborg Manifesto and the cyberpunk classic Ghost in the Shell, his is figure sculptures investigate gender using the cyborg. In addition to sculpture he produces a line of vessels with irreverent characters on them. Rob is currently faculty at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Etsy for Selling | Eric Van Eimeren | Episode 161
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Etsy for Selling | Eric Van Eimeren | Episode 161

After earning an MFA from Alfred University in 1990, Eric Van Eimeren moved to Montana to become a resident artist at the Archie Bray foundation. At the end of his residency in1993, he set up a pottery studio, and has enjoyed living and working in Helena ever since. You can find his pots in collections and kitchens throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Maturing in Art | Zach Houillion | Episode 160
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Maturing in Art | Zach Houillion | Episode 160

Zach Houillion is a high school senior at St. Mark's school of Texas. Zach is going into his fourth year of pottery doing primarily wheel thrown work, Lately Zach has pursued carving his pieces as well.

Making a Statement | Derek Reeverts | Episode 159
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Making a Statement | Derek Reeverts | Episode 159

Derek Reeverts grew up in rural Illinois surrounded by faith and farming. He received his MFA in ceramics from Miami University of Ohio in 2009 and his BFA in ceramics from Western Illinois University in 1999. He has been the Ceramics area Teaching Lab Specialist for the University of Florida since 2013. His work continues to be a part of many regional, national, and international exhibitions and is represented in many private collections.

Instagram for Marketing | Sarah Pike | Episode 158
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Instagram for Marketing | Sarah Pike | Episode 158

Sarah Pike makes slab-built, functional pots on the edge of a little ski town in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. If you went to Fernie, you would probably find her in her studio, which is just off the highway, next to the beaver pond and under the Lizard Range. Unless, of course, she is out doing her other favorite things… playing in the mountains, eating food somewhere or digging in the garden.  Sarah studied ceramics at ACAD in Calgary, the University of Colorado, Boulder and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Her pottery is inspired by many things, including the landscape around her home, the crazy rich history of pottery, specifically Japanese and Islamic ceramics, but also by antique tinware, textured metal, and old things you might find in barns.

Building a Teaching Income Stream | Lora Rust | Episode 157
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Building a Teaching Income Stream | Lora Rust | Episode 157

Lora Rust is a studio potter and pottery instructor in Atlanta, Ga. Lora shares her love of working in clay teaching beginning and intermediate pottery classes at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, including focus on the soda firing process. She also teaches hands on and demonstration workshops regionally. Lora creates heirloom quality porcelain table and serve ware, fired to cone 6 oxidation and soda. Her goal is to bring a touch of artistry and elegance to the home.

Caution to the Wind | Heidi Fahrenbacher | Episode 156
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Caution to the Wind | Heidi Fahrenbacher | Episode 156

Heidi Fahrenbacher is a ceramic artist from Plainwell, MI that creates slipcast ceramics with vibrant colors and images that observe a simple moment in time. Heidi loves ceramics and, until recently, was throwing everything on the wheel until she had hip surgery.

Self Discovery of an Artist | Mark Skudlarek | Episode 155
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Self Discovery of an Artist | Mark Skudlarek | Episode 155

A native to Minnesota, Mark Skudlarek began his fascination with wood-firing while living in the pottery village of, La Borne, France. In 1983, he began a four year apprenticeship in Connecticut with Todd Piker at the Cornwall Bridge Pottery and in and in 1988, moved to Cambridge, Wisconsin to establish Cambridge Wood-fired Pottery.

New Adventures as an Art Business | Martha Grover | Episode 154
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New Adventures as an Art Business | Martha Grover | Episode 154

Martha Grover is a functional potter, living in Bethel, Maine creating thrown and altered porcelain pieces. She attended Bennington College in Vermont, where she received her undergraduate degree in Architecture. Martha received her MFA in ceramics from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She received the Taunt Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation. Her work can be found at galleries throughout the country. Her work has been published in Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, Pottery Making Illustrated, 500 Pitchers, 500 Platters and Chargers, and 500 Vases.

Details in Creativity | Tom Budzak | Episode 153
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Details in Creativity | Tom Budzak | Episode 153

Tom Budzak is a ceramic artist living in Tempe, AZ with his wife Melissa, his newborn son Ezekiel and dog Boba Fett. He received his BFA from Arizona State University and his MFA from New Mexico State University. He is an Adjunct Professor at South Mountain Community College and a Master Instructor at the Mesa Art Center.

Making Good From the Ghetto | Roberto Lugo | Episode 152
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Making Good From the Ghetto | Roberto Lugo | Episode 152

Roberto Lugo was born in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Roberto was his mother’s third child by the time she was 21. Growing up Roberto was exposed to prevalent drug use and gang activity. The crack epidemic left half of the houses in Roberto's neighborhood abandoned. His childhood neighborhood gave very little hope for a future outside of its boundaries.

Roberto didn’t have any experience with art in high school. He did, however, take up writing graffiti with his cousins on the streets of Philadelphia. After moving away from Philadelphia Roberto found himself in a community college taking art classes.

After undergraduate studies Roberto realized how important it was to share his experiences through presentation as well. In 2011 Roberto had an opportunity to speak at the National Council of Education for the Ceramic Arts in Seattle, WA. His lecture was entitled “Activism Through Ceramics”. The following year at the NCECA Conference held in Houston, Texas where Roberto delivered another lecture titled “From the Wheel to the Wall”, a presentation on how graffiti relates to ceramics.

Feeding Creativity | Rachel Wood | Episode 151
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Feeding Creativity | Rachel Wood | Episode 151

Rachel Wood is a nationally and internationally recognized potter who exhibits extensively in the UK and overseas. Her work is recognized for its complex and textured surfaces on vessels which are pinched and coiled, or thrown and manipulated.

Pricing Your Work | Mariko Paterson | Episode 150
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Pricing Your Work | Mariko Paterson | Episode 150

Mariko Paterson has been around the ceramic block. Born and raised in Vancouver, she first attended Langara College and then completed her bachelor's degree at the Alberta College of Art. Kent State University was her next destination where she knocked out her MFA degree. While she has also made New York, Michigan, Ohio and Manitoba as just some points of her professional pursuits, Halifax, Nova Scotia now serves as ceramic headquarters. Forage Studios strives to produce a subversive strain of wheel thrown and ceramic work as well as serve the community with an education of the arts.

Historical meets handbuilding where her sculptural interests lay and a dalliance with the pottery wheel has resulted in both forms and a forum for exploring her love of creamy cone 6 clay bodies and illustration.

Potters Talk | Steve Kelly & Brian R Jones | Episode 149
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Potters Talk | Steve Kelly & Brian R Jones | Episode 149

This is a special episode of The Potters Cast. Former guests, Steve Kelly and Brian R Jones, join me in a live interview recorded in Georgies for Georgies special 50th anniversary open house. We had a great conversation about social media and building a business.

Artifacts and Art | Jessica Brandl | Episode 148
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Artifacts and Art | Jessica Brandl | Episode 148

Jessica Brandl holds an MFA in Ceramics from The Ohio State University and a BFA from The Kansas City Art Institute. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including “Ceramic Top 40,” and at RISD Rome. Her work addresses the object as artifact, and its recollection of human time and environment.

Building a List | Joel Cherrico | Episode 147
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Building a List | Joel Cherrico | Episode 147

Joel Cherrico is a potter, entrepreneur and former author for the American Craft Council website. After graduating college with a degree in art, he immediately launched his business, Cherrico Pottery, LLC. For the past five years, he has supported his livelihood full-time by creating and selling handmade pottery.

How to TAME Marketing | Steve Kelly | Episode 146
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How to TAME Marketing | Steve Kelly | Episode 146

Portland, Oregon potter Steve Kelly’s work is rooted in rural Asian ceramic traditions but offers an American urban sensibility. He draws inspiration from street art, typography, and the kinetic human form.

Staying Adventurous as an Artist | Yoko Sekino-Bove | Episode 145
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Staying Adventurous as an Artist | Yoko Sekino-Bove | Episode 145

Yoko Sekino-Bové was born in Osaka, Japan. She graduated from Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Japan with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in graphic design before moving to the United States. She worked as a commercial designer in Los Angeles before her passion for ceramic art took her onto a new path.

She received a Master of Fine Art degree in Ceramics from the University of Oklahoma in 2004. After working as an apprentice at Rowantrees Pottery in Blue Hill, Maine, to study tableware production, Yoko served as an artist-in-residence in the ceramic department of the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida from 2004 to 2005.

Her ceramic works are featured in “500 cups”, “500 platters and chargers”, “500 teapot volume 2”, “Humor in Craft” and “Surface decoration techniques for potters” as well as other craft books and a wide variety of periodicals including “American Craft” and “Ceramics Monthly” magazines. Her technical articles are featured on “Ceramics Monthly” and “The Pottery Making Illustrated” magazines occasionally. Yoko was selected as one of the “emerging artists 2011” by the Ceramic Arts Daily Council.

Becoming a Retailer | Linda Fahey | Episode 144
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Becoming a Retailer | Linda Fahey | Episode 144

Beyond being the chief curator and proprietor of YONDER, artist Linda Fahey spends much of her time in the shop's studio, making her own line of ceramics, all inspired by a life lived by the coast. At YONDER, her open studio is a space for exploration, innovation, and collaboration, where she welcomes customers, artists, and friends to pull up a seat at her worktable for conversations and creating. Her work is shown at respected shows in the Bay Area throughout the year, and is available nationwide through design-focused stores such as Anthropologie, Voyager, and Rare Device.

Using Instagram and Branding | Brit McDaniel | Episode 143
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Using Instagram and Branding | Brit McDaniel | Episode 143

As the artist and designer behind Paper & Clay, I make modern functional ceramics that are designed to be both beautiful and very usable. I draw inspiration from my love of Scandinavian design  in the design of my forms and development of glazes, but also in a broader sense. I love having simple but well made elements as a part of my own home, and I strive to create work that fits that form.

Making Relationships | John Britt | 142
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Making Relationships | John Britt | 142

John Britt is a studio potter in Bakersville, North Carolina who has been a potter and teacher for over 30 years. He lives in mountains of western North Carolina although he grew up in Dayton, Ohio. John is primarily a self-taught potter who has worked and taught extensively, both nationally and internationally, at universities, colleges and craft centers, including the Penland School of Crafts where he served as the Clay Coordinator and then, as the Studio’s Manager.

He is the author of the “The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glaze; Glazing & Firing at Cone 10” which was published by Lark Books in 2004, and his most recent book “The Complete Guide to Midrange Glazes: Glazing and Firing at Cone 6” which will be published October 2014. He also has and two e-books (PDF’s): “The Quest for the Illusive Leaf Bowl and Other Assorted Articles” and “Aventurine Glazes”. He also has a DVD produced by Ceramics Daily entitled: "Understanding Glazes: How to Test, Tweak and Perfect Your Glazes”.

He was the juror for the book; "500 Bowls”, Technical Editor for “The Art and Craft of Ceramics”, and the “Ceramic Glaze: The Complete Handbook” by Brian Taylor and Kate Doody. He has written numerous articles for ceramics publications including: Ceramic Review, Studio Potter, Clay Times, Ceramic Technical, New Ceramics, The Log Book and is a frequent contributor to Ceramics Monthly.

Residencies & Social Media | Brice Dyer | Episode 141
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Residencies & Social Media | Brice Dyer | Episode 141

Brice Dyer received his BFA in ceramics and sculpture from the University of North Texas. After graduating in the spring 2012 he moved to St. Petersburg Fl where he was a Artist-in-Residence at the St. Pete Clay Company. After spending two years in Florida he moved to Kansas City to be a Foundation Resident at Redstar Studios. His work is influenced by geology and landscape and is primarily hand-built.

An American Potter | Bill van Gilder | Episode 140
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An American Potter | Bill van Gilder | Episode 140

A professional potter for more than 45 years, Bill van Gilder began his clay work at age 15, as a studio apprentice to the late Byron Temple. During the following years, he apprenticed in Ireland and England, and received a degree from Harrow School of Art, London, England. He then established and managed two large teaching/training centers in Southern Africa (Lesotho & Swaziland) under the auspices of The World Bank. Bill returned to the U.S. in 1979 and established a studio and craft gallery atop South Mountain in Central Maryland, which he continues to operate today.

A Young Artist's Story | Molly Allen | Episode 139
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A Young Artist's Story | Molly Allen | Episode 139

Molly Allen is an emerging sculptural ceramic artist. Originally from Colorado, She completed her BFA at Sierra Nevada College as the 2014 Valedictorian. Since then she has completed artist in residency programs at Watershed Center for the Ceramics Arts and Mendocino Art Center. Molly’s work uses animal forms to explore the human subconscious.

Developing a Brand | Shannon Garson | Episode 138
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Developing a Brand | Shannon Garson | Episode 138

Shannon Garson is an Australian ceramic artist specialising in thrown, decorated porcelain. Her work is available at galleries and stores and in her online store.

Shannon's studio is based in a small rural town of Maleny in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. Each piece of porcelain is unique, the result of many hours work. In addition to her artistic practice Shannon runs innovative workshops incorporating nature in porcelain and surface design for schools and small groups.

Shannon's drawings about the strange beauty and wonder to be found in the marginalized eco-systems of the littoral zone. Details of shorelines, rock pools and coastal wallum scrub are revealed in the sgraffito and oxide drawings that crawl over the surface of these delicately thrown porcelain vessels. Exhibition work is available from these galleries.

"I want the surface of the pot to be part of the drawing, not just a surface for the drawing to sit on. I want the whole pot to be experienced, from the weight of it as you pick it up, the texture, the drawing, colour, smoothness of the glaze, all the elements draw the viewer into experiencing the vessel."

Developing A New Work | Michael Kline | Episode 137
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Developing A New Work | Michael Kline | Episode 137

Michael Kline is a potter working in the mountains of North Carolina. The Penland School of Crafts brought Michael to the area to be a resident artist in 1998 and he has called it home ever since. Michael also keeps an online journal called "Sawdust & Dirt" where he chronicle his life as an artist.

Growing a New Business | Danielle Clare Pomorski | Episode 136
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Growing a New Business | Danielle Clare Pomorski | Episode 136

Danielle Clare Pomorski is Ceramics and Theatre artist from Erie, PA. She has been working with clay since 2003.  She has studied at Ohio Wesleyan University under Kristina Bogdanov.  In 2009 she moved to Athens, Greece where she was taught by a couple that were both third generation Greek potters. In 2010 she moved to Brooklyn and took a few classes at Choplet taught by Damien Garcia. She is now working at Clayspace1205 at the tippy top of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

A Heritage of Art | Alex Matisse | Episode 135
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A Heritage of Art | Alex Matisse | Episode 135

Alex Matisse grew up in a converted white clapboard church in the center of a small New England town in a family of artists.

For three years, Alex apprenticed in the workshops of North Carolina potters Matt Jones and Mark Hewitt. Their work combines traditions, from the Anglo-Oriental school of Leach, Hamada, and Cardew to the folk pottery of the south-eastern United States and many places between. In their workshops Alex learned to love simple pots; adorned or bare, quiet and strong, they make their place comfortably in the home and speak to the thousands of years of pots before them, and all that is to come.

Alex's work is made in a fusion of pre-industrial country traditions in both process and material. It is fired in a large wood burning kiln and made of as many local materials as the chemistry will allow.

Ales believes in the beautiful object; that there are inescapable aesthetic truths, physical attributes, that remove time and place from the defining characteristics of the made object. These objects can be viewed today or many years from now and be understood as beautiful. Though their quotidian value may become antiquated, their aesthetics will save them. Alex believes in making pots that carry this truth while, as Henry Glassie told Alex in passing one day, holding one hand to the past with the other outstretched to the future.

Connection as a Draw | Jessica Kanaley | Episode 134
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Connection as a Draw | Jessica Kanaley | Episode 134

Jessica Kanaley is a ceramic artist who celebrates her American roots with pottery inspired by the garden. She was raised in Rochester NY where she graduated with a bachelors of science from Nazareth College. After working in special education she completed an apprenticeship at the Rochester Folk Art Guild and founded the business Old Soul Clay. Jessica is currently participating in residencies and seeking adventure through her travels.

From Small to Big | Julie Wiggins | Episode 133
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From Small to Big | Julie Wiggins | Episode 133

Julie Wiggins is a full time studio potter living and working in Charlotte, North Carolina.  She graduated from East Carolina University in 2001 with a BFA in Ceramics. In 2005, she received an honorary degree from the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in China, where she focused her studies on traditional Eastern techniques. Her work has been shown in galleries across the country, including AKAR Gallery, Charlie Cummings Gallery, CrimsonLaurel Gallery, and Lark & Key.  Julie’s work has been featured at the American Craft Council and the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, as well as several national conferences and exhibitions, including NCECA.  Julie has over a decade of experience as an educator and will be one of the presenters at the Functional Ceramics Workshop in 2016.

Getting Plugged Into Ceramic History | Guillermo Cuellar | Episode 132
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Getting Plugged Into Ceramic History | Guillermo Cuellar | Episode 132

Guillermo Cuellar has been making wheel thrown stoneware pots since 1980. Originally from Venezuela, he moved to the St. Croix River Valley in Minnesota in 2005.  He treasures the breathtaking beauty that can be found in pots made for daily use in the home for preparing and sharing food.

The Power of a Website | Nancy Gallagher | Episode 131
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The Power of a Website | Nancy Gallagher | Episode 131

Nancy Gallagher received her BFA from Kutztown University, originally in graphic design, then further studied functional pottery for four years with Bill van Gilder. Her recent work in earthenware both harkens back to historical pots, while maintaining a current graphic brush work and textural ethic.

A Parent's Ultimatum Changed Her Life | Julie Covington | Episode 130
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A Parent's Ultimatum Changed Her Life | Julie Covington | Episode 130

Julie Covington is a potter working in Asheville, NCs River Arts District. Julie feels lucky to be surrounded by an amazing community of craftspeople, farmers, musicians, healers, and teachers who regularly inspire her to be a better potter! Julie makes sturdy, comfortable tableware decorated in a variety of playful designs.

Balancing it All | David Eichelberger | Episode 129
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Balancing it All | David Eichelberger | Episode 129

From Roanoke, VA, David Eichelberger has pursued a career in ceramics in school, through residencies, and now as a professor.  He worked at Santa Fe Clay for a few years, then was a resident at the ExergyXchange in Burnsville, NC, then on to an MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, then one year at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN, then 3 years as a Resident Artist at the Penland School of Craft.  David is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Ferrum College, in Ferrum, VA.  He lives in beautiful Floyd, VA, with his wife, artist Elisa DiFeo, and their two daughters, and are expecting another daughter this summer.

A Bit of a Business Approach | Doug Peltzman | Episode 128
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A Bit of a Business Approach | Doug Peltzman | Episode 128

Doug Peltzman is a full time studio potter currently residing in Dover Plains, New York, a rural town on the eastern edge of the Hudson Valley.  After several formative years studying painting, Doug came to earn his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics at SUNY New Paltz in 2005. In 2010, he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from Penn State.  He has had the honor of being both a juror and curator of national exhibtions.  He has taught workshops at many art centers and universities across the U.S, including Arrowmont, Peters Valley, Goggleworks, Davis and Elkins College, UNT, SUNY New Paltz, The Clay Studio and The Art School at Old Church. Doug is also a founding member of Objective Clay. His pottery has been featured in many publications and can be found in homes and kitchens across the country.

Power of Friendships | Marian Haigh | Episode 127
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Power of Friendships | Marian Haigh | Episode 127

Marian was born in Pittsburg, KS in 1951 and grew up in very small towns in a rural setting.   She received a B.F.A. from Arkansas State University in 1973 and has worked since then in her studio, hand building ceramic vessels.  

Marian lives with her husband in Austin, TX.  They divide their time between the city and a cabin in the Texas Hill Country.

Artist Burnout | Diana Fayt | Episode 126
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Artist Burnout | Diana Fayt | Episode 126

Diana Fayt’s primary medium is clay and refers to her one of a kind ceramic pieces as “etchings in clay.” Drawing on her background as a painter, sculptor, printmaker and clayer, her surfaces are alive with strange and exotic stories. When Diana is not working in clay, you can find her drawing in her sketchbook, carving rubber blocks or scheming about the next online ecourse she is going to teach. Diana also divides her time designing ceramics, teaching technique and inspiring creativity in workshops around the world. Her roster of clients include, Anthropologie, Heath Ceramics and Terrain. She’s taught workshops at destinations such as, Clay Push, Austraila, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Santa Fe Clay and Metchosin School of the Arts, online, at creativebug.com and via her self-created online e-course, The Clayer. Diana is a graduate of the California College of the Arts. After thirty years of calling San Francisco home, Diana recently left the big city for the Sierra Nevada foothills with her sweet pooch, Louie

Setting Prices for Potters | Sarah Heimann | Episode 125
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Setting Prices for Potters | Sarah Heimann | Episode 125

Sarah Heimann is a studio potter in Lebanon, NH. She is a part-time instructor at Dartmouth's Davidson Ceramic Studio, and a 2014 recipient of Northern Clay's McKnight Artist Residency Grant.

A Deeper Meaning | Lucy Fagella | Episode 124
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A Deeper Meaning | Lucy Fagella | Episode 124

Lucy Fagella is a full time potter and ceramic instructor living in Greenfield, MA. She makes functional pottery for the home and heart. Her work graces the tables and mantles of homes around the world. Lucy earned her B.F.A. degree from Alfred University 1985. She has been in numerous ceramic exhibits throughout the US. Her work can also be found in publications on ceramics and home décor.

Labor of Love | Richard Hensley | Episode 123
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Labor of Love | Richard Hensley | Episode 123

Richard Hensley has been a potter for 45 years and has lived and worked in Floyd, Virginia all of his working life. Richard makes porcelain ceramics and fire it all in a reduction gas car kiln. Richard and Donna Polseno, Richard's wife, teach ceramics part time at a local college and for the past few years Richard and Donna have spent their summers in Italy making terra cotta clay pieces and enjoying their friends and the life in their small village.

3-D Printing with Clay | Brett Fruend | Episode 122
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3-D Printing with Clay | Brett Fruend | Episode 122

Brett Freund grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and received his MFA from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Brett was a resident at St. Petersburg Clay and a fellowship artist at Baltimore Clayworks.  In 2012 Brett was a Ceramics Monthly emerging artist and just recently was awarded the 2015 Jerome Ceramic Artists Project Grant from Northern Clay Center.

Mudtools & Tools for Life | Michael Sherrill | Episode 121
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Mudtools & Tools for Life | Michael Sherrill | Episode 121

Son of an inventor/motorcycle racer & a warrior princess/homemaker, Michael Sherrill has lived in the western North Carolina mountains since 1974.  He considers himself a materials-based artist, experimenting in metal, clay, and glass.  At the heart of his interest is the intersection of where humans and materials meet in both handmade objects and the natural world.

The Potters of Firsk | Dimension X | Episode 120
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The Potters of Firsk | Dimension X | Episode 120

Old-time Radio used to be the movies of the day. Today's show is focused on an old-time radio show called The Potters of Firsk. Enjoy a bit of nostalgia and discover the power of the potter!

Formula for Success | Mea Rhee | Episode 119
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Formula for Success | Mea Rhee | Episode 119

Mea Rhee is a working potter based in Maryland. Her work is modern and rustic, with Asian sensibilities. She launched Good Elephant Pottery as a part-time business in 2002, and grew it into a full-time business by 2010.

Progress of a Potter | Tiffany Hilton | Episode 118
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Progress of a Potter | Tiffany Hilton | Episode 118

Tiffany Hilton is a studio potter and teacher who has been working with clay for over twenty years. After studying at State University of New York, at New Paltz she apprenticed with Kit Cornell in Exeter, NH for three years and established her own pottery in 2005. She enhances her own knowledge and passion for teaching ceramics by attending workshops herself each year and has studied with Cynthia Bringle, Karen Karnes, Makoto Yabe, Phil Rogers, Mark Shapiro, Barbara Knutson, Hayne Bayless, Deborah Schwarzkopf, Kevin Snipes and Catherine White. Tiffany's work can be seen on the dinner table of many people’s homes and at Pinch Gallery in Northampton.

Work Hard for Success | Corey Johnson | Episode 117
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Work Hard for Success | Corey Johnson | Episode 117

Handmade pots hold meaning to Corey Johnson for the time and dedication it takes to make and design them.  It is a combination of these aspects that invite people to use pots and makes them hold value in their daily lives. These pieces may serve as vessels for daily meals or be placed in a home for decoration. Corey is fascinated in the value and purpose his work can serve in this context.  These ideas and concepts encourage Corey to enhance the pottery he makes to provide a more meaningful experience to a morning coffee break or family dinner. When using handmade pots there is a connection between the maker and the user.  Corey is interested in how his ideas and thoughts for forming and finishing his work can translate into where and how someone else may use them in their own life. 

Why Clay | Connee Mayerson | Episode 116
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Why Clay | Connee Mayerson | Episode 116

Connee Mayerson has worked as an artist for 43 years, primarily in ceramics. Connee makes high fire, one of a kind, functional porcelain pots. Connee's work is organic and her influence is everything that surrounds her. Connee also works in stone mosaic public art, shell work, and figurative painting in water colors and egg tempura.

Team Up for Art Success | Amy Sanders | Episode 115
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Team Up for Art Success | Amy Sanders | Episode 115

Amy Sanders is a mom, wife, and potter whose earthenware vessels create a balance of visual elements of form, texture and pattern with utility. She currently works as a studio artist, teaches adult handbuilding classes at Clayworks Studio, and conducts workshops across the United States.

A Road Less Traveled | Kim-Anh Nguyen | Episode 114
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A Road Less Traveled | Kim-Anh Nguyen | Episode 114

The majority of Kim-Anh Nguyen's work is based on the process of coiling, a simple technique which has been used from the earliest times. The inspiration came from indigenous cultures’ traditional woven textile and basketry.

Underlying Kim-Anh's work is a profound respect for the historical and cultural significance of indigenous people (the Montagnards, or mountain people of Vietnam and the Aborigines of Australia). Most of the works depict aspects of the landscape, which is crucial to all indigenous peoples.

Risk Taking | Ted Secombe | Episode 113
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Risk Taking | Ted Secombe | Episode 113

After 3 decades at his potter's wheel, Ted Secombe says that making pots is more challenging now than when he first began, as his motivation is the purely the expression of his ideas and creativity. He has now developed a mastery of the medium that allows him to take his experimentation further than ever before.

Ted likes to work with different shapes and now prefers much simpler forms, forms with the sense of an easy curve, 'like a brush stroke'. 'My inspiration comes when the clay is on the wheel and I am looking at the sensuousness of the curve,' he says. Sometimes he is influenced by the structure of plants and leaves. While the grace and size of the pots is impressive, the glazes Ted uses are rich in color, and delicate in texture and patterning.

Build the List | Paul Blais | Episode 112
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Build the List | Paul Blais | Episode 112

One of the most important things one can do in today's business climate is build a strong email list. Some say this is waste of time, but that is a voice in the minority. Most experts tell us that this is by far one of the top ingredients for success. So the rule of thumb is: Build the list!

Setting Intentions | Sunshine Cobb | Episode 111
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Setting Intentions | Sunshine Cobb | Episode 111

After a short stint at Chico State University, California, Sunshine Cobb went on to graduate with a BA in Studio Art from California State University at Sacramento, in 2004. Ceramics has been the major influence in Sunshine's life for 15 years now. Currently Sunshine focusing on functional ware, embracing the richness of earthenware, and is exploring the challenge of electric firing. Sunshine graduated from Utah State University with her MFA in Ceramics.

A Fermenting Artist | Jeremy Ogusky | Episode 110
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A Fermenting Artist | Jeremy Ogusky | Episode 110

Jeremy Ogusky is a studio potter, husband, pizza lover and passionate fermenting evangelist living in Boston, Massachusetts. In Jeremy's former public health life, he engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention with the Peace Corps in Southern Africa, health education in South America, and public policy in Washington, DC. Jeremy's current studio practice draws from his global health experiences and Jeremy is truly excited and proud to craft beautiful & useful functional ceramics.

Pushing the Limits | Larry Elardo | Episode 109
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Pushing the Limits | Larry Elardo | Episode 109

Larry Elardo is the owner of M Street Potters, a ceramic studio that is dedicated to creating one of a kind works of art with clay. Larry makes functional and sculptural ceramics. When it comes to Larry's functional ceramics he adds a bit of a twist: some is for food while some is furniture.

Social Media for Art | Guy Mitchell | Episode 108
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Social Media for Art | Guy Mitchell | Episode 108

Guy Mitchell makes handmade stoneware tiles on the North East coast of England. Guy prefers hexagonal, triangle, and rhombus shapes to traditional squares. Guy mixes his own glazes and loves experimenting with surface and color.

A Passion for Clay | Susan Halls | Episode 107
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A Passion for Clay | Susan Halls | Episode 107

Born in Gillingham Kent UK. Graduated 1990 from Royal College of Art, London. She established studios in London, exhibiting widely across the UK and Europe. In 1998 she moved to the USA. Her work is represented in several public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

A Potter. A Surfer. | Patrick Johnston | Episode 106
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A Potter. A Surfer. | Patrick Johnston | Episode 106

Ceramic artist Patrick Johnston knew at the age of six that ceramics would be his life. After a kindergarten project, Johnston asked his teacher if he could hold the scraps of clay. "I stood next to the tree on playground, squished the clay in my fingers, and I knew that I had found it!" Since his epiphany, Patrick Johnston has never stopped working with clay. Johnston has been written about in numerous publications, including the, " LA Times Magazine", and  has earned a degree in ceramic design from The Rhode Island School of Design. Patrick's current studio, The Temple of Mediclaytion, is in Venice, CA. 

Growth of the Business | Thomas Aitken | Episode 105
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Growth of the Business | Thomas Aitken | Episode 105

‘Made to be used’ is perhaps the best way to describe Thomas Aitken’s work. From as early as he can remember Thomas has loved to make things that work. And throughout his training and professional life he has continued to develop functional ceramic objects for use. Starting his ceramic studies at Red Deer College, Alberta and completing a BFA:Ceramics at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in 1995. An interest in European ceramic traditions led him to study at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, U.K. where in 1997 he graduated with a Masters in Ceramics. Then back to Canada to set up a studio in Toronto. Five years later he moved his home and studio to the village of Warsaw, near Peterborough, Ontario. Here he works full time developing his own work and collaborating on joint projects with his wife Kate Hyde. His work is widely sought after and is in a number of collections around the world.

Role of Artists in Society | Emily Schroeder | Episode 104
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Role of Artists in Society | Emily Schroeder | Episode 104

Emily Schroeder Willis received her MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2006. She was awarded the Jerome Fellowship from the Northern Clay Center and the Sage Scholarship from the Archie Bray Foundation. She has been an artist-in-residence/visiting artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana, the Zentrum für Keramik in Berlin, Germany and at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Canada.  In 2012, she was a presenter at Arrowmont’s Utilitarian Clay Conference.  Currently, she lives in Chicago where she is an Instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

An Artist for Royalty | Tineke van Gils | Episode 103
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An Artist for Royalty | Tineke van Gils | Episode 103

Teneke van Gils' ceramic career started in the eighties in Amsterdam and continued on her husband's diary farm near to Delft. Teneka's dancepartner is porcelain on the potters wheel.  Teapots are her favorite, they brought invitations from China. Tineke's work is exhibited in The Netherlands and abroad.

The Dreamy Potter | Anderson Bailey | Episode 102
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The Dreamy Potter | Anderson Bailey | Episode 102

Anderson Bailey is a studio potter living and working in Chattanooga, TN. Using different building techniques, Anderson creates simple forms with quiet surfaces that are meant for daily use. He recently started a collaborative line of slip-cast functional ceramics with Anderson's wife, Jessie Bean Bailey.

Molly's Marketing Plan | Molly Hatch | Episode 101
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Molly's Marketing Plan | Molly Hatch | Episode 101

Born the daughter of a painter and an organic dairy farmer, Molly was raised to be creatively industrious. Using her imagination and love of drawing to make everything from her well known idiosyncratic ceramics to quirky pen-and-ink drawings. Molly’s craft is finely honed, her designs whimsically literal and pop-culturally on-point.

Working from her home studio, Molly began making her living as a full-time studio potter in 2008. Her formal education in ceramics and drawing resulted in the development of her signature style. Making contemporary ceramics inspired by history, Molly’s career as a studio potter quickly garnered a loyal following. Molly’s designs have expanded beyond tableware to a wide range of lifestyle products and Molly is actively growing collections of home goods to bring her modern yet traditional designs to the contemporary home.

Business Plan for Art | Ariel Zimman | Episode 100
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Business Plan for Art | Ariel Zimman | Episode 100

Ariel fell in love with clay in 3rd grade and has continued to work with the material ever since, incorporating techniques of hand building, slip casting and throwing on the pottery wheel into her creations. Her interests range from utilitarian design to life under the sea. Ariel graduated with a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston & Tufts University in 2009.

Make Art and Money | Andrew Stephenson | Episode 99
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Make Art and Money | Andrew Stephenson | Episode 99

Andrew Stephenson was born in Birmingham, England in 1972 and moved to the states with his family in 1979.  He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from East Carolina University in 1996. Shortly after graduation he moved to Asheville, NC to take a position as a resident potter at the Odyssey Center for the ceramic Arts. Andrew has always loved the folk pottery of England and especially the wood fired salt-glazed pottery of North Carolina, so when he was offered a two year apprenticeship with Matt Jones, a former apprentice of Todd Piker and Mark Hewitt, he jumped at the chance. During the apprenticeship he learned the forms and turning techniques that have been passed down from potter to potter since the days of Bernard Leach and Michael Cardew. Andrew also helped Matt fire his 300 cubic foot wood fired kiln and his smaller 100 cubic foot kiln fueling his love for wood firing.  When Andrew was finished with his apprenticeship he bought a house in rural Rutherford county, received a grant, and built his own 300 cubic foot wood kiln and holds several kiln openings a year. Andrew continues the long tradition of wood firing in North Carolina and sells his work in galleries throughout the southeast.

Peaceful Artist | April Noble | Episode 98
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Peaceful Artist | April Noble | Episode 98

April Noble is a ceramic artist living in Denver, Colorado. She is currently working on her MFA through a low residency program at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. She currently teaches a pottery class at a local recreation center as well as works as a studio tech at a local community college.

Discovering the Journey | Jack Welbourne | Episode 97
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Discovering the Journey | Jack Welbourne | Episode 97

Jack Welbourne is a ceramics graduate currently working in a plant pot factory in South Wales. Jack's work has focused on hand thrown functional wares but Jack is starting to explore more sculptural ideas informed by the industrial nature of his job.

I Belong Here! | Bede Clarke | Episode 96
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I Belong Here! | Bede Clarke | Episode 96

Bede Clarke has been a Professor of Art at the University of Missouri since 1992.  He received his Master of Fine Arts from The University of Iowa (1990) and a BFA from Eckerd College (1982).  Bedes work is found in public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad.

A Potter for 1812 | Penni Stoddart | Episode 95
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A Potter for 1812 | Penni Stoddart | Episode 95

Penni Stoddart has been a potter for more than 20 years and specializes in 1800's period historical pottery. Penni has done research into the history of local potteries as well as pioneer pottery in Ontario, Canada. She attends 1812 living history events and sells her pottery in merchant's row at the events and to historical sites.

Wood Fire Potter | Emma Smith | Episode 94
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Wood Fire Potter | Emma Smith | Episode 94

A graduate of the Sheridan College and Fleming College ceramics programs, Emma Smith creates humble artwork for everyday use. Her objects encourage the gathering of peoples and the sharing of a meal, by providing delight in the ordinary and unnecessary.

Emma's work has exhibited in galleries across North America including The Gardiner Museum (Toronto, ON), The Clay Studio (Philadelphia, PA), and The Carnegie Gallery (Dundas, ON).

Old School | Mark Goertzen | Episode 93
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Old School | Mark Goertzen | Episode 93

Specializing in gas fired glazed ware to cone 10 and one of a kind wood fired vessels, Mark Goertzen has worked as a professional potter since 1989. He started in clay at Bethel College, Kansas in the mid 1980's, and has been happily learning more about it ever since.

Dear Human | Jasna Sokolovic and Noel O’Connell | Episode 92
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Dear Human | Jasna Sokolovic and Noel O’Connell | Episode 92

Dear Human is the creative studio founded by Jasna Sokolovic and Noel O’Connell in 2009. After meeting at a residency in Denmark, Jasna and Noel immediately began working on ideas together and haven’t stopped since. The studio works in various artistic domains that include public space projects, product design, and applied arts. Their collaboration is rooted in common beliefs and ideas and supported by the strengths that each bring to the table—Noel’s material expertise and attention to detail and Jasna’s improvisational sensibility and explorative nature.Their work draws inspiration from working in new environments, experimenting with materials and collaborating with other designers, architects, and artists Dear Human projects offer an alternative perception to overlooked everyday landscapes by revealing the hidden potential of places and objects, hoping to inspire consciousness and curiosity.

Ceramic Artist | Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk | Episode 91
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Ceramic Artist | Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk | Episode 91

Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk studied Graphic and Typographic design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, The Netherlands (Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag).

After graduation Pepijn focused more on illustrating and painting. This was the beginning of Cirque dextraordinaire or what later became his alias and studio name Cirque de Pepin.

Pepijns circus, as a metaphor for a place where anything can happen.

Around 2002 Pepijn came into contact with ceramics. A world of possibilities revealed itself. Nowadays Pepijn works explicitly in these various disciplines. With an emphasis on craftsmanship and detail.

Van den Nieuwendijk has exhibited his intricate ceramic sculptures and paintings in solo exhibitions in The Netherlands and abroad, most recently 'The Greatest Show on Earth' at the Koornmarktspoort, city Museum Kampen (2014) He has participated in many group shows in The Netherlands and abroad. Recently Pepijn co-curated and designed the travelling exhibition The Blue Revolution, 400 years exchange Delft-Jingdezhen with ceramic artists from both The Netherlands and China.

Public commissions include a bas-relief for the Feijenoord Soccer Club (2009) in Rotterdam, and a monument in honor of the Dutch comic author Maarten Toonder Rotterdam (2002). Van den Nieuwendijks work is in the collection of Museum Prinsenhof Delft and in many private collections. Van den Nieuwendijk is represented by Gallery Nasty Alice, Eindhoven, Kochxbos gallery, Amsterdam and Mothership (art agency), Rotterdam

Saving the History of Potters | Debra Sloan | Episode 90
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Saving the History of Potters | Debra Sloan | Episode 90

Debra Sloan did a self-directed apprenticeship  from 1973-79. Later she attended Vancouver Art School 1979-82. Debra has taught, adjudicated, and presented at many symposiums, most recently in Romania.  Now she serves on arts Boards, is represented in 6 LARK publications, she exhibits nationally, internationally, attended 3 international residencies, and most recently at the Leach Pottery, UK. Debra works mainly as a figurative artist, but started as a potter.

A Story to Tell | Jennica Kruse | Episode 89
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A Story to Tell | Jennica Kruse | Episode 89

Jennica Kruse is a ceramic artist living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her BFA from the University of Minnesota and graduated Summa cum Laude in 2011. She also studied ceramics in Cortona, Italy in 2010. She is a Resident Artist at the Northern Clay Center where she teaches and works as the Materials Technician.

Inspired by a Dad | Ryan Archibald | Episode 88
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Inspired by a Dad | Ryan Archibald | Episode 88

Born and raised in Illinois, Ryan Archibald received his BFA from Southern Illinois University in 2013 and continued his ceramic education in Minnesota as the Northern Clay Center Anonymous Potter Studio Fellow.   Ryan now resides in Minneapolis where he maintains a studio, teaches beginner wheel-throwing classes, and works for a production pottery.

Inspired by Nature | Kathy Pallie | Episode 87
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Inspired by Nature | Kathy Pallie | Episode 87

As a commercial artist, Kathy Pallie worked with many different materials creating 3-dimensional objects.  When Kathy retired, she put her hands into clay and has been exploring this exciting, tactile medium ever since.  

Kathy's artwork is inspired by Nature, by the unlimited variety of textures, patterns and energy she finds in her natural surroundings.

A My Way Approach | Ginny Sims | Episode 86
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A My Way Approach | Ginny Sims | Episode 86

Ginny Sims is interested in objects and the surrounding sensations in a home that trigger memory and emotion. Exploring homes and observing family patterns has been a fascination of Ginny since childhood. She finds a lot of inspiration for the work that she makes in the relationships between objects and their owners, and the somewhat overlooked power of the presence of certain objects and how they made their way into our lives.  Ginny creates objects that echo a sense of history and thoughtfulness, but also that of loss and abandonment.

Going Thin- Translucent Thin | John Shirley | Episode 85
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Going Thin- Translucent Thin | John Shirley | Episode 85

John Shirley works in bone-china. Most of John's work is decorated with soluble salts which have a tendency to permeate the surface of the work adding subtle watercolor effects and creating an ethereal quality. John is a fellow of Ceramics Southern Africa and a member of the International Academy of Ceramics.

The Power of Relationships | Tony Clennell | Episode 84
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The Power of Relationships | Tony Clennell | Episode 84

Tony Clennell- 2nd generation potter, educator and author of "Stuck in the Mud". Workshop presenter in Japan, Italy, USA, Canada, Wales, Korea and China.

Production Pottery | Brett Binford & Chris Lyon | Episode 83
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Production Pottery | Brett Binford & Chris Lyon | Episode 83

Brett Binford and Chris Lyon met while working in a studio in Colorado. They stayed friends over the years and eventually started a major production studio called MudShark Studio. Their company makes ceramics for large companies and individual artists. MudShark Studio is located in Portland Oregon.

For the Love of James | David Schlapobersky & Felicity Potter | Episode 82
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For the Love of James | David Schlapobersky & Felicity Potter | Episode 82

David Schlapobersky and Felicity Potter, - studio potters in high temperature, reduction fired stoneware and porcelain - a working partnership since 1973.

They live and work in Swellendam, a small rural town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa where they have the heritage house "Bukkenburg".

Their work is mostly wheel thrown with some slab work and is hand made using their own blends and mixes of clay, glazes, slips and oxides.

Their output is diverse and prolific, producing a range of work from tableware and decorative pieces to pots of monumental size, garden and indoor containers, decorative urns, washbasins, water features and wine jars etc..

Branding for Pottery | Vipoo Srivilasa | Episode 81
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Branding for Pottery | Vipoo Srivilasa | Episode 81

A Thai born, Melbourne-based artist, curator and arts activist, Vipoo Srivilasa works predominantly in ceramics, exploring culture shifts and migration experiences. His work is a playful blend of historical Figurative and Decorative art practices with a healthy dose of Contemporary Culture.

Using blue and white colour, he creates complex narratives through highly decorated images applied to the surfaces of ceramic forms. His work requires an intimacy in which the key elements of the drama are often found in unusual places within the forms themselves.

Vipoo has exhibited internationally and loves creating opportunities for artists to collaborate through community based art projects. His work is held in various public art collections including The National Gallery of Australia.

The Son of a Potter | Gerry Wedd | Episode 80
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The Son of a Potter | Gerry Wedd | Episode 80

Gerry Wedd was born at McLaren Vale, South Australia, in 1957. He pots and surfs in Port Eliott, South Australia. He completed an MVA (ceramics) in 2009. In 1998 he won the Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award and in 2009 his work was in the Havana Bienal.

PIMP Marketing Pottery | Hadrian Mendoza | Episode 79
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PIMP Marketing Pottery | Hadrian Mendoza | Episode 79

Hadrian Mendoza is a Filipino potter based in Virginia, USA. Hadrian has exhibited his works internationally and are in collections throughout the world.  Since 2009, Hadrian has started a network of contemporary Southeast Asian ceramic artists.

An Indonesian Artist | Nia Gautama | Episode 78
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An Indonesian Artist | Nia Gautama | Episode 78

Nia Gautama is  a ceramic artist who resides in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, and currently pursuing her MFA degree in Visual Art at Bandung Institute of Technology. Since early 2000, she has actively exhibited both at home and abroad.

Cook on Clay | Robbie Lobell | Episode 77
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Cook on Clay | Robbie Lobell | Episode 77

Robbie Lobell lives and works on Whidbey Island in Northwest Washington. Lobell is the co-founder, designer, and maker of Cook on Clays high-fire flameproof cooking pots. Cook on Clay, committed to sustainable local economies and food systems, collaborates with farmers, chefs, home cooks, and restaurants across the country. Lobell's pots reside in kitchens and on tables across North America and beyond. Her work is featured in magazines and books about utilitarian pottery, cooking vessels, and making pots.

"Ceramics Isn't Art." Wrong! | James Seet | Episode 76
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"Ceramics Isn't Art." Wrong! | James Seet | Episode 76

James finds it essential to tell stories through his art. As an art director, he uses ceramics as a canvas by incorporating illustrations into his work. He has a flair for theatrics and adopts a whimsical style that is sometimes satirical, which he hopes will tickle emotions and generate conversations.

Marketing and Selling Pottery | Ben Carter | Episode 75
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Marketing and Selling Pottery | Ben Carter | Episode 75

In today's art market, artists have to be more than just makers. Artists are marketers, sales people, web designers, and so much more. THINK BIG! is a six week series of interviews with successful ceramic artists, art agents, dream clients and book editors. The series is designed to help you build the skills you need to expand your creative business, learn some tricks of the trade, and think beyond the traditional methods of reaching your market. Click here to register today, or give the e-course as a unique gift for your creative loved ones.

I Choose Clay | John George Larson | Episode 74
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I Choose Clay | John George Larson | Episode 74

John George Larson is a painter and wood fire ceramic artist from southwest Minnesota. He discovered clay at age fourteen as a means of expression and as an alternative way of exploring fundamental physics. He has studied at Utah State University and under contemporary ceramist Oh Hyang Jong in South Korea.  John fires an Anagama kiln and maintains his studio in Milan Minnesota. He uses Porcelain and Native clays with other indigenous materials to create his works which can be found in national and international collections.

A Carefree Approach to Marketing | Re Jin Lee | Episode 73
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A Carefree Approach to Marketing | Re Jin Lee | Episode 73

Re Jin (RJ) Lee's company, Bailey Doesn't Bark is a Brooklyn based design studio offering functional ceramics made by hand by RJ since 2008.

RJ was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil to South Korean parents. This combination of cultures has had a great influence in RJ's design aesthetics.

After receiving a BA in Fashion Design and design certificates from Central Saint Martins, London College of Design and Istituto Europeu di Design, RJ moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue her career in fashion design and styling.

Through fashion and a move to New York city RJ discovered her passion for home and product design. Like RJ's Brazilian and Korean heritage, fashion has had a major influence in her design aesthetics and also the way she creates and presents her collections.

Big Boy Pottery | Nicholas Bernard | Episode 72
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Big Boy Pottery | Nicholas Bernard | Episode 72

To Nicholas Bernard, form is everything. Nick stretches clay to make canvases for decoration. Texture, pattern and color are successful additions when the shapes are impeccable. My inspirations are many, from the classic forms of antiquity to the simple, graceful pots made by indigenous peoples and the work of modern studio potters. Nick's current body of work deals mostly with simple clean form. Handles and other flourishes are being added again after a four year hiatus. Dramatic color and subtle texture accentuate what Nick hopes is a mastery of the traditional vessel form.

Nick makes earthenware, with layers of textured slip, colored slips and oxides. Multiple gas or electric firings in oxidation to cone 03 or approximately 2000F.

A Testing Artist | Isaac Patmore | Episode 71
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A Testing Artist | Isaac Patmore | Episode 71

Isaac Patmore has his arts practice split across many facets of creative production. A full time arts worker, working At Monte Lupo as a manager in the creative arts. Aiding people with disabilities to design, decorate and create ceramics for sales and exhibitions.Isaac's personal arts practice is split across the work he makes to fire in wood kilns and work for the electric kiln. These two different finishes of the work still show the hand of the maker and comfortably sit together as a complete body of work.

Marketing for Pottery | Paul Blais | Episode 70
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Marketing for Pottery | Paul Blais | Episode 70

Paul Blais brings us through the process to building an overall plan to market pottery.

A Nurturing Artist | Alice Ballard | Episode 69
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A Nurturing Artist | Alice Ballard | Episode 69

Alice Ballard maintains a studio in Greenville, SC where she teaches part-time at Christ Church Episcopal Middle School.  She also taught at the SC Gov. School for the arts for 10 years, along with workshops at Penland, Arrowmont, Odyssey and for the American Crafts Council Southeast. Collections include the Renwick Gallery (DC), Mint Museum (NC), Resen Cermic Collection (Macedonia), state art collection in TN and SC. She received a Fulbright to study in India and an SCArtsCom Individual Fellowship Grant.  Represented by Blue Spiral 1 (NC), Hodges Taylor (NC) The Tao Evolution (Hong Kong)

Building Relationships for Building Business | Kip O'Krongly | Episode 68
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Building Relationships for Building Business | Kip O'Krongly | Episode 68

Kip O’Krongly earned a BA from Carleton College in 2001 and continued her ceramics education in studios across the country before returning to Minnesota as the Northern Clay Center Fogelberg Fellow, Materials Technician, and then Anonymous Potter Studio Fellow.  Kip has been featured as a Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist, on the cover of Pottery Making Illustrated, and was the Best in Show winner of Strictly Functional Exhibition in 2011.  She exhibits work and teaches workshops across the country, is included in a number of ceramic publications and was awarded a $25,000 McKnight Artist Grant in 2014.  O’Krongly currently maintains a studio in Northfield, Minnesota.

An Artist Staying Current | Frances Palmer | Episode 67
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An Artist Staying Current | Frances Palmer | Episode 67

Frances Palmer has been making ceramics since 1987. Frances was trained as an art historian, yet has always made work with her hands. First as a printmaker and now as a potter and gardener. Frances loves the process of changing ideas into form. She doesn't make or grow things to hold onto them, but rather to send them out into the world for others to live with and enjoy. Her handmade ceramics are functional art – dishware or vases that can be used on a daily basis. Each piece, no matter how large or small, is considered and individual.

The Gallery Owner's Perspective | Mary Lou Zeek | Episode 66
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The Gallery Owner's Perspective | Mary Lou Zeek | Episode 66

Mary Lou Zeek is a graduate from Western Oregon University and was a studio artist for 28 years as a ceramic artist. Mary knew the skill and passion artists pour into their work. Mary has supported the arts through her work on the Oregon Artists Series Foundation and the Salem Public Art Commission. But mostly Mary has supported the arts through the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery.

When Mary first opened the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery in 2001, her vision was to honor artists and their creations, and to push the limits of what a small gallery could do. Even though Mary's gallery only had 700 square feet of space, she specialized in shows and events that went way beyond the gallery doors. She partnered with small non-profits, other retailers and large organizations to stage some amazing collaborative art shows and events. Mary's gallery received a number of local, state and national awards.

The Commitment | Kajsa Leijström | Episode 65
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The Commitment | Kajsa Leijström | Episode 65

Kajsa Leijström lives in the most southern part of Sweden, which is a popular tourist destination. Kajsa has been running her own pottery studio since 1999 and most of her production is wheel-thrown functional ceramics. About three years ago, Kajsa made a major change in her work and started to make high fired stoneware.

Making Art, Making Money | Ann Rea | Episode 64
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Making Art, Making Money | Ann Rea | Episode 64

Ann Rea abandoned art for over a decade. When she returned to art Ann wowed the artist world in 2004 with vivid landscapes of the vineyards of California. In less than a year of starting her art business Ann was profitable. Since then Ann has added to her business of amazing canvas works prints, postcards, public speaking, and artist coaching. Ann is voice worthy of our ears.

The Conceptual Artist | Robert Chamberlin | Episode 63
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The Conceptual Artist | Robert Chamberlin | Episode 63

Robert Chamberlin is a conceptual artist living and working in Boston, Massachusetts where he recently received his MFA from Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Art. Working across media (photography, performance, ceramics etc.) to express ideas and promote conversation. Robert is often at the focus of his work. Tackling projects that channel a contemporary socio-political issues like surveillance, sexuality, and domesticity through a personal lens. 

An Honest Artist | Chris Taylor | Episode 62
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An Honest Artist | Chris Taylor | Episode 62

Chris Taylor works as a ceramicist in Devon, the South West of England. His current work, the ornamental vase series, consists of thrown vases decorated using a variety of techniques that are reminiscent of historical vessels.

He currently lectures at Plymouth College of Art.

The Artist that Bridges the Gap | Sue Tirrell | Episode 61
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The Artist that Bridges the Gap | Sue Tirrell | Episode 61

Sue Tirrell is a ceramic artist living and working in Paradise Valley, Montana.  She holds a BFA from Alfred University and spent many years teaching ceramics in school, museum and community settings before becoming a full-time studio artist in 2008.

Artists as a Couple | Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke | Episode 60
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Artists as a Couple | Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke | Episode 60

Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke, are studio potters who live and work in central North Carolina, in a celebrated and unique community known as the Seagrove Potters.  This husband and wife team own and operate Bulldog Pottery, one of the more than 60 ‘open to the public’ potteries, nestled in the scenic countryside surrounding the town of Seagrove.  Bruce and Samantha work primarily with porcelains and white stonewares, with an intense interest in glaze experimentation and surface developments. Their studio is a collaborative environment providing each other support to express their independent voices. They make their functional and decorative pottery into an art to be used for everyday living. 

A Happy Artist | Sharon Alpren | Episode 59
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A Happy Artist | Sharon Alpren | Episode 59

Sharon Alpren is a British girl now living in Melbourne, Australia. Sharon's background is in textiles and used to be a fashion buyer.  She took up ceramics when she moved from London to outback Australia and (not suprisingly!) found no work in fashion in her new hometown. Instead Sharon discovered clay and quickly became addicted to the process of ceramics. Sharon has never looked back!

The Wandering Artist | Bianka Groves | Episode 58
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The Wandering Artist | Bianka Groves | Episode 58

The work of Bianka Groves is thoughtfully functional and has the ability to complete the elegance of any interior space. Groves received her BFA in 2012 from Corcoran College of Art in DC. She taught at Baltimore Clayworks and recently moved to Minneapolis where she now teaches at Northern Clay Center and makes work out of her home studio.

A Shy Artist With a Strong Voice | Godeleine de Rosamel | Episode 57
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A Shy Artist With a Strong Voice | Godeleine de Rosamel | Episode 57

Godeleine de Rosamel is a french ceramicist and illustrator. After working for 10 years in Paris, Godeleine moved to Los Angeles 14 years ago. She studied art at l'Ecole de Recherche Graphique ( ERG ) in Brussels Belgium.

Godeleine has illustrated a number of books before deciding to make ceramics - which she had always practiced on the side since childhood - a major part of her work. Since then,  Godeleine feels that she has really found  an inspiration that is really hers.

An Artist in Community | Brandi Jessup | Episode 56
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An Artist in Community | Brandi Jessup | Episode 56

Brandi Jessup is a writer, a traveler, a maker, and most recently the new owner and director of Taos Clay Studio in Taos, NM. She received her BFA in 2012 from Alfred University, and is currently learning to reconcile her art practice with her new role as first time business owner.

The Struggle of Marketing for the Artist | Maria Dondero | Episode 55
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The Struggle of Marketing for the Artist | Maria Dondero | Episode 55

Maria Dondero makes pots and teaches in Athens, GA with her husband and twin boys.  She received her MFA from the University of Georgia in 2008 and has worked as a studio potter and adjunct teacher ever since.  She makes functional pots whose aesthetics draw on the age old and worldwide history of ceramics.  While subtly referencing pottery traditions from around the world, Maria intuitively sketches images from her surroundings, grounding her work in the Georgia soil.  Her work is shown and carried in galleries though out the country.

The Pull of Art | Sarah Blackwell | Episode 54
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The Pull of Art | Sarah Blackwell | Episode 54

Sarah Blackwell is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY.  She holds a degree in drawing and printmaking from Hampshire College and is proud to be a founding member of the artistic amoeba, The Royal Frog Ballet.  Sarah started working with clay in 2011, first as a student at The Greenwich House Pottery and then as a studio assistant at Clay Space 1205 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  She currently works out of her studio in Clay Space and sells work through her website:

An Artist Unplugged | Kate Maury | Episode 53
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An Artist Unplugged | Kate Maury | Episode 53

Kate Maury received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute and a Master of Fine Art from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Currently she resides in St. Paul, Minnesota where she is a studio resident at the Northern Clay Center and teaches full-time as a Professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Her work is featured in both juried and invitational shows at regional, national and international venues. In addition Maury’s work is published in contemporary ceramic art books such as Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface by Robin Hopper, 500 Bowls, Lark Books, The Art of Contemporary American Pottery by Kevin Hluch, and High-Fire Glazes by Lark Books. She has taken part in two residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation, three residencies at the Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute in Jingdezhen, China and most recently completed two residencies at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary. 

The Obsessive Artist | Mary Fox | Episode 52
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The Obsessive Artist | Mary Fox | Episode 52

Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1959, Mary Fox moved with her family to British Columbia in 1966. Mary is self-taught and has worked solely as a potter since 1979. Mary's works are exhibited nationally and internationally, and she especially enjoys the time that she spends with customers from around the world who visit Mary's studio in Ladysmith, on Vancouver Island.

The Reinvented Artist | Holly McKeen | Episode 51
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The Reinvented Artist | Holly McKeen | Episode 51

Holly McKeen is known for her Crystalline glazed porcelain and functional ware. Selling from her own Gallery in Chilliwack BC Canada since 2005, Holly approached her Pottery business with an entrepreneurial attitude as well as an eye for the art. She’s shown that taking the leap to Pottery as a full time job can pay off.

From Frustration to Falling Love | Laura B Cooper | Episode 50
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From Frustration to Falling Love | Laura B Cooper | Episode 50

Laura B. Cooper is a potter working around Athens, Georgia. In addition to her own work as Laura B. Cooper ceramics, she also operates a pottery studio and gallery in Bishop, Georgia with six other artists. Their group is called Long Road Studios, and is comprised of seven independent ceramic artists working together to accomplish more as a group than they ever could individually.

Inside the Mind of An Artist | Jeremy Nichols | Episode 49
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Inside the Mind of An Artist | Jeremy Nichols | Episode 49

Jeremy Nichols grew up making and flying model aircraft leading to degree in Aeronautical Engineering(1971). Jeremy changed direction to a career in Social Work while he started making pots for relaxation. Eventually Jeremy caught the ‘bug’ and earned a degree in ceramics, focussing on saltglaze.  He graduated 1997 in and established a workshop on an ex-farm north of London, England. His work is strongly influenced by the early aviation interests.

Art as a Business | Jenni Ward | Episode 48
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Art as a Business | Jenni Ward | Episode 48

Jenni Ward is a ceramic sculptor, art instructor and owner at Earth Art Studio. She is passionate about working with clay to build abstract forms and installations that reflect the beauty of the natural world. A natural teacher and philanthropist, she shares her creativity with students at her home studio and abroad.

How to Make Yourself Known | Linda Bloomfield | Episode 47
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How to Make Yourself Known | Linda Bloomfield | Episode 47

Linda Bloomfield trained as a materials scientist but always dreamed of becoming a potter. She works from her studio in west London where she has designed and made porcelain tableware ranges for Liberty, Harrods and ABC Home. She throws on the wheel in porcelain and makes beautiful translucent glazes, which she puts on the inside of forms.

An Artist Finding His Way | Patrick Noe | Episode 46
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An Artist Finding His Way | Patrick Noe | Episode 46

Patick Noe graduated in 1980 with an art major from the College of Charleston in Charleston SC. Patrick's emphasis was on painting, but he also took sculpture and printmaking. After college Patrick worked in clay for 20 years but wanted to get back into painting without having to give up clay. He started to experiment with using woodcuts to create relief in clay slabs and then painting and firing them in his kiln. This technique grew more refined and complicated and into the unique art form that Patrick produces today.

Unique Sales Outlet for Art | Robert Briggs | Episode 45
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Unique Sales Outlet for Art | Robert Briggs | Episode 45

Robert Briggs has been a potter in Springfield Missouri for around 20 years.  Robert has been a semi full-time potter sinse around 2006. Robert and his wife, Ruth participate in most of their local art fairs and have several pieces in local galleries. They produce crystalline porcelain and raku artware.

Discovering Marketing Strategies | Mark Strayer | Episode 44
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Discovering Marketing Strategies | Mark Strayer | Episode 44

Mark Strayer loves making objects and creating pots as become his passion. As an Industrial Designer who works with materials like wood, plastic, steel and glass on a daily basis, Mark really enters a different place when his hands touch clay.  To Mark there is something amazing about clay coming from the earth, a natural, fluid and organic material that truly becomes alive as it moves through his fingers.  Mark's focus is on quality, function, and lately a more rustic aesthetic to his pieces. Mark desires that his pots will impact and enhance people’s lives and they will also in some small way help keep the art and craft of handmade important in our everyday lives.

Sue Adler | Camel Hair Pottery | Episode 43
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Sue Adler | Camel Hair Pottery | Episode 43

Sue Adler’s pottery reflects the many influences from the layers of her life.  Her equestrian passion resonates in the one of a kind horse hair fired pieces she creates.   A love of all things botanical is expressed in her hand built and wheel thrown ware.

Sue, a native long Islander attended Farmingdale State University where she earned a degree in Ornamental Horticulture.   She studied at Maple Leaf Pottery in Sea Cliff N.Y.  and is a member of Potters Council and the Long Island Craft Guild.

Out of The Fire | Courtenay Singer | Episode 42
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Out of The Fire | Courtenay Singer | Episode 42

Courtenay Singer is an award-winning producer, director, and writer of non-fiction films and television programs. She has worked on shows for PBS, National Geographic, TLC, Animal Planet, and many other networks, and has contributed to several independent films.  In 2012, she co-produced the ABC-7 documentary "Imagine: A Celebration of Children's Hospital Los Angeles," which won an LA Area Emmy Award.  "Out of the Fire" is her first feature film.

Brenda Holzke | Brenda Holzke Art | Episode 41
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Brenda Holzke | Brenda Holzke Art | Episode 41

Brenda Holzke have had a lifelong passion for anything artistic and creative. In 1985 Brenda graduated from The Art Center College of Design with a BFA. She went on to work in advertising as an art director for the following 6 years. Frustrated with the corporate structure, Breanda left advertising to create functional ceramic wares. Along with her husband they owned and operated a ceramic factory in California employing 21 artisans to hand paint and sculpt her designs. Brenda is now a licensed designer for major corporate stores across the country. In 2008 Brendaactively began creating fine art, one of a kind works, in both clay and mixed media wall art.

Art for the Soul | Alex Apland | Episode 40
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Art for the Soul | Alex Apland | Episode 40

Alex Apland is a potter from southern Oregon. Alex uses her pottery not only to supplement her income, but to support a local food pantry

Judi Tavill | JT Ceramics | Episode 39
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Judi Tavill | JT Ceramics | Episode 39

After spending several years as a fashion and print designer, Judi Tavill found clay about 12 years ago. She works intuitively, investigating and exploring while working on a form. Initially creating unique functional pieces, Judi has veered off toward sculpture and is currently integrating melted glass into much of the work.

Kathy Catlin | Kings Creek Pottery | Episode 38
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Kathy Catlin | Kings Creek Pottery | Episode 38

Kathy Catlin calls herself a Part Time Potter With A Full Time Passion! Located in rural upstate New York, you can find Kathy in her barn studio most weekend and vacations from her full time job as a High School Social Worker. Kathy creates functional stoneware pottery made on the wheel, which she claims is the key to her sanity!

Gillian McMillan | Gillian McMillan Pottery | Episode 37
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Gillian McMillan | Gillian McMillan Pottery | Episode 37

Gillian Mcmillan grew up in rural England, attended teacher training college in London, taught there for some years and then emigrated to Canada. After a year's teaching in Montreal she headed west, to Vancouver. She married Alan, an archeologist, they bought the 1914 house where they still live in Port Moody and had two sons. Meanwhile Gillian was taking pottery classes, teaching pottery and selling her work at craft fairs. At age 48, she was accepted at Emily Carr College of Art & Design and earned her BFA in Ceramics. Now, twenty years after graduating she has become known for the colourful jugbirds she sells at galleries on Granville Island and at Vancouver Airport.

Louise Gelderblom | Art Worker | Episode 36
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Louise Gelderblom | Art Worker | Episode 36

Louise Gelderblom is a self taught ceramicist with a background in design and photography. Louise lives in Cape Town, South Africa and has a teaching and production studio where she makes large hand built sculptural vessels. Louise is very much part of the low tech designer/maker tradition that makes work from her part of the world so distinctive.

Leah Reena Goren | Leah Goren Ceramics | Episode 35
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Leah Reena Goren | Leah Goren Ceramics | Episode 35

Leah Goren is an illustrator and surface pattern designer living in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated in 2012 from Parsons School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. For the past 3 years she has been working on translating her illustration style into hand-built ceramics.

Ann Van Hoey | Ann Van Hoey Ceramics | Episode 34
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Ann Van Hoey | Ann Van Hoey Ceramics | Episode 34

Ann Van Hoey was born in 1956 in Belgium, where she lives and works. Many times awarded in international competitions, her work is exhibited in major galleries and her pieces are in the collections of international museums. Her works, of great simplicity and elegance, are extremely impressive in their perfection, their fragility and their featherweight appearance.

Joe Ottaway | Oxide Clay Art | Episode 33
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Joe Ottaway | Oxide Clay Art | Episode 33

Joe has been a full time Ceramics Teacher in Tertiary Education in Australia and a practising potter for over 30 years. During this time he has shown in numerous exhibitions and his ceramics work is represented in private and public collections in Australia. Last year he set up a private Pottery School in Brisbane called Oxide Clay Art.

Susan Simonini | Susan Simonini Ceramics | Episode 32
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Susan Simonini | Susan Simonini Ceramics | Episode 32

Susan Simonini is an Australian artist currently working in the medium of clay. Susan has a background in painting and printmaking, with a degree in Fine Art. She uses varied techniques to create a range of both functional and decorative ceramics. When not in her studio you can find Susan down the beach riding her skateboard!

John Neely | Utah State University | Episode 31
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John Neely | Utah State University | Episode 31

John Neely talks clay from both the perspective of an educator and an entrepreneur. 

Julia Paul | Julia Paul Pottery | Episode 30
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Julia Paul | Julia Paul Pottery | Episode 30

Julia Paul talks about branding, hiring employees, and how to move your prices from average to premium.

Gina Feddersen | Isola Bella | Episode 29
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Gina Feddersen | Isola Bella | Episode 29

Gina Feddersen tells of her love of nature and its inspiration for her creative life.

Kim Murton | Kim Murton Ceramics | Episode 28
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Kim Murton | Kim Murton Ceramics | Episode 28

Kim Murton hangs out with me and talks clay, business, inspiration, and family.

Adam Field | Adam Field Pottery | Episode 27
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Adam Field | Adam Field Pottery | Episode 27

Adam Field talks about his journey with clay and his love of design on his pieces.

Chris Snedden | Chris Snedden Pottery | Episode 26
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Chris Snedden | Chris Snedden Pottery | Episode 26

Chris Snedden's story of how many pivots he made through out his career is a great testimonial as to the value of flexibility.

Ben Carter | Tales of a Red Clay Rambler | Episode 25
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Ben Carter | Tales of a Red Clay Rambler | Episode 25

Ben Carter, host of Tales of a Red Clay Rambler, explains how he sees his body of work through his podcast as a record for generations to come.

Stefan Andersson | Stephan Andersson Ceramics | Episode 24
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Stefan Andersson | Stephan Andersson Ceramics | Episode 24

Stefan Andersson talks about finding your place as a potter.

Carolyn Edlund | ArtsyShark.com | Episode 23
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Carolyn Edlund | ArtsyShark.com | Episode 23

Carolyn Edlund tells of her journey into clay and into a thriving business with clay that eventually turned in to a passion to coach artists about the business of art.

Peter Pincus | Peter Pincus Ceramic Artists | Episode 22
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Peter Pincus | Peter Pincus Ceramic Artists | Episode 22

Peter Pincus explains the process of his art and then discusses how to price one's work.

Patricia Griffin | Patricia Griffin Studio | Episode 21
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Patricia Griffin | Patricia Griffin Studio | Episode 21

Patrica Griffin offers an insight into her way of building her busness through email growth

Will Donovan |Donovan Pottery Designs | Episode 20
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Will Donovan |Donovan Pottery Designs | Episode 20

Will Donovan tells us about his plans to develop his pottery business.

James DeRosso | Monster8All | Episode 19
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James DeRosso | Monster8All | Episode 19

James DeRosso tells the story of the birth of a monster business.

Jennifer Creighton | Function By Jennifer Creighton |Episode 18
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Jennifer Creighton | Function By Jennifer Creighton |Episode 18

Jennifer Crighton talks about sharing studio space to make the pottery business more viable. 

Brian R Jones | Brian R Jonescast | Episode 17
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Brian R Jones | Brian R Jonescast | Episode 17

Brian R Jones talks about his podcast, his clay, and his struggles. 

Linsey Reardon and Austen Sewell | The High School Show | Episode 16
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Linsey Reardon and Austen Sewell | The High School Show | Episode 16

Linsey Reardon and Austen Sewell talk about their love for pottery and thier plans for life.

Shino Takeda | Shino Takeda Ceramics | Episode 15
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Shino Takeda | Shino Takeda Ceramics | Episode 15

Shino Takead brings on her journey to clay.

Justin Rothshank | Rothshank Artworks | Episode 14
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Justin Rothshank | Rothshank Artworks | Episode 14

Justin Rothshank talks about the "numbers" of building a viable pottery business.

Michelle Katz | Desert Dragon Pottery | Episode 13
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Michelle Katz | Desert Dragon Pottery | Episode 13

Michelle Katz co-owns Arizona's largest private teaching studio. She explains the impact and usefulness of Groupon for her business.

Joel Cherrico | Cherrico Pottery | Episode 12
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Joel Cherrico | Cherrico Pottery | Episode 12

Joel Cherrico gives us a model that can be followed in order to build your pottery business.

Paul Blais | Grow | Episode 11
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Paul Blais | Grow | Episode 11

Today I talk about the importance of getting your pottery business on line.

Chris Vaughn | Christopher Vaughn Pottery | Episode 10
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Chris Vaughn | Christopher Vaughn Pottery | Episode 10

Christopher Vaughn talks about his journey as a potter trying to build a pottery business.

Audra Doughty | Mud Queen Pottery | Episode 9
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Audra Doughty | Mud Queen Pottery | Episode 9

Audra Doughty is the Mud Queen!!! She tells her story of how she went from student to studio owner.

Tom Jaszczak | TomJaszczak.com | Episode 8
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Tom Jaszczak | TomJaszczak.com | Episode 8

Tom Jaszczak talks about his journey with clay.

Travis Owens | Jugtown Pottery | Episode 7
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Travis Owens | Jugtown Pottery | Episode 7

Travis Owens talks about his heritage and journey as a potter.

Lisa Naples | Sculpture and Pottery | Episode 6
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Lisa Naples | Sculpture and Pottery | Episode 6

Lisa Staples talks about her journey as an artist.

Lori Buff | Future Relics | Episode 5
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Lori Buff | Future Relics | Episode 5

Lori Buff talks about her journey to becoming a potter and she shares her thoughts on cutbacks in school arts funding and travel for creativity.

Ceramic Showcase | Portland Oregon | Episode 4
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Ceramic Showcase | Portland Oregon | Episode 4

On May 3, 2014 I attended The Ceramic Showcase and I asked some great potters if they would allow me to interview them for the show.

Carole Epp | Musing About Mud | Episode 3
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Carole Epp | Musing About Mud | Episode 3

Carol Epp talks about being creative while rasing a family and having a studio in her home.

Tim Carlburg | Carlburg Pottery | Episode 2
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Tim Carlburg | Carlburg Pottery | Episode 2

Tim Carlburg walks us through his journey to being a fulltime potter and how he became the Growler King.

Paul Blais | Episode 1
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Paul Blais | Episode 1

This is the introductory episode for the podcast.

He Makes Kinetic Sculpture | Austin Wieland | Episode 354
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He Makes Kinetic Sculpture | Austin Wieland | Episode 354

Austin Wieland is a ceramic sculptor living in Georgia. He was born and raised in Bryan, Ohio and began working with clay in High School. He received his BFA from Miami University of Ohio in 2011 with a studio concentration in Ceramics and Minor in Arts Management. In 2015, he graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a MFA in Ceramics. Currently, Wieland is the Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Sculpture at LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia.

Medicinal Chemist Becomes a Potter | Pierre Bounaud | Episode 353
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Medicinal Chemist Becomes a Potter | Pierre Bounaud | Episode 353

Pierre Bounaud is a French ceramic artist who made his home in San Diego, California. Pierre’s ceramic work reflects his training as a chemist, fearlessly pushing the limits of glaze-dom and experimenting with a variety of techniques to create unique contrasting surface decorations. His current work includes colorful saggar-fired vessels, crystalline glaze wall plates, and his White Crackle series of functional and decorative wares.

A Chinese Artist in America | Shiyuan Xu | Episode 352
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A Chinese Artist in America | Shiyuan Xu | Episode 352

Born and raised in Hangzhou, China, Shiyuan Xu received her BA from China Academy of Art in 2012, and MFA from Arizona State University in 2016. Completed a summer residency at Archie Bray Foundation last year, currently Shiyuan is the resident at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston. Shiyuan is the recipient of 2017 Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist.

Why Carve the Clay | Kyle Guymon | Episode 351
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Why Carve the Clay | Kyle Guymon | Episode 351

Kyle Guymon is a potter from Bountiful Utah, and he carves and alters every form to make either by relief or line carvings or distorting the form from the inside out. Imagery comes from elephants, birds, bison and from nature that use the Fibonacci sequence (succulent plants and nautili's shells)

"Something like this doesn't happen by magic!" | Josephine Heilpern | Episode 350
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"Something like this doesn't happen by magic!" | Josephine Heilpern | Episode 350

Josephine Heilpern is the founder of Recreation Center- a ceramic studio in Brooklyn, New York. Josephine loves to experiment in her studio in order to come up with original designs. Josephine's work has caught the attention of numerous like The World of Interiors, bon appetit, Sight Unseen, and many more. In a feture article in Frame Work magazine, Josephine said, "I wanted to make things that were functional, could be used everyday, and were affordable - to me, that's really important."

An Eye for Building Relationships | Trevor Youngberg | Episode 349
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An Eye for Building Relationships | Trevor Youngberg | Episode 349

Trevor Youngberg is a wood-fire potter from Woodbridge, CT. Trevor teaches High School Ceramics and has woven his passion for clay and teaching into the fabric of his life as a family man, potter, and community member. By employing ceramics as a vehicle for creating uplifting and meaningful shared group experiences, Trevor managed to continue developing as a potter while including students, friends, neighbors, and fellow potters in the varied activities that encircle the making of wood-fired wares.

Potter, Pilot, Musician, Farmer... | Martin Swart | Episode 348
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Potter, Pilot, Musician, Farmer... | Martin Swart | Episode 348

Martin Swart's studio is situated on Martin's family farm near Arniston in the beautiful Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa. Martin lives and works from the family farm and produces a large range of porcelain, stoneware, and earthenware handmade pottery which has been thrown on the potter’s wheel, both for in- and outside use.

Production Potter Stars His Own Production | Kevin Leiva | Episode 347
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Production Potter Stars His Own Production | Kevin Leiva | Episode 347

Kevin Leiva was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Kevin moved to the United States when he was 10 years old. After high school Kevin found pottery and for most of his pottery career Kevin worked at a high production pottery. Now Kevin has his own pottery studio and runs a wholesale pottery business and a painting and pressure washing business. Kevin spent a lot of time at Arrowmont volunteering and taking classes and has done a work study program.

A Conversation on Instagram Strategies | Gina Zycher | Episode 346
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A Conversation on Instagram Strategies | Gina Zycher | Episode 346

Gina Zycher is a studio potter in Los Angeles, California. She has always enjoyed creative pursuits but never felt such a strong pull to create as she did when she started working with clay in 2014. She strives to make pieces that are simple and modern with a bit of character. When not at the studio, Gina likes to cook, dote on her cat, and explore LA.

Bringing Color to Life | Dean McRaine | Episode 345
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Bringing Color to Life | Dean McRaine | Episode 345

Dean McRaine has been a professional potter for 30 years, on Kauai since 1991. Dean is mostly self taught and consequently he has explored some unconventional pathways in his work: raw glazing, cone 10 oxidation firing, WVO (vegetable oil) firing, and Dean's favorite technique, colored clay millefiori.

Finding His Way Back to Clay | Gus Villalobos | Episode 344
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Finding His Way Back to Clay | Gus Villalobos | Episode 344

Gus Villalobos is a potter making his work and way in Miami, Florida. If you follow Gus on Instagram, then you may know him as Gus the Pothead. Gus is in a constant pursuit of the perfect form.

Exposure that Creates an Explosion | Dana Bechert | Episode 343
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Exposure that Creates an Explosion | Dana Bechert | Episode 343

Dana Bechert is a full time ceramic artist living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Dana was raised on the Connecticut shoreline by two artisan parents. Growing up Dana was introduced to various trades and skill sets, including pottery. Dana attended the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore Maryland. Upon graduating with a degree in Interdisciplinary Sculpture in 2012, Dana started her eponymous ceramics studio and has been working as a full time potter ever since. In addition to pottery, Dana spends lots of time working in her large vegetable garden and putting her pots to use in a variety of cooking disciplines.

Chasing the Dream | Parker Hunt | Episode 342
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Chasing the Dream | Parker Hunt | Episode 342

Gadsden, Alabama is Parker Hunt's home town. At age 11 Parker and his family moved to Havelock, North Carolina when his step-dad received orders to Cherry Point. At the time that was a pretty drastic change for Parker. Until Parker's mom remarried, his grandfather had the most impact in Parker's life. So leaving behind the Sunday evenings fishing off the peer and then to "The Chief" for banana splits with his grandfather was hard.

Being In Between | Nick Kesler | Episode 341
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Being In Between | Nick Kesler | Episode 341

Nick Kesler is a 32 year old man who has a beautiful wife, Laura and 10 year old son, Rhett. Nick loves to build things like decks and houses, but most of all Nick likes to throw pots in his patio studio in Lakewood, WA.

A Journey of Discovery | Michael Rice | Episode 340
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A Journey of Discovery | Michael Rice | Episode 340

Michael Rice is an Irish Artist who specializes in Ceramics. He is particularly interested in firing procedures such as Raku, Smoke and Saggar firing; his work is also is concerned with geometry, gestalt principals and archetypal forms.

Firefighter Turns Potter | Frank Nemick | Episode 339
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Firefighter Turns Potter | Frank Nemick | Episode 339

Frank Nemick's work flows from his subconscious. Frank explores his psyche’s despair and hope. Frank tries to explore humanity's despair and hope. By using abstraction and irony to convey these basic human feelings, Frank tries to show our fragility and our strength. And our folly. Frank is influenced by his past career as a firefighter. Seeing suffering and loss daily, despair is often a foregone conclusion. Observing people cope, leads to hopefulness. A background in philosophy helps to inform Frank's work with hope in the face of despair, and of the angst of being human. Frank tries to offset despair with hope, and beauty. To bring some respite to the human condition.  It is Frank's way of coping.

Pivoting to Clay | Courtney Murphy | Episode 338
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Pivoting to Clay | Courtney Murphy | Episode 338

Courtney has been a studio potter in Missoula, MT for the past four years. She first moved to Montana in 2009 as a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation. Afterwards she moved to Missoula as a resident at The Clay Studio of Missoula and decided to stay. Courtney studied Ceramics at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. Her designs are influenced by simplified abstractions of nature, folk art, mid-century modern forms and shapes, as well as patterns and textiles. She is compelled by the variation found in handmade objects and likes the personal connection that they help to create as they leave her studio to become part of somebody’s daily routine.

Old Dog Learning New Tricks | Brad Miller | Episode 337
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Old Dog Learning New Tricks | Brad Miller | Episode 337

Brad Miller is an artist currently working out of his studio in Venice, CA. Brad received his MFA from the University of Oregon in 1977. From 1980 thru 1992 Brad worked at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. He served as Executive Director at the Ranch from 1984 thru 1992. Since 1992 Brad has focused on his studio practice. Brad's work is in numerous museums collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Denver Art Museum, The Brooklyn Museum and The Renwick Gallery.

"Follow That Lead" | Betsy Williams | Episode 336
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"Follow That Lead" | Betsy Williams | Episode 336

Betsy Williams is a studio potter living at 7500 feet above sea level in northern New Mexico. Her work highlights user friendly shapes and quiet yet compelling decoration.

"Live With Your Work" | Marina Temkin | Episode 335
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"Live With Your Work" | Marina Temkin | Episode 335

Marina Temkin is a potter in Washington, D.C. She got into making pottery on a whim, when she took a class at a local community studio and fell in love with clay—but quickly learned that making good pots requires a lot of hard work and vigor, hence her business name: Whim and Vigor. Marina loves to play with color, texture, and pattern, and she gets her inspiration from nature, museums, books, and conversations with creative friends. Her focus is on functional pieces because she wants her work to be loved and used often—folks who own her pieces tell her that they keep washing them to use over and over, even when there are plenty of other clean mugs or bowls in the cabinet! Marina wants her work to produce the kind of happiness that one feels when they get a hug from someone who cares about them—being enveloped in kindness, warmth, and love.

Saying "I Belong" as an Artist | Lisa McGrath | Episode 334
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Saying "I Belong" as an Artist | Lisa McGrath | Episode 334

Lisa McGrath’s sculptures are the expression of the animals with whom she shares her backyard. McGrath plucks those beings and transports them into her whimsical, wonder-filled narratives..... so to with her functional work. It is just as full of wonder and evokes a story... this mug reminds you perhaps, of the night circus – or something.... Lisa McGrath completed her BFA in Ceramics from Alberta College of Art and Design in 1997. She lives and maintains her studio on the cusp of Kananaskis country with her partner and child and four furry fa

Frank is a Man I Need to Thank | Frank James Fisher | Episode 333
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Frank is a Man I Need to Thank | Frank James Fisher | Episode 333

Frank James Fisher is an American ceramic artist. Fisher lives and maintains a studio in Milford, Michigan, USA.  Frank’s ceramic work is influenced by the graphic design principles developed during his extensive advertising career. Frank has worked in the Detroit advertising industry since entering the commercial art field in 1985. This brought a diverse blend of creative influences into his output and resulted in a unique blend of words and images on his artwork. Adept as a professional designer, writer and illustrator, Frank is known and recognized for his graphic design narratives in the ceramic medium. Frank’s explorations of western raku exaggerate the graphic qualities of his work. Innovative clay construction methods push the limits of complex, ultra-thin porcelain sculptures fired in a raku environment. Fisher has evolved a variety of glaze application techniques, giving his ceramic surfaces a look of controlled chaos. Frank has authored articles about his methods and philosophy in Ceramic Art and Perception, Ceramics Technical, Ceramic Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, Clay Times and Ceramics Ireland. His work is featured in books, magazines, exhibitions and on household shelves around the world.

 

A Lovely Story of Life with Clay | Pippin Drysdale | Episode 332
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A Lovely Story of Life with Clay | Pippin Drysdale | Episode 332

An acclaimed International Artist and Master of Australian Craft, Pippin Drysdale's career as a ceramic artist spans 30 years. Her passion for the craft merges with a love of the landscape, which has travelled across continents and in most recent years has focussed on the vivid dessert landscapes of Australia. Working from her studio in Fremantle, Pippin Drysdale continues to interrogate her practice from the perspective of an artist without borders. Through a continuing investigation of the flora and landforms of these unique areas of Australia and a commitment to engaging with the cultural, social and political agendas that are shaping them, she is open to embrace each new creative challenge

Beating Up The Idea that "Artists Can't Make Money!" | Anna-Marie Wallace | Episode 331
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Beating Up The Idea that "Artists Can't Make Money!" | Anna-Marie Wallace | Episode 331

Anna-Marie is the half-Italian, British-born Australian artist behind Made OF Australia. She has a Product Design background, & lived & worked in Italy & Sweden for 6 years, travelling extensively throughout Europe, fine tuning her creative talents & immersing herself in the international art world before returning to Australia in 2011 & starting her professional practice.

Social Media as a Tool in the Hands of This Irish Artist | Darren Francis Cassidy | Episode 330
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Social Media as a Tool in the Hands of This Irish Artist | Darren Francis Cassidy | Episode 330

Inspired by nature, Darren Francis Cassidy spend happy hours lost channeling his passion into each piece in the hope that when living with his work in your home, holding a piece in your hands, or just gazing upon them you will also be inspired to go out into nature and revel in its calming beauty.

Crystalline Potter & He's 17! | Jackson Fyfe | Episode 329
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Crystalline Potter & He's 17! | Jackson Fyfe | Episode 329

Jackson Fyfe is a 17-year-old potter from Newton, Massachusetts. Jackson is a full-time high school student and spends most of his free time in the pottery studio. Jackson mainly focuses on decorative crystalline pottery but will occasionally branch out and experiment with different glazing techniques and functional forms as well.

Finding a Voice with Limitations | Caitlin Andrews | Episode 328
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Finding a Voice with Limitations | Caitlin Andrews | Episode 328

Caitlin Andrews is a part-time, self-taught potter residing in Toronto, Canada. By day, she works for the Government of Ontario as a regional grant advisor serving towns and not-for-profit organizations in the Greater Toronto Area. Her pottery has evolved over the past 6 years as she continues to improve her throwing and glaze developme

Getting The MFA Paid For | Erin Ryan | Episode 327
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Getting The MFA Paid For | Erin Ryan | Episode 327

Erin Ryan was born and raised in southern California. She has been working in clay for 10 years and received her BFA in Ceramics and BSED in Art Education from Northern Arizona University in 2015. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and is also sold online. Erin is excited and inspired to be making work, as she grows her career in the ceramic arts. Currently, Erin is an MFA candidate at Indiana University.

Mom & Maker | Maya Rumsey | Episode 326
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Mom & Maker | Maya Rumsey | Episode 326

Maya Rumsey is a ceramic artist based in Denver, CO. In art school Maya majored in glass but found herself pulled into the clay world. After graduating Maya did some wandering around and finally came back to making ceramics and opened her Etsy shop, Melissa Maya Pottery, in 2013 to sell her pot

Instagram Insights From a Potter's Perspective | Chris Casey | Episode 325
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Instagram Insights From a Potter's Perspective | Chris Casey | Episode 325

Chris Casey is an artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He earned a BFA from the University of New Mexico with a concentration in ceramics. Since graduating, he has worked out of his home studio and held various ceramics related jobs such as studio assistant, glaze production manager, and is currently the studio manager at a community college. His work, abstract and colorful, is rooted in his love of drawing. Employing colored underglazes and slips on porcelaneous clay bodies, he carves intricate designs into the surfaces of his pots.

Printing With Clay | Mitch Lyons | Episode 324
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Printing With Clay | Mitch Lyons | Episode 324

Mitch Lyons earned his masters degree in ceramics after completing his undergraduate degree in graphics. Since 1980 he has been a full-time artist, creating clay monoprints and ceramic vessels. His work can be found in the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Delaware Art Museum, as well as many private collections.

Honoring a Fallen Brother | William Moon | Episode 323
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Honoring a Fallen Brother | William Moon | Episode 323

William Moon is a studio potter working in Potter County, Pennsylvania. He was introduced to ceramics in high school and fell in love with the wheel. After military service, he pursued his dream and started Imagine Peace Pottery in 2015, producing ware which combines beauty and function. Mainly self-taught, he looks for mentorship by his friend, Richard Lang, a longtime, functional potter. His goal is to eventually produce woodfired pottery, at the end of his dirt road in the country. When he is not busy being a “stay at home dad” for his children, he can be found in his studio, listening to music and turning pots.

Planning Events for Potters | Catie Miller | Episode 322
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Planning Events for Potters | Catie Miller | Episode 322

After graduating from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a BFA in ceramics and a BS in art education, Miller was chosen for a two-year artist residency at Red Star Studios in Kansas City, Missouri, where she refined her ceramic practice. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and included in publications such as Ceramics Monthly. Since her return to North Dakota, she continues to embrace many opportunities to work within the art community teaching and coordinating classes for artists of all ages. She currently works as a studio potter from her home studio in Fargo, North Dakota.

Launched and Looking | Liana Agnew | Episode 321
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Launched and Looking | Liana Agnew | Episode 321

Liana Agnew was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She received her BFA in Ceramics and a BSE in Art Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2015. She has exhibited nationally in galleries such as Red Star Studios, The Clay Studio of Philadelphia, Workhouse Gallery, Charlie Cummings Gallery, the Erie Art Museum, the Milwaukee Institute of Art, the Morean Center for Clay, Hudgens Art Center, and more. In summer of 2015, Agnew received a scholarship to attend a residency at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. During the 2015-2016 year she completed a residency at Brockway Center for Arts and Technology. Liana is currently a full time resident artist at Morean Center for Clay in Saint Petersburg, FL for the 2016-2017 year.

The Student Became The Teacher | Molly Sanyour | Episode 320
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The Student Became The Teacher | Molly Sanyour | Episode 320

Molly Sanyour picked up wheel throwing in her junior year in college and Molly hasn't stopped since. Molly's current job, teaching high school ceramics, allows her the opportunity to constantly explore new ways of creating with clay and she just loves it! It was until this job, and teaching beginners, that Molly really began to thrive as an artist.

From a Garage to a Barn... A Potter's Story | Ulrika Weijmer | Episode 319
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From a Garage to a Barn... A Potter's Story | Ulrika Weijmer | Episode 319

Ulrika Weijmer is a potter situated in Varberg, in the west coast of Sweden. Her first contact with clay was in 1982. Since then she never stopped learning and exploring the possibilities of clay. At first she worked as a journalist but for the last 10 years she is a full time potter. She has a large studio in an old bulls stable in the country side. Ulrika works mostly with stoneware and porcelain but also raku and sawdust firings.

Having a Message | Isaac Scott | Episode 318
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Having a Message | Isaac Scott | Episode 318

Isaac Scott is an Artist working and living in Seattle, WA. Isaac has been working with clay for over 9 years and his work is thrown on the potter's wheel and decorated with silkscreen images of himself and people/places that inspires him. The goal of Isaac's work is to inspire and uplift.

Branding for the Small Business | Lainey Fink Scott | Episode 317
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Branding for the Small Business | Lainey Fink Scott | Episode 317

Lainey Fink Scott is a ceramicist and designer based on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachussetts. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Graphic Design. There she enrolled in a ceramics class and fell in love with clay. After working with design firms in NYC and Boston, she teamed up with her husband/design partner, Ben Scott to form Bluerock Design. After moving to Martha’s Vineyard Lainey’s life shifted—she got back on the wheel and transformed her basement into a pottery workspace. While running Bluerock, her ceramics business has grown. This has allowed Lainey to hone her focus—creating structurally functional pieces that can be utilized every day. You can find Lainey most days arms deep in clay—throw, trim, glaze, repeat.

Pottery, Pets, and People | Hadley Sedgwick | Episode 316
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Pottery, Pets, and People | Hadley Sedgwick | Episode 316

Hadley Sedgwick is the owner, maker, and designer behind Hadley Clay Studio. Since 2009 Hadley has been creating custom pet mugs from her studio on a little island off the coast of Georgia. Hadley has a passion for animals, fascinated by color, and is a sucker for good design.

A Niche Clay Story- Vantiki | Henrik Van Ryzin | Episode 315
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A Niche Clay Story- Vantiki | Henrik Van Ryzin | Episode 315

Henrik Van Ryzin & Denise Van Ryzin make a variety of faux artifacts inspired by Polynesian Pop, adventure, exploration, and South Seas Mystery. Former Hollywood Artists (Henrik worked in Makeup FX, Denise in editing), they founded VanTiki Studio in 2001.

A Ceramicist Changes Countries | Daisy Cooper | Episode 314
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A Ceramicist Changes Countries | Daisy Cooper | Episode 314

After taking an evening class in ceramics, Daisy Cooper's practice has become mainly self taught. Daisy has also trained herself in the fine arts. Growing up in Scotland influences Daisy's work while searching for a sense of wilderness through form and colour and allowing each piece to bare the marks of the making process.

A Walk Through the Event | OPA | Episode 313
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A Walk Through the Event | OPA | Episode 313

The Oregon Potters Association has been a powerhouse her in the Pacific Northwest. With an entirely volunteer staff this organization has been able to put together the United States largest ceramic show called, Ceramic Showcase. The Ceramic Showcase has been an annual show that attracts collectors from all over the Northwest and beyond. Some of the nation's best potters and ceramic artists show and sell their work at this event. So I walked around the event and recorded a few conversations.

Making a Glassy Foot | Paul Ide | Episode 312
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Making a Glassy Foot | Paul Ide | Episode 312

Paul Ide is a diverse and accomplished artist who has exhibited his work throughout the United States. He received his undergraduate degree in Art from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2002. A potter, illustrator and muralist, he creates works that respond to the ever-changing seasons of his life. Having been greatly influenced early in life by the Hip Hop culture, his work, regardless the medium used, reveals this influence allowing him to visually communicate his ideas in a way that is deeply and personally rooted. Paul works at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota as the Center for Creativity Ceramic Studio Technician, and Social Outreach Coordinator.

The Jonescast is Casting Again | Brian R Jones | Episode 311
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The Jonescast is Casting Again | Brian R Jones | Episode 311

After a couple years of taking a break, Brian Jones is at it again with his groundbreaking podcast, The Jonescast. Brian was the first "real" podcast on the subject of ceramics and helped to pave the way for others like Ben Carter of Tales of the Red Clay Rambler and myself. So I am really excited to see Brian's show relaunching. So we grabbed the mics and had a talk and got caught up.

Lunch With Sculptors | Francoise LeClerc & Michelle Gregor | Episode 310
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Lunch With Sculptors | Francoise LeClerc & Michelle Gregor | Episode 310

I had the privilege of of having lunch with Michelle Gregor and Francoise LeClerc at the historic Huber's restaurant in downtown Portland, OR during NCECA 2017. It was such a delight spending time with them. The fun thing about this interview is that it took place during our lunch. So there is a lot of background noise and the sound of eating. But more importantly, there was a lot of deep discussion about the the life of artists.

Chillin' with Justin | Justin Reese | Episode 309
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Chillin' with Justin | Justin Reese | Episode 309

Justin Reese is a studio potter working out of his hometown of Youngstown, OH. Justin lives with his wife Bailey, daughter Mika, his dog Kuma, and the family's three cats. Justin has a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design, and this is where Justin's journey with pottery began. After three years focusing on traditional oil paint techniques, Justin developed a love for clay during his final year. Justin works primarily with porcelain, and his favorite form is the lidded jar. Justin is devoted to help create a culture full of creativity in Youngstown, and he also wish to reach out and educate others through social media.

Remembering | Robin Hopper | Episode 308
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Remembering | Robin Hopper | Episode 308

Robin Hopper passed away this past Thursday, April 6th, 2017. I had the privilege of interviewing him a little over a year ago. This is a replay of that episode without all the music and ads. The episode was titled, Die As An Individual. If you would like to read the Final Post written by his family, then please click HERE. If you would like to see the original show notes page for Robin Hopper, then click HERE.

From Professor to Proprietor | Brian Giniewski | Episode 307
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From Professor to Proprietor | Brian Giniewski | Episode 307

Brian Giniewski is a Philadelphia-based potter who works primarily with boutiques and design shops across the US and beyond. Over the last year Brian has been working full-time in the studio and thinking of his practice as a small business which feeds Brian's artistic curiosity while meeting the demands of the market.

A Good Look at Etsy | Karrita Renzelmann | Episode 306
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A Good Look at Etsy | Karrita Renzelmann | Episode 306

Karrita Renzelmann of Queen Bee Pottery fell in love with clay when her husband surprised her with a pottery wheel for her birthday in 2006. She began with introductory classes at the local college and couldn't get enough of the intrinsic feeling of delight, focus, and comfort that came with placing her hands in clay and creating. It was in the garden that the love of nature and creativity were planted in her heart. This love of unifying the beauty of nature with the creation of functional and decorative pottery is the inspiration for Queen Bee Pottery. The ongoing growth of her relationship with clay is nurtured with excitement and curiosity about how the journey will evolve and change in her lifetime. Karrita continues to be amazed, inspired, and grateful for the connections that her pottery creates with customers worldwide.

Some of His Process Explained | Steven Showalter | Episode 305
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Some of His Process Explained | Steven Showalter | Episode 305

Steven Showalter is a Potter and High School Art Teacher in Minnesota. His current work is inspired by his wood-firing experiences. His desire to capture the unpredictability of wood-firing led him to work extensively with glaze development to create a rich palette of runny glazes that are inspired by his surroundings.

Quick Convention Conversations | NCECA 2017 | Episode 304
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Quick Convention Conversations | NCECA 2017 | Episode 304

The star of today's episode is NCECA! Portland, OR was the host this year for the annual conference. Thousands of clay people invaded the city from all over the world. I personally met people that traveled from Norway, Australia, Canada, and Brazil. And of course, lots of people from the US.

I walked around the conference and related areas and had conversations with lots of different people. The show notes for this episode will have pictures of the people's work that I talked to, and links to their Instagram pages. They will be displayed in the order in which they appear in the episode. I think there is only one person that didn't have any point of contact for me to track down.

A Potter, An Entrepreneur | Jeff Rottman | Episode 303
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A Potter, An Entrepreneur | Jeff Rottman | Episode 303

As a full time Studio Potter since 2003, Jeff Rottman has developed a community studio with 32 members and launched a pottery tool company which is reaching across the globe. Jeff's entrance into being a studio potter started with a loss of a traditional job due to economic downturn. Jeff was energized by the cooking shows of the Food Network along with the melodies of Johnny Cash (Drive On).

Pottery as Cash | Sam Parry | Episode 302
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Pottery as Cash | Sam Parry | Episode 302

Sam Parry is an art teacher for the Meridian School District, a ski instructor at Jackson Hole Ski resort, and a ceramist. Throwing on the wheel has been a passion of Sam's since he was in high school. Making art that is both functional and beautiful is Sam's ultimate goal. Knowing that someone uses Sam's art in their daily lives is what he loves about making pottery.

A Community College Teacher | Howard Koerth | Episode 301
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A Community College Teacher | Howard Koerth | Episode 301

Howard Koerth is a nationally recognized ceramic artist currently residing in Oklahoma City, teaching at Rose State College. For the past 25 years his work has been included in invitational and juried exhibitions both national and internationally. In 2003 Mr. Koerth served as Artist in Residence at the Tainan National College of the Arts in Taiwan, an experience that influenced his current visual exploration.

Turning the Mic Around | Paul Blais | Episode 300
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Turning the Mic Around | Paul Blais | Episode 300

The mic gets turned around in this special episode of The Potters Cast: Some member of The Potters Business Mastermind interview me, Paul Blais. This is in celebration of hitting episode 300 and in honor of such a great accomplishment I asked for some volunteers from the mastermind group to spend some time with me on Google Hangouts and do a special edition for The Potters Cast. It was a lot of fun spending this special time with them and I am really happy to be able to share it with you. Our interviewers are Elizabeth Borowsky, Carly Gibran, Kathleen Blohm, and Bebe Federman.

Capturing Our Stories Before They're Lost | Luke Huling | Episode 299
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Capturing Our Stories Before They're Lost | Luke Huling | Episode 299

Luke Huling is a figurative sculptor from Harrisburg Pennsylvania. Luke graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in May of 2014 and received his BFA in ceramics and a minor in metalsmithing. For two years following undergrad Luke was the long term resident at The LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln Nebraska, teaching throwing, hand building, and introductory metals classes. Currently Luke is attending Indiana University in their MFA program located in Bloomington, Indiana. He continues to use clay and metal and combines them together in mixed media sculptures.

Making After Work | Paul Tholl | Episode 298
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Making After Work | Paul Tholl | Episode 298

Paul Tholl is a Wyoming-raised, Western Colorado-living potter, and Art educator. Paul received concurrent BA/BS from the University of a Wyoming in 2011 and has been living in Grand Junction, CO for the majority of the time since. Paul is married and has a 10 month old son.

Hacks to Grow the Business | Eunbi Cho | Episode 297
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Hacks to Grow the Business | Eunbi Cho | Episode 297

Eunbi Cho is a traditionalist with a contemporary approach. Eunbi's (pronounced Un-Be) work celebrates the spirited and special space that exists between structure and fluidity, precision, and poetry. Throughout her work, Eunbi reflects upon user/object interaction with unique and playful intention.

Eunbi spent her early childhood in Korea before moving with her family to Waterloo,Belgium. In her new surroundings Eunbi discovered a renewed sense of  freedom and the importance of creativity and individuality. After studying Fiber art in Korea, Eunbi moved to Los Angeles in 2011.

Eunbi is committed to creating unexpected and thoughtfully designed objects that embody her life's experie

Growlers, Brewers, & Doing Big Installations | Shay Church | Episode 296
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Growlers, Brewers, & Doing Big Installations | Shay Church | Episode 296

Shay Church is based in Kalamazoo, Mi. Shay is co-owner of Grayling Ceramics with his wife, Maura Church. For the past 18 years Shay has also created wet-clay and wood installations of whales, elephants, wolves, and trees left to decay in abandoned buildings, fields, parking lots, and galleries across North America.

Launching a Studio as an Event | Matthew Vrettas | Episode 295
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Launching a Studio as an Event | Matthew Vrettas | Episode 295

After starting pottery as a couple's hobby, Stephanie Yap and Matthew Vrettas started Ghost Wares together in their tiny home studio. After leaving his job in interior design, Matthew took over the making and day to day operations, whilst Stephanie is involved on a broader level, balancing this with her career as a freelance graphic designer.

Diversify to Thrive | Joan Bruneau | Episode 294
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Diversify to Thrive | Joan Bruneau | Episode 294

Joan Bruneau is a professional Studio Potter and Regular Part-Time Ceramics Faculty at NSCAD University. She maintains her studio/showroom, Nova Terra Cotta in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Joan was born in 1963 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her love of travel and food sparked her desire to become a potter after discovering the authentic cuisines and pottery traditions of Europe on a trip in 1983-84. She went on to earn her BFA from NSCAD University in 1988, and MFA from the University of Minnesota in 1993.

Bruneaus work is exhibited throughout North America and is in recognized private and public collections. Bruneaus work is also published in current Ceramics publications including the feature article Idyllic Place; The Work Of Joan Bruneau by Andrea Marquis in Ceramics Monthly magazine ( April 2014) the ebook, American iPottery by Kevin Hluch , 2014 and Mastering The Potter's Wheel by Ben Carter ( 2016)

Finding a Voice that Goes with Your Heart | Lesley McInally | Episode 293
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Finding a Voice that Goes with Your Heart | Lesley McInally | Episode 293

Lesley McInally completed her Bachelor of Design Honours Degree in Ceramics and Printmaking at Dundee University, Scotland. For the first 8 years of her career she worked as a full time professional ceramic artist producing both functional and decorative ceramics for galleries throughout the UK. Additionally she taught ceramics in various educational environments both to adults and children. In 2004 she immigrated to Canada where she continued her studio practice in Cookstown, Ontario. Since arriving in Canada Lesley developed her unique style of stretched slab hand built paperclay sculptures and vessels which contain a rich depth of surface texture. Incorporating her printmaking skills she has also developed a highly tactile surface using coloured porcelain slips, underglazes and a mono print technique. She continues to be invited to demonstrate her intriguing working methods to numerous guilds, educational establishments and arts associations throughout Ontario. Lesley has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and grants and exhibits her work nationally and internationally.  

Some Thoughts on Studio Practice | Daniel Gillberg | Episode 292
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Some Thoughts on Studio Practice | Daniel Gillberg | Episode 292

Daniel Gillberg is a Swedish maker situated in the Oslo area in Norway. By making playful functional pots for every day use, he seeks to promote the values and the use of hand made. His work mainly involve dark firing earthenware and slip, decorated with various decals, paper resists and luster.

Going Small to Go Big | Jon Almeda | Episode 291
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Going Small to Go Big | Jon Almeda | Episode 291

Jon Almeda is a miniature ceramic artist located in Tacoma, Washington. Raised in Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest Jon finds inspiration in the ever changing cloud formations in the sky and the movement of the tides. Jon’s practice is a response to the colors, energies, textures and composition of his life. Years ago he came across a book called “Creating Ceramic Miniatures” that dramatically changed his outlook and approach. He went the opposite direction and started to see how small he could throw. He discovered that working small was much harder than he imagined. After 15 years of creating miniatures he is still challenging himself to improve and to try new things with each kiln load. Almeda’s pieces are so impressive because without any scale or context they look exactly like their larger counterpart in detail and proportion.

Carving Through the Layers | Joshua Flicker | Episode 290
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Carving Through the Layers | Joshua Flicker | Episode 290

In 2005 Joshua Flicker completed a BFA in Art Education with an emphasis in ceramics.  That same year he moved to Salt Lake City, got married, and accepted a teaching job at Park City High School. He has been enjoying the mountains, sharing his art, and honing his craft ever since.

Binge Making in a Busy Life | Christopher Melia | Episode 289
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Binge Making in a Busy Life | Christopher Melia | Episode 289

Born and raised in Humble, Texas, Christopher Melia moved to Corpus Christi in 2001 to extend his education at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.  Shortly after engaging in ceramic courses offered at the university, he became an apprentice to a local studio potter, William Wilhelmi.  In 2006, he received his BFA in Ceramics.  He continued to work for Wilhelmi and take additional classes until moving to Denton, Texas for graduate school at the University of North Texas.  Chris finished his MFA in 2011.  He currently lives in Whitesboro TX with his wife and two sons, teaches at Little Elm High School, and makes work in his home studio.

Creativity in Making and Marketing | Noa Weintraub | Episode 288
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Creativity in Making and Marketing | Noa Weintraub | Episode 288

Noa Weintraub is an artist, and ceramicist based in London, UK. After completing her fine art degree at Chelsea College of Art, Noa launched her handbag label, selling one-off hand-painted handbags to exclusive boutiques and celebrity clients on both sides of the Atlantic. Simultaneously, she also began fashion styling, working closely with iconic art director Judy Blame. In 2007 she then redirected her career back to her fine art roots and became a full time artist and illustrator. Still very much inspired by fashion and her love of vintage, fabrics, textures and patterns, these continue to provide a constant reference point. In 2011 she enrolled onto a ceramics evening class and has not looked back since.

Making a Community Celebration Installation | Kim Lulashnyk, Hilde Lambrechts, & Kristen Davidson | Episode 287
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Making a Community Celebration Installation | Kim Lulashnyk, Hilde Lambrechts, & Kristen Davidson | Episode 287

Kirstin Davidson, Hilde Lambrechts and Kim Lulashnyk are three potters from the Ottawa Guild of Potters who have put together a community-based ceramic art installation of over 9000 roses, fleurs de lis and feathers as part of Canada's 150th year celebrations in 2017. Populace will be set in a park at the Canadian Museum of Nature and will be on display from June 17-September 4, 2017. Community studios, individual potters, high school students, seniors and members of the public will participate in guided making-sessions throughout the year. Kirstin, Kim and Hilde are honored to bring their love of clay into the community on behalf of the Ottawa Guild of Potters and share in the making of a significant public art inst

Making Community Happen | Sharon Greenwood | Episode 286
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Making Community Happen | Sharon Greenwood | Episode 286

Sharon Greenwood is a full time potter living in Portland, Oregon. She grew up outside of New Orleans and received her BFA from the University of Southern Mississippi in graphic design, with a minor in sculpture. This is where she first learned to love clay. After 15 years in advertising, she took a sabbatical and enrolled in a local clay class. She loved it so much, she decided to retire and start her second career as a potter. She works out of her home studio, creating wheelthrown, handcarved home decor and tableware that are inspired by the Oregon coast and her garden.

Having a Heart to Grow the Clay Community | Merle Lambeth | Episode 285
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Having a Heart to Grow the Clay Community | Merle Lambeth | Episode 285

San Diego potter, Merle Lambeth, is known for her delicately folded thin slabs of clay,use of textures and green glazes. Each piece shows her attention to detail and finishing. Merle's training is mainly through attending workshops. She splits her time between creating new work and managing Clay Artists of San Diego, a non-profit clay organization.

A Vulnerable Conversation of Life as as Artist | Jen Fontenella | Episode 284
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A Vulnerable Conversation of Life as as Artist | Jen Fontenella | Episode 284

Jen Fontanella is a ceramist in Overland Park, Kansas. She makes brightly colored contemporary pieces for the home and garden. Everything is made in small batches honoring the art of handmade. She’s a California native, a mother to a two-year-old, an ethnic food junkie and a craft beer enthusiast

A Teacher's Journey | Mike Flower | Episode 283
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A Teacher's Journey | Mike Flower | Episode 283

Mike Flower is a potter and teacher in Los Angeles, CA. Primarily an educator, his days are largely spent running a thriving high school studio that sees 200 students daily. He also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills. His ceramic work is mostly utilitarian.

Learning to Say "No." | Amy Hamley | Episode 282
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Learning to Say "No." | Amy Hamley | Episode 282

Amy Hamley is a ceramicist living and working in Berkeley, California. Her work draws inspiration from her travels and daily hikes around the Bay Area. She lives with her husband, Ryan, and her shih tzu, Perro.

A College Students Is Building Her Business | Sage Cortez | Episode 281
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A College Students Is Building Her Business | Sage Cortez | Episode 281

Sage Cortez is the hands of Hand & Fire Ceramics. Sage is a designer, ceramist, and craftswoman focusing on perfecting qualities of hand within functional tableware. Sage's work is intended to bring life to any table it is brought to--to be a refresher in a world of casted, symmetrical, and manufactured goods. Currently Sage is finishing up her BFA as a sculpture major in her hometown of Portland, Oregon. It is important to Sage that all her materials are locally sourced, food safe, and well made to provide you with the best quality to her ability. Hand & Fire is Sage's inspiration towards being creative every day; whether it be clay or flour, Sage always has her hands in something.

A Life of Change | Laurie Goldstein | Episode 280
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A Life of Change | Laurie Goldstein | Episode 280

Laurie Goldstein is a potter who is in love with ceramics, with function, with beauty. Laurie is a mother to two great kids and a wife to a great guy named Guy... Laurie was born in NYC and when she was 8 her family moved to Israel where Laurie grew up, went to school, served her 2 year compulsory army service, and got her BFA in set and costume for theatre. Laurie then returned to the states for studies at NYU and then Alfred University. Then back to Israel where Laurie started her studio 22 years ago and has been working away happily since.

In Between and On the Way | Chris Lively | Episode 279
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In Between and On the Way | Chris Lively | Episode 279

Chris is a ceramic artist living in Virginia He has been a ceramic artist for 14 years Chris is married to his wife, Jordan, who is also an artist and they have a 4 month old baby, Cambrie. He recently publish an article titled "Winter Blues" in Pottery Making Illustrated

Keeping Isolation at Bay | Leilani Trinka | Episode 278
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Keeping Isolation at Bay | Leilani Trinka | Episode 278

Leilani Trinka is a ceramic artist, born and raised in Hawaii but now living in Singapore. She works exclusively in porcelain and specializes in creating hand built objects with a functional approach. Her work is made from textured slabs, is generally small in scale, is highly detailed and meticulously crafted. Leilani is enthused by pattern and inspired by both the manmade and the natural worlds. She produces work that brings her joy and makes her smile.

Making a Job for Yourself | Elaine Fallon | Episode 277
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Making a Job for Yourself | Elaine Fallon | Episode 277

Elaine Fallon trained as a potter in Thomastown Pottery Skills course in Co Kilkenny. Elaine is now 45 years old, mother of 3, and a puppy. Elaine's husband is an architectural photographer and after the recession they jokingly set up what they call Brookwood Enterprises. (Brookwood is the name of the road they live on!) Donal moved from his studio from the city centre and built a studio next to Elaine's pottery. So Donal and Elaine have a very busy house with work, studio assistants, children, and everyday life mixed altogether.    Elaine makes functional wheel based work mostly in porcelain stoneware. Elaine lived in New York in her early twenties and used to take the train to Kew Gardens to splash around in a studio called the Potter's Wheel which still exists today! 

A Mug Club | Sarah Wolf | Episode 276
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A Mug Club | Sarah Wolf | Episode 276

Sarah is a ceramic artist in Portland, Oregon. Sarah's business, Wolf Ceramics, is just over a year old. Sarah found ceramics in high school and had a healthy clay obsession throughout college in eastern Washington while working on a degree in geochemistry. Sarah's initial years after college were spent traveling, farming in the San Juan Islands, and climbing in the Cascade Mountains. Sarah couldn't bring herself to get a real job in the field of geochemistry, and after seriously considering and then scraping the idea of architecture school, Sarah came back to clay.

Sarah decided to go back to school for ceramics and studied at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, where she hatched the idea for her business. A year and half ago, Sarah entered a matched savings grant program with Mercy Corps Northwest that supports new businesses. The funds from this grant came in August of 2016, kickstarted her business into a new space, and helped fund the purchase of studio equipment. Now that Sarah has a space of her own, she is taking on larger wholesale accounts with local businesses and eager to collaborate with other local businesses and crafts people!

Building Relationships with Clay | Adrienne Eliades | Episode 275
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Building Relationships with Clay | Adrienne Eliades | Episode 275

Adrienne Eliades is a studio artist living in Vancouver, Washington. She has been extremely fortunate to move all over the country for her work. A recent MFA graduate in Ceramics from the University of Florida in May 2016, Adrienne is currently working at the Ash Street Project in Portland, Oregon.

Decals & Pottery | Maggie Mae Beyeler | Episode 274
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Decals & Pottery | Maggie Mae Beyeler | Episode 274

Maggie Beyeler started her studio, Magpie Pottery in the desert outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico 17 years ago. Formally trained at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Maggie earned her MFA in ceramics in 1993. Since that time Maggie has operated her own studio, taught at various colleges and universities throughout the area, and has become known for her image transfer tableware.

Kickstarting the Studio... Again | Marla Benton | Episode 273
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Kickstarting the Studio... Again | Marla Benton | Episode 273

Marla Benton's work is colourful, humorous, and playful. Marla’s clay pieces are influenced by everyday adventures combined with nature, children, and daily living. Marla earned her education through the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, the Ontario College of Art and Design (BFA), and Nipissing University (BED). Through all her experiences, Marla has been exposed to many different materials. Marla found that clay is the most complimentary medium, as she loves to play in mud, sculpting three dimensional, fanciful objects that echo the joys in her life.

Build the List | Zoë Johnson | Episode 272
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Build the List | Zoë Johnson | Episode 272

Zoë Johnson is a ceramicist living and working on the Big Island of Hawaii. Much of her work occupies the space between functional and decorative, her vessels are embraced as physical representations of memory or gratitude, evoking a fleeting sea breeze or the salty reminiscence of a day at the beach.

A Beautiful Story of Relationships | Luke Eastop | Episode 271
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A Beautiful Story of Relationships | Luke Eastop | Episode 271

Luke Eastop is a ceramicist with a background in the creative arts, and more recently as a chef. Both occupations have informed the development of his work, focusing on pared-down ceramic pieces, exploring the basic material qualities of clay, form, function and utility. He started making ceramics following the passing away of his grandfather, British studio potter Geoffrey Eastop, and is currently working in his studio in Berkshire.

Build That Mail List | Connie Pike | Episode 270
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Build That Mail List | Connie Pike | Episode 270

Connie Pike started her clay journey in 1971 and since 1978 she has been making her full-time living  as a ceramic artist in Alberta, Canada.   Connie's approach to working with clay evolves as she investigate a balance between function and aesthetic. Shapes and designs build upon themselves and new versions of form and decoration filter through the body of work and refresh the process.  It is Connie's desire to create forms with rich surfaces. is interested in how her work can be used every day to bring art into our lives, enhancing our experience with food, adorning our homes, and providing a necessary ritual to nourish our soul and mind as well as our bodies. Connie is trying to make pottery that is successful in several ways: comfortable to use, enjoyable to look at, and interesting to think about.

Climbing the Mountain of Business Step by Step | Patty Bilbro | Episode 269
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Climbing the Mountain of Business Step by Step | Patty Bilbro | Episode 269

Patty Bilbro is a displaced southerner with a craft degree in clay and a BA in Psychology. She has been a resident artist at Odyssey Ceramic Arts and Baltimore Clayworks. Currently, Patty lives in Wilmington, DE and works out of her windowless leaky basement. She loves to teach.

Having The Side-Hustle to Support The Art | Theo Uliano | Episode 268
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Having The Side-Hustle to Support The Art | Theo Uliano | Episode 268

A lifelong native of the Philadelphia area, Theo Uliano completed his MFA in Ceramics at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia in 2011, after earning his BFA in Ceramics at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2007. Theo is currently Adjunct Professor in Ceramics at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and at Middlesex College in New Jersey. Recently Theo completed an artist residency at AIR Vallauris in the South of France and was also selected as an Emerging Artist 2015 by the publication Ceramics Monthly.

Getting All You Can From Workshops | Adam Field | Episode 267
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Getting All You Can From Workshops | Adam Field | Episode 267

Adam Field is fascinated with antique artifacts, the way they can speak of mastery of lost peoples, places, and cultures. This inspires Adam to create works that both radiate history and capture his own place and time. Adam's works toward a clean aesthetic that celebrates the masterful simplicity of antique Far Eastern pottery, while retaining the modest utility of colonial American wares. The surface of Adam's pottery is meticulously carved with intricate designs that borrow from nature and incorporate the human touch. Much of the carving on Adam's work is informed by the pattern languages found in indigenous fiber art, such as Hawaiian tapa, Incan cordage and Zulu basketry.

Building a Brand | Bhairavi Naik | Episode 266
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Building a Brand | Bhairavi Naik | Episode 266

Bhairavi Naik is a biochemistry graduate turned media professional. Bhairavi worked in several advertising agencies for many years, before finally accepting that she prefers clay over client servicing. As the senior partner at Curators of Clay, Bhairavi works at the studio as a potter and curator. Bhairavi mainly creates functional ceramics that can be used everyday. Curators of Clay's vision is simple, they want their work to be loved cherished and used everyday. Curators of Clay started out as a pursuit of beauty, peace, and happiness.

Some Insights on Becoming a Professor | Ron Geibel | Episode 265
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Some Insights on Becoming a Professor | Ron Geibel | Episode 265

Ron Geibel received his MFA from the University of Montana. Ceramics Monthly Magazine recognized Geibel as a 2015 emerging artist. Currently, Geibel is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. His work toys with the intersection of public vs. private and confronts matters concerning, sexuality, gender and identity.

 

Pine Needles and Pottery | Hannie Goldgewicht | Episode 264
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Pine Needles and Pottery | Hannie Goldgewicht | Episode 264

Hannie was born in San Jose, Costa Rica but also spent part of her childhood in New York. She graduated with honors from the Universidad De Costa Rica with a degree in Fine Arts. Although her major was sculpture she was interested in all mediums, experimenting with ceramics, wood, metal, stone, textiles, mosaic, handmade paper just to mention a few.

Hannie has participated in many collective art shows as well as being accepted into the Costa Rican National “Biennial” on numerous occasions.

Together with her husband Leo Gotlibowski they created “Lugar del Espiral” to combine their talent as artists. They have worked together on many projects. They received high praise for their work for the Costa Rican Pre-Columbian Gold Museum where 8 life size human indigenous sculptures they made are on permanent display. They have recently moved with their son to Los Angeles to embark on a new life and creative career.

An Installation Artist Business | Gregory Miller | Episode 263
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An Installation Artist Business | Gregory Miller | Episode 263

Gregory Miller is known for his sculptural ceramic installations. Gregory's style includes various forms and finishes to create a metaphoric microcosm of subjects. Gregory uses an array of clay bodies, from porcelain to stoneware, with each piece hand formed with textures, mixed media and glazes to create the desired effect.

Website for the Potter | Mallorie Terranova | Episode 262
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Website for the Potter | Mallorie Terranova | Episode 262

Mallorie Terranova was born in Richmond, VA and raised in Huntersville, NC. After graduating high school, she moved to Wilmington, NC to attend the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Mallorie eventually found her way into the Studio Art program, where she got her hands in clay for the first time, and fell head over heels for the ceramic craft. In December 2015 she graduated from UNC Wilmington, earning a Studio Art Degree with a concentration in Ceramics. While still in school she founded her own pottery business, Jars of Dust. She is driven by being able to create functional vessels, essentially from dust and water, that can be used every single day. Now Mallorie is living on Hatteras Island off the coast of North Carolina with her husband, PJ, and their chocolate lab, Brown Bear. Currently, she is working at a pottery studio called Kinnakeet Clay where she teaches several different classes, as well as striving to grow her own business.

The Balance Approach to Giving | Yoshi Fujii | Episode 261
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The Balance Approach to Giving | Yoshi Fujii | Episode 261

Yoshi Fujii received a B.F.A from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2002 and a M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University in 2008. Yoshi was selected as a recipient of the 2008-09 Lormina Salter Fellowship from Baltimore Clayworks where he currently serves as a resident artist, instructor, and gallery manager.

 

How to Get Your Work Known | Lorna Meaden | Episode 260
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How to Get Your Work Known | Lorna Meaden | Episode 260

Lorna Meaden grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago. She received a B.A. from Fort Lewis College in 1994, and an MFA in ceramics from Ohio University 2005. She has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, and at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. Her work is represented my several national galleries. She has taught numerous workshops nationally and internationally, in addition to being featured as a demonstrator and lecturer at the National Council on Education in Ceramic Arts, and Utilitarian Clay V: Celebrate the Object. Lorna is currently a studio potter in Durango, CO.

Ideas on Building a Foundation for an Art Business | John Newdigate | Episode 259
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Ideas on Building a Foundation for an Art Business | John Newdigate | Episode 259

John Newdigate has worked as a professional artist and ceramist since 1991, exploring the properties of many different materials, including metal, paper, fibre, plastic, paint and clay. In ceramics John has specialised in high-fired translucent carved porcelain and reduction-fired celadon glazes. John's work is mostly functional, as it enriches day-to-day life, bringing art and design, imagination and inspiration into otherwise ordinary moments. John does not believe in being different for difference´s sake; instead he has respect for tradition, without being bound to it. The most important theme in John's work, and his constant inspiration, is the ever-changing sea, which has always fascinated John - not just the creatures in it, but also the interplay of light and water. From the ordered chaos of white horses on a choppy sea to the synergy of a school of anchovies, there seems to be enough inspiration in and around the sea and its shores to last many lifetimes.

Some Thoughts on Surviving in a Small Town | Kelly Lever & Adam Russel | Episode 258
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Some Thoughts on Surviving in a Small Town | Kelly Lever & Adam Russel | Episode 258

Wife and husband team, Kelly Lever and Adam Russel co-own Key West Pottery. Their studio and gallery are in the southern most city of the United States, Key West, Florida. Formally trained as painters, Kelly and Adam both take a very colorful and charismatic approach to their ceramic work, which is reflective of the tropical island they call home. Kelly and Adam are creating a modern interpretation of an ancient art form.

A New Zealand Potter | Sue Scobie | Episode 257
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A New Zealand Potter | Sue Scobie | Episode 257

At the end of 2008 Sue Scobie switched from a career as an environmental scientist to working with clay full-time. Sue spent 2009 finishing a Diploma in Ceramics (by distance from Otago Polytechnic). Since then she has continued developing her simple vessel-based forms in colored clay, inspired by landscapes and the environment.

Talking Over a Business | Lina Alvarez | Episode 256
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Talking Over a Business | Lina Alvarez | Episode 256

Lina Alvarez was drawn to art at an early age. Before moving to Los Angeles in 2006, Lina graduated from the University of Georgia, where she taught art to children at Lyndon House Arts Center and earned her BA in Studio Art with a concentration in Ceramics. Originally from Medellin, Colombia, Lina's art is a hybrid of cultures and embodies many qualities—some pieces may be precise and simple, while others are loose and organically shaped. Lina currently focuses on chic and functional utilitarian pottery, which is available inside Good Dirt LA’s artist shop and on Etsy. Lina believes in cultivating creativity and encourages her students to leave their expectations behind. “The creating and making processes are truly therapeutic and enjoyable for me,” she says. “But nothing brings me more joy than knowing that others actually use my work as part of their daily routines. It’s that tea they have before bedtime, or the coffee that helps them start the day. It’s like I’m passing along a little bit of my love to them, since I feel that each of my pieces were created with the most loving of intentions.”

Finding the Passion | Elizabeth Borowsky | Episode 255
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Finding the Passion | Elizabeth Borowsky | Episode 255

Elizabeth b. Borowsky is a ceramic artist living and working in the beautiful countryside of South Carolina.  She received a BFA from Clemson University with an emphasis in sculpture.  She launched Elizabeth b. Ceramics in 2014.  Her work is elegant, functional, and often carved or pierced with clean, graceful lines.

A Family Fit | Tim Kowalczyk | Episode 254
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A Family Fit | Tim Kowalczyk | Episode 254

Tim Kowalczyk did his undergrad at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and majored in Art Education and Ceramics, with a minor Art History. Tim took a year off before attending Illinois State University for Tim's MFA in Ceramics. In 2011 Tim graduated and moved to a small town 30 minutes north of Normal called Minonk, which is where Tim lives and works. 

A Pot-Ographer | Helen Levi | Episode 253
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A Pot-Ographer | Helen Levi | Episode 253

Helen Levi grew up in the East Village of New York City. Helen's first encounter with clay was as a young child in an after school event. For college she studied photography which became a great compliment to her work as a ceramicist. As an adult she did a number of part-times jobs to make a living as an artist living in New York and teaching pottery classes was one of them. Helen set up her own studio where she makes beautiful stoneware ceramics in Brooklyn.

A Path to a Happy Place | Amy Fields | Episode 252
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A Path to a Happy Place | Amy Fields | Episode 252

Amy Fields was born and grew up in Buffalo, NY. Amy was introduced to clay when she was about 8 years old. She received her BFA from the NYSCC@Alfred University with a concentration in ceramics. Lured by the landscape, Amy eventually moved out to Portland, Oregon. Amy feels very lucky to have landed at Stark Street Studios among artists and potters that she admires.

Art Therapy | Cindy Gibson | Episode 251
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Art Therapy | Cindy Gibson | Episode 251

Cindy Gibson is a wood fire/soda fire potter who hails from Ruston, Louisiana. She earned a BFA from Louisiana Tech University. After graduating she spent two years in Goshen, IN interning with several area potters. She recently moved to Brevard, NC to further her ceramic career. Her extraterrestrial body of work combines functional and sculptural elements into a short story about the effects we have in this universe. In addition, she creates exotic and domestic wooden earrings that you can use for pottery tools.

Starting Fresh | Mollie Jenkins | Episode 250
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Starting Fresh | Mollie Jenkins | Episode 250

Born and raised in Columbus, GA Mollie took her first ceramics class in High School and from then on has had a passion for turning clay into functional items. While attending Auburn University she began to sell her pottery and then started Mollie Jenkins Pottery. Upon graduating with a BFA from Auburn in May 15’ Jenkins moved back to Columbus to focus on her business and in February she made the move to Nashville, TN where she has since been growing her business and pursuing pottery as a career.

Building a Community Center | Tallie Maughan | Episode 249
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Building a Community Center | Tallie Maughan | Episode 249

Tallie Maughan is the Founder of Turning Earth, the open-access ceramics studio in Hoxton East London. Once a hobby-maker herself, now Tallie's passion is to help new makers make their first steps in the craft - for business or for pleasure - and to support those that are ready to launch themselves into a full-time making career.

Getting Into Shows | Keaton Skyles | Episode 248
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Getting Into Shows | Keaton Skyles | Episode 248

Keaton Skyles is a 29 year old ceramic artist and has been working with clay for 15 years. In 2010 Keaton earned his BA in psychology at Boise State University. In 2011 Keaton set up his own ceramic studio space. Keaton's work ranges from raku and saggar to large stoneware forms and functional porcelain.

Some High School Teachers | Kevin Kowalski & Michael Millam | Episode 247
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Some High School Teachers | Kevin Kowalski & Michael Millam | Episode 247

Kevin Kowalski has always been one to work with his hands since an early age. He had a fascination with the process of how things worked and how things were made and not just the finished product. Kevin started with pottery in his Junior year of High school and fell in love with the clay process. Kevin  was finally able to work from start to finish with clay and could learn along the way.   Kevin went on to received a BFA in Ceramics and BA in Art education from California State University, Fullerton. He took a year off after Graduation to travel and taught English in Taiwan where he met a local potter and studied with him for 10 weeks. During this time Kevin learned new throwing techniques and began a love for the moon vase form and developed a vast taste of tea.  After returning to California Kevin got his teaching credential and landed an art position in the same district he was a student. Two years later Kevin transferred to Esperanza High School where he is currently teaching 5 periods of Ceramics.   Kevin works out of his home studio where he has recently been using Periscope to connect with the pottery community. Kevin also uses Instagram and Facebook to help market his artwork and has an Etsy shop where he sells his pottery.  

Michael Millam was born and raised in Southern, California and graduated high school in 1999. Michael  attended California State University Fullerton, earning a BA in art education in 2006. He then spent his first 6 years teaching traditional black and white and digital photography at Kennedy High School. In 2012 Michael moved to Western High School to teach ceramics. In June of 2015 Michael completed a Masters in Art Education from Boston University.  Michael was a presenter at NAEA convention and spoke on the subject of high school students using ceramics to communicate identity. Michael also participated on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson and served on the California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA) Art Content Expert Panel.

Being a Mom and a Maker | Joy Tanner | Episode 246
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Being a Mom and a Maker | Joy Tanner | Episode 246

Joy Tanner has been a studio potter in Bakersville, NC for 12 years. She received a BFA in Ceramics at UT Chattanooga, was a Resident Artist at the Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts and the EnergyXChange.

Eliminating Expectation | Steven Young Lee | Episode 245
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Eliminating Expectation | Steven Young Lee | Episode 245

Steven Young Lee has been the resident artist director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana since 2006. His work has been collected by the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum, the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, Korea, as well as many private collections.Steve received his BFA and MFA in Ceramics from Alfred University. Originally from Chicago, he lives in Helena with his wife, Lisa and their son and daughter Gavin and Florence.

Finding Your Market | Mitchell Spain | Episode 244
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Finding Your Market | Mitchell Spain | Episode 244

Mitchell Spain received his BFA and MFA in ceramics at The University of Iowa and the University of Kansas respectively. He has exhibited nationally and internationally receiving awards for his trompe l'oeil ceramic works. He currently resides near Des Moines, Iowa working as a full-time studio artist.

The Therapy of Clay | Ashleigh Christelis | Episode 243
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The Therapy of Clay | Ashleigh Christelis | Episode 243

Ashleigh Christelis is a Full time potter living in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ashleigh runs her own teaching studio at a community center and has been working with clay for nearly 20 years! Ashleigh did full time apprenticeship with Kim Sacks that lasted for 4 years. Since then Ashleigh has been running studios on and off. She worked as a woodwork teacher at The Waldorf school in Johannesburg for nearly 6 years during which time clay took a bit of a backseat. Ashleigh works mainly in high fired oxidation 1260c/cone 9 porcelain and stoneware.

Making a Way | Amanda Dobbratz | Episode 242
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Making a Way | Amanda Dobbratz | Episode 242

Amanda Dobbratz graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, UK, with a Masters in Research in Creative Practice. Amanda makes functional, complex ceramics, which marry the whimsical with the pragmatic, often conveying a sense of play and humor. Amanda is a 2015 Anonymous Potter Studio Fellow and currently works as Northern Clay Center’s Marketing and Communications Associate.

 

Giving Life to Clay | Lara Zilibowitz | Episode 241
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Giving Life to Clay | Lara Zilibowitz | Episode 241

Lara Zilibowitz is a yoga teacher and ceramicist living in Sydney, Australia with a longstanding passion for creative expression through the body. She always been fascinated by the Hindu and Buddhist symbolism of the ‘mandala’, a representation of the microcosm and the macrocosm of the universe. All her ceramic pieces are thrown on the wheel, painted with underglaze and carved into using sgraffito method. The process of carving each mandala is spontaneous, she sits in front of the clay canvas with no plan, giving her hand free reign. Lara approaches working with the clay as a meditation practice.

A Professor's Journey | Samuel Johnson | Episode 240
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A Professor's Journey | Samuel Johnson | Episode 240

Samuel Johnson was born on the Eastern prairie of the Red River Valley in 1973. After studying painting and ceramics at the University of Minnesota at Morris, he served a three and half year apprenticeship in pottery under Richard Bresnahan. In 2000, he was invited as a guest of Denmark’s Design School to study Scandinavian Ceramic design in Copenhagen; while also working at the International Ceramic Center in Skaelskor and as an assistant in private porcelain studios. After working for a short period in a studio in New York, he traveled to Japan as a studio guest of Koie Ryoji. In 2005, Johnson earned graduate degrees in fine art from the University of Iowa. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Artaxis.org, and international artist organization, and is an Associate Professor of Art at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in Central Minnesota.

A Sense of Belonging | Bryan Hopkins | Episode 239
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A Sense of Belonging | Bryan Hopkins | Episode 239

Bryan Hopkins went to college to study mathematics, and later earned an MFA in Ceramics from SUNY New Paltz. He lives in Buffalo, NY. Bryan’s personal research in ceramics centers on the vessel- both utilitarian and sculptural. He teaches at Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, NY.

 

A Raku Potter | Eric Stearns | Episode 238
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A Raku Potter | Eric Stearns | Episode 238

Eric Stearns earned his BA from Doane College and MFA from Fort Hays State University in Kansas, returning to Doane to teach after graduation. When not teaching, Eric creates sculptural pierced raku-fired art with a eye toward precision while emphasizing his mathematical patterns.

Instagram Lessons | Anne Pryde | Episode 237
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Instagram Lessons | Anne Pryde | Episode 237

Anne Pryde is a professional ceramic artist working from her home-based studio in Hatchet Lake Nova Scotia. A graduate of NSCAD University, Anne has been working as a professional in clay since 2006. Her recent work can be found in a variety of galleries and gift shops in Atlantic Canada. Anne's work is influenced by wild medicinal plants, agricultural practices and a strong tradition of pottery in Nova Scotia.

Being An Assistant | Garrett DeLooze | Episode 236
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Being An Assistant | Garrett DeLooze | Episode 236

Garrett DeLooze is a wood fire potter from Annapolis, Maryland, currently working in Gishen, Indiana. Garrett received his BFA from Frostburg State University in 2012 and stayed an extra year to be the ceramic lab tech/teaching assistant. The following year Garrett was a production potter for a center helping adults with developmental disabilities gain employment through a day program. At the beginning of 2015, Garrett moved to Goshen, Indiana to be Justin Rothshank's assistant.

Some Thoughts On Social Media | Matthew Schiemann | Episode 235
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Some Thoughts On Social Media | Matthew Schiemann | Episode 235

Matthew Schiemann is a second-generation potter that grew up watching and helping his dad create ceramic works. This early exposure taught Matt to appreciate the handmade object and eventually to choose the field of ceramics for himself. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Sculpture and Ceramics from Ashland University in 2005 and his Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2009.

While in graduate school, Matt worked as Harris Deller’s personal assistant and as a Teaching Assistant for the wheel throwing and industrial design courses. During this time, he began building his own body of work focused on functional pottery fired in atmospheric kilns.

After graduating from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Matt was accepted as an artist in residence at the St. Petersburg Clay Company. Shortly after being accepted as A.I.R. Matt became an adjunct professor at Eckerd College for PEL program’s ceramics department. In October of 2010, Matt became co-owner/director of the St. Petersburg Clay Company.

Rekindling a Love for Clay | Sarah Thompson | Episode 234
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Rekindling a Love for Clay | Sarah Thompson | Episode 234

Sarah Thompson works with porcelain and throws it mostly on her potters wheel. Sarah hand paints botanical motifs on the surface of each pot, and then glazes them in her own colors. Sarah's work is functional ceramics.

Finding Values | Robert Piepenburg | Episode 232
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Finding Values | Robert Piepenburg | Episode 232

Robert Piepenburg was born in Detroit, MI and received his Bachelor’s, Master’s degree and MFA degree from Eastern Michigan University. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, three Michigan Council for the Arts Creative Artists Grants and an Outstanding Teacher of the Year award from Oakland Community College.  His works appear in public and private collections from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Getting Past the Fear of Waste | Ian F. Thomas | Episode 232
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Getting Past the Fear of Waste | Ian F. Thomas | Episode 232

Ian F. Thomas is an installation artist living in Slippery Rock, PA and works at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. Ian holds a BFA from Slippery Rock University and an MFA from Texas Tech University. Ian received additional training at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia, and The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China.

 

A Family Story of Clay | Risa Nishimori | Episode 231
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A Family Story of Clay | Risa Nishimori | Episode 231

Risa Nisimori has been working and teaching ceramics at her studio, N.Y. Togei Kyoshitsu in New York City. Risa studied proper wheel throwing in Japan, but Risa's preferred method is Nerikomi, using different mixed clays and creating new and interesting patterns.

A Woman in Art | Lauren Gallaspy | Episode 230
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A Woman in Art | Lauren Gallaspy | Episode 230

Lauren Gallaspy received her BFA in ceramics at the University of Georgia in 2005 and her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2007. From 2009 to 2012, Gallaspy served as co-director and owner of Trace Gallery in Athens, Georgia alongside artist, educator, and collector Andy Nasisse. In 2013, she was recognized by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts as an Emerging Artist in the field. Additionally, she was one of 25 artists awarded the prestigious Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptors Grant for 2012. Her work has been featured in Ceramics:Art & Perception, Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics Now, Clay Times, Lark Book's The Best of 500 Ceramics and 500 Cups, Rocky Mountain Artists, and the recently published Glaze: The Ultimate Ceramic Artist's Guide to Glaze and Color.  Gallaspy has exhibited nationally and internationally in over 60 group and solo exhibitions since 2007, including in the highly publicized “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now” at Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas.  Lauren was an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts from 2012 to 2015 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She is currently a long term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana.

A Skutt Champion | Herrick Smith | Episode 229
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A Skutt Champion | Herrick Smith | Episode 229

Herrick Smith is a current MFA candidate at Fort Hays State University. Smith enjoys wood and soda firing as well as casting various metals. His ceramic work focuses on vessels while the cast work is abstracted and organic. After graduation Smith hopes to teach college ceramics and/or sculpture.

 

Making a Choice to Be What You Want | Nikki Mizak | Episode 228
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Making a Choice to Be What You Want | Nikki Mizak | Episode 228

Nikki Mizak is a potter in North Carolina who makes functional pottery featuring hand painted animals and slip trailed texture. Nikki finds inspiration in nature so Nikki features chicken in much of her work. She has a real talent at capturing the individual chicken's personalities on her pots. 

 

Doing Things They Say You Can't Do | Emily Free Wilson | Episode 227
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Doing Things They Say You Can't Do | Emily Free Wilson | Episode 227

Emily Free Wilson is a ceramic artist and entrepreneur in Helena, Montana. She runs her pottery business Free Ceramics and the Studio Art Center, with her husband Matt Wilson. In 2014, Emily and Matt purchased an old funeral home and have converted into an art center. Emily recently retired from 10 years as the gallery director at the Archie Bray Foundation.

Living the Experiment | Rachel Donner | Episode 226
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Living the Experiment | Rachel Donner | Episode 226

Rachel Donner is a full time potter living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She grew surrounded by art and history in the small town of Taos, NM. Rachel studied ceramics at the University of Northern Colorado and went on to do a few residencies and assistantships before settling back in New Mexico, for the time being.

Periscope for Potters | Neil Celani | Episode 225
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Periscope for Potters | Neil Celani | Episode 225

Neil Celani makes functional pottery and does most of his firing in a soda kiln that Neil built. Neil is influenced by the psychedelia found in nature. He loves music and dancing and doesn't let algorithms choose what he listens to. Oh, and fire rules.

 

Bringing A Message to Your Work | Jessica Putnam-Phillips | Episode 224
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Bringing A Message to Your Work | Jessica Putnam-Phillips | Episode 224

Jessica Putnam-Phillips is a ceramic artist, USAF Veteran, illustrator and activist. She received her MFA from the Art Institute of Boston and her BA from UNC-Wilmington. She was a resident artist at SCAC and recently attended residencies at Haystack and AIR Vallauris. She currently teaches ceramics at CCV and VAE.

The Value of the Apprenticeship | Clary Illian | Episode 223
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The Value of the Apprenticeship | Clary Illian | Episode 223

Clary Illian is a true treasure for the clay community around the world. Her book, A Potter's Workbook, has been played an important role in the development of potters' skill and understanding of clay and making. An award winning documentay, A Year in the Life, focused on her work and principles. PBS also featured her work in Craft in America. Having studied as an apprentice in Bernard Leach's St. Ives Studio, Clary eventually made her way back to the United States and set up a studio in Ely, Iowa. For over half a century Clay has worked in earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain with the idea of making pottery for ordinary people at affordable prices.

Scientist to Ceramicist | Anna Mulders | Episode 222
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Scientist to Ceramicist | Anna Mulders | Episode 222

Anna Mulders studied and worked in science while taking evening classes in art, including over ten years of sculpture and five years of ceramic courses. Since the end of 2013 Anna's focus has moved from science to art. One of Anna's favorites are coffee cups with rich colors and random effect due to glaze dripping or irregular firing.

 

The Potter & The Actor | Peter Sheldon & Ellen Woglom | Episode 221
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The Potter & The Actor | Peter Sheldon & Ellen Woglom | Episode 221

Sheldon Ceramics is located in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. Sheldon Ceramics is owned and operated by ceramic artist, Peter Sheldon, and all around awesome fiancé and business partner, Ellen Woglom. Together, Peter and Ellen create beautiful, one-of-a-kind, functional wares and accents for the home. Each piece is crafted by Peter to embrace the unique variations and personality of the materials. Peter and Ellen hope to provide something that will be used and enjoyed for years to come. Whether shared around a dinner table with friends and family, or displaying fresh-cut flowers, their pieces are designed to enhance the home.

Geekin' Out On Instagram | Tom Kemp | Episode 220
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Geekin' Out On Instagram | Tom Kemp | Episode 220

Tom Kemp is relatively new to pottery. Tom has spent the past four years as a part-time self-learning with a few courses thrown in. For many years Tom studied lettering and formal writing which translated into an abstract painting technique which Tom now applies to his pots. Tom also trained as a computer scientist.

Mastering The Potters Wheel | Ben Carter | Episode 219
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Mastering The Potters Wheel | Ben Carter | Episode 219

Ben Carter returns for a third appearance on The Potters Cast. This time he talks about his new book, Mastering The Potter's Wheel. That isn't all that we talk about, but it is a big piece of the action. So Enjoy today's episode with Ben Carter.

Playing with Sharks | Patrick Gibson | Episode 218
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Playing with Sharks | Patrick Gibson | Episode 218

Patrick Gibson focus is on creating ceramics to enhance people's everyday rituals. Eating meals together, drinking a cup of tea, or even grabbing that morning cup of coffee, can be transformed from something ordinary into a meaningful experience through the use of beautiful and thoughtfully designed vessels. Patrick enjoys clean lines and utilizes surface design that favors spontaneity over more laborious techniques. Patrick glazes impart an ethereal buoyancy and calming serenity to the pots.

Starting Out | Jordan Jones | Episode 217
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Starting Out | Jordan Jones | Episode 217

Jordan Jones is a potter living in Freeland, WA who recently completed a 3-year apprenticeship with Robbie Lobell. She creates functional pottery in a home studio that she shares with her housemate Clovy Tsuchiya. Part-time, she glazes & fires kilns for Cook on Clay. Aside from clay, she enjoys animals and plants.

Impact of Encouragement | Nick DeVries | Episode 216
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Impact of Encouragement | Nick DeVries | Episode 216

After graduating from St John University in 2001 with a major in art, Nick DeVries has worked as a production potter, taught classes at local art centers, and since 2011 he has pursued his studio work full time. Nick has exhibited his work nationally and maintains a studio in Minneapolis MN.

Better Together | Jenn Gauer & Meghan Radick | Episode 215
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Better Together | Jenn Gauer & Meghan Radick | Episode 215

Jenn Gauer and Meghan Radick make pottery that is functional and lovely. Jenn uses a fine porcelain and throws the pieces on a potter’s wheel, and Meghan decorates them using cake decorating techniques. Each bowl, cup or vase feels great and looks elegant—this is art that you are meant to use and enjoy!

Social Media Testing | Joseph Travis | Episode 214
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Social Media Testing | Joseph Travis | Episode 214

Joseph Travis is a maker of functional ceramic objects, which are either filmed or live streamed straight from the Red Fox Pottery Studio. Currently Joseph is updating his pottery portfolio and placing the rest into an archive. Digital Ceramics Researcher: Joseph is currently a research student within MIRIAD at Manchester Metropolitan University, researching how we can use e-learning to help teach traditional skills like ceramics.

Giving Art | Kim Press | Episode 213
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Giving Art | Kim Press | Episode 213

Kim Press likes to think of her work as her story. Each piece of art that Kim makes is a feeling, a thought, or a small moment in her life that is screaming to get out. Kim loves that she can make things that are uniquely her own. In a time where you can have anything you desire delivered to your doorstep with the click of a button, Kim loves that she is able to create things that require time to make. For Kim, being a maker in a world run by machines is incredibly gratifying. Kim's work is Kim's story. Kim's work is Kim.

The Joy of Starting Over | Annie Chrietzberg | Episode 212
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The Joy of Starting Over | Annie Chrietzberg | Episode 212

Annie Chrietzberg took her first ceramics class in 1991, and then went on to acquire both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Ceramics. In addition to making and selling work, she has written more than twenty articles for Pottery Making Illustrated, taught at the college level, and has given workshops around the country and in Canada.

Drips That Touch The Soul | Branan Mercer| Episode 211
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Drips That Touch The Soul | Branan Mercer| Episode 211

Branan Mercer graduated with a BFA in Ceramics from Auburn University in 2008. After graduation, he spent two years in St. Petersburg Florida as a resident artist at the Craftsman House Gallery and four years in Fairhope Alabama as Studio Manager and Instructor at The Kiln Studio and Gallery. Currently he resides in Birmingham Alabama where he is setting up a private studio.

Makers and Sellers | Ceramic Showcase 2016 | Episode 210
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Makers and Sellers | Ceramic Showcase 2016 | Episode 210

The Ceramic Showcase in Portland Oregon in the largest ceramic showcase and sale in the United States. I am fortunate enough to live within a few minutes of the event. So I grabbed my recording equipment and headed down to the event. The work was amazing and the people are even better. Here are just a few examples of the great people and work that was found in the halls of the event.

"There's Always a Market" | Sikiu Perez | Episode 209
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"There's Always a Market" | Sikiu Perez | Episode 209

Sikiu Perez was born in Venezuela. At early age, Sikiu started art school, where her father worked teaching ceramics. While in Venezuela, Sikiu acquired an Advertising and Marketing degree. In 2001 Sikiu moved to The United States, where she now lives with her husband who built her studio on the shore of a beautiful lake.

Art by Fuzzy | Brandon Schwartz | Episode 208
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Art by Fuzzy | Brandon Schwartz | Episode 208

Brandon Schwartz is a full time Title 1 teacher, husband and father. He is also a part time potter, photographer, and designer. He grew up in Brooklyn, MI, earned an Art Ed degree at Huntington University and currently lives and works near Goshen, IN. He is currently focused on wheel thrown, functional pottery fired to cone 6 in oxidation.

Business Philosophy for Potters | Will McCanless | Episode 207
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Business Philosophy for Potters | Will McCanless | Episode 207

Will McCanless is a second generation potter from Seagrove, NC. Will has been very fortunate to have been exposed from an early age to some of the best potters in the country while living and training in Seagrove, NC. Will's training has primarily been on an apprenticeship basis early in life with his parents, which was then followed by lots of informal travel and exposure related to all things clay. Will does a variety of styles and he is striving always to evolve.

Doing Sales a Little Different | Marianne Tolosa | Episode 206
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Doing Sales a Little Different | Marianne Tolosa | Episode 206

Marianne Tolosa is a ceramic Artist living and working in Northern Virginia. Marianne makes functional, whimsical, wheel-thrown, and hand-built pottery! Marianne's background is in oil painting -> teaching english overseas -> interior design -> coffee -> graphic design -> pottery. A very round about creative route!

The Hashtag Filing System | Didem Mert | Episode 205
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The Hashtag Filing System | Didem Mert | Episode 205

 

Didem Mert was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. She was featured on the cover of Pottery Making Illustrated’s January/Febuary 2016 issue. Mert was included on C File’s list of 15 Potters to Watch in 2016. Didem is currently attending Edinboro University’s MFA (ceramics) program and is expected to graduate in 2017.

 

"It was an Accident" | William Baker | Episode 204
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"It was an Accident" | William Baker | Episode 204

William Baker is a full time studio potter living in the mountains of western North Carolina. His work begins on the wheel, and is focused on refined forms subjected to the intense atmosphere of a wood fired kiln. When not in the studio, he is often found building kilns for other clay folk.

A Student's Search for Direction | Hedy Yang | Episode 203
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A Student's Search for Direction | Hedy Yang | Episode 203

Hedy Yang is a sophomore at the University of Michigan. Her interest in ceramics began in her senior year of high school where she was afforded an amazing space to work in and a creative teacher to provide inspiration. When she’s not in class, she spends her days in the studio trying new techniques and styles of work.

 

The Social Media Boost | Brooke Millecchia | Episode 202
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The Social Media Boost | Brooke Millecchia | Episode 202

While most of Brooke Millecchia's work begins on the wheel, the majority of her time is spent altering the form and manipulating the surface with texture. She further works the surfaces by applying a bold, but warm color palate.  Brooke allows her work to evolve while working in the studio.  She has never kept a sketchbook.

 

Business Made Easy | Stine Dulong | Episode 201
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Business Made Easy | Stine Dulong | Episode 201

The SkandiHus brand is inspired by a love for Scandinavian design in which beauty is radiated through light colours, the ample use of natural materials, minimalism and functionality. Like many Scandinavian designers before her, Stine believes that quality design should be affordable, stylish and relevant to the modern human being by providing minimal distraction and maximum functionality and beauty. Stine both throws and hand-builds her pieces. It is very important to her to minimise her impact on the world in which she lives, so she reuses materials whenever possible and many of her pieces are made from reclaimed waste clay from her students and fellow studio members. Before becoming a full time ceramic artist, Stine worked in London, England as a lawyer, never quite feeling fulfilled or happy. She says that quitting her job to follow her dreams was the best decision that she ever made.

 

Room Shows, World Records, Ceramics | NCECA | Episode 200
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Room Shows, World Records, Ceramics | NCECA | Episode 200

NCECA 2016, 50th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

This is a recap of my visit to NCECA. I brought my mic along with me and did the man-on-the-street style of meeting the people of NCECA. In this second installment I talked with:

Troy BungartNikki JohnsonKwok Pong "Bobby" TsoIan ThomasJonah AmadeusJoel CherricoJess & Jamie WadeShannon Garson

From Punker to Potter | Osa Atoe | Episode 199
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From Punker to Potter | Osa Atoe | Episode 199

Osa Atoe started taking community pottery classes in New Orleans in the fall of 2012. Osa quickly became obsessed with the medium so she made a small in-home studio for herself in the spring of 2015 and Pottery by Osa was born! Osa makes handmade terracotta pottery inspired by her love of simplicity and geometric patterns. Osa is influenced by African and Native American ceramic traditions, folk art of all mediums, and the work of other contemporary artists and craft people. Osa makes functional ware for everyday use, including drinkware, dishware and household items such as planters and vases. Osa's goal is to bring the creativity and intentionality of handmade crafts to everyday rituals. She loves expressing herself creatively through practical, functional forms. Osa also makes all of her glazes.

POW, Teachers, Students, NCECA | Episode 198
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POW, Teachers, Students, NCECA | Episode 198

This is a recap of my visit to NCECA. I brought my mic along with me and did the man-on-the-street style of meeting the people of NCECA. In this first installment I talked with:

Mark ShiperoHayne BaylessHannah NiswongerMike CarlsonDenise JoyalNicholas MeyerPreston TalbertJohn CummingsRay BrownHerrick Smith

Capitalism and Art | Daniel Johnston | Episode 197
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Capitalism and Art | Daniel Johnston | Episode 197

Daniel Johnston digs most of the materials he use to make and glaze his pots. Daniel's pots are fired in a large 850 cubic ft wood kiln. Daniel enjoys the hard work and it leaves no part of the process separated from him. He does not try to control his materials, rather Daniel tries to understand them. From digging the clay to firing the kiln, Daniel puts all his efforts into creating pots that have a powerful presence. It is important to Daniel to create pots that are timeless, but reflect the culture and times in which he lives.

Big Pots by a Little Lady | Kate Johnston | Episode 196
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Big Pots by a Little Lady | Kate Johnston | Episode 196

Kate Johnston opened her pottery studio in Seagrove, North Carolina in 2010. Kate’s pots are made with local materials, boldly carved with organic patterns inspired by Art Deco design, and fired in a large wood-burning kiln. Kate shows her pots throughout North Carolina and has lectured and taught in North Carolina, Tennessee, and New Jersey.

Die As An Individual | Robin Hopper | Episode 195
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Die As An Individual | Robin Hopper | Episode 195

Robin Hopper | Episode 195

Robin Hopper is an internationally known potter, teacher, author, garden designer and arts activist. He has taught throughout Canada, and in England, U.S.A., Australia, New Zealand, China, Korea, Japan and Israel. His ceramic work is in public, corporate and private collections throughout the world.

Using the Time You've Got | Debra Oliva | Episode 194
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Using the Time You've Got | Debra Oliva | Episode 194

Originally from Illinois, Debra Oliva earned a BFA from Northern Illinois University. After a decade working in the printing industry Debra began exploring ceramics. She has worked as a full time artist for 24 years. She creates utilitarian ware and vessel forms from unglazed colored clays, celebrating form and surface through the use of color, texture and pattern.

 

Saying Yes to Infinite Possibilities | Forrest Lesch Middelton | Episode 193
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Saying Yes to Infinite Possibilities | Forrest Lesch Middelton | Episode 193

Forrest Lesch Middelton works in Petaluma, CA. Forrest’s extensive background as an arts educator, administrator, and studio potter has recently gained him recognition as a diverse and inspirational member of the ceramic arts community. Forrest is the Former Ceramics Program Director of Sonoma Community Center, and is currently the President of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of CA. In 2013 Forrest was named the Ceramic Artist of the year by Ceramics Monthly, and this year is the recipient of a Creative Work Fund grant for his work with the Islamic Cultural Center of Oakland. Forrest’s pots have been featured on the on the cover of Ceramics Monthly magazine, and recently his architectural tile has won great acclaim, having been featured in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Luxe, and Sunset Magazine. Forrest has been an Artist in Residence at Project Art in Massachusetts, the Mendocino Arts Center, and the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, in Maine.

Streamlining the Art | Paul Schneider | Episode 192
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Streamlining the Art | Paul Schneider | Episode 192

Paul Schneider lives in Dallas, Texas and is 31 years old. First exposed to ceramics in high school (St. Mark's), attended Rhodes College - played baseball, majored in International Studies. No ceramics program at Rhodes, tried unsuccessfully to start one. One semester I got access to nearby Memphis College of Art to continue throwing. Spent a semester in Madrid - took a ceramics class there - that would be considered my only 'formal' education in ceramics. I've been working full-time on ceramics (my business) for the past six years. It's been a roller coaster. Went to a trade show in NYC -March 2014 - Architectural Digest Home Design Show - got a lot of great press there - AD wrote a profile piece on my work. Currently focus is on table lamps.

The Switch Lift | Tim Carlburg | Episode 191
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The Switch Lift | Tim Carlburg | Episode 191

Based out of his studio in northwest Montana, Tim Carlburg specializes in making Handmade Growlers for Handmade Beer! Tim also works with multiple distilleries to create simple, meticulously hand-made functional ceramics for the discriminating microbrew and distillery aficionados. Tim is also the inventor of the SwitchLift. SwitchLift is a revolutionary way of using the potters wheel by making the wheel's height adjustable. The SwitchLift is helping to bring relief to the problem of back pain that is so common in potters.

Jumping Before You Look | Melina LaVecchia Daniels | Episode 190
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Jumping Before You Look | Melina LaVecchia Daniels | Episode 190

Melina LaVecchia Daniels specializes in creating tableware that is not only functional but relates to food and the user in an aesthetically-minded way. Each piece is made to inspire you to linger around the table just a little bit longer and to enjoy the luxury of gathering around food together.

Ask For What You Want | Jeremy Ayers | Episode 189
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Ask For What You Want | Jeremy Ayers | Episode 189

Jeremy Ayers' recent pottery is about elemental relationships between form and surface.  Jeremy has simplified his color scheme  and  is rejecting a colorful glaze palate. This allows textural and visual contrasts between the glaze, raw clay and form to be highlighted. Contrasts between sharp lines of glaze and the repetitive forms puts a sharp focus on both elements.  The exposed clay is presented on equal footing with the glazed surface.  The white glaze flashes the exposed clay body, warming the raw clay surface.  Jeremy's focus with this recent work is to make pottery that is about pottery. He loves the raw clay of an atmospheric firing,  but his work is fired in oxidation.

The Sculptor's Voice | Eric Knoche | Episode 188
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The Sculptor's Voice | Eric Knoche | Episode 188

Eric Knoche touched clay for the first time 15 years ago and has had dirty hands ever since.  Eric lives and works in Western North Carolina where he is currently building a new wood kiln and studio.  Besides clay, Eric's other great passion in life is dancing the Argentine Tango.

Designing a Life Like We Design Our Art | Steve Rolf | Episode 187
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Designing a Life Like We Design Our Art | Steve Rolf | Episode 187

S. C. Rolf lives and works as a studio potter in River Falls, WI, creating one-of-a-kind functional pots. His work reflects an ongoing search to unite his ideas with the generosity and the intimacy that the functional pot offers.S. C. Rolf holds multiple degrees in Art and exhibits his work nationally and internationally. Rolf has received a number of national and international awards. He lectures and teaches workshops throughout the country. His work has been included in numerous publications, Museum collections, and Kitchens cupboards.

Instagram Strategies | Ron Shaw & Jeni LiCata | Episode 186
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Instagram Strategies | Ron Shaw & Jeni LiCata | Episode 186

The Claw and The Sea is the brainchild of two lovers, Ronald Shaw and Jeni Licata. Together, Ron and Jeni create an array of functional and sculptural ceramics inspired by botany, mycology, marine biology, and astronomy. These pieces range from handmade, soda-fired tableware sets like plates, cups, bowls, and serving pieces, to their sea-urchin-themed salt and pepper shakers, starfish Christmas ornaments, or salvaged pallet wood urchin towel racks. Jeni and Ron also have intricately-carved sporenet terrariums with homegrown and propagated succulent plants. 

A Sculptor's Journey | Gerard Ferrari | Episode 185
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A Sculptor's Journey | Gerard Ferrari | Episode 185

Gerard Ferrari, 2011 McKnight Artist Fellow for Ceramic Artists, holds an MFA(VCU) and a BA(Berea). His artistic career began in 1989 and his Professorial career in 1999. In 2009 he left academia to become a stay-at-home parent, artist, and micro-homesteader. Above all, he has an active imagination and creative spirit.

"I Love to Make Beautiful Things" | Sarah O'Sullivan | Episode 184
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"I Love to Make Beautiful Things" | Sarah O'Sullivan | Episode 184

As part of her undergraduate studies at the National Art School, Sydney, O’Sullivan spent a semester on exchange at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, where she learnt and refined a number of industrial ceramic processes such as designing and printing decals, plaster model/mould making and slip casting.  These skills have stayed with her and form the foundations of her current art practice.

O’Sullivan focused her 2012 Masters of Fine Art research project on Australian imagery on porcelain. During this study she undertook a three-month internship at a remote Indigenous Art Centre in Ikuntji, NT. Since completing her MFA O’Sullivan has exhibited at the 4th ASNA clay triennial in Pakistan, had her work toured through the Emporio Armani stores in Australia, selected as a finalist for Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards and held a solo exhibition at Sabbia Gallery, Sydney and Craft Gallery, Melbourne. O’Sullivan has just returned from a mentorship with Sung Jae Choi in Gimhae, South Korea.

Building a Communal Pottery Studio | Melissa Weiss | Episode 183
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Building a Communal Pottery Studio | Melissa Weiss | Episode 183

Melissa Weiss is a self-taught studio potter in Asheville, NC. All the pots Melissa makes are made from the clay she digs from her land in Arkansas and is minimally processed. Melissa makes functional pottery and fires it in a gas reduction kiln with reduction cooling. Melissa also runs an 8000 sq ft warehouse which houses over 20 artists.

Sleep- The Cost of Pottery | Adriana Christianson | Episode 182
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Sleep- The Cost of Pottery | Adriana Christianson | Episode 182

Adriana Christianson is a studio potter based in Croydon , an outer eastern suburb near Mt. Dandenong in Melbourne , Australia. All of Adriana's work is made and fired in her tiny garden studio that is surrounded by a rambling garden behind her 1920's original farmhouse. Adriana began potting in High School and continued at Prahran College of Advanced Education, graduating with a Diploma of Art & Design majoring in Ceramics. After graduation Adriana started working in the production pottery of Jan Lewis and Tabletop Ceramics as a Studio Assistant and decorator . Her 30 year journey with clay has always run paralell with 'growing' her family and teaching adults and children pottery in community settings . The inspiration for Adriana's work comes from the beauty and intricacies of floral wallpapers and fabrics of the 1800's, (especially William Morris and Liberty) also the blue and white Willow pattern dinnerware, which she constantly collects.

Seasons of a Potter's Life | David Voorhees | Episode 181
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Seasons of a Potter's Life | David Voorhees | Episode 181

David Voorhees is a western North Carolina potter. David has spent 40 years working in wood-fired porcelain and stoneware, oxidation porcelain, and a bit of raku. David is relatively new to wood-firing with his own wood kiln since 2009. He is passionate about this process, the community it requires, and the rebirth it has caused in his artist journey.

Branding for Potters | Anna Eaves | Episode 180
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Branding for Potters | Anna Eaves | Episode 180

Anna Eaves is the owner, designer, and ceramic artist behind Arrow + Sage, her brand and studio based in Raleigh, NC.  Anna is a native North Carolinian and self taught potter with early instruction coming from her mother, also a potter.  Ceramics from Arrow + Sage are handbuilt utilizing high quality clays and glazes.  She retails her work online and around the globe in the U.S., Canada, and Australia, and has recently received recognition from Elle Decoration and Vogue UK.

Writing a Diary with Art | Minah Kim | Episode 179
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Writing a Diary with Art | Minah Kim | Episode 179

Minah Kim was born in 1991 in a small and complex city with lots of people and buildings. The city was always lit up with lights even in very late night til dawn. Minah often enjoyed playing with her camera and catching those lights from the buildings. To Minah the lights shining over the window seemed like stars. Naturally she got to think about the life of individual a lot in the city that never sleeps. The individuals she observed were usually her peers. She became more interested to observe the changes happening around those individuals. She constantly drew and tried different material rather than only-using ceramics and has interests in philosophy.

 

Social Media Manners | Tim See | Episode 178
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Social Media Manners | Tim See | Episode 178

Tim See fancies himself as a studio potter that loves wood firing. Tim's work is primarily wheel thrown industrial forms, decorated with a sprawling narrative. When Tim is not stacking wood, he teaches at a wonderful studio called Clayscapes.

The Philosophy of Art | Simon Levin | Episode 177
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The Philosophy of Art | Simon Levin | Episode 177

In 1993 Simon Levin fell in love with the movement of flame through a wood-kiln. Its sensuous quality is something Simon seeks to capture in his work. This quest led Simon to an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. Recently the work explores the deep, dark, primal connections between all of us. Simon owns Mill Creek Pottery in Wisconsin, where he and his apprentices work to advance the cause of wood-fired pottery.

Being a Pro | Richard Peterson | Episode 176
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Being a Pro | Richard Peterson | Episode 176

Richard Peterson is currently working on his MFA candidacy at The University of Arkansas, and received a BFA at the University of Akron in Ohio. Richard has spent almost all of his life within Northeast Ohio, which is where most of Richard's narrative is based. Recently Richard dove into graduate school headfirst where he is currently continuing his education and expansion as an artist, as well as an individual. Richard's work has been published in Clay Times December 2014 issue, Graphic Clay: Ceramic Surfaces and Printed Image Transfer Techniques (Lark Books 2015). and will be published in American Craft Magazine in Feb-March of 2016.

Richard has also had the privilege to have his work shown at Charlie Cummings Gallery, Forum Artspace, AKAR Gallery, Red Star Studios, Baltimore Clayworks, Morean Art Center, and awarded Honorable Mention at "Drink This" juried by Sam Chung at Workhouse Ceramics in Virginia.

Put Yourself Out There | Lisa Neimeth | Episode 175
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Put Yourself Out There | Lisa Neimeth | Episode 175

Born in New York City, Lisa Neimeth was influenced early on by the multiples of objects and icons surrounding her, as a young collector. After college, Lisa returned to New York City, where among other things, she sold lemonade on the streets and studied ceramics in private sculpture studios. Creating art remained in the background while pursuing Social and Community work, another passion, throughout the five Boroughs. Traveling was key for her after receiving two Masters Degrees in Social Work and Urban Planning. She traveled extensively throughout Mexico, Central and South America where she was deeply influenced by color, texture and forms observed there.

Lisa moved to San Francisco in 1994, drawn there by the open land, light and ocean. She continued doing Community Work while contemplating new relationships between materials in her sculpture work. In 1997, she gave birth to the first of 2 children - leading her to change her focus and to do art more full time. Capturing images and applying them to clay enables her to create a vision of whimsy and directed randomness. She now focuses mainly on creating rustic, yet refined tableware. She describes them as photographs of her observations transcribed onto clay and made to be used.  They incorporate impressed vintage and found object imagery with hand-etched detailing.
Her work continues to be influenced by her surroundings and travels and extended time she spends on her property in Northern New Mexico.

She has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, House Beautiful, Anthology Magazine, Food and Wine, C magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Western Art and Architecture, Sunset, California Home and Design as well as multiple features in high profile design blogs.

Doing the Right Things at the Right Place | Paul Jessop | Episode 174
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Doing the Right Things at the Right Place | Paul Jessop | Episode 174

Paul Jessop started potting when he was twelve-years old. Paul's first full time pottery gig started when he was eighteen. Eventually he gave up the potter's life by the time he was twenty-three. For the next 20 years Paul spent his time selling ceramic tiles to architects and designers in central London. In 2008 Paul lost his job when he was made redundant. It was then that Paul returned to his first love and started Barrington Pottery. Paul is making "Simple Honest Pottery" based on traditional west country slip ware.

Production Work that Produces Pottery and People | Di Marshall | Episode 173
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Production Work that Produces Pottery and People | Di Marshall | Episode 173

Di Marshall makes a brand of pottery dinnerware called Wonki Ware.  Di started off with herself and one other potter 15 years ago and Di is now employing 60 potters.  Di trained these potters up using the slab-rolling method of draping the clay over moulds.  Wonki Ware is now world-wide suppliers of thier brand.

Loving Work | Jeremy Randall | Episode 172
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Loving Work | Jeremy Randall | Episode 172

Jeremy Randall Ceramics was officially started in 2009, with energy placed on making, showing, and selling work nationally and internationally.  Retail shows in the New England area have been a new venture with pleasant results, and being able to have personal interactions with my audience has been wonderful. Thank you for visiting, and hope to see you at a show or out in the ceramic world in the future.

Starting Fresh | Allison Smiles | Episode 171
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Starting Fresh | Allison Smiles | Episode 171

Alison Smiles currently shares a studio/small retail space in a small suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. Currently, Alison's group is the only group independent ceramics studio in their city. Alison loves working with clay as it has also afforded her the opportunity to travel and connect with makers from all over the world.

An Artful Expression of Emotions | Thomas Quayle | Episode 170
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An Artful Expression of Emotions | Thomas Quayle | Episode 170

Thomas Quayle graduated an Honours Degree from the National Art School in 2013. Since completing his studies Thomas has been a successful applicant to Bondi's Sculpture by the Sea exhibition two years running as well as receiving the Clitheroe mentorship prize in 2014 through Sculpture by the sea. Thomas also attended a mentoring program in South Korea working with Korean artist Young-Sil Han.

A Professor on Art | Martina Lantin | Episode 169
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A Professor on Art | Martina Lantin | Episode 169

Selected as an Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly (2002), Martina Lantin received her MFA from NSCAD University.  She has completed several residencies and her work has been recognized in numerous juried and invitational exhibitions internationally.  Martina currently teaches at the Alberta College of Art and Design.

Struggles Expressed In Art | Gunyoung Kim | Episode 168
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Struggles Expressed In Art | Gunyoung Kim | Episode 168

Gunyoung Kim was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. She received her Bachelors of Fine Art in Ceramics from Kook-Min University in Korea in 2010 and her MFA from The Ohio State University in 2014 where she developed her studio practice and gained teaching experience. After graduate school, Gunyoung was the long-term ceramic artist-in-residence at Lawrence Art Center in Lawrence, Kansas. She is currently a short-term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT.

Turning Challenges into Opportunities | Sandra Torres | Episode 167
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Turning Challenges into Opportunities | Sandra Torres | Episode 167

Originally trained as an architect, Sandra Torres eventually transferred her creative outlet into clay work. Sandra got started at an experimental studio in Mexico City, and then continued working in California in different studios. Sandra traveled in Mexico and China to learn about traditional techniques. An apprenticeship with Pieter Stockmans in Belgium, had a great impact on her work. Later Sandra was an Artist in Residence at the ICSHU in Hungary and since then she has established her home studio in Ojai, CA.

How Clay Found Me | Ronan Peterson | Episode 166
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How Clay Found Me | Ronan Peterson | Episode 166

Ronan Kyle Peterson grew up in Poplar, NC, a small community deep in the mountains of western North Carolina. Currently, Ronan maintains Nine Toes Pottery, a ceramics studio in Chapel Hill, NC, which produces highly decorative and functional earthenware vessels. His work is drawn from processes of growth and decay in the natural world and is translated into a ceramic comic book interpretation of both real and imagined phenomena.

Old School and Relevant | Sam Scott | Episode 165
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Old School and Relevant | Sam Scott | Episode 165

Sam Scott has been a ceramic artist working in Shoreline, WA since 1968. After graduating from the University of Washington and setting up his studio in 1975, Sam has continued his studio practice and taught at area colleges. Sam's work consists of three distinct styles including functional and non-functional objects.

A Potter's Business Story | Noel Bailey | Episode 164
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A Potter's Business Story | Noel Bailey | Episode 164

Noel Bailey is a utilitarian potter and teacher, currently living in the Mad River Valley, Vermont. Noel was born and raised in Southwest Colorado. He has a M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a B.A. in Art Education from the University of Northern Colorado. He has had several residencies at Laloba Ranch Clay Center in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Nature & Art | Leili Towfigh | Episode 163
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Nature & Art | Leili Towfigh | Episode 163

Leili Towfighcreates wheel-thrown and hand-built stoneware pieces in a studio at MIT in Cambridge. She’s enchanted by the rich ceramics traditions of her parents’ home countries—England and Iran—and creates work inspired by nature, mathematics and biology, in addition to the decorative techniques of sliptrailing, carving, sgraffito and nerikomi.

A Professor on Sales | Rob Kolhouse | Episode 162
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A Professor on Sales | Rob Kolhouse | Episode 162

Influenced by Donna Haraway's Cyborg Manifesto and the cyberpunk classic Ghost in the Shell, his is figure sculptures investigate gender using the cyborg. In addition to sculpture he produces a line of vessels with irreverent characters on them. Rob is currently faculty at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Etsy for Selling | Eric Van Eimeren | Episode 161
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Etsy for Selling | Eric Van Eimeren | Episode 161

After earning an MFA from Alfred University in 1990, Eric Van Eimeren moved to Montana to become a resident artist at the Archie Bray foundation. At the end of his residency in1993, he set up a pottery studio, and has enjoyed living and working in Helena ever since. You can find his pots in collections and kitchens throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Maturing in Art | Zach Houillion | Episode 160
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Maturing in Art | Zach Houillion | Episode 160

Zach Houillion is a high school senior at St. Mark's school of Texas. Zach is going into his fourth year of pottery doing primarily wheel thrown work, Lately Zach has pursued carving his pieces as well.

Making a Statement | Derek Reeverts | Episode 159
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Making a Statement | Derek Reeverts | Episode 159

Derek Reeverts grew up in rural Illinois surrounded by faith and farming. He received his MFA in ceramics from Miami University of Ohio in 2009 and his BFA in ceramics from Western Illinois University in 1999. He has been the Ceramics area Teaching Lab Specialist for the University of Florida since 2013. His work continues to be a part of many regional, national, and international exhibitions and is represented in many private collections.

Instagram for Marketing | Sarah Pike | Episode 158
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Instagram for Marketing | Sarah Pike | Episode 158

Sarah Pike makes slab-built, functional pots on the edge of a little ski town in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. If you went to Fernie, you would probably find her in her studio, which is just off the highway, next to the beaver pond and under the Lizard Range. Unless, of course, she is out doing her other favorite things… playing in the mountains, eating food somewhere or digging in the garden.  Sarah studied ceramics at ACAD in Calgary, the University of Colorado, Boulder and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Her pottery is inspired by many things, including the landscape around her home, the crazy rich history of pottery, specifically Japanese and Islamic ceramics, but also by antique tinware, textured metal, and old things you might find in barns.

Building a Teaching Income Stream | Lora Rust | Episode 157
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Building a Teaching Income Stream | Lora Rust | Episode 157

Lora Rust is a studio potter and pottery instructor in Atlanta, Ga. Lora shares her love of working in clay teaching beginning and intermediate pottery classes at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, including focus on the soda firing process. She also teaches hands on and demonstration workshops regionally. Lora creates heirloom quality porcelain table and serve ware, fired to cone 6 oxidation and soda. Her goal is to bring a touch of artistry and elegance to the home.

Caution to the Wind | Heidi Fahrenbacher | Episode 156
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Caution to the Wind | Heidi Fahrenbacher | Episode 156

Heidi Fahrenbacher is a ceramic artist from Plainwell, MI that creates slipcast ceramics with vibrant colors and images that observe a simple moment in time. Heidi loves ceramics and, until recently, was throwing everything on the wheel until she had hip surgery.

Self Discovery of an Artist | Mark Skudlarek | Episode 155
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Self Discovery of an Artist | Mark Skudlarek | Episode 155

A native to Minnesota, Mark Skudlarek began his fascination with wood-firing while living in the pottery village of, La Borne, France. In 1983, he began a four year apprenticeship in Connecticut with Todd Piker at the Cornwall Bridge Pottery and in and in 1988, moved to Cambridge, Wisconsin to establish Cambridge Wood-fired Pottery.

New Adventures as an Art Business | Martha Grover | Episode 154
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New Adventures as an Art Business | Martha Grover | Episode 154

Martha Grover is a functional potter, living in Bethel, Maine creating thrown and altered porcelain pieces. She attended Bennington College in Vermont, where she received her undergraduate degree in Architecture. Martha received her MFA in ceramics from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She received the Taunt Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation. Her work can be found at galleries throughout the country. Her work has been published in Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, Pottery Making Illustrated, 500 Pitchers, 500 Platters and Chargers, and 500 Vases.

Details in Creativity | Tom Budzak | Episode 153
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Details in Creativity | Tom Budzak | Episode 153

Tom Budzak is a ceramic artist living in Tempe, AZ with his wife Melissa, his newborn son Ezekiel and dog Boba Fett. He received his BFA from Arizona State University and his MFA from New Mexico State University. He is an Adjunct Professor at South Mountain Community College and a Master Instructor at the Mesa Art Center.

Making Good From the Ghetto | Roberto Lugo | Episode 152
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Making Good From the Ghetto | Roberto Lugo | Episode 152

Roberto Lugo was born in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Roberto was his mother’s third child by the time she was 21. Growing up Roberto was exposed to prevalent drug use and gang activity. The crack epidemic left half of the houses in Roberto's neighborhood abandoned. His childhood neighborhood gave very little hope for a future outside of its boundaries.

Roberto didn’t have any experience with art in high school. He did, however, take up writing graffiti with his cousins on the streets of Philadelphia. After moving away from Philadelphia Roberto found himself in a community college taking art classes.

After undergraduate studies Roberto realized how important it was to share his experiences through presentation as well. In 2011 Roberto had an opportunity to speak at the National Council of Education for the Ceramic Arts in Seattle, WA. His lecture was entitled “Activism Through Ceramics”. The following year at the NCECA Conference held in Houston, Texas where Roberto delivered another lecture titled “From the Wheel to the Wall”, a presentation on how graffiti relates to ceramics.

Feeding Creativity | Rachel Wood | Episode 151
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Feeding Creativity | Rachel Wood | Episode 151

Rachel Wood is a nationally and internationally recognized potter who exhibits extensively in the UK and overseas. Her work is recognized for its complex and textured surfaces on vessels which are pinched and coiled, or thrown and manipulated.

Pricing Your Work | Mariko Paterson | Episode 150
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Pricing Your Work | Mariko Paterson | Episode 150

Mariko Paterson has been around the ceramic block. Born and raised in Vancouver, she first attended Langara College and then completed her bachelor's degree at the Alberta College of Art. Kent State University was her next destination where she knocked out her MFA degree. While she has also made New York, Michigan, Ohio and Manitoba as just some points of her professional pursuits, Halifax, Nova Scotia now serves as ceramic headquarters. Forage Studios strives to produce a subversive strain of wheel thrown and ceramic work as well as serve the community with an education of the arts.

Historical meets handbuilding where her sculptural interests lay and a dalliance with the pottery wheel has resulted in both forms and a forum for exploring her love of creamy cone 6 clay bodies and illustration.

Potters Talk | Steve Kelly & Brian R Jones | Episode 149
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Potters Talk | Steve Kelly & Brian R Jones | Episode 149

This is a special episode of The Potters Cast. Former guests, Steve Kelly and Brian R Jones, join me in a live interview recorded in Georgies for Georgies special 50th anniversary open house. We had a great conversation about social media and building a business.

Artifacts and Art | Jessica Brandl | Episode 148
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Artifacts and Art | Jessica Brandl | Episode 148

Jessica Brandl holds an MFA in Ceramics from The Ohio State University and a BFA from The Kansas City Art Institute. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including “Ceramic Top 40,” and at RISD Rome. Her work addresses the object as artifact, and its recollection of human time and environment.

Building a List | Joel Cherrico | Episode 147
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Building a List | Joel Cherrico | Episode 147

Joel Cherrico is a potter, entrepreneur and former author for the American Craft Council website. After graduating college with a degree in art, he immediately launched his business, Cherrico Pottery, LLC. For the past five years, he has supported his livelihood full-time by creating and selling handmade pottery.

How to TAME Marketing | Steve Kelly | Episode 146
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How to TAME Marketing | Steve Kelly | Episode 146

Portland, Oregon potter Steve Kelly’s work is rooted in rural Asian ceramic traditions but offers an American urban sensibility. He draws inspiration from street art, typography, and the kinetic human form.

Staying Adventurous as an Artist | Yoko Sekino-Bove | Episode 145
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Staying Adventurous as an Artist | Yoko Sekino-Bove | Episode 145

Yoko Sekino-Bové was born in Osaka, Japan. She graduated from Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Japan with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in graphic design before moving to the United States. She worked as a commercial designer in Los Angeles before her passion for ceramic art took her onto a new path.

She received a Master of Fine Art degree in Ceramics from the University of Oklahoma in 2004. After working as an apprentice at Rowantrees Pottery in Blue Hill, Maine, to study tableware production, Yoko served as an artist-in-residence in the ceramic department of the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida from 2004 to 2005.

Her ceramic works are featured in “500 cups”, “500 platters and chargers”, “500 teapot volume 2”, “Humor in Craft” and “Surface decoration techniques for potters” as well as other craft books and a wide variety of periodicals including “American Craft” and “Ceramics Monthly” magazines. Her technical articles are featured on “Ceramics Monthly” and “The Pottery Making Illustrated” magazines occasionally. Yoko was selected as one of the “emerging artists 2011” by the Ceramic Arts Daily Council.

Becoming a Retailer | Linda Fahey | Episode 144
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Becoming a Retailer | Linda Fahey | Episode 144

Beyond being the chief curator and proprietor of YONDER, artist Linda Fahey spends much of her time in the shop's studio, making her own line of ceramics, all inspired by a life lived by the coast. At YONDER, her open studio is a space for exploration, innovation, and collaboration, where she welcomes customers, artists, and friends to pull up a seat at her worktable for conversations and creating. Her work is shown at respected shows in the Bay Area throughout the year, and is available nationwide through design-focused stores such as Anthropologie, Voyager, and Rare Device.

Using Instagram and Branding | Brit McDaniel | Episode 143
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Using Instagram and Branding | Brit McDaniel | Episode 143

As the artist and designer behind Paper & Clay, I make modern functional ceramics that are designed to be both beautiful and very usable. I draw inspiration from my love of Scandinavian design  in the design of my forms and development of glazes, but also in a broader sense. I love having simple but well made elements as a part of my own home, and I strive to create work that fits that form.

Making Relationships | John Britt | 142
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Making Relationships | John Britt | 142

John Britt is a studio potter in Bakersville, North Carolina who has been a potter and teacher for over 30 years. He lives in mountains of western North Carolina although he grew up in Dayton, Ohio. John is primarily a self-taught potter who has worked and taught extensively, both nationally and internationally, at universities, colleges and craft centers, including the Penland School of Crafts where he served as the Clay Coordinator and then, as the Studio’s Manager.

He is the author of the “The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glaze; Glazing & Firing at Cone 10” which was published by Lark Books in 2004, and his most recent book “The Complete Guide to Midrange Glazes: Glazing and Firing at Cone 6” which will be published October 2014. He also has and two e-books (PDF’s): “The Quest for the Illusive Leaf Bowl and Other Assorted Articles” and “Aventurine Glazes”. He also has a DVD produced by Ceramics Daily entitled: "Understanding Glazes: How to Test, Tweak and Perfect Your Glazes”.

He was the juror for the book; "500 Bowls”, Technical Editor for “The Art and Craft of Ceramics”, and the “Ceramic Glaze: The Complete Handbook” by Brian Taylor and Kate Doody. He has written numerous articles for ceramics publications including: Ceramic Review, Studio Potter, Clay Times, Ceramic Technical, New Ceramics, The Log Book and is a frequent contributor to Ceramics Monthly.

Residencies & Social Media | Brice Dyer | Episode 141
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Residencies & Social Media | Brice Dyer | Episode 141

Brice Dyer received his BFA in ceramics and sculpture from the University of North Texas. After graduating in the spring 2012 he moved to St. Petersburg Fl where he was a Artist-in-Residence at the St. Pete Clay Company. After spending two years in Florida he moved to Kansas City to be a Foundation Resident at Redstar Studios. His work is influenced by geology and landscape and is primarily hand-built.

An American Potter | Bill van Gilder | Episode 140
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An American Potter | Bill van Gilder | Episode 140

A professional potter for more than 45 years, Bill van Gilder began his clay work at age 15, as a studio apprentice to the late Byron Temple. During the following years, he apprenticed in Ireland and England, and received a degree from Harrow School of Art, London, England. He then established and managed two large teaching/training centers in Southern Africa (Lesotho & Swaziland) under the auspices of The World Bank. Bill returned to the U.S. in 1979 and established a studio and craft gallery atop South Mountain in Central Maryland, which he continues to operate today.

A Young Artist's Story | Molly Allen | Episode 139
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A Young Artist's Story | Molly Allen | Episode 139

Molly Allen is an emerging sculptural ceramic artist. Originally from Colorado, She completed her BFA at Sierra Nevada College as the 2014 Valedictorian. Since then she has completed artist in residency programs at Watershed Center for the Ceramics Arts and Mendocino Art Center. Molly’s work uses animal forms to explore the human subconscious.

Developing a Brand | Shannon Garson | Episode 138
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Developing a Brand | Shannon Garson | Episode 138

Shannon Garson is an Australian ceramic artist specialising in thrown, decorated porcelain. Her work is available at galleries and stores and in her online store.

Shannon's studio is based in a small rural town of Maleny in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. Each piece of porcelain is unique, the result of many hours work. In addition to her artistic practice Shannon runs innovative workshops incorporating nature in porcelain and surface design for schools and small groups.

Shannon's drawings about the strange beauty and wonder to be found in the marginalized eco-systems of the littoral zone. Details of shorelines, rock pools and coastal wallum scrub are revealed in the sgraffito and oxide drawings that crawl over the surface of these delicately thrown porcelain vessels. Exhibition work is available from these galleries.

"I want the surface of the pot to be part of the drawing, not just a surface for the drawing to sit on. I want the whole pot to be experienced, from the weight of it as you pick it up, the texture, the drawing, colour, smoothness of the glaze, all the elements draw the viewer into experiencing the vessel."

Developing A New Work | Michael Kline | Episode 137
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Developing A New Work | Michael Kline | Episode 137

Michael Kline is a potter working in the mountains of North Carolina. The Penland School of Crafts brought Michael to the area to be a resident artist in 1998 and he has called it home ever since. Michael also keeps an online journal called "Sawdust & Dirt" where he chronicle his life as an artist.

Growing a New Business | Danielle Clare Pomorski | Episode 136
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Growing a New Business | Danielle Clare Pomorski | Episode 136

Danielle Clare Pomorski is Ceramics and Theatre artist from Erie, PA. She has been working with clay since 2003.  She has studied at Ohio Wesleyan University under Kristina Bogdanov.  In 2009 she moved to Athens, Greece where she was taught by a couple that were both third generation Greek potters. In 2010 she moved to Brooklyn and took a few classes at Choplet taught by Damien Garcia. She is now working at Clayspace1205 at the tippy top of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

A Heritage of Art | Alex Matisse | Episode 135
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A Heritage of Art | Alex Matisse | Episode 135

Alex Matisse grew up in a converted white clapboard church in the center of a small New England town in a family of artists.

For three years, Alex apprenticed in the workshops of North Carolina potters Matt Jones and Mark Hewitt. Their work combines traditions, from the Anglo-Oriental school of Leach, Hamada, and Cardew to the folk pottery of the south-eastern United States and many places between. In their workshops Alex learned to love simple pots; adorned or bare, quiet and strong, they make their place comfortably in the home and speak to the thousands of years of pots before them, and all that is to come.

Alex's work is made in a fusion of pre-industrial country traditions in both process and material. It is fired in a large wood burning kiln and made of as many local materials as the chemistry will allow.

Ales believes in the beautiful object; that there are inescapable aesthetic truths, physical attributes, that remove time and place from the defining characteristics of the made object. These objects can be viewed today or many years from now and be understood as beautiful. Though their quotidian value may become antiquated, their aesthetics will save them. Alex believes in making pots that carry this truth while, as Henry Glassie told Alex in passing one day, holding one hand to the past with the other outstretched to the future.

Connection as a Draw | Jessica Kanaley | Episode 134
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Connection as a Draw | Jessica Kanaley | Episode 134

Jessica Kanaley is a ceramic artist who celebrates her American roots with pottery inspired by the garden. She was raised in Rochester NY where she graduated with a bachelors of science from Nazareth College. After working in special education she completed an apprenticeship at the Rochester Folk Art Guild and founded the business Old Soul Clay. Jessica is currently participating in residencies and seeking adventure through her travels.

From Small to Big | Julie Wiggins | Episode 133
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From Small to Big | Julie Wiggins | Episode 133

Julie Wiggins is a full time studio potter living and working in Charlotte, North Carolina.  She graduated from East Carolina University in 2001 with a BFA in Ceramics. In 2005, she received an honorary degree from the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in China, where she focused her studies on traditional Eastern techniques. Her work has been shown in galleries across the country, including AKAR Gallery, Charlie Cummings Gallery, CrimsonLaurel Gallery, and Lark & Key.  Julie’s work has been featured at the American Craft Council and the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, as well as several national conferences and exhibitions, including NCECA.  Julie has over a decade of experience as an educator and will be one of the presenters at the Functional Ceramics Workshop in 2016.

Getting Plugged Into Ceramic History | Guillermo Cuellar | Episode 132
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Getting Plugged Into Ceramic History | Guillermo Cuellar | Episode 132

Guillermo Cuellar has been making wheel thrown stoneware pots since 1980. Originally from Venezuela, he moved to the St. Croix River Valley in Minnesota in 2005.  He treasures the breathtaking beauty that can be found in pots made for daily use in the home for preparing and sharing food.

The Power of a Website | Nancy Gallagher | Episode 131
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The Power of a Website | Nancy Gallagher | Episode 131

Nancy Gallagher received her BFA from Kutztown University, originally in graphic design, then further studied functional pottery for four years with Bill van Gilder. Her recent work in earthenware both harkens back to historical pots, while maintaining a current graphic brush work and textural ethic.

A Parent's Ultimatum Changed Her Life | Julie Covington | Episode 130
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A Parent's Ultimatum Changed Her Life | Julie Covington | Episode 130

Julie Covington is a potter working in Asheville, NCs River Arts District. Julie feels lucky to be surrounded by an amazing community of craftspeople, farmers, musicians, healers, and teachers who regularly inspire her to be a better potter! Julie makes sturdy, comfortable tableware decorated in a variety of playful designs.

Balancing it All | David Eichelberger | Episode 129
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Balancing it All | David Eichelberger | Episode 129

From Roanoke, VA, David Eichelberger has pursued a career in ceramics in school, through residencies, and now as a professor.  He worked at Santa Fe Clay for a few years, then was a resident at the ExergyXchange in Burnsville, NC, then on to an MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, then one year at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN, then 3 years as a Resident Artist at the Penland School of Craft.  David is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Ferrum College, in Ferrum, VA.  He lives in beautiful Floyd, VA, with his wife, artist Elisa DiFeo, and their two daughters, and are expecting another daughter this summer.

A Bit of a Business Approach | Doug Peltzman | Episode 128
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A Bit of a Business Approach | Doug Peltzman | Episode 128

Doug Peltzman is a full time studio potter currently residing in Dover Plains, New York, a rural town on the eastern edge of the Hudson Valley.  After several formative years studying painting, Doug came to earn his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics at SUNY New Paltz in 2005. In 2010, he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from Penn State.  He has had the honor of being both a juror and curator of national exhibtions.  He has taught workshops at many art centers and universities across the U.S, including Arrowmont, Peters Valley, Goggleworks, Davis and Elkins College, UNT, SUNY New Paltz, The Clay Studio and The Art School at Old Church. Doug is also a founding member of Objective Clay. His pottery has been featured in many publications and can be found in homes and kitchens across the country.

Power of Friendships | Marian Haigh | Episode 127
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Power of Friendships | Marian Haigh | Episode 127

Marian was born in Pittsburg, KS in 1951 and grew up in very small towns in a rural setting.   She received a B.F.A. from Arkansas State University in 1973 and has worked since then in her studio, hand building ceramic vessels.  

Marian lives with her husband in Austin, TX.  They divide their time between the city and a cabin in the Texas Hill Country.

Artist Burnout | Diana Fayt | Episode 126
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Artist Burnout | Diana Fayt | Episode 126

Diana Fayt’s primary medium is clay and refers to her one of a kind ceramic pieces as “etchings in clay.” Drawing on her background as a painter, sculptor, printmaker and clayer, her surfaces are alive with strange and exotic stories. When Diana is not working in clay, you can find her drawing in her sketchbook, carving rubber blocks or scheming about the next online ecourse she is going to teach. Diana also divides her time designing ceramics, teaching technique and inspiring creativity in workshops around the world. Her roster of clients include, Anthropologie, Heath Ceramics and Terrain. She’s taught workshops at destinations such as, Clay Push, Austraila, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Santa Fe Clay and Metchosin School of the Arts, online, at creativebug.com and via her self-created online e-course, The Clayer. Diana is a graduate of the California College of the Arts. After thirty years of calling San Francisco home, Diana recently left the big city for the Sierra Nevada foothills with her sweet pooch, Louie

Setting Prices for Potters | Sarah Heimann | Episode 125
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Setting Prices for Potters | Sarah Heimann | Episode 125

Sarah Heimann is a studio potter in Lebanon, NH. She is a part-time instructor at Dartmouth's Davidson Ceramic Studio, and a 2014 recipient of Northern Clay's McKnight Artist Residency Grant.

A Deeper Meaning | Lucy Fagella | Episode 124
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A Deeper Meaning | Lucy Fagella | Episode 124

Lucy Fagella is a full time potter and ceramic instructor living in Greenfield, MA. She makes functional pottery for the home and heart. Her work graces the tables and mantles of homes around the world. Lucy earned her B.F.A. degree from Alfred University 1985. She has been in numerous ceramic exhibits throughout the US. Her work can also be found in publications on ceramics and home décor.

Labor of Love | Richard Hensley | Episode 123
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Labor of Love | Richard Hensley | Episode 123

Richard Hensley has been a potter for 45 years and has lived and worked in Floyd, Virginia all of his working life. Richard makes porcelain ceramics and fire it all in a reduction gas car kiln. Richard and Donna Polseno, Richard's wife, teach ceramics part time at a local college and for the past few years Richard and Donna have spent their summers in Italy making terra cotta clay pieces and enjoying their friends and the life in their small village.

3-D Printing with Clay | Brett Fruend | Episode 122
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3-D Printing with Clay | Brett Fruend | Episode 122

Brett Freund grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and received his MFA from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Brett was a resident at St. Petersburg Clay and a fellowship artist at Baltimore Clayworks.  In 2012 Brett was a Ceramics Monthly emerging artist and just recently was awarded the 2015 Jerome Ceramic Artists Project Grant from Northern Clay Center.

Mudtools & Tools for Life | Michael Sherrill | Episode 121
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Mudtools & Tools for Life | Michael Sherrill | Episode 121

Son of an inventor/motorcycle racer & a warrior princess/homemaker, Michael Sherrill has lived in the western North Carolina mountains since 1974.  He considers himself a materials-based artist, experimenting in metal, clay, and glass.  At the heart of his interest is the intersection of where humans and materials meet in both handmade objects and the natural world.

The Potters of Firsk | Dimension X | Episode 120
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The Potters of Firsk | Dimension X | Episode 120

Old-time Radio used to be the movies of the day. Today's show is focused on an old-time radio show called The Potters of Firsk. Enjoy a bit of nostalgia and discover the power of the potter!

Formula for Success | Mea Rhee | Episode 119
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Formula for Success | Mea Rhee | Episode 119

Mea Rhee is a working potter based in Maryland. Her work is modern and rustic, with Asian sensibilities. She launched Good Elephant Pottery as a part-time business in 2002, and grew it into a full-time business by 2010.

Progress of a Potter | Tiffany Hilton | Episode 118
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Progress of a Potter | Tiffany Hilton | Episode 118

Tiffany Hilton is a studio potter and teacher who has been working with clay for over twenty years. After studying at State University of New York, at New Paltz she apprenticed with Kit Cornell in Exeter, NH for three years and established her own pottery in 2005. She enhances her own knowledge and passion for teaching ceramics by attending workshops herself each year and has studied with Cynthia Bringle, Karen Karnes, Makoto Yabe, Phil Rogers, Mark Shapiro, Barbara Knutson, Hayne Bayless, Deborah Schwarzkopf, Kevin Snipes and Catherine White. Tiffany's work can be seen on the dinner table of many people’s homes and at Pinch Gallery in Northampton.

Work Hard for Success | Corey Johnson | Episode 117
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Work Hard for Success | Corey Johnson | Episode 117

Handmade pots hold meaning to Corey Johnson for the time and dedication it takes to make and design them.  It is a combination of these aspects that invite people to use pots and makes them hold value in their daily lives. These pieces may serve as vessels for daily meals or be placed in a home for decoration. Corey is fascinated in the value and purpose his work can serve in this context.  These ideas and concepts encourage Corey to enhance the pottery he makes to provide a more meaningful experience to a morning coffee break or family dinner. When using handmade pots there is a connection between the maker and the user.  Corey is interested in how his ideas and thoughts for forming and finishing his work can translate into where and how someone else may use them in their own life. 

Why Clay | Connee Mayerson | Episode 116
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Why Clay | Connee Mayerson | Episode 116

Connee Mayerson has worked as an artist for 43 years, primarily in ceramics. Connee makes high fire, one of a kind, functional porcelain pots. Connee's work is organic and her influence is everything that surrounds her. Connee also works in stone mosaic public art, shell work, and figurative painting in water colors and egg tempura.

Team Up for Art Success | Amy Sanders | Episode 115
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Team Up for Art Success | Amy Sanders | Episode 115

Amy Sanders is a mom, wife, and potter whose earthenware vessels create a balance of visual elements of form, texture and pattern with utility. She currently works as a studio artist, teaches adult handbuilding classes at Clayworks Studio, and conducts workshops across the United States.

A Road Less Traveled | Kim-Anh Nguyen | Episode 114
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A Road Less Traveled | Kim-Anh Nguyen | Episode 114

The majority of Kim-Anh Nguyen's work is based on the process of coiling, a simple technique which has been used from the earliest times. The inspiration came from indigenous cultures’ traditional woven textile and basketry.

Underlying Kim-Anh's work is a profound respect for the historical and cultural significance of indigenous people (the Montagnards, or mountain people of Vietnam and the Aborigines of Australia). Most of the works depict aspects of the landscape, which is crucial to all indigenous peoples.

Risk Taking | Ted Secombe | Episode 113
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Risk Taking | Ted Secombe | Episode 113

After 3 decades at his potter's wheel, Ted Secombe says that making pots is more challenging now than when he first began, as his motivation is the purely the expression of his ideas and creativity. He has now developed a mastery of the medium that allows him to take his experimentation further than ever before.

Ted likes to work with different shapes and now prefers much simpler forms, forms with the sense of an easy curve, 'like a brush stroke'. 'My inspiration comes when the clay is on the wheel and I am looking at the sensuousness of the curve,' he says. Sometimes he is influenced by the structure of plants and leaves. While the grace and size of the pots is impressive, the glazes Ted uses are rich in color, and delicate in texture and patterning.

Build the List | Paul Blais | Episode 112
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Build the List | Paul Blais | Episode 112

One of the most important things one can do in today's business climate is build a strong email list. Some say this is waste of time, but that is a voice in the minority. Most experts tell us that this is by far one of the top ingredients for success. So the rule of thumb is: Build the list!

Setting Intentions | Sunshine Cobb | Episode 111
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Setting Intentions | Sunshine Cobb | Episode 111

After a short stint at Chico State University, California, Sunshine Cobb went on to graduate with a BA in Studio Art from California State University at Sacramento, in 2004. Ceramics has been the major influence in Sunshine's life for 15 years now. Currently Sunshine focusing on functional ware, embracing the richness of earthenware, and is exploring the challenge of electric firing. Sunshine graduated from Utah State University with her MFA in Ceramics.

A Fermenting Artist | Jeremy Ogusky | Episode 110
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A Fermenting Artist | Jeremy Ogusky | Episode 110

Jeremy Ogusky is a studio potter, husband, pizza lover and passionate fermenting evangelist living in Boston, Massachusetts. In Jeremy's former public health life, he engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention with the Peace Corps in Southern Africa, health education in South America, and public policy in Washington, DC. Jeremy's current studio practice draws from his global health experiences and Jeremy is truly excited and proud to craft beautiful & useful functional ceramics.

Pushing the Limits | Larry Elardo | Episode 109
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Pushing the Limits | Larry Elardo | Episode 109

Larry Elardo is the owner of M Street Potters, a ceramic studio that is dedicated to creating one of a kind works of art with clay. Larry makes functional and sculptural ceramics. When it comes to Larry's functional ceramics he adds a bit of a twist: some is for food while some is furniture.

Social Media for Art | Guy Mitchell | Episode 108
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Social Media for Art | Guy Mitchell | Episode 108

Guy Mitchell makes handmade stoneware tiles on the North East coast of England. Guy prefers hexagonal, triangle, and rhombus shapes to traditional squares. Guy mixes his own glazes and loves experimenting with surface and color.

A Passion for Clay | Susan Halls | Episode 107
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A Passion for Clay | Susan Halls | Episode 107

Born in Gillingham Kent UK. Graduated 1990 from Royal College of Art, London. She established studios in London, exhibiting widely across the UK and Europe. In 1998 she moved to the USA. Her work is represented in several public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

A Potter. A Surfer. | Patrick Johnston | Episode 106
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A Potter. A Surfer. | Patrick Johnston | Episode 106

Ceramic artist Patrick Johnston knew at the age of six that ceramics would be his life. After a kindergarten project, Johnston asked his teacher if he could hold the scraps of clay. "I stood next to the tree on playground, squished the clay in my fingers, and I knew that I had found it!" Since his epiphany, Patrick Johnston has never stopped working with clay. Johnston has been written about in numerous publications, including the, " LA Times Magazine", and  has earned a degree in ceramic design from The Rhode Island School of Design. Patrick's current studio, The Temple of Mediclaytion, is in Venice, CA. 

Growth of the Business | Thomas Aitken | Episode 105
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Growth of the Business | Thomas Aitken | Episode 105

‘Made to be used’ is perhaps the best way to describe Thomas Aitken’s work. From as early as he can remember Thomas has loved to make things that work. And throughout his training and professional life he has continued to develop functional ceramic objects for use. Starting his ceramic studies at Red Deer College, Alberta and completing a BFA:Ceramics at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in 1995. An interest in European ceramic traditions led him to study at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, U.K. where in 1997 he graduated with a Masters in Ceramics. Then back to Canada to set up a studio in Toronto. Five years later he moved his home and studio to the village of Warsaw, near Peterborough, Ontario. Here he works full time developing his own work and collaborating on joint projects with his wife Kate Hyde. His work is widely sought after and is in a number of collections around the world.

Role of Artists in Society | Emily Schroeder | Episode 104
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Role of Artists in Society | Emily Schroeder | Episode 104

Emily Schroeder Willis received her MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2006. She was awarded the Jerome Fellowship from the Northern Clay Center and the Sage Scholarship from the Archie Bray Foundation. She has been an artist-in-residence/visiting artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana, the Zentrum für Keramik in Berlin, Germany and at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Canada.  In 2012, she was a presenter at Arrowmont’s Utilitarian Clay Conference.  Currently, she lives in Chicago where she is an Instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

An Artist for Royalty | Tineke van Gils | Episode 103
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An Artist for Royalty | Tineke van Gils | Episode 103

Teneke van Gils' ceramic career started in the eighties in Amsterdam and continued on her husband's diary farm near to Delft. Teneka's dancepartner is porcelain on the potters wheel.  Teapots are her favorite, they brought invitations from China. Tineke's work is exhibited in The Netherlands and abroad.

The Dreamy Potter | Anderson Bailey | Episode 102
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The Dreamy Potter | Anderson Bailey | Episode 102

Anderson Bailey is a studio potter living and working in Chattanooga, TN. Using different building techniques, Anderson creates simple forms with quiet surfaces that are meant for daily use. He recently started a collaborative line of slip-cast functional ceramics with Anderson's wife, Jessie Bean Bailey.

Molly's Marketing Plan | Molly Hatch | Episode 101
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Molly's Marketing Plan | Molly Hatch | Episode 101

Born the daughter of a painter and an organic dairy farmer, Molly was raised to be creatively industrious. Using her imagination and love of drawing to make everything from her well known idiosyncratic ceramics to quirky pen-and-ink drawings. Molly’s craft is finely honed, her designs whimsically literal and pop-culturally on-point.

Working from her home studio, Molly began making her living as a full-time studio potter in 2008. Her formal education in ceramics and drawing resulted in the development of her signature style. Making contemporary ceramics inspired by history, Molly’s career as a studio potter quickly garnered a loyal following. Molly’s designs have expanded beyond tableware to a wide range of lifestyle products and Molly is actively growing collections of home goods to bring her modern yet traditional designs to the contemporary home.

Business Plan for Art | Ariel Zimman | Episode 100
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Business Plan for Art | Ariel Zimman | Episode 100

Ariel fell in love with clay in 3rd grade and has continued to work with the material ever since, incorporating techniques of hand building, slip casting and throwing on the pottery wheel into her creations. Her interests range from utilitarian design to life under the sea. Ariel graduated with a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston & Tufts University in 2009.

Make Art and Money | Andrew Stephenson | Episode 99
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Make Art and Money | Andrew Stephenson | Episode 99

Andrew Stephenson was born in Birmingham, England in 1972 and moved to the states with his family in 1979.  He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from East Carolina University in 1996. Shortly after graduation he moved to Asheville, NC to take a position as a resident potter at the Odyssey Center for the ceramic Arts. Andrew has always loved the folk pottery of England and especially the wood fired salt-glazed pottery of North Carolina, so when he was offered a two year apprenticeship with Matt Jones, a former apprentice of Todd Piker and Mark Hewitt, he jumped at the chance. During the apprenticeship he learned the forms and turning techniques that have been passed down from potter to potter since the days of Bernard Leach and Michael Cardew. Andrew also helped Matt fire his 300 cubic foot wood fired kiln and his smaller 100 cubic foot kiln fueling his love for wood firing.  When Andrew was finished with his apprenticeship he bought a house in rural Rutherford county, received a grant, and built his own 300 cubic foot wood kiln and holds several kiln openings a year. Andrew continues the long tradition of wood firing in North Carolina and sells his work in galleries throughout the southeast.

Peaceful Artist | April Noble | Episode 98
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Peaceful Artist | April Noble | Episode 98

April Noble is a ceramic artist living in Denver, Colorado. She is currently working on her MFA through a low residency program at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. She currently teaches a pottery class at a local recreation center as well as works as a studio tech at a local community college.

Discovering the Journey | Jack Welbourne | Episode 97
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Discovering the Journey | Jack Welbourne | Episode 97

Jack Welbourne is a ceramics graduate currently working in a plant pot factory in South Wales. Jack's work has focused on hand thrown functional wares but Jack is starting to explore more sculptural ideas informed by the industrial nature of his job.

I Belong Here! | Bede Clarke | Episode 96
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I Belong Here! | Bede Clarke | Episode 96

Bede Clarke has been a Professor of Art at the University of Missouri since 1992.  He received his Master of Fine Arts from The University of Iowa (1990) and a BFA from Eckerd College (1982).  Bedes work is found in public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad.

A Potter for 1812 | Penni Stoddart | Episode 95
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A Potter for 1812 | Penni Stoddart | Episode 95

Penni Stoddart has been a potter for more than 20 years and specializes in 1800's period historical pottery. Penni has done research into the history of local potteries as well as pioneer pottery in Ontario, Canada. She attends 1812 living history events and sells her pottery in merchant's row at the events and to historical sites.

Wood Fire Potter | Emma Smith | Episode 94
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Wood Fire Potter | Emma Smith | Episode 94

A graduate of the Sheridan College and Fleming College ceramics programs, Emma Smith creates humble artwork for everyday use. Her objects encourage the gathering of peoples and the sharing of a meal, by providing delight in the ordinary and unnecessary.

Emma's work has exhibited in galleries across North America including The Gardiner Museum (Toronto, ON), The Clay Studio (Philadelphia, PA), and The Carnegie Gallery (Dundas, ON).

Old School | Mark Goertzen | Episode 93
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Old School | Mark Goertzen | Episode 93

Specializing in gas fired glazed ware to cone 10 and one of a kind wood fired vessels, Mark Goertzen has worked as a professional potter since 1989. He started in clay at Bethel College, Kansas in the mid 1980's, and has been happily learning more about it ever since.

Dear Human | Jasna Sokolovic and Noel O’Connell | Episode 92
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Dear Human | Jasna Sokolovic and Noel O’Connell | Episode 92

Dear Human is the creative studio founded by Jasna Sokolovic and Noel O’Connell in 2009. After meeting at a residency in Denmark, Jasna and Noel immediately began working on ideas together and haven’t stopped since. The studio works in various artistic domains that include public space projects, product design, and applied arts. Their collaboration is rooted in common beliefs and ideas and supported by the strengths that each bring to the table—Noel’s material expertise and attention to detail and Jasna’s improvisational sensibility and explorative nature.Their work draws inspiration from working in new environments, experimenting with materials and collaborating with other designers, architects, and artists Dear Human projects offer an alternative perception to overlooked everyday landscapes by revealing the hidden potential of places and objects, hoping to inspire consciousness and curiosity.

Ceramic Artist | Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk | Episode 91
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Ceramic Artist | Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk | Episode 91

Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk studied Graphic and Typographic design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, The Netherlands (Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag).

After graduation Pepijn focused more on illustrating and painting. This was the beginning of Cirque dextraordinaire or what later became his alias and studio name Cirque de Pepin.

Pepijns circus, as a metaphor for a place where anything can happen.

Around 2002 Pepijn came into contact with ceramics. A world of possibilities revealed itself. Nowadays Pepijn works explicitly in these various disciplines. With an emphasis on craftsmanship and detail.

Van den Nieuwendijk has exhibited his intricate ceramic sculptures and paintings in solo exhibitions in The Netherlands and abroad, most recently 'The Greatest Show on Earth' at the Koornmarktspoort, city Museum Kampen (2014) He has participated in many group shows in The Netherlands and abroad. Recently Pepijn co-curated and designed the travelling exhibition The Blue Revolution, 400 years exchange Delft-Jingdezhen with ceramic artists from both The Netherlands and China.

Public commissions include a bas-relief for the Feijenoord Soccer Club (2009) in Rotterdam, and a monument in honor of the Dutch comic author Maarten Toonder Rotterdam (2002). Van den Nieuwendijks work is in the collection of Museum Prinsenhof Delft and in many private collections. Van den Nieuwendijk is represented by Gallery Nasty Alice, Eindhoven, Kochxbos gallery, Amsterdam and Mothership (art agency), Rotterdam

Saving the History of Potters | Debra Sloan | Episode 90
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Saving the History of Potters | Debra Sloan | Episode 90

Debra Sloan did a self-directed apprenticeship  from 1973-79. Later she attended Vancouver Art School 1979-82. Debra has taught, adjudicated, and presented at many symposiums, most recently in Romania.  Now she serves on arts Boards, is represented in 6 LARK publications, she exhibits nationally, internationally, attended 3 international residencies, and most recently at the Leach Pottery, UK. Debra works mainly as a figurative artist, but started as a potter.

A Story to Tell | Jennica Kruse | Episode 89
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A Story to Tell | Jennica Kruse | Episode 89

Jennica Kruse is a ceramic artist living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her BFA from the University of Minnesota and graduated Summa cum Laude in 2011. She also studied ceramics in Cortona, Italy in 2010. She is a Resident Artist at the Northern Clay Center where she teaches and works as the Materials Technician.

Inspired by a Dad | Ryan Archibald | Episode 88
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Inspired by a Dad | Ryan Archibald | Episode 88

Born and raised in Illinois, Ryan Archibald received his BFA from Southern Illinois University in 2013 and continued his ceramic education in Minnesota as the Northern Clay Center Anonymous Potter Studio Fellow.   Ryan now resides in Minneapolis where he maintains a studio, teaches beginner wheel-throwing classes, and works for a production pottery.

Inspired by Nature | Kathy Pallie | Episode 87
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Inspired by Nature | Kathy Pallie | Episode 87

As a commercial artist, Kathy Pallie worked with many different materials creating 3-dimensional objects.  When Kathy retired, she put her hands into clay and has been exploring this exciting, tactile medium ever since.  

Kathy's artwork is inspired by Nature, by the unlimited variety of textures, patterns and energy she finds in her natural surroundings.

A My Way Approach | Ginny Sims | Episode 86
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A My Way Approach | Ginny Sims | Episode 86

Ginny Sims is interested in objects and the surrounding sensations in a home that trigger memory and emotion. Exploring homes and observing family patterns has been a fascination of Ginny since childhood. She finds a lot of inspiration for the work that she makes in the relationships between objects and their owners, and the somewhat overlooked power of the presence of certain objects and how they made their way into our lives.  Ginny creates objects that echo a sense of history and thoughtfulness, but also that of loss and abandonment.

Going Thin- Translucent Thin | John Shirley | Episode 85
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Going Thin- Translucent Thin | John Shirley | Episode 85

John Shirley works in bone-china. Most of John's work is decorated with soluble salts which have a tendency to permeate the surface of the work adding subtle watercolor effects and creating an ethereal quality. John is a fellow of Ceramics Southern Africa and a member of the International Academy of Ceramics.

The Power of Relationships | Tony Clennell | Episode 84
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The Power of Relationships | Tony Clennell | Episode 84

Tony Clennell- 2nd generation potter, educator and author of "Stuck in the Mud". Workshop presenter in Japan, Italy, USA, Canada, Wales, Korea and China.

Production Pottery | Brett Binford & Chris Lyon | Episode 83
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Production Pottery | Brett Binford & Chris Lyon | Episode 83

Brett Binford and Chris Lyon met while working in a studio in Colorado. They stayed friends over the years and eventually started a major production studio called MudShark Studio. Their company makes ceramics for large companies and individual artists. MudShark Studio is located in Portland Oregon.

For the Love of James | David Schlapobersky & Felicity Potter | Episode 82
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For the Love of James | David Schlapobersky & Felicity Potter | Episode 82

David Schlapobersky and Felicity Potter, - studio potters in high temperature, reduction fired stoneware and porcelain - a working partnership since 1973.

They live and work in Swellendam, a small rural town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa where they have the heritage house "Bukkenburg".

Their work is mostly wheel thrown with some slab work and is hand made using their own blends and mixes of clay, glazes, slips and oxides.

Their output is diverse and prolific, producing a range of work from tableware and decorative pieces to pots of monumental size, garden and indoor containers, decorative urns, washbasins, water features and wine jars etc..

Branding for Pottery | Vipoo Srivilasa | Episode 81
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Branding for Pottery | Vipoo Srivilasa | Episode 81

A Thai born, Melbourne-based artist, curator and arts activist, Vipoo Srivilasa works predominantly in ceramics, exploring culture shifts and migration experiences. His work is a playful blend of historical Figurative and Decorative art practices with a healthy dose of Contemporary Culture.

Using blue and white colour, he creates complex narratives through highly decorated images applied to the surfaces of ceramic forms. His work requires an intimacy in which the key elements of the drama are often found in unusual places within the forms themselves.

Vipoo has exhibited internationally and loves creating opportunities for artists to collaborate through community based art projects. His work is held in various public art collections including The National Gallery of Australia.

The Son of a Potter | Gerry Wedd | Episode 80
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The Son of a Potter | Gerry Wedd | Episode 80

Gerry Wedd was born at McLaren Vale, South Australia, in 1957. He pots and surfs in Port Eliott, South Australia. He completed an MVA (ceramics) in 2009. In 1998 he won the Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award and in 2009 his work was in the Havana Bienal.

PIMP Marketing Pottery | Hadrian Mendoza | Episode 79
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PIMP Marketing Pottery | Hadrian Mendoza | Episode 79

Hadrian Mendoza is a Filipino potter based in Virginia, USA. Hadrian has exhibited his works internationally and are in collections throughout the world.  Since 2009, Hadrian has started a network of contemporary Southeast Asian ceramic artists.

An Indonesian Artist | Nia Gautama | Episode 78
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An Indonesian Artist | Nia Gautama | Episode 78

Nia Gautama is  a ceramic artist who resides in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, and currently pursuing her MFA degree in Visual Art at Bandung Institute of Technology. Since early 2000, she has actively exhibited both at home and abroad.

Cook on Clay | Robbie Lobell | Episode 77
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Cook on Clay | Robbie Lobell | Episode 77

Robbie Lobell lives and works on Whidbey Island in Northwest Washington. Lobell is the co-founder, designer, and maker of Cook on Clays high-fire flameproof cooking pots. Cook on Clay, committed to sustainable local economies and food systems, collaborates with farmers, chefs, home cooks, and restaurants across the country. Lobell's pots reside in kitchens and on tables across North America and beyond. Her work is featured in magazines and books about utilitarian pottery, cooking vessels, and making pots.

"Ceramics Isn't Art." Wrong! | James Seet | Episode 76
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"Ceramics Isn't Art." Wrong! | James Seet | Episode 76

James finds it essential to tell stories through his art. As an art director, he uses ceramics as a canvas by incorporating illustrations into his work. He has a flair for theatrics and adopts a whimsical style that is sometimes satirical, which he hopes will tickle emotions and generate conversations.

Marketing and Selling Pottery | Ben Carter | Episode 75
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Marketing and Selling Pottery | Ben Carter | Episode 75

In today's art market, artists have to be more than just makers. Artists are marketers, sales people, web designers, and so much more. THINK BIG! is a six week series of interviews with successful ceramic artists, art agents, dream clients and book editors. The series is designed to help you build the skills you need to expand your creative business, learn some tricks of the trade, and think beyond the traditional methods of reaching your market. Click here to register today, or give the e-course as a unique gift for your creative loved ones.

I Choose Clay | John George Larson | Episode 74
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I Choose Clay | John George Larson | Episode 74

John George Larson is a painter and wood fire ceramic artist from southwest Minnesota. He discovered clay at age fourteen as a means of expression and as an alternative way of exploring fundamental physics. He has studied at Utah State University and under contemporary ceramist Oh Hyang Jong in South Korea.  John fires an Anagama kiln and maintains his studio in Milan Minnesota. He uses Porcelain and Native clays with other indigenous materials to create his works which can be found in national and international collections.

A Carefree Approach to Marketing | Re Jin Lee | Episode 73
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A Carefree Approach to Marketing | Re Jin Lee | Episode 73

Re Jin (RJ) Lee's company, Bailey Doesn't Bark is a Brooklyn based design studio offering functional ceramics made by hand by RJ since 2008.

RJ was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil to South Korean parents. This combination of cultures has had a great influence in RJ's design aesthetics.

After receiving a BA in Fashion Design and design certificates from Central Saint Martins, London College of Design and Istituto Europeu di Design, RJ moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue her career in fashion design and styling.

Through fashion and a move to New York city RJ discovered her passion for home and product design. Like RJ's Brazilian and Korean heritage, fashion has had a major influence in her design aesthetics and also the way she creates and presents her collections.

Big Boy Pottery | Nicholas Bernard | Episode 72
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Big Boy Pottery | Nicholas Bernard | Episode 72

To Nicholas Bernard, form is everything. Nick stretches clay to make canvases for decoration. Texture, pattern and color are successful additions when the shapes are impeccable. My inspirations are many, from the classic forms of antiquity to the simple, graceful pots made by indigenous peoples and the work of modern studio potters. Nick's current body of work deals mostly with simple clean form. Handles and other flourishes are being added again after a four year hiatus. Dramatic color and subtle texture accentuate what Nick hopes is a mastery of the traditional vessel form.

Nick makes earthenware, with layers of textured slip, colored slips and oxides. Multiple gas or electric firings in oxidation to cone 03 or approximately 2000F.

A Testing Artist | Isaac Patmore | Episode 71
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A Testing Artist | Isaac Patmore | Episode 71

Isaac Patmore has his arts practice split across many facets of creative production. A full time arts worker, working At Monte Lupo as a manager in the creative arts. Aiding people with disabilities to design, decorate and create ceramics for sales and exhibitions.Isaac's personal arts practice is split across the work he makes to fire in wood kilns and work for the electric kiln. These two different finishes of the work still show the hand of the maker and comfortably sit together as a complete body of work.

Marketing for Pottery | Paul Blais | Episode 70
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Marketing for Pottery | Paul Blais | Episode 70

Paul Blais brings us through the process to building an overall plan to market pottery.

A Nurturing Artist | Alice Ballard | Episode 69
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A Nurturing Artist | Alice Ballard | Episode 69

Alice Ballard maintains a studio in Greenville, SC where she teaches part-time at Christ Church Episcopal Middle School.  She also taught at the SC Gov. School for the arts for 10 years, along with workshops at Penland, Arrowmont, Odyssey and for the American Crafts Council Southeast. Collections include the Renwick Gallery (DC), Mint Museum (NC), Resen Cermic Collection (Macedonia), state art collection in TN and SC. She received a Fulbright to study in India and an SCArtsCom Individual Fellowship Grant.  Represented by Blue Spiral 1 (NC), Hodges Taylor (NC) The Tao Evolution (Hong Kong)

Building Relationships for Building Business | Kip O'Krongly | Episode 68
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Building Relationships for Building Business | Kip O'Krongly | Episode 68

Kip O’Krongly earned a BA from Carleton College in 2001 and continued her ceramics education in studios across the country before returning to Minnesota as the Northern Clay Center Fogelberg Fellow, Materials Technician, and then Anonymous Potter Studio Fellow.  Kip has been featured as a Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist, on the cover of Pottery Making Illustrated, and was the Best in Show winner of Strictly Functional Exhibition in 2011.  She exhibits work and teaches workshops across the country, is included in a number of ceramic publications and was awarded a $25,000 McKnight Artist Grant in 2014.  O’Krongly currently maintains a studio in Northfield, Minnesota.

An Artist Staying Current | Frances Palmer | Episode 67
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An Artist Staying Current | Frances Palmer | Episode 67

Frances Palmer has been making ceramics since 1987. Frances was trained as an art historian, yet has always made work with her hands. First as a printmaker and now as a potter and gardener. Frances loves the process of changing ideas into form. She doesn't make or grow things to hold onto them, but rather to send them out into the world for others to live with and enjoy. Her handmade ceramics are functional art – dishware or vases that can be used on a daily basis. Each piece, no matter how large or small, is considered and individual.

The Gallery Owner's Perspective | Mary Lou Zeek | Episode 66
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The Gallery Owner's Perspective | Mary Lou Zeek | Episode 66

Mary Lou Zeek is a graduate from Western Oregon University and was a studio artist for 28 years as a ceramic artist. Mary knew the skill and passion artists pour into their work. Mary has supported the arts through her work on the Oregon Artists Series Foundation and the Salem Public Art Commission. But mostly Mary has supported the arts through the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery.

When Mary first opened the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery in 2001, her vision was to honor artists and their creations, and to push the limits of what a small gallery could do. Even though Mary's gallery only had 700 square feet of space, she specialized in shows and events that went way beyond the gallery doors. She partnered with small non-profits, other retailers and large organizations to stage some amazing collaborative art shows and events. Mary's gallery received a number of local, state and national awards.

The Commitment | Kajsa Leijström | Episode 65
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The Commitment | Kajsa Leijström | Episode 65

Kajsa Leijström lives in the most southern part of Sweden, which is a popular tourist destination. Kajsa has been running her own pottery studio since 1999 and most of her production is wheel-thrown functional ceramics. About three years ago, Kajsa made a major change in her work and started to make high fired stoneware.

Making Art, Making Money | Ann Rea | Episode 64
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Making Art, Making Money | Ann Rea | Episode 64

Ann Rea abandoned art for over a decade. When she returned to art Ann wowed the artist world in 2004 with vivid landscapes of the vineyards of California. In less than a year of starting her art business Ann was profitable. Since then Ann has added to her business of amazing canvas works prints, postcards, public speaking, and artist coaching. Ann is voice worthy of our ears.

The Conceptual Artist | Robert Chamberlin | Episode 63
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The Conceptual Artist | Robert Chamberlin | Episode 63

Robert Chamberlin is a conceptual artist living and working in Boston, Massachusetts where he recently received his MFA from Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Art. Working across media (photography, performance, ceramics etc.) to express ideas and promote conversation. Robert is often at the focus of his work. Tackling projects that channel a contemporary socio-political issues like surveillance, sexuality, and domesticity through a personal lens. 

An Honest Artist | Chris Taylor | Episode 62
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An Honest Artist | Chris Taylor | Episode 62

Chris Taylor works as a ceramicist in Devon, the South West of England. His current work, the ornamental vase series, consists of thrown vases decorated using a variety of techniques that are reminiscent of historical vessels.

He currently lectures at Plymouth College of Art.

The Artist that Bridges the Gap | Sue Tirrell | Episode 61
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The Artist that Bridges the Gap | Sue Tirrell | Episode 61

Sue Tirrell is a ceramic artist living and working in Paradise Valley, Montana.  She holds a BFA from Alfred University and spent many years teaching ceramics in school, museum and community settings before becoming a full-time studio artist in 2008.

Artists as a Couple | Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke | Episode 60
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Artists as a Couple | Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke | Episode 60

Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke, are studio potters who live and work in central North Carolina, in a celebrated and unique community known as the Seagrove Potters.  This husband and wife team own and operate Bulldog Pottery, one of the more than 60 ‘open to the public’ potteries, nestled in the scenic countryside surrounding the town of Seagrove.  Bruce and Samantha work primarily with porcelains and white stonewares, with an intense interest in glaze experimentation and surface developments. Their studio is a collaborative environment providing each other support to express their independent voices. They make their functional and decorative pottery into an art to be used for everyday living. 

A Happy Artist | Sharon Alpren | Episode 59
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A Happy Artist | Sharon Alpren | Episode 59

Sharon Alpren is a British girl now living in Melbourne, Australia. Sharon's background is in textiles and used to be a fashion buyer.  She took up ceramics when she moved from London to outback Australia and (not suprisingly!) found no work in fashion in her new hometown. Instead Sharon discovered clay and quickly became addicted to the process of ceramics. Sharon has never looked back!

The Wandering Artist | Bianka Groves | Episode 58
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The Wandering Artist | Bianka Groves | Episode 58

The work of Bianka Groves is thoughtfully functional and has the ability to complete the elegance of any interior space. Groves received her BFA in 2012 from Corcoran College of Art in DC. She taught at Baltimore Clayworks and recently moved to Minneapolis where she now teaches at Northern Clay Center and makes work out of her home studio.

A Shy Artist With a Strong Voice | Godeleine de Rosamel | Episode 57
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A Shy Artist With a Strong Voice | Godeleine de Rosamel | Episode 57

Godeleine de Rosamel is a french ceramicist and illustrator. After working for 10 years in Paris, Godeleine moved to Los Angeles 14 years ago. She studied art at l'Ecole de Recherche Graphique ( ERG ) in Brussels Belgium.

Godeleine has illustrated a number of books before deciding to make ceramics - which she had always practiced on the side since childhood - a major part of her work. Since then,  Godeleine feels that she has really found  an inspiration that is really hers.

An Artist in Community | Brandi Jessup | Episode 56
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An Artist in Community | Brandi Jessup | Episode 56

Brandi Jessup is a writer, a traveler, a maker, and most recently the new owner and director of Taos Clay Studio in Taos, NM. She received her BFA in 2012 from Alfred University, and is currently learning to reconcile her art practice with her new role as first time business owner.

The Struggle of Marketing for the Artist | Maria Dondero | Episode 55
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The Struggle of Marketing for the Artist | Maria Dondero | Episode 55

Maria Dondero makes pots and teaches in Athens, GA with her husband and twin boys.  She received her MFA from the University of Georgia in 2008 and has worked as a studio potter and adjunct teacher ever since.  She makes functional pots whose aesthetics draw on the age old and worldwide history of ceramics.  While subtly referencing pottery traditions from around the world, Maria intuitively sketches images from her surroundings, grounding her work in the Georgia soil.  Her work is shown and carried in galleries though out the country.

The Pull of Art | Sarah Blackwell | Episode 54
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The Pull of Art | Sarah Blackwell | Episode 54

Sarah Blackwell is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY.  She holds a degree in drawing and printmaking from Hampshire College and is proud to be a founding member of the artistic amoeba, The Royal Frog Ballet.  Sarah started working with clay in 2011, first as a student at The Greenwich House Pottery and then as a studio assistant at Clay Space 1205 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  She currently works out of her studio in Clay Space and sells work through her website:

An Artist Unplugged | Kate Maury | Episode 53
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An Artist Unplugged | Kate Maury | Episode 53

Kate Maury received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute and a Master of Fine Art from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Currently she resides in St. Paul, Minnesota where she is a studio resident at the Northern Clay Center and teaches full-time as a Professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Her work is featured in both juried and invitational shows at regional, national and international venues. In addition Maury’s work is published in contemporary ceramic art books such as Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface by Robin Hopper, 500 Bowls, Lark Books, The Art of Contemporary American Pottery by Kevin Hluch, and High-Fire Glazes by Lark Books. She has taken part in two residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation, three residencies at the Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute in Jingdezhen, China and most recently completed two residencies at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary. 

The Obsessive Artist | Mary Fox | Episode 52
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The Obsessive Artist | Mary Fox | Episode 52

Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1959, Mary Fox moved with her family to British Columbia in 1966. Mary is self-taught and has worked solely as a potter since 1979. Mary's works are exhibited nationally and internationally, and she especially enjoys the time that she spends with customers from around the world who visit Mary's studio in Ladysmith, on Vancouver Island.

The Reinvented Artist | Holly McKeen | Episode 51
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The Reinvented Artist | Holly McKeen | Episode 51

Holly McKeen is known for her Crystalline glazed porcelain and functional ware. Selling from her own Gallery in Chilliwack BC Canada since 2005, Holly approached her Pottery business with an entrepreneurial attitude as well as an eye for the art. She’s shown that taking the leap to Pottery as a full time job can pay off.

From Frustration to Falling Love | Laura B Cooper | Episode 50
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From Frustration to Falling Love | Laura B Cooper | Episode 50

Laura B. Cooper is a potter working around Athens, Georgia. In addition to her own work as Laura B. Cooper ceramics, she also operates a pottery studio and gallery in Bishop, Georgia with six other artists. Their group is called Long Road Studios, and is comprised of seven independent ceramic artists working together to accomplish more as a group than they ever could individually.

Inside the Mind of An Artist | Jeremy Nichols | Episode 49
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Inside the Mind of An Artist | Jeremy Nichols | Episode 49

Jeremy Nichols grew up making and flying model aircraft leading to degree in Aeronautical Engineering(1971). Jeremy changed direction to a career in Social Work while he started making pots for relaxation. Eventually Jeremy caught the ‘bug’ and earned a degree in ceramics, focussing on saltglaze.  He graduated 1997 in and established a workshop on an ex-farm north of London, England. His work is strongly influenced by the early aviation interests.

Art as a Business | Jenni Ward | Episode 48
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Art as a Business | Jenni Ward | Episode 48

Jenni Ward is a ceramic sculptor, art instructor and owner at Earth Art Studio. She is passionate about working with clay to build abstract forms and installations that reflect the beauty of the natural world. A natural teacher and philanthropist, she shares her creativity with students at her home studio and abroad.

How to Make Yourself Known | Linda Bloomfield | Episode 47
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How to Make Yourself Known | Linda Bloomfield | Episode 47

Linda Bloomfield trained as a materials scientist but always dreamed of becoming a potter. She works from her studio in west London where she has designed and made porcelain tableware ranges for Liberty, Harrods and ABC Home. She throws on the wheel in porcelain and makes beautiful translucent glazes, which she puts on the inside of forms.

An Artist Finding His Way | Patrick Noe | Episode 46
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An Artist Finding His Way | Patrick Noe | Episode 46

Patick Noe graduated in 1980 with an art major from the College of Charleston in Charleston SC. Patrick's emphasis was on painting, but he also took sculpture and printmaking. After college Patrick worked in clay for 20 years but wanted to get back into painting without having to give up clay. He started to experiment with using woodcuts to create relief in clay slabs and then painting and firing them in his kiln. This technique grew more refined and complicated and into the unique art form that Patrick produces today.

Unique Sales Outlet for Art | Robert Briggs | Episode 45
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Unique Sales Outlet for Art | Robert Briggs | Episode 45

Robert Briggs has been a potter in Springfield Missouri for around 20 years.  Robert has been a semi full-time potter sinse around 2006. Robert and his wife, Ruth participate in most of their local art fairs and have several pieces in local galleries. They produce crystalline porcelain and raku artware.

Discovering Marketing Strategies | Mark Strayer | Episode 44
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Discovering Marketing Strategies | Mark Strayer | Episode 44

Mark Strayer loves making objects and creating pots as become his passion. As an Industrial Designer who works with materials like wood, plastic, steel and glass on a daily basis, Mark really enters a different place when his hands touch clay.  To Mark there is something amazing about clay coming from the earth, a natural, fluid and organic material that truly becomes alive as it moves through his fingers.  Mark's focus is on quality, function, and lately a more rustic aesthetic to his pieces. Mark desires that his pots will impact and enhance people’s lives and they will also in some small way help keep the art and craft of handmade important in our everyday lives.

Sue Adler | Camel Hair Pottery | Episode 43
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Sue Adler | Camel Hair Pottery | Episode 43

Sue Adler’s pottery reflects the many influences from the layers of her life.  Her equestrian passion resonates in the one of a kind horse hair fired pieces she creates.   A love of all things botanical is expressed in her hand built and wheel thrown ware.

Sue, a native long Islander attended Farmingdale State University where she earned a degree in Ornamental Horticulture.   She studied at Maple Leaf Pottery in Sea Cliff N.Y.  and is a member of Potters Council and the Long Island Craft Guild.

Out of The Fire | Courtenay Singer | Episode 42
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Out of The Fire | Courtenay Singer | Episode 42

Courtenay Singer is an award-winning producer, director, and writer of non-fiction films and television programs. She has worked on shows for PBS, National Geographic, TLC, Animal Planet, and many other networks, and has contributed to several independent films.  In 2012, she co-produced the ABC-7 documentary "Imagine: A Celebration of Children's Hospital Los Angeles," which won an LA Area Emmy Award.  "Out of the Fire" is her first feature film.

Brenda Holzke | Brenda Holzke Art | Episode 41
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Brenda Holzke | Brenda Holzke Art | Episode 41

Brenda Holzke have had a lifelong passion for anything artistic and creative. In 1985 Brenda graduated from The Art Center College of Design with a BFA. She went on to work in advertising as an art director for the following 6 years. Frustrated with the corporate structure, Breanda left advertising to create functional ceramic wares. Along with her husband they owned and operated a ceramic factory in California employing 21 artisans to hand paint and sculpt her designs. Brenda is now a licensed designer for major corporate stores across the country. In 2008 Brendaactively began creating fine art, one of a kind works, in both clay and mixed media wall art.

Art for the Soul | Alex Apland | Episode 40
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Art for the Soul | Alex Apland | Episode 40

Alex Apland is a potter from southern Oregon. Alex uses her pottery not only to supplement her income, but to support a local food pantry

Judi Tavill | JT Ceramics | Episode 39
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Judi Tavill | JT Ceramics | Episode 39

After spending several years as a fashion and print designer, Judi Tavill found clay about 12 years ago. She works intuitively, investigating and exploring while working on a form. Initially creating unique functional pieces, Judi has veered off toward sculpture and is currently integrating melted glass into much of the work.

Kathy Catlin | Kings Creek Pottery | Episode 38
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Kathy Catlin | Kings Creek Pottery | Episode 38

Kathy Catlin calls herself a Part Time Potter With A Full Time Passion! Located in rural upstate New York, you can find Kathy in her barn studio most weekend and vacations from her full time job as a High School Social Worker. Kathy creates functional stoneware pottery made on the wheel, which she claims is the key to her sanity!

Gillian McMillan | Gillian McMillan Pottery | Episode 37
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Gillian McMillan | Gillian McMillan Pottery | Episode 37

Gillian Mcmillan grew up in rural England, attended teacher training college in London, taught there for some years and then emigrated to Canada. After a year's teaching in Montreal she headed west, to Vancouver. She married Alan, an archeologist, they bought the 1914 house where they still live in Port Moody and had two sons. Meanwhile Gillian was taking pottery classes, teaching pottery and selling her work at craft fairs. At age 48, she was accepted at Emily Carr College of Art & Design and earned her BFA in Ceramics. Now, twenty years after graduating she has become known for the colourful jugbirds she sells at galleries on Granville Island and at Vancouver Airport.

Louise Gelderblom | Art Worker | Episode 36
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Louise Gelderblom | Art Worker | Episode 36

Louise Gelderblom is a self taught ceramicist with a background in design and photography. Louise lives in Cape Town, South Africa and has a teaching and production studio where she makes large hand built sculptural vessels. Louise is very much part of the low tech designer/maker tradition that makes work from her part of the world so distinctive.

Leah Reena Goren | Leah Goren Ceramics | Episode 35
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Leah Reena Goren | Leah Goren Ceramics | Episode 35

Leah Goren is an illustrator and surface pattern designer living in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated in 2012 from Parsons School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. For the past 3 years she has been working on translating her illustration style into hand-built ceramics.

Ann Van Hoey | Ann Van Hoey Ceramics | Episode 34
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Ann Van Hoey | Ann Van Hoey Ceramics | Episode 34

Ann Van Hoey was born in 1956 in Belgium, where she lives and works. Many times awarded in international competitions, her work is exhibited in major galleries and her pieces are in the collections of international museums. Her works, of great simplicity and elegance, are extremely impressive in their perfection, their fragility and their featherweight appearance.

Joe Ottaway | Oxide Clay Art | Episode 33
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Joe Ottaway | Oxide Clay Art | Episode 33

Joe has been a full time Ceramics Teacher in Tertiary Education in Australia and a practising potter for over 30 years. During this time he has shown in numerous exhibitions and his ceramics work is represented in private and public collections in Australia. Last year he set up a private Pottery School in Brisbane called Oxide Clay Art.

Susan Simonini | Susan Simonini Ceramics | Episode 32
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Susan Simonini | Susan Simonini Ceramics | Episode 32

Susan Simonini is an Australian artist currently working in the medium of clay. Susan has a background in painting and printmaking, with a degree in Fine Art. She uses varied techniques to create a range of both functional and decorative ceramics. When not in her studio you can find Susan down the beach riding her skateboard!

John Neely | Utah State University | Episode 31
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John Neely | Utah State University | Episode 31

John Neely talks clay from both the perspective of an educator and an entrepreneur. 

Julia Paul | Julia Paul Pottery | Episode 30
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Julia Paul | Julia Paul Pottery | Episode 30

Julia Paul talks about branding, hiring employees, and how to move your prices from average to premium.

Gina Feddersen | Isola Bella | Episode 29
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Gina Feddersen | Isola Bella | Episode 29

Gina Feddersen tells of her love of nature and its inspiration for her creative life.

Kim Murton | Kim Murton Ceramics | Episode 28
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Kim Murton | Kim Murton Ceramics | Episode 28

Kim Murton hangs out with me and talks clay, business, inspiration, and family.

Adam Field | Adam Field Pottery | Episode 27
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Adam Field | Adam Field Pottery | Episode 27

Adam Field talks about his journey with clay and his love of design on his pieces.

Chris Snedden | Chris Snedden Pottery | Episode 26
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Chris Snedden | Chris Snedden Pottery | Episode 26

Chris Snedden's story of how many pivots he made through out his career is a great testimonial as to the value of flexibility.

Ben Carter | Tales of a Red Clay Rambler | Episode 25
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Ben Carter | Tales of a Red Clay Rambler | Episode 25

Ben Carter, host of Tales of a Red Clay Rambler, explains how he sees his body of work through his podcast as a record for generations to come.

Stefan Andersson | Stephan Andersson Ceramics | Episode 24
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Stefan Andersson | Stephan Andersson Ceramics | Episode 24

Stefan Andersson talks about finding your place as a potter.

Carolyn Edlund | ArtsyShark.com | Episode 23
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Carolyn Edlund | ArtsyShark.com | Episode 23

Carolyn Edlund tells of her journey into clay and into a thriving business with clay that eventually turned in to a passion to coach artists about the business of art.

Peter Pincus | Peter Pincus Ceramic Artists | Episode 22
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Peter Pincus | Peter Pincus Ceramic Artists | Episode 22

Peter Pincus explains the process of his art and then discusses how to price one's work.

Patricia Griffin | Patricia Griffin Studio | Episode 21
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Patricia Griffin | Patricia Griffin Studio | Episode 21

Patrica Griffin offers an insight into her way of building her busness through email growth

Will Donovan |Donovan Pottery Designs | Episode 20
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Will Donovan |Donovan Pottery Designs | Episode 20

Will Donovan tells us about his plans to develop his pottery business.

James DeRosso | Monster8All | Episode 19
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James DeRosso | Monster8All | Episode 19

James DeRosso tells the story of the birth of a monster business.

Jennifer Creighton | Function By Jennifer Creighton |Episode 18
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Jennifer Creighton | Function By Jennifer Creighton |Episode 18

Jennifer Crighton talks about sharing studio space to make the pottery business more viable. 

Brian R Jones | Brian R Jonescast | Episode 17
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Brian R Jones | Brian R Jonescast | Episode 17

Brian R Jones talks about his podcast, his clay, and his struggles. 

Linsey Reardon and Austen Sewell | The High School Show | Episode 16
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Linsey Reardon and Austen Sewell | The High School Show | Episode 16

Linsey Reardon and Austen Sewell talk about their love for pottery and thier plans for life.

Shino Takeda | Shino Takeda Ceramics | Episode 15
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Shino Takeda | Shino Takeda Ceramics | Episode 15

Shino Takead brings on her journey to clay.

Justin Rothshank | Rothshank Artworks | Episode 14
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Justin Rothshank | Rothshank Artworks | Episode 14

Justin Rothshank talks about the "numbers" of building a viable pottery business.

Michelle Katz | Desert Dragon Pottery | Episode 13
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Michelle Katz | Desert Dragon Pottery | Episode 13

Michelle Katz co-owns Arizona's largest private teaching studio. She explains the impact and usefulness of Groupon for her business.

Joel Cherrico | Cherrico Pottery | Episode 12
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Joel Cherrico | Cherrico Pottery | Episode 12

Joel Cherrico gives us a model that can be followed in order to build your pottery business.

Paul Blais | Grow | Episode 11
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Paul Blais | Grow | Episode 11

Today I talk about the importance of getting your pottery business on line.

Chris Vaughn | Christopher Vaughn Pottery | Episode 10
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Chris Vaughn | Christopher Vaughn Pottery | Episode 10

Christopher Vaughn talks about his journey as a potter trying to build a pottery business.

Audra Doughty | Mud Queen Pottery | Episode 9
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Audra Doughty | Mud Queen Pottery | Episode 9

Audra Doughty is the Mud Queen!!! She tells her story of how she went from student to studio owner.

Tom Jaszczak | TomJaszczak.com | Episode 8
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Tom Jaszczak | TomJaszczak.com | Episode 8

Tom Jaszczak talks about his journey with clay.

Travis Owens | Jugtown Pottery | Episode 7
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Travis Owens | Jugtown Pottery | Episode 7

Travis Owens talks about his heritage and journey as a potter.

Lisa Naples | Sculpture and Pottery | Episode 6
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Lisa Naples | Sculpture and Pottery | Episode 6

Lisa Staples talks about her journey as an artist.

Lori Buff | Future Relics | Episode 5
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Lori Buff | Future Relics | Episode 5

Lori Buff talks about her journey to becoming a potter and she shares her thoughts on cutbacks in school arts funding and travel for creativity.

Ceramic Showcase | Portland Oregon | Episode 4
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Ceramic Showcase | Portland Oregon | Episode 4

On May 3, 2014 I attended The Ceramic Showcase and I asked some great potters if they would allow me to interview them for the show.

Carole Epp | Musing About Mud | Episode 3
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Carole Epp | Musing About Mud | Episode 3

Carol Epp talks about being creative while rasing a family and having a studio in her home.

Tim Carlburg | Carlburg Pottery | Episode 2
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Tim Carlburg | Carlburg Pottery | Episode 2

Tim Carlburg walks us through his journey to being a fulltime potter and how he became the Growler King.

Paul Blais | Episode 1
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Paul Blais | Episode 1

This is the introductory episode for the podcast.

He Makes Kinetic Sculpture | Austin Wieland | Episode 354
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He Makes Kinetic Sculpture | Austin Wieland | Episode 354

Austin Wieland is a ceramic sculptor living in Georgia. He was born and raised in Bryan, Ohio and began working with clay in High School. He received his BFA from Miami University of Ohio in 2011 with a studio concentration in Ceramics and Minor in Arts Management. In 2015, he graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a MFA in Ceramics. Currently, Wieland is the Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Sculpture at LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia.

Medicinal Chemist Becomes a Potter | Pierre Bounaud | Episode 353
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Medicinal Chemist Becomes a Potter | Pierre Bounaud | Episode 353

Pierre Bounaud is a French ceramic artist who made his home in San Diego, California. Pierre’s ceramic work reflects his training as a chemist, fearlessly pushing the limits of glaze-dom and experimenting with a variety of techniques to create unique contrasting surface decorations. His current work includes colorful saggar-fired vessels, crystalline glaze wall plates, and his White Crackle series of functional and decorative wares.

A Chinese Artist in America | Shiyuan Xu | Episode 352
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A Chinese Artist in America | Shiyuan Xu | Episode 352

Born and raised in Hangzhou, China, Shiyuan Xu received her BA from China Academy of Art in 2012, and MFA from Arizona State University in 2016. Completed a summer residency at Archie Bray Foundation last year, currently Shiyuan is the resident at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston. Shiyuan is the recipient of 2017 Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist.

Why Carve the Clay | Kyle Guymon | Episode 351
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Why Carve the Clay | Kyle Guymon | Episode 351

Kyle Guymon is a potter from Bountiful Utah, and he carves and alters every form to make either by relief or line carvings or distorting the form from the inside out. Imagery comes from elephants, birds, bison and from nature that use the Fibonacci sequence (succulent plants and nautili's shells)

"Something like this doesn't happen by magic!" | Josephine Heilpern | Episode 350
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"Something like this doesn't happen by magic!" | Josephine Heilpern | Episode 350

Josephine Heilpern is the founder of Recreation Center- a ceramic studio in Brooklyn, New York. Josephine loves to experiment in her studio in order to come up with original designs. Josephine's work has caught the attention of numerous like The World of Interiors, bon appetit, Sight Unseen, and many more. In a feture article in Frame Work magazine, Josephine said, "I wanted to make things that were functional, could be used everyday, and were affordable - to me, that's really important."

An Eye for Building Relationships | Trevor Youngberg | Episode 349
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An Eye for Building Relationships | Trevor Youngberg | Episode 349

Trevor Youngberg is a wood-fire potter from Woodbridge, CT. Trevor teaches High School Ceramics and has woven his passion for clay and teaching into the fabric of his life as a family man, potter, and community member. By employing ceramics as a vehicle for creating uplifting and meaningful shared group experiences, Trevor managed to continue developing as a potter while including students, friends, neighbors, and fellow potters in the varied activities that encircle the making of wood-fired wares.

Potter, Pilot, Musician, Farmer... | Martin Swart | Episode 348
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Potter, Pilot, Musician, Farmer... | Martin Swart | Episode 348

Martin Swart's studio is situated on Martin's family farm near Arniston in the beautiful Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa. Martin lives and works from the family farm and produces a large range of porcelain, stoneware, and earthenware handmade pottery which has been thrown on the potter’s wheel, both for in- and outside use.

Production Potter Stars His Own Production | Kevin Leiva | Episode 347
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Production Potter Stars His Own Production | Kevin Leiva | Episode 347

Kevin Leiva was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Kevin moved to the United States when he was 10 years old. After high school Kevin found pottery and for most of his pottery career Kevin worked at a high production pottery. Now Kevin has his own pottery studio and runs a wholesale pottery business and a painting and pressure washing business. Kevin spent a lot of time at Arrowmont volunteering and taking classes and has done a work study program.

A Conversation on Instagram Strategies | Gina Zycher | Episode 346
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A Conversation on Instagram Strategies | Gina Zycher | Episode 346

Gina Zycher is a studio potter in Los Angeles, California. She has always enjoyed creative pursuits but never felt such a strong pull to create as she did when she started working with clay in 2014. She strives to make pieces that are simple and modern with a bit of character. When not at the studio, Gina likes to cook, dote on her cat, and explore LA.

Bringing Color to Life | Dean McRaine | Episode 345
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Bringing Color to Life | Dean McRaine | Episode 345

Dean McRaine has been a professional potter for 30 years, on Kauai since 1991. Dean is mostly self taught and consequently he has explored some unconventional pathways in his work: raw glazing, cone 10 oxidation firing, WVO (vegetable oil) firing, and Dean's favorite technique, colored clay millefiori.

Finding His Way Back to Clay | Gus Villalobos | Episode 344
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Finding His Way Back to Clay | Gus Villalobos | Episode 344

Gus Villalobos is a potter making his work and way in Miami, Florida. If you follow Gus on Instagram, then you may know him as Gus the Pothead. Gus is in a constant pursuit of the perfect form.

Exposure that Creates an Explosion | Dana Bechert | Episode 343
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Exposure that Creates an Explosion | Dana Bechert | Episode 343

Dana Bechert is a full time ceramic artist living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Dana was raised on the Connecticut shoreline by two artisan parents. Growing up Dana was introduced to various trades and skill sets, including pottery. Dana attended the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore Maryland. Upon graduating with a degree in Interdisciplinary Sculpture in 2012, Dana started her eponymous ceramics studio and has been working as a full time potter ever since. In addition to pottery, Dana spends lots of time working in her large vegetable garden and putting her pots to use in a variety of cooking disciplines.

Chasing the Dream | Parker Hunt | Episode 342
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Chasing the Dream | Parker Hunt | Episode 342

Gadsden, Alabama is Parker Hunt's home town. At age 11 Parker and his family moved to Havelock, North Carolina when his step-dad received orders to Cherry Point. At the time that was a pretty drastic change for Parker. Until Parker's mom remarried, his grandfather had the most impact in Parker's life. So leaving behind the Sunday evenings fishing off the peer and then to "The Chief" for banana splits with his grandfather was hard.

Being In Between | Nick Kesler | Episode 341
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Being In Between | Nick Kesler | Episode 341

Nick Kesler is a 32 year old man who has a beautiful wife, Laura and 10 year old son, Rhett. Nick loves to build things like decks and houses, but most of all Nick likes to throw pots in his patio studio in Lakewood, WA.

A Journey of Discovery | Michael Rice | Episode 340
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A Journey of Discovery | Michael Rice | Episode 340

Michael Rice is an Irish Artist who specializes in Ceramics. He is particularly interested in firing procedures such as Raku, Smoke and Saggar firing; his work is also is concerned with geometry, gestalt principals and archetypal forms.

Firefighter Turns Potter | Frank Nemick | Episode 339
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Firefighter Turns Potter | Frank Nemick | Episode 339

Frank Nemick's work flows from his subconscious. Frank explores his psyche’s despair and hope. Frank tries to explore humanity's despair and hope. By using abstraction and irony to convey these basic human feelings, Frank tries to show our fragility and our strength. And our folly. Frank is influenced by his past career as a firefighter. Seeing suffering and loss daily, despair is often a foregone conclusion. Observing people cope, leads to hopefulness. A background in philosophy helps to inform Frank's work with hope in the face of despair, and of the angst of being human. Frank tries to offset despair with hope, and beauty. To bring some respite to the human condition.  It is Frank's way of coping.

Pivoting to Clay | Courtney Murphy | Episode 338
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Pivoting to Clay | Courtney Murphy | Episode 338

Courtney has been a studio potter in Missoula, MT for the past four years. She first moved to Montana in 2009 as a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation. Afterwards she moved to Missoula as a resident at The Clay Studio of Missoula and decided to stay. Courtney studied Ceramics at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. Her designs are influenced by simplified abstractions of nature, folk art, mid-century modern forms and shapes, as well as patterns and textiles. She is compelled by the variation found in handmade objects and likes the personal connection that they help to create as they leave her studio to become part of somebody’s daily routine.

Old Dog Learning New Tricks | Brad Miller | Episode 337
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Old Dog Learning New Tricks | Brad Miller | Episode 337

Brad Miller is an artist currently working out of his studio in Venice, CA. Brad received his MFA from the University of Oregon in 1977. From 1980 thru 1992 Brad worked at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. He served as Executive Director at the Ranch from 1984 thru 1992. Since 1992 Brad has focused on his studio practice. Brad's work is in numerous museums collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Denver Art Museum, The Brooklyn Museum and The Renwick Gallery.

"Follow That Lead" | Betsy Williams | Episode 336
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"Follow That Lead" | Betsy Williams | Episode 336

Betsy Williams is a studio potter living at 7500 feet above sea level in northern New Mexico. Her work highlights user friendly shapes and quiet yet compelling decoration.

"Live With Your Work" | Marina Temkin | Episode 335
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"Live With Your Work" | Marina Temkin | Episode 335

Marina Temkin is a potter in Washington, D.C. She got into making pottery on a whim, when she took a class at a local community studio and fell in love with clay—but quickly learned that making good pots requires a lot of hard work and vigor, hence her business name: Whim and Vigor. Marina loves to play with color, texture, and pattern, and she gets her inspiration from nature, museums, books, and conversations with creative friends. Her focus is on functional pieces because she wants her work to be loved and used often—folks who own her pieces tell her that they keep washing them to use over and over, even when there are plenty of other clean mugs or bowls in the cabinet! Marina wants her work to produce the kind of happiness that one feels when they get a hug from someone who cares about them—being enveloped in kindness, warmth, and love.

Saying "I Belong" as an Artist | Lisa McGrath | Episode 334
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Saying "I Belong" as an Artist | Lisa McGrath | Episode 334

Lisa McGrath’s sculptures are the expression of the animals with whom she shares her backyard. McGrath plucks those beings and transports them into her whimsical, wonder-filled narratives..... so to with her functional work. It is just as full of wonder and evokes a story... this mug reminds you perhaps, of the night circus – or something.... Lisa McGrath completed her BFA in Ceramics from Alberta College of Art and Design in 1997. She lives and maintains her studio on the cusp of Kananaskis country with her partner and child and four furry fa

Frank is a Man I Need to Thank | Frank James Fisher | Episode 333
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Frank is a Man I Need to Thank | Frank James Fisher | Episode 333

Frank James Fisher is an American ceramic artist. Fisher lives and maintains a studio in Milford, Michigan, USA.  Frank’s ceramic work is influenced by the graphic design principles developed during his extensive advertising career. Frank has worked in the Detroit advertising industry since entering the commercial art field in 1985. This brought a diverse blend of creative influences into his output and resulted in a unique blend of words and images on his artwork. Adept as a professional designer, writer and illustrator, Frank is known and recognized for his graphic design narratives in the ceramic medium. Frank’s explorations of western raku exaggerate the graphic qualities of his work. Innovative clay construction methods push the limits of complex, ultra-thin porcelain sculptures fired in a raku environment. Fisher has evolved a variety of glaze application techniques, giving his ceramic surfaces a look of controlled chaos. Frank has authored articles about his methods and philosophy in Ceramic Art and Perception, Ceramics Technical, Ceramic Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, Clay Times and Ceramics Ireland. His work is featured in books, magazines, exhibitions and on household shelves around the world.

 

A Lovely Story of Life with Clay | Pippin Drysdale | Episode 332
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A Lovely Story of Life with Clay | Pippin Drysdale | Episode 332

An acclaimed International Artist and Master of Australian Craft, Pippin Drysdale's career as a ceramic artist spans 30 years. Her passion for the craft merges with a love of the landscape, which has travelled across continents and in most recent years has focussed on the vivid dessert landscapes of Australia. Working from her studio in Fremantle, Pippin Drysdale continues to interrogate her practice from the perspective of an artist without borders. Through a continuing investigation of the flora and landforms of these unique areas of Australia and a commitment to engaging with the cultural, social and political agendas that are shaping them, she is open to embrace each new creative challenge

Beating Up The Idea that "Artists Can't Make Money!" | Anna-Marie Wallace | Episode 331
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Beating Up The Idea that "Artists Can't Make Money!" | Anna-Marie Wallace | Episode 331

Anna-Marie is the half-Italian, British-born Australian artist behind Made OF Australia. She has a Product Design background, & lived & worked in Italy & Sweden for 6 years, travelling extensively throughout Europe, fine tuning her creative talents & immersing herself in the international art world before returning to Australia in 2011 & starting her professional practice.

Social Media as a Tool in the Hands of This Irish Artist | Darren Francis Cassidy | Episode 330
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Social Media as a Tool in the Hands of This Irish Artist | Darren Francis Cassidy | Episode 330

Inspired by nature, Darren Francis Cassidy spend happy hours lost channeling his passion into each piece in the hope that when living with his work in your home, holding a piece in your hands, or just gazing upon them you will also be inspired to go out into nature and revel in its calming beauty.

Crystalline Potter & He's 17! | Jackson Fyfe | Episode 329
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Crystalline Potter & He's 17! | Jackson Fyfe | Episode 329

Jackson Fyfe is a 17-year-old potter from Newton, Massachusetts. Jackson is a full-time high school student and spends most of his free time in the pottery studio. Jackson mainly focuses on decorative crystalline pottery but will occasionally branch out and experiment with different glazing techniques and functional forms as well.

Finding a Voice with Limitations | Caitlin Andrews | Episode 328
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Finding a Voice with Limitations | Caitlin Andrews | Episode 328

Caitlin Andrews is a part-time, self-taught potter residing in Toronto, Canada. By day, she works for the Government of Ontario as a regional grant advisor serving towns and not-for-profit organizations in the Greater Toronto Area. Her pottery has evolved over the past 6 years as she continues to improve her throwing and glaze developme

Getting The MFA Paid For | Erin Ryan | Episode 327
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Getting The MFA Paid For | Erin Ryan | Episode 327

Erin Ryan was born and raised in southern California. She has been working in clay for 10 years and received her BFA in Ceramics and BSED in Art Education from Northern Arizona University in 2015. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and is also sold online. Erin is excited and inspired to be making work, as she grows her career in the ceramic arts. Currently, Erin is an MFA candidate at Indiana University.

Mom & Maker | Maya Rumsey | Episode 326
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Mom & Maker | Maya Rumsey | Episode 326

Maya Rumsey is a ceramic artist based in Denver, CO. In art school Maya majored in glass but found herself pulled into the clay world. After graduating Maya did some wandering around and finally came back to making ceramics and opened her Etsy shop, Melissa Maya Pottery, in 2013 to sell her pot

Instagram Insights From a Potter's Perspective | Chris Casey | Episode 325
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Instagram Insights From a Potter's Perspective | Chris Casey | Episode 325

Chris Casey is an artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He earned a BFA from the University of New Mexico with a concentration in ceramics. Since graduating, he has worked out of his home studio and held various ceramics related jobs such as studio assistant, glaze production manager, and is currently the studio manager at a community college. His work, abstract and colorful, is rooted in his love of drawing. Employing colored underglazes and slips on porcelaneous clay bodies, he carves intricate designs into the surfaces of his pots.

Printing With Clay | Mitch Lyons | Episode 324
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Printing With Clay | Mitch Lyons | Episode 324

Mitch Lyons earned his masters degree in ceramics after completing his undergraduate degree in graphics. Since 1980 he has been a full-time artist, creating clay monoprints and ceramic vessels. His work can be found in the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Delaware Art Museum, as well as many private collections.

Honoring a Fallen Brother | William Moon | Episode 323
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Honoring a Fallen Brother | William Moon | Episode 323

William Moon is a studio potter working in Potter County, Pennsylvania. He was introduced to ceramics in high school and fell in love with the wheel. After military service, he pursued his dream and started Imagine Peace Pottery in 2015, producing ware which combines beauty and function. Mainly self-taught, he looks for mentorship by his friend, Richard Lang, a longtime, functional potter. His goal is to eventually produce woodfired pottery, at the end of his dirt road in the country. When he is not busy being a “stay at home dad” for his children, he can be found in his studio, listening to music and turning pots.

Planning Events for Potters | Catie Miller | Episode 322
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Planning Events for Potters | Catie Miller | Episode 322

After graduating from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a BFA in ceramics and a BS in art education, Miller was chosen for a two-year artist residency at Red Star Studios in Kansas City, Missouri, where she refined her ceramic practice. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and included in publications such as Ceramics Monthly. Since her return to North Dakota, she continues to embrace many opportunities to work within the art community teaching and coordinating classes for artists of all ages. She currently works as a studio potter from her home studio in Fargo, North Dakota.

Launched and Looking | Liana Agnew | Episode 321
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Launched and Looking | Liana Agnew | Episode 321

Liana Agnew was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She received her BFA in Ceramics and a BSE in Art Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2015. She has exhibited nationally in galleries such as Red Star Studios, The Clay Studio of Philadelphia, Workhouse Gallery, Charlie Cummings Gallery, the Erie Art Museum, the Milwaukee Institute of Art, the Morean Center for Clay, Hudgens Art Center, and more. In summer of 2015, Agnew received a scholarship to attend a residency at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. During the 2015-2016 year she completed a residency at Brockway Center for Arts and Technology. Liana is currently a full time resident artist at Morean Center for Clay in Saint Petersburg, FL for the 2016-2017 year.

The Student Became The Teacher | Molly Sanyour | Episode 320
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The Student Became The Teacher | Molly Sanyour | Episode 320

Molly Sanyour picked up wheel throwing in her junior year in college and Molly hasn't stopped since. Molly's current job, teaching high school ceramics, allows her the opportunity to constantly explore new ways of creating with clay and she just loves it! It was until this job, and teaching beginners, that Molly really began to thrive as an artist.

From a Garage to a Barn... A Potter's Story | Ulrika Weijmer | Episode 319
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From a Garage to a Barn... A Potter's Story | Ulrika Weijmer | Episode 319

Ulrika Weijmer is a potter situated in Varberg, in the west coast of Sweden. Her first contact with clay was in 1982. Since then she never stopped learning and exploring the possibilities of clay. At first she worked as a journalist but for the last 10 years she is a full time potter. She has a large studio in an old bulls stable in the country side. Ulrika works mostly with stoneware and porcelain but also raku and sawdust firings.

Having a Message | Isaac Scott | Episode 318
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Having a Message | Isaac Scott | Episode 318

Isaac Scott is an Artist working and living in Seattle, WA. Isaac has been working with clay for over 9 years and his work is thrown on the potter's wheel and decorated with silkscreen images of himself and people/places that inspires him. The goal of Isaac's work is to inspire and uplift.

Branding for the Small Business | Lainey Fink Scott | Episode 317
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Branding for the Small Business | Lainey Fink Scott | Episode 317

Lainey Fink Scott is a ceramicist and designer based on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachussetts. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Graphic Design. There she enrolled in a ceramics class and fell in love with clay. After working with design firms in NYC and Boston, she teamed up with her husband/design partner, Ben Scott to form Bluerock Design. After moving to Martha’s Vineyard Lainey’s life shifted—she got back on the wheel and transformed her basement into a pottery workspace. While running Bluerock, her ceramics business has grown. This has allowed Lainey to hone her focus—creating structurally functional pieces that can be utilized every day. You can find Lainey most days arms deep in clay—throw, trim, glaze, repeat.

Pottery, Pets, and People | Hadley Sedgwick | Episode 316
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Pottery, Pets, and People | Hadley Sedgwick | Episode 316

Hadley Sedgwick is the owner, maker, and designer behind Hadley Clay Studio. Since 2009 Hadley has been creating custom pet mugs from her studio on a little island off the coast of Georgia. Hadley has a passion for animals, fascinated by color, and is a sucker for good design.

A Niche Clay Story- Vantiki | Henrik Van Ryzin | Episode 315
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A Niche Clay Story- Vantiki | Henrik Van Ryzin | Episode 315

Henrik Van Ryzin & Denise Van Ryzin make a variety of faux artifacts inspired by Polynesian Pop, adventure, exploration, and South Seas Mystery. Former Hollywood Artists (Henrik worked in Makeup FX, Denise in editing), they founded VanTiki Studio in 2001.

A Ceramicist Changes Countries | Daisy Cooper | Episode 314
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A Ceramicist Changes Countries | Daisy Cooper | Episode 314

After taking an evening class in ceramics, Daisy Cooper's practice has become mainly self taught. Daisy has also trained herself in the fine arts. Growing up in Scotland influences Daisy's work while searching for a sense of wilderness through form and colour and allowing each piece to bare the marks of the making process.

A Walk Through the Event | OPA | Episode 313
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A Walk Through the Event | OPA | Episode 313

The Oregon Potters Association has been a powerhouse her in the Pacific Northwest. With an entirely volunteer staff this organization has been able to put together the United States largest ceramic show called, Ceramic Showcase. The Ceramic Showcase has been an annual show that attracts collectors from all over the Northwest and beyond. Some of the nation's best potters and ceramic artists show and sell their work at this event. So I walked around the event and recorded a few conversations.

Making a Glassy Foot | Paul Ide | Episode 312
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Making a Glassy Foot | Paul Ide | Episode 312

Paul Ide is a diverse and accomplished artist who has exhibited his work throughout the United States. He received his undergraduate degree in Art from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2002. A potter, illustrator and muralist, he creates works that respond to the ever-changing seasons of his life. Having been greatly influenced early in life by the Hip Hop culture, his work, regardless the medium used, reveals this influence allowing him to visually communicate his ideas in a way that is deeply and personally rooted. Paul works at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota as the Center for Creativity Ceramic Studio Technician, and Social Outreach Coordinator.

The Jonescast is Casting Again | Brian R Jones | Episode 311
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The Jonescast is Casting Again | Brian R Jones | Episode 311

After a couple years of taking a break, Brian Jones is at it again with his groundbreaking podcast, The Jonescast. Brian was the first "real" podcast on the subject of ceramics and helped to pave the way for others like Ben Carter of Tales of the Red Clay Rambler and myself. So I am really excited to see Brian's show relaunching. So we grabbed the mics and had a talk and got caught up.

Lunch With Sculptors | Francoise LeClerc & Michelle Gregor | Episode 310
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Lunch With Sculptors | Francoise LeClerc & Michelle Gregor | Episode 310

I had the privilege of of having lunch with Michelle Gregor and Francoise LeClerc at the historic Huber's restaurant in downtown Portland, OR during NCECA 2017. It was such a delight spending time with them. The fun thing about this interview is that it took place during our lunch. So there is a lot of background noise and the sound of eating. But more importantly, there was a lot of deep discussion about the the life of artists.

Chillin' with Justin | Justin Reese | Episode 309
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Chillin' with Justin | Justin Reese | Episode 309

Justin Reese is a studio potter working out of his hometown of Youngstown, OH. Justin lives with his wife Bailey, daughter Mika, his dog Kuma, and the family's three cats. Justin has a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design, and this is where Justin's journey with pottery began. After three years focusing on traditional oil paint techniques, Justin developed a love for clay during his final year. Justin works primarily with porcelain, and his favorite form is the lidded jar. Justin is devoted to help create a culture full of creativity in Youngstown, and he also wish to reach out and educate others through social media.

Remembering | Robin Hopper | Episode 308
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Remembering | Robin Hopper | Episode 308

Robin Hopper passed away this past Thursday, April 6th, 2017. I had the privilege of interviewing him a little over a year ago. This is a replay of that episode without all the music and ads. The episode was titled, Die As An Individual. If you would like to read the Final Post written by his family, then please click HERE. If you would like to see the original show notes page for Robin Hopper, then click HERE.

From Professor to Proprietor | Brian Giniewski | Episode 307
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From Professor to Proprietor | Brian Giniewski | Episode 307

Brian Giniewski is a Philadelphia-based potter who works primarily with boutiques and design shops across the US and beyond. Over the last year Brian has been working full-time in the studio and thinking of his practice as a small business which feeds Brian's artistic curiosity while meeting the demands of the market.

A Good Look at Etsy | Karrita Renzelmann | Episode 306
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A Good Look at Etsy | Karrita Renzelmann | Episode 306

Karrita Renzelmann of Queen Bee Pottery fell in love with clay when her husband surprised her with a pottery wheel for her birthday in 2006. She began with introductory classes at the local college and couldn't get enough of the intrinsic feeling of delight, focus, and comfort that came with placing her hands in clay and creating. It was in the garden that the love of nature and creativity were planted in her heart. This love of unifying the beauty of nature with the creation of functional and decorative pottery is the inspiration for Queen Bee Pottery. The ongoing growth of her relationship with clay is nurtured with excitement and curiosity about how the journey will evolve and change in her lifetime. Karrita continues to be amazed, inspired, and grateful for the connections that her pottery creates with customers worldwide.

Some of His Process Explained | Steven Showalter | Episode 305
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Some of His Process Explained | Steven Showalter | Episode 305

Steven Showalter is a Potter and High School Art Teacher in Minnesota. His current work is inspired by his wood-firing experiences. His desire to capture the unpredictability of wood-firing led him to work extensively with glaze development to create a rich palette of runny glazes that are inspired by his surroundings.

Quick Convention Conversations | NCECA 2017 | Episode 304
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Quick Convention Conversations | NCECA 2017 | Episode 304

The star of today's episode is NCECA! Portland, OR was the host this year for the annual conference. Thousands of clay people invaded the city from all over the world. I personally met people that traveled from Norway, Australia, Canada, and Brazil. And of course, lots of people from the US.

I walked around the conference and related areas and had conversations with lots of different people. The show notes for this episode will have pictures of the people's work that I talked to, and links to their Instagram pages. They will be displayed in the order in which they appear in the episode. I think there is only one person that didn't have any point of contact for me to track down.

A Potter, An Entrepreneur | Jeff Rottman | Episode 303
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A Potter, An Entrepreneur | Jeff Rottman | Episode 303

As a full time Studio Potter since 2003, Jeff Rottman has developed a community studio with 32 members and launched a pottery tool company which is reaching across the globe. Jeff's entrance into being a studio potter started with a loss of a traditional job due to economic downturn. Jeff was energized by the cooking shows of the Food Network along with the melodies of Johnny Cash (Drive On).

Pottery as Cash | Sam Parry | Episode 302
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Pottery as Cash | Sam Parry | Episode 302

Sam Parry is an art teacher for the Meridian School District, a ski instructor at Jackson Hole Ski resort, and a ceramist. Throwing on the wheel has been a passion of Sam's since he was in high school. Making art that is both functional and beautiful is Sam's ultimate goal. Knowing that someone uses Sam's art in their daily lives is what he loves about making pottery.

A Community College Teacher | Howard Koerth | Episode 301
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A Community College Teacher | Howard Koerth | Episode 301

Howard Koerth is a nationally recognized ceramic artist currently residing in Oklahoma City, teaching at Rose State College. For the past 25 years his work has been included in invitational and juried exhibitions both national and internationally. In 2003 Mr. Koerth served as Artist in Residence at the Tainan National College of the Arts in Taiwan, an experience that influenced his current visual exploration.

Turning the Mic Around | Paul Blais | Episode 300
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Turning the Mic Around | Paul Blais | Episode 300

The mic gets turned around in this special episode of The Potters Cast: Some member of The Potters Business Mastermind interview me, Paul Blais. This is in celebration of hitting episode 300 and in honor of such a great accomplishment I asked for some volunteers from the mastermind group to spend some time with me on Google Hangouts and do a special edition for The Potters Cast. It was a lot of fun spending this special time with them and I am really happy to be able to share it with you. Our interviewers are Elizabeth Borowsky, Carly Gibran, Kathleen Blohm, and Bebe Federman.

Capturing Our Stories Before They're Lost | Luke Huling | Episode 299
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Capturing Our Stories Before They're Lost | Luke Huling | Episode 299

Luke Huling is a figurative sculptor from Harrisburg Pennsylvania. Luke graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in May of 2014 and received his BFA in ceramics and a minor in metalsmithing. For two years following undergrad Luke was the long term resident at The LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln Nebraska, teaching throwing, hand building, and introductory metals classes. Currently Luke is attending Indiana University in their MFA program located in Bloomington, Indiana. He continues to use clay and metal and combines them together in mixed media sculptures.

Making After Work | Paul Tholl | Episode 298
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Making After Work | Paul Tholl | Episode 298

Paul Tholl is a Wyoming-raised, Western Colorado-living potter, and Art educator. Paul received concurrent BA/BS from the University of a Wyoming in 2011 and has been living in Grand Junction, CO for the majority of the time since. Paul is married and has a 10 month old son.

Hacks to Grow the Business | Eunbi Cho | Episode 297
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Hacks to Grow the Business | Eunbi Cho | Episode 297

Eunbi Cho is a traditionalist with a contemporary approach. Eunbi's (pronounced Un-Be) work celebrates the spirited and special space that exists between structure and fluidity, precision, and poetry. Throughout her work, Eunbi reflects upon user/object interaction with unique and playful intention.

Eunbi spent her early childhood in Korea before moving with her family to Waterloo,Belgium. In her new surroundings Eunbi discovered a renewed sense of  freedom and the importance of creativity and individuality. After studying Fiber art in Korea, Eunbi moved to Los Angeles in 2011.

Eunbi is committed to creating unexpected and thoughtfully designed objects that embody her life's experie

Growlers, Brewers, & Doing Big Installations | Shay Church | Episode 296
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Growlers, Brewers, & Doing Big Installations | Shay Church | Episode 296

Shay Church is based in Kalamazoo, Mi. Shay is co-owner of Grayling Ceramics with his wife, Maura Church. For the past 18 years Shay has also created wet-clay and wood installations of whales, elephants, wolves, and trees left to decay in abandoned buildings, fields, parking lots, and galleries across North America.

Launching a Studio as an Event | Matthew Vrettas | Episode 295
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Launching a Studio as an Event | Matthew Vrettas | Episode 295

After starting pottery as a couple's hobby, Stephanie Yap and Matthew Vrettas started Ghost Wares together in their tiny home studio. After leaving his job in interior design, Matthew took over the making and day to day operations, whilst Stephanie is involved on a broader level, balancing this with her career as a freelance graphic designer.

Diversify to Thrive | Joan Bruneau | Episode 294
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Diversify to Thrive | Joan Bruneau | Episode 294

Joan Bruneau is a professional Studio Potter and Regular Part-Time Ceramics Faculty at NSCAD University. She maintains her studio/showroom, Nova Terra Cotta in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Joan was born in 1963 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her love of travel and food sparked her desire to become a potter after discovering the authentic cuisines and pottery traditions of Europe on a trip in 1983-84. She went on to earn her BFA from NSCAD University in 1988, and MFA from the University of Minnesota in 1993.

Bruneaus work is exhibited throughout North America and is in recognized private and public collections. Bruneaus work is also published in current Ceramics publications including the feature article Idyllic Place; The Work Of Joan Bruneau by Andrea Marquis in Ceramics Monthly magazine ( April 2014) the ebook, American iPottery by Kevin Hluch , 2014 and Mastering The Potter's Wheel by Ben Carter ( 2016)

Finding a Voice that Goes with Your Heart | Lesley McInally | Episode 293
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Finding a Voice that Goes with Your Heart | Lesley McInally | Episode 293

Lesley McInally completed her Bachelor of Design Honours Degree in Ceramics and Printmaking at Dundee University, Scotland. For the first 8 years of her career she worked as a full time professional ceramic artist producing both functional and decorative ceramics for galleries throughout the UK. Additionally she taught ceramics in various educational environments both to adults and children. In 2004 she immigrated to Canada where she continued her studio practice in Cookstown, Ontario. Since arriving in Canada Lesley developed her unique style of stretched slab hand built paperclay sculptures and vessels which contain a rich depth of surface texture. Incorporating her printmaking skills she has also developed a highly tactile surface using coloured porcelain slips, underglazes and a mono print technique. She continues to be invited to demonstrate her intriguing working methods to numerous guilds, educational establishments and arts associations throughout Ontario. Lesley has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and grants and exhibits her work nationally and internationally.  

Some Thoughts on Studio Practice | Daniel Gillberg | Episode 292
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Some Thoughts on Studio Practice | Daniel Gillberg | Episode 292

Daniel Gillberg is a Swedish maker situated in the Oslo area in Norway. By making playful functional pots for every day use, he seeks to promote the values and the use of hand made. His work mainly involve dark firing earthenware and slip, decorated with various decals, paper resists and luster.

Going Small to Go Big | Jon Almeda | Episode 291
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Going Small to Go Big | Jon Almeda | Episode 291

Jon Almeda is a miniature ceramic artist located in Tacoma, Washington. Raised in Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest Jon finds inspiration in the ever changing cloud formations in the sky and the movement of the tides. Jon’s practice is a response to the colors, energies, textures and composition of his life. Years ago he came across a book called “Creating Ceramic Miniatures” that dramatically changed his outlook and approach. He went the opposite direction and started to see how small he could throw. He discovered that working small was much harder than he imagined. After 15 years of creating miniatures he is still challenging himself to improve and to try new things with each kiln load. Almeda’s pieces are so impressive because without any scale or context they look exactly like their larger counterpart in detail and proportion.

Carving Through the Layers | Joshua Flicker | Episode 290
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Carving Through the Layers | Joshua Flicker | Episode 290

In 2005 Joshua Flicker completed a BFA in Art Education with an emphasis in ceramics.  That same year he moved to Salt Lake City, got married, and accepted a teaching job at Park City High School. He has been enjoying the mountains, sharing his art, and honing his craft ever since.

Binge Making in a Busy Life | Christopher Melia | Episode 289
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Binge Making in a Busy Life | Christopher Melia | Episode 289

Born and raised in Humble, Texas, Christopher Melia moved to Corpus Christi in 2001 to extend his education at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.  Shortly after engaging in ceramic courses offered at the university, he became an apprentice to a local studio potter, William Wilhelmi.  In 2006, he received his BFA in Ceramics.  He continued to work for Wilhelmi and take additional classes until moving to Denton, Texas for graduate school at the University of North Texas.  Chris finished his MFA in 2011.  He currently lives in Whitesboro TX with his wife and two sons, teaches at Little Elm High School, and makes work in his home studio.

Creativity in Making and Marketing | Noa Weintraub | Episode 288
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Creativity in Making and Marketing | Noa Weintraub | Episode 288

Noa Weintraub is an artist, and ceramicist based in London, UK. After completing her fine art degree at Chelsea College of Art, Noa launched her handbag label, selling one-off hand-painted handbags to exclusive boutiques and celebrity clients on both sides of the Atlantic. Simultaneously, she also began fashion styling, working closely with iconic art director Judy Blame. In 2007 she then redirected her career back to her fine art roots and became a full time artist and illustrator. Still very much inspired by fashion and her love of vintage, fabrics, textures and patterns, these continue to provide a constant reference point. In 2011 she enrolled onto a ceramics evening class and has not looked back since.

Making a Community Celebration Installation | Kim Lulashnyk, Hilde Lambrechts, & Kristen Davidson | Episode 287
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Making a Community Celebration Installation | Kim Lulashnyk, Hilde Lambrechts, & Kristen Davidson | Episode 287

Kirstin Davidson, Hilde Lambrechts and Kim Lulashnyk are three potters from the Ottawa Guild of Potters who have put together a community-based ceramic art installation of over 9000 roses, fleurs de lis and feathers as part of Canada's 150th year celebrations in 2017. Populace will be set in a park at the Canadian Museum of Nature and will be on display from June 17-September 4, 2017. Community studios, individual potters, high school students, seniors and members of the public will participate in guided making-sessions throughout the year. Kirstin, Kim and Hilde are honored to bring their love of clay into the community on behalf of the Ottawa Guild of Potters and share in the making of a significant public art inst

Making Community Happen | Sharon Greenwood | Episode 286
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Making Community Happen | Sharon Greenwood | Episode 286

Sharon Greenwood is a full time potter living in Portland, Oregon. She grew up outside of New Orleans and received her BFA from the University of Southern Mississippi in graphic design, with a minor in sculpture. This is where she first learned to love clay. After 15 years in advertising, she took a sabbatical and enrolled in a local clay class. She loved it so much, she decided to retire and start her second career as a potter. She works out of her home studio, creating wheelthrown, handcarved home decor and tableware that are inspired by the Oregon coast and her garden.

Having a Heart to Grow the Clay Community | Merle Lambeth | Episode 285
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Having a Heart to Grow the Clay Community | Merle Lambeth | Episode 285

San Diego potter, Merle Lambeth, is known for her delicately folded thin slabs of clay,use of textures and green glazes. Each piece shows her attention to detail and finishing. Merle's training is mainly through attending workshops. She splits her time between creating new work and managing Clay Artists of San Diego, a non-profit clay organization.

A Vulnerable Conversation of Life as as Artist | Jen Fontenella | Episode 284
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A Vulnerable Conversation of Life as as Artist | Jen Fontenella | Episode 284

Jen Fontanella is a ceramist in Overland Park, Kansas. She makes brightly colored contemporary pieces for the home and garden. Everything is made in small batches honoring the art of handmade. She’s a California native, a mother to a two-year-old, an ethnic food junkie and a craft beer enthusiast

A Teacher's Journey | Mike Flower | Episode 283
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A Teacher's Journey | Mike Flower | Episode 283

Mike Flower is a potter and teacher in Los Angeles, CA. Primarily an educator, his days are largely spent running a thriving high school studio that sees 200 students daily. He also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills. His ceramic work is mostly utilitarian.

Learning to Say "No." | Amy Hamley | Episode 282
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Learning to Say "No." | Amy Hamley | Episode 282

Amy Hamley is a ceramicist living and working in Berkeley, California. Her work draws inspiration from her travels and daily hikes around the Bay Area. She lives with her husband, Ryan, and her shih tzu, Perro.

A College Students Is Building Her Business | Sage Cortez | Episode 281
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A College Students Is Building Her Business | Sage Cortez | Episode 281

Sage Cortez is the hands of Hand & Fire Ceramics. Sage is a designer, ceramist, and craftswoman focusing on perfecting qualities of hand within functional tableware. Sage's work is intended to bring life to any table it is brought to--to be a refresher in a world of casted, symmetrical, and manufactured goods. Currently Sage is finishing up her BFA as a sculpture major in her hometown of Portland, Oregon. It is important to Sage that all her materials are locally sourced, food safe, and well made to provide you with the best quality to her ability. Hand & Fire is Sage's inspiration towards being creative every day; whether it be clay or flour, Sage always has her hands in something.

A Life of Change | Laurie Goldstein | Episode 280
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A Life of Change | Laurie Goldstein | Episode 280

Laurie Goldstein is a potter who is in love with ceramics, with function, with beauty. Laurie is a mother to two great kids and a wife to a great guy named Guy... Laurie was born in NYC and when she was 8 her family moved to Israel where Laurie grew up, went to school, served her 2 year compulsory army service, and got her BFA in set and costume for theatre. Laurie then returned to the states for studies at NYU and then Alfred University. Then back to Israel where Laurie started her studio 22 years ago and has been working away happily since.

In Between and On the Way | Chris Lively | Episode 279
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In Between and On the Way | Chris Lively | Episode 279

Chris is a ceramic artist living in Virginia He has been a ceramic artist for 14 years Chris is married to his wife, Jordan, who is also an artist and they have a 4 month old baby, Cambrie. He recently publish an article titled "Winter Blues" in Pottery Making Illustrated

Keeping Isolation at Bay | Leilani Trinka | Episode 278
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Keeping Isolation at Bay | Leilani Trinka | Episode 278

Leilani Trinka is a ceramic artist, born and raised in Hawaii but now living in Singapore. She works exclusively in porcelain and specializes in creating hand built objects with a functional approach. Her work is made from textured slabs, is generally small in scale, is highly detailed and meticulously crafted. Leilani is enthused by pattern and inspired by both the manmade and the natural worlds. She produces work that brings her joy and makes her smile.

Making a Job for Yourself | Elaine Fallon | Episode 277
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Making a Job for Yourself | Elaine Fallon | Episode 277

Elaine Fallon trained as a potter in Thomastown Pottery Skills course in Co Kilkenny. Elaine is now 45 years old, mother of 3, and a puppy. Elaine's husband is an architectural photographer and after the recession they jokingly set up what they call Brookwood Enterprises. (Brookwood is the name of the road they live on!) Donal moved from his studio from the city centre and built a studio next to Elaine's pottery. So Donal and Elaine have a very busy house with work, studio assistants, children, and everyday life mixed altogether.    Elaine makes functional wheel based work mostly in porcelain stoneware. Elaine lived in New York in her early twenties and used to take the train to Kew Gardens to splash around in a studio called the Potter's Wheel which still exists today! 

A Mug Club | Sarah Wolf | Episode 276
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A Mug Club | Sarah Wolf | Episode 276

Sarah is a ceramic artist in Portland, Oregon. Sarah's business, Wolf Ceramics, is just over a year old. Sarah found ceramics in high school and had a healthy clay obsession throughout college in eastern Washington while working on a degree in geochemistry. Sarah's initial years after college were spent traveling, farming in the San Juan Islands, and climbing in the Cascade Mountains. Sarah couldn't bring herself to get a real job in the field of geochemistry, and after seriously considering and then scraping the idea of architecture school, Sarah came back to clay.

Sarah decided to go back to school for ceramics and studied at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, where she hatched the idea for her business. A year and half ago, Sarah entered a matched savings grant program with Mercy Corps Northwest that supports new businesses. The funds from this grant came in August of 2016, kickstarted her business into a new space, and helped fund the purchase of studio equipment. Now that Sarah has a space of her own, she is taking on larger wholesale accounts with local businesses and eager to collaborate with other local businesses and crafts people!

Building Relationships with Clay | Adrienne Eliades | Episode 275
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Building Relationships with Clay | Adrienne Eliades | Episode 275

Adrienne Eliades is a studio artist living in Vancouver, Washington. She has been extremely fortunate to move all over the country for her work. A recent MFA graduate in Ceramics from the University of Florida in May 2016, Adrienne is currently working at the Ash Street Project in Portland, Oregon.

Decals & Pottery | Maggie Mae Beyeler | Episode 274
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Decals & Pottery | Maggie Mae Beyeler | Episode 274

Maggie Beyeler started her studio, Magpie Pottery in the desert outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico 17 years ago. Formally trained at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Maggie earned her MFA in ceramics in 1993. Since that time Maggie has operated her own studio, taught at various colleges and universities throughout the area, and has become known for her image transfer tableware.

Kickstarting the Studio... Again | Marla Benton | Episode 273
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Kickstarting the Studio... Again | Marla Benton | Episode 273

Marla Benton's work is colourful, humorous, and playful. Marla’s clay pieces are influenced by everyday adventures combined with nature, children, and daily living. Marla earned her education through the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, the Ontario College of Art and Design (BFA), and Nipissing University (BED). Through all her experiences, Marla has been exposed to many different materials. Marla found that clay is the most complimentary medium, as she loves to play in mud, sculpting three dimensional, fanciful objects that echo the joys in her life.

Build the List | Zoë Johnson | Episode 272
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Build the List | Zoë Johnson | Episode 272

Zoë Johnson is a ceramicist living and working on the Big Island of Hawaii. Much of her work occupies the space between functional and decorative, her vessels are embraced as physical representations of memory or gratitude, evoking a fleeting sea breeze or the salty reminiscence of a day at the beach.

A Beautiful Story of Relationships | Luke Eastop | Episode 271
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A Beautiful Story of Relationships | Luke Eastop | Episode 271

Luke Eastop is a ceramicist with a background in the creative arts, and more recently as a chef. Both occupations have informed the development of his work, focusing on pared-down ceramic pieces, exploring the basic material qualities of clay, form, function and utility. He started making ceramics following the passing away of his grandfather, British studio potter Geoffrey Eastop, and is currently working in his studio in Berkshire.

Build That Mail List | Connie Pike | Episode 270
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Build That Mail List | Connie Pike | Episode 270

Connie Pike started her clay journey in 1971 and since 1978 she has been making her full-time living  as a ceramic artist in Alberta, Canada.   Connie's approach to working with clay evolves as she investigate a balance between function and aesthetic. Shapes and designs build upon themselves and new versions of form and decoration filter through the body of work and refresh the process.  It is Connie's desire to create forms with rich surfaces. is interested in how her work can be used every day to bring art into our lives, enhancing our experience with food, adorning our homes, and providing a necessary ritual to nourish our soul and mind as well as our bodies. Connie is trying to make pottery that is successful in several ways: comfortable to use, enjoyable to look at, and interesting to think about.

Climbing the Mountain of Business Step by Step | Patty Bilbro | Episode 269
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Climbing the Mountain of Business Step by Step | Patty Bilbro | Episode 269

Patty Bilbro is a displaced southerner with a craft degree in clay and a BA in Psychology. She has been a resident artist at Odyssey Ceramic Arts and Baltimore Clayworks. Currently, Patty lives in Wilmington, DE and works out of her windowless leaky basement. She loves to teach.

Having The Side-Hustle to Support The Art | Theo Uliano | Episode 268
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Having The Side-Hustle to Support The Art | Theo Uliano | Episode 268

A lifelong native of the Philadelphia area, Theo Uliano completed his MFA in Ceramics at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia in 2011, after earning his BFA in Ceramics at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2007. Theo is currently Adjunct Professor in Ceramics at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and at Middlesex College in New Jersey. Recently Theo completed an artist residency at AIR Vallauris in the South of France and was also selected as an Emerging Artist 2015 by the publication Ceramics Monthly.

Getting All You Can From Workshops | Adam Field | Episode 267
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Getting All You Can From Workshops | Adam Field | Episode 267

Adam Field is fascinated with antique artifacts, the way they can speak of mastery of lost peoples, places, and cultures. This inspires Adam to create works that both radiate history and capture his own place and time. Adam's works toward a clean aesthetic that celebrates the masterful simplicity of antique Far Eastern pottery, while retaining the modest utility of colonial American wares. The surface of Adam's pottery is meticulously carved with intricate designs that borrow from nature and incorporate the human touch. Much of the carving on Adam's work is informed by the pattern languages found in indigenous fiber art, such as Hawaiian tapa, Incan cordage and Zulu basketry.

Building a Brand | Bhairavi Naik | Episode 266
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Building a Brand | Bhairavi Naik | Episode 266

Bhairavi Naik is a biochemistry graduate turned media professional. Bhairavi worked in several advertising agencies for many years, before finally accepting that she prefers clay over client servicing. As the senior partner at Curators of Clay, Bhairavi works at the studio as a potter and curator. Bhairavi mainly creates functional ceramics that can be used everyday. Curators of Clay's vision is simple, they want their work to be loved cherished and used everyday. Curators of Clay started out as a pursuit of beauty, peace, and happiness.

Some Insights on Becoming a Professor | Ron Geibel | Episode 265
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Some Insights on Becoming a Professor | Ron Geibel | Episode 265

Ron Geibel received his MFA from the University of Montana. Ceramics Monthly Magazine recognized Geibel as a 2015 emerging artist. Currently, Geibel is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. His work toys with the intersection of public vs. private and confronts matters concerning, sexuality, gender and identity.

 

Pine Needles and Pottery | Hannie Goldgewicht | Episode 264
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Pine Needles and Pottery | Hannie Goldgewicht | Episode 264

Hannie was born in San Jose, Costa Rica but also spent part of her childhood in New York. She graduated with honors from the Universidad De Costa Rica with a degree in Fine Arts. Although her major was sculpture she was interested in all mediums, experimenting with ceramics, wood, metal, stone, textiles, mosaic, handmade paper just to mention a few.

Hannie has participated in many collective art shows as well as being accepted into the Costa Rican National “Biennial” on numerous occasions.

Together with her husband Leo Gotlibowski they created “Lugar del Espiral” to combine their talent as artists. They have worked together on many projects. They received high praise for their work for the Costa Rican Pre-Columbian Gold Museum where 8 life size human indigenous sculptures they made are on permanent display. They have recently moved with their son to Los Angeles to embark on a new life and creative career.

An Installation Artist Business | Gregory Miller | Episode 263
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An Installation Artist Business | Gregory Miller | Episode 263

Gregory Miller is known for his sculptural ceramic installations. Gregory's style includes various forms and finishes to create a metaphoric microcosm of subjects. Gregory uses an array of clay bodies, from porcelain to stoneware, with each piece hand formed with textures, mixed media and glazes to create the desired effect.

Website for the Potter | Mallorie Terranova | Episode 262
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Website for the Potter | Mallorie Terranova | Episode 262

Mallorie Terranova was born in Richmond, VA and raised in Huntersville, NC. After graduating high school, she moved to Wilmington, NC to attend the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Mallorie eventually found her way into the Studio Art program, where she got her hands in clay for the first time, and fell head over heels for the ceramic craft. In December 2015 she graduated from UNC Wilmington, earning a Studio Art Degree with a concentration in Ceramics. While still in school she founded her own pottery business, Jars of Dust. She is driven by being able to create functional vessels, essentially from dust and water, that can be used every single day. Now Mallorie is living on Hatteras Island off the coast of North Carolina with her husband, PJ, and their chocolate lab, Brown Bear. Currently, she is working at a pottery studio called Kinnakeet Clay where she teaches several different classes, as well as striving to grow her own business.

The Balance Approach to Giving | Yoshi Fujii | Episode 261
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The Balance Approach to Giving | Yoshi Fujii | Episode 261

Yoshi Fujii received a B.F.A from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2002 and a M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University in 2008. Yoshi was selected as a recipient of the 2008-09 Lormina Salter Fellowship from Baltimore Clayworks where he currently serves as a resident artist, instructor, and gallery manager.

 

How to Get Your Work Known | Lorna Meaden | Episode 260
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How to Get Your Work Known | Lorna Meaden | Episode 260

Lorna Meaden grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago. She received a B.A. from Fort Lewis College in 1994, and an MFA in ceramics from Ohio University 2005. She has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, and at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. Her work is represented my several national galleries. She has taught numerous workshops nationally and internationally, in addition to being featured as a demonstrator and lecturer at the National Council on Education in Ceramic Arts, and Utilitarian Clay V: Celebrate the Object. Lorna is currently a studio potter in Durango, CO.

Ideas on Building a Foundation for an Art Business | John Newdigate | Episode 259
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Ideas on Building a Foundation for an Art Business | John Newdigate | Episode 259

John Newdigate has worked as a professional artist and ceramist since 1991, exploring the properties of many different materials, including metal, paper, fibre, plastic, paint and clay. In ceramics John has specialised in high-fired translucent carved porcelain and reduction-fired celadon glazes. John's work is mostly functional, as it enriches day-to-day life, bringing art and design, imagination and inspiration into otherwise ordinary moments. John does not believe in being different for difference´s sake; instead he has respect for tradition, without being bound to it. The most important theme in John's work, and his constant inspiration, is the ever-changing sea, which has always fascinated John - not just the creatures in it, but also the interplay of light and water. From the ordered chaos of white horses on a choppy sea to the synergy of a school of anchovies, there seems to be enough inspiration in and around the sea and its shores to last many lifetimes.

Some Thoughts on Surviving in a Small Town | Kelly Lever & Adam Russel | Episode 258
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Some Thoughts on Surviving in a Small Town | Kelly Lever & Adam Russel | Episode 258

Wife and husband team, Kelly Lever and Adam Russel co-own Key West Pottery. Their studio and gallery are in the southern most city of the United States, Key West, Florida. Formally trained as painters, Kelly and Adam both take a very colorful and charismatic approach to their ceramic work, which is reflective of the tropical island they call home. Kelly and Adam are creating a modern interpretation of an ancient art form.

A New Zealand Potter | Sue Scobie | Episode 257
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A New Zealand Potter | Sue Scobie | Episode 257

At the end of 2008 Sue Scobie switched from a career as an environmental scientist to working with clay full-time. Sue spent 2009 finishing a Diploma in Ceramics (by distance from Otago Polytechnic). Since then she has continued developing her simple vessel-based forms in colored clay, inspired by landscapes and the environment.

Talking Over a Business | Lina Alvarez | Episode 256
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Talking Over a Business | Lina Alvarez | Episode 256

Lina Alvarez was drawn to art at an early age. Before moving to Los Angeles in 2006, Lina graduated from the University of Georgia, where she taught art to children at Lyndon House Arts Center and earned her BA in Studio Art with a concentration in Ceramics. Originally from Medellin, Colombia, Lina's art is a hybrid of cultures and embodies many qualities—some pieces may be precise and simple, while others are loose and organically shaped. Lina currently focuses on chic and functional utilitarian pottery, which is available inside Good Dirt LA’s artist shop and on Etsy. Lina believes in cultivating creativity and encourages her students to leave their expectations behind. “The creating and making processes are truly therapeutic and enjoyable for me,” she says. “But nothing brings me more joy than knowing that others actually use my work as part of their daily routines. It’s that tea they have before bedtime, or the coffee that helps them start the day. It’s like I’m passing along a little bit of my love to them, since I feel that each of my pieces were created with the most loving of intentions.”

Finding the Passion | Elizabeth Borowsky | Episode 255
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Finding the Passion | Elizabeth Borowsky | Episode 255

Elizabeth b. Borowsky is a ceramic artist living and working in the beautiful countryside of South Carolina.  She received a BFA from Clemson University with an emphasis in sculpture.  She launched Elizabeth b. Ceramics in 2014.  Her work is elegant, functional, and often carved or pierced with clean, graceful lines.

A Family Fit | Tim Kowalczyk | Episode 254
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A Family Fit | Tim Kowalczyk | Episode 254

Tim Kowalczyk did his undergrad at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and majored in Art Education and Ceramics, with a minor Art History. Tim took a year off before attending Illinois State University for Tim's MFA in Ceramics. In 2011 Tim graduated and moved to a small town 30 minutes north of Normal called Minonk, which is where Tim lives and works. 

A Pot-Ographer | Helen Levi | Episode 253
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A Pot-Ographer | Helen Levi | Episode 253

Helen Levi grew up in the East Village of New York City. Helen's first encounter with clay was as a young child in an after school event. For college she studied photography which became a great compliment to her work as a ceramicist. As an adult she did a number of part-times jobs to make a living as an artist living in New York and teaching pottery classes was one of them. Helen set up her own studio where she makes beautiful stoneware ceramics in Brooklyn.

A Path to a Happy Place | Amy Fields | Episode 252
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A Path to a Happy Place | Amy Fields | Episode 252

Amy Fields was born and grew up in Buffalo, NY. Amy was introduced to clay when she was about 8 years old. She received her BFA from the NYSCC@Alfred University with a concentration in ceramics. Lured by the landscape, Amy eventually moved out to Portland, Oregon. Amy feels very lucky to have landed at Stark Street Studios among artists and potters that she admires.

Art Therapy | Cindy Gibson | Episode 251
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Art Therapy | Cindy Gibson | Episode 251

Cindy Gibson is a wood fire/soda fire potter who hails from Ruston, Louisiana. She earned a BFA from Louisiana Tech University. After graduating she spent two years in Goshen, IN interning with several area potters. She recently moved to Brevard, NC to further her ceramic career. Her extraterrestrial body of work combines functional and sculptural elements into a short story about the effects we have in this universe. In addition, she creates exotic and domestic wooden earrings that you can use for pottery tools.

Starting Fresh | Mollie Jenkins | Episode 250
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Starting Fresh | Mollie Jenkins | Episode 250

Born and raised in Columbus, GA Mollie took her first ceramics class in High School and from then on has had a passion for turning clay into functional items. While attending Auburn University she began to sell her pottery and then started Mollie Jenkins Pottery. Upon graduating with a BFA from Auburn in May 15’ Jenkins moved back to Columbus to focus on her business and in February she made the move to Nashville, TN where she has since been growing her business and pursuing pottery as a career.

Building a Community Center | Tallie Maughan | Episode 249
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Building a Community Center | Tallie Maughan | Episode 249

Tallie Maughan is the Founder of Turning Earth, the open-access ceramics studio in Hoxton East London. Once a hobby-maker herself, now Tallie's passion is to help new makers make their first steps in the craft - for business or for pleasure - and to support those that are ready to launch themselves into a full-time making career.

Getting Into Shows | Keaton Skyles | Episode 248
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Getting Into Shows | Keaton Skyles | Episode 248

Keaton Skyles is a 29 year old ceramic artist and has been working with clay for 15 years. In 2010 Keaton earned his BA in psychology at Boise State University. In 2011 Keaton set up his own ceramic studio space. Keaton's work ranges from raku and saggar to large stoneware forms and functional porcelain.

Some High School Teachers | Kevin Kowalski & Michael Millam | Episode 247
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Some High School Teachers | Kevin Kowalski & Michael Millam | Episode 247

Kevin Kowalski has always been one to work with his hands since an early age. He had a fascination with the process of how things worked and how things were made and not just the finished product. Kevin started with pottery in his Junior year of High school and fell in love with the clay process. Kevin  was finally able to work from start to finish with clay and could learn along the way.   Kevin went on to received a BFA in Ceramics and BA in Art education from California State University, Fullerton. He took a year off after Graduation to travel and taught English in Taiwan where he met a local potter and studied with him for 10 weeks. During this time Kevin learned new throwing techniques and began a love for the moon vase form and developed a vast taste of tea.  After returning to California Kevin got his teaching credential and landed an art position in the same district he was a student. Two years later Kevin transferred to Esperanza High School where he is currently teaching 5 periods of Ceramics.   Kevin works out of his home studio where he has recently been using Periscope to connect with the pottery community. Kevin also uses Instagram and Facebook to help market his artwork and has an Etsy shop where he sells his pottery.  

Michael Millam was born and raised in Southern, California and graduated high school in 1999. Michael  attended California State University Fullerton, earning a BA in art education in 2006. He then spent his first 6 years teaching traditional black and white and digital photography at Kennedy High School. In 2012 Michael moved to Western High School to teach ceramics. In June of 2015 Michael completed a Masters in Art Education from Boston University.  Michael was a presenter at NAEA convention and spoke on the subject of high school students using ceramics to communicate identity. Michael also participated on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson and served on the California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA) Art Content Expert Panel.

Being a Mom and a Maker | Joy Tanner | Episode 246
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Being a Mom and a Maker | Joy Tanner | Episode 246

Joy Tanner has been a studio potter in Bakersville, NC for 12 years. She received a BFA in Ceramics at UT Chattanooga, was a Resident Artist at the Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts and the EnergyXChange.

Eliminating Expectation | Steven Young Lee | Episode 245
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Eliminating Expectation | Steven Young Lee | Episode 245

Steven Young Lee has been the resident artist director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana since 2006. His work has been collected by the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum, the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, Korea, as well as many private collections.Steve received his BFA and MFA in Ceramics from Alfred University. Originally from Chicago, he lives in Helena with his wife, Lisa and their son and daughter Gavin and Florence.

Finding Your Market | Mitchell Spain | Episode 244
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Finding Your Market | Mitchell Spain | Episode 244

Mitchell Spain received his BFA and MFA in ceramics at The University of Iowa and the University of Kansas respectively. He has exhibited nationally and internationally receiving awards for his trompe l'oeil ceramic works. He currently resides near Des Moines, Iowa working as a full-time studio artist.

The Therapy of Clay | Ashleigh Christelis | Episode 243
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The Therapy of Clay | Ashleigh Christelis | Episode 243

Ashleigh Christelis is a Full time potter living in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ashleigh runs her own teaching studio at a community center and has been working with clay for nearly 20 years! Ashleigh did full time apprenticeship with Kim Sacks that lasted for 4 years. Since then Ashleigh has been running studios on and off. She worked as a woodwork teacher at The Waldorf school in Johannesburg for nearly 6 years during which time clay took a bit of a backseat. Ashleigh works mainly in high fired oxidation 1260c/cone 9 porcelain and stoneware.

Making a Way | Amanda Dobbratz | Episode 242
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Making a Way | Amanda Dobbratz | Episode 242

Amanda Dobbratz graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, UK, with a Masters in Research in Creative Practice. Amanda makes functional, complex ceramics, which marry the whimsical with the pragmatic, often conveying a sense of play and humor. Amanda is a 2015 Anonymous Potter Studio Fellow and currently works as Northern Clay Center’s Marketing and Communications Associate.

 

Giving Life to Clay | Lara Zilibowitz | Episode 241
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Giving Life to Clay | Lara Zilibowitz | Episode 241

Lara Zilibowitz is a yoga teacher and ceramicist living in Sydney, Australia with a longstanding passion for creative expression through the body. She always been fascinated by the Hindu and Buddhist symbolism of the ‘mandala’, a representation of the microcosm and the macrocosm of the universe. All her ceramic pieces are thrown on the wheel, painted with underglaze and carved into using sgraffito method. The process of carving each mandala is spontaneous, she sits in front of the clay canvas with no plan, giving her hand free reign. Lara approaches working with the clay as a meditation practice.

A Professor's Journey | Samuel Johnson | Episode 240
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A Professor's Journey | Samuel Johnson | Episode 240

Samuel Johnson was born on the Eastern prairie of the Red River Valley in 1973. After studying painting and ceramics at the University of Minnesota at Morris, he served a three and half year apprenticeship in pottery under Richard Bresnahan. In 2000, he was invited as a guest of Denmark’s Design School to study Scandinavian Ceramic design in Copenhagen; while also working at the International Ceramic Center in Skaelskor and as an assistant in private porcelain studios. After working for a short period in a studio in New York, he traveled to Japan as a studio guest of Koie Ryoji. In 2005, Johnson earned graduate degrees in fine art from the University of Iowa. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Artaxis.org, and international artist organization, and is an Associate Professor of Art at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in Central Minnesota.

A Sense of Belonging | Bryan Hopkins | Episode 239
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A Sense of Belonging | Bryan Hopkins | Episode 239

Bryan Hopkins went to college to study mathematics, and later earned an MFA in Ceramics from SUNY New Paltz. He lives in Buffalo, NY. Bryan’s personal research in ceramics centers on the vessel- both utilitarian and sculptural. He teaches at Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, NY.

 

A Raku Potter | Eric Stearns | Episode 238
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A Raku Potter | Eric Stearns | Episode 238

Eric Stearns earned his BA from Doane College and MFA from Fort Hays State University in Kansas, returning to Doane to teach after graduation. When not teaching, Eric creates sculptural pierced raku-fired art with a eye toward precision while emphasizing his mathematical patterns.

Instagram Lessons | Anne Pryde | Episode 237
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Instagram Lessons | Anne Pryde | Episode 237

Anne Pryde is a professional ceramic artist working from her home-based studio in Hatchet Lake Nova Scotia. A graduate of NSCAD University, Anne has been working as a professional in clay since 2006. Her recent work can be found in a variety of galleries and gift shops in Atlantic Canada. Anne's work is influenced by wild medicinal plants, agricultural practices and a strong tradition of pottery in Nova Scotia.

Being An Assistant | Garrett DeLooze | Episode 236
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Being An Assistant | Garrett DeLooze | Episode 236

Garrett DeLooze is a wood fire potter from Annapolis, Maryland, currently working in Gishen, Indiana. Garrett received his BFA from Frostburg State University in 2012 and stayed an extra year to be the ceramic lab tech/teaching assistant. The following year Garrett was a production potter for a center helping adults with developmental disabilities gain employment through a day program. At the beginning of 2015, Garrett moved to Goshen, Indiana to be Justin Rothshank's assistant.

Some Thoughts On Social Media | Matthew Schiemann | Episode 235
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Some Thoughts On Social Media | Matthew Schiemann | Episode 235

Matthew Schiemann is a second-generation potter that grew up watching and helping his dad create ceramic works. This early exposure taught Matt to appreciate the handmade object and eventually to choose the field of ceramics for himself. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Sculpture and Ceramics from Ashland University in 2005 and his Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2009.

While in graduate school, Matt worked as Harris Deller’s personal assistant and as a Teaching Assistant for the wheel throwing and industrial design courses. During this time, he began building his own body of work focused on functional pottery fired in atmospheric kilns.

After graduating from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Matt was accepted as an artist in residence at the St. Petersburg Clay Company. Shortly after being accepted as A.I.R. Matt became an adjunct professor at Eckerd College for PEL program’s ceramics department. In October of 2010, Matt became co-owner/director of the St. Petersburg Clay Company.

Rekindling a Love for Clay | Sarah Thompson | Episode 234
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Rekindling a Love for Clay | Sarah Thompson | Episode 234

Sarah Thompson works with porcelain and throws it mostly on her potters wheel. Sarah hand paints botanical motifs on the surface of each pot, and then glazes them in her own colors. Sarah's work is functional ceramics.

Finding Values | Robert Piepenburg | Episode 232
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Finding Values | Robert Piepenburg | Episode 232

Robert Piepenburg was born in Detroit, MI and received his Bachelor’s, Master’s degree and MFA degree from Eastern Michigan University. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, three Michigan Council for the Arts Creative Artists Grants and an Outstanding Teacher of the Year award from Oakland Community College.  His works appear in public and private collections from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Getting Past the Fear of Waste | Ian F. Thomas | Episode 232
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Getting Past the Fear of Waste | Ian F. Thomas | Episode 232

Ian F. Thomas is an installation artist living in Slippery Rock, PA and works at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. Ian holds a BFA from Slippery Rock University and an MFA from Texas Tech University. Ian received additional training at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia, and The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China.

 

A Family Story of Clay | Risa Nishimori | Episode 231
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A Family Story of Clay | Risa Nishimori | Episode 231

Risa Nisimori has been working and teaching ceramics at her studio, N.Y. Togei Kyoshitsu in New York City. Risa studied proper wheel throwing in Japan, but Risa's preferred method is Nerikomi, using different mixed clays and creating new and interesting patterns.

A Woman in Art | Lauren Gallaspy | Episode 230
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A Woman in Art | Lauren Gallaspy | Episode 230

Lauren Gallaspy received her BFA in ceramics at the University of Georgia in 2005 and her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2007. From 2009 to 2012, Gallaspy served as co-director and owner of Trace Gallery in Athens, Georgia alongside artist, educator, and collector Andy Nasisse. In 2013, she was recognized by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts as an Emerging Artist in the field. Additionally, she was one of 25 artists awarded the prestigious Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptors Grant for 2012. Her work has been featured in Ceramics:Art & Perception, Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics Now, Clay Times, Lark Book's The Best of 500 Ceramics and 500 Cups, Rocky Mountain Artists, and the recently published Glaze: The Ultimate Ceramic Artist's Guide to Glaze and Color.  Gallaspy has exhibited nationally and internationally in over 60 group and solo exhibitions since 2007, including in the highly publicized “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now” at Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas.  Lauren was an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts from 2012 to 2015 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She is currently a long term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana.

A Skutt Champion | Herrick Smith | Episode 229
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A Skutt Champion | Herrick Smith | Episode 229

Herrick Smith is a current MFA candidate at Fort Hays State University. Smith enjoys wood and soda firing as well as casting various metals. His ceramic work focuses on vessels while the cast work is abstracted and organic. After graduation Smith hopes to teach college ceramics and/or sculpture.

 

Making a Choice to Be What You Want | Nikki Mizak | Episode 228
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Making a Choice to Be What You Want | Nikki Mizak | Episode 228

Nikki Mizak is a potter in North Carolina who makes functional pottery featuring hand painted animals and slip trailed texture. Nikki finds inspiration in nature so Nikki features chicken in much of her work. She has a real talent at capturing the individual chicken's personalities on her pots. 

 

Doing Things They Say You Can't Do | Emily Free Wilson | Episode 227
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Doing Things They Say You Can't Do | Emily Free Wilson | Episode 227

Emily Free Wilson is a ceramic artist and entrepreneur in Helena, Montana. She runs her pottery business Free Ceramics and the Studio Art Center, with her husband Matt Wilson. In 2014, Emily and Matt purchased an old funeral home and have converted into an art center. Emily recently retired from 10 years as the gallery director at the Archie Bray Foundation.

Living the Experiment | Rachel Donner | Episode 226
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Living the Experiment | Rachel Donner | Episode 226

Rachel Donner is a full time potter living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She grew surrounded by art and history in the small town of Taos, NM. Rachel studied ceramics at the University of Northern Colorado and went on to do a few residencies and assistantships before settling back in New Mexico, for the time being.

Periscope for Potters | Neil Celani | Episode 225
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Periscope for Potters | Neil Celani | Episode 225

Neil Celani makes functional pottery and does most of his firing in a soda kiln that Neil built. Neil is influenced by the psychedelia found in nature. He loves music and dancing and doesn't let algorithms choose what he listens to. Oh, and fire rules.

 

Bringing A Message to Your Work | Jessica Putnam-Phillips | Episode 224
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Bringing A Message to Your Work | Jessica Putnam-Phillips | Episode 224

Jessica Putnam-Phillips is a ceramic artist, USAF Veteran, illustrator and activist. She received her MFA from the Art Institute of Boston and her BA from UNC-Wilmington. She was a resident artist at SCAC and recently attended residencies at Haystack and AIR Vallauris. She currently teaches ceramics at CCV and VAE.

The Value of the Apprenticeship | Clary Illian | Episode 223
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The Value of the Apprenticeship | Clary Illian | Episode 223

Clary Illian is a true treasure for the clay community around the world. Her book, A Potter's Workbook, has been played an important role in the development of potters' skill and understanding of clay and making. An award winning documentay, A Year in the Life, focused on her work and principles. PBS also featured her work in Craft in America. Having studied as an apprentice in Bernard Leach's St. Ives Studio, Clary eventually made her way back to the United States and set up a studio in Ely, Iowa. For over half a century Clay has worked in earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain with the idea of making pottery for ordinary people at affordable prices.

Scientist to Ceramicist | Anna Mulders | Episode 222
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Scientist to Ceramicist | Anna Mulders | Episode 222

Anna Mulders studied and worked in science while taking evening classes in art, including over ten years of sculpture and five years of ceramic courses. Since the end of 2013 Anna's focus has moved from science to art. One of Anna's favorites are coffee cups with rich colors and random effect due to glaze dripping or irregular firing.

 

The Potter & The Actor | Peter Sheldon & Ellen Woglom | Episode 221
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The Potter & The Actor | Peter Sheldon & Ellen Woglom | Episode 221

Sheldon Ceramics is located in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. Sheldon Ceramics is owned and operated by ceramic artist, Peter Sheldon, and all around awesome fiancé and business partner, Ellen Woglom. Together, Peter and Ellen create beautiful, one-of-a-kind, functional wares and accents for the home. Each piece is crafted by Peter to embrace the unique variations and personality of the materials. Peter and Ellen hope to provide something that will be used and enjoyed for years to come. Whether shared around a dinner table with friends and family, or displaying fresh-cut flowers, their pieces are designed to enhance the home.

Geekin' Out On Instagram | Tom Kemp | Episode 220
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Geekin' Out On Instagram | Tom Kemp | Episode 220

Tom Kemp is relatively new to pottery. Tom has spent the past four years as a part-time self-learning with a few courses thrown in. For many years Tom studied lettering and formal writing which translated into an abstract painting technique which Tom now applies to his pots. Tom also trained as a computer scientist.

Mastering The Potters Wheel | Ben Carter | Episode 219
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Mastering The Potters Wheel | Ben Carter | Episode 219

Ben Carter returns for a third appearance on The Potters Cast. This time he talks about his new book, Mastering The Potter's Wheel. That isn't all that we talk about, but it is a big piece of the action. So Enjoy today's episode with Ben Carter.

Playing with Sharks | Patrick Gibson | Episode 218
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Playing with Sharks | Patrick Gibson | Episode 218

Patrick Gibson focus is on creating ceramics to enhance people's everyday rituals. Eating meals together, drinking a cup of tea, or even grabbing that morning cup of coffee, can be transformed from something ordinary into a meaningful experience through the use of beautiful and thoughtfully designed vessels. Patrick enjoys clean lines and utilizes surface design that favors spontaneity over more laborious techniques. Patrick glazes impart an ethereal buoyancy and calming serenity to the pots.

Starting Out | Jordan Jones | Episode 217
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Starting Out | Jordan Jones | Episode 217

Jordan Jones is a potter living in Freeland, WA who recently completed a 3-year apprenticeship with Robbie Lobell. She creates functional pottery in a home studio that she shares with her housemate Clovy Tsuchiya. Part-time, she glazes & fires kilns for Cook on Clay. Aside from clay, she enjoys animals and plants.

Impact of Encouragement | Nick DeVries | Episode 216
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Impact of Encouragement | Nick DeVries | Episode 216

After graduating from St John University in 2001 with a major in art, Nick DeVries has worked as a production potter, taught classes at local art centers, and since 2011 he has pursued his studio work full time. Nick has exhibited his work nationally and maintains a studio in Minneapolis MN.

Better Together | Jenn Gauer & Meghan Radick | Episode 215
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Better Together | Jenn Gauer & Meghan Radick | Episode 215

Jenn Gauer and Meghan Radick make pottery that is functional and lovely. Jenn uses a fine porcelain and throws the pieces on a potter’s wheel, and Meghan decorates them using cake decorating techniques. Each bowl, cup or vase feels great and looks elegant—this is art that you are meant to use and enjoy!

Social Media Testing | Joseph Travis | Episode 214
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Social Media Testing | Joseph Travis | Episode 214

Joseph Travis is a maker of functional ceramic objects, which are either filmed or live streamed straight from the Red Fox Pottery Studio. Currently Joseph is updating his pottery portfolio and placing the rest into an archive. Digital Ceramics Researcher: Joseph is currently a research student within MIRIAD at Manchester Metropolitan University, researching how we can use e-learning to help teach traditional skills like ceramics.

Giving Art | Kim Press | Episode 213
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Giving Art | Kim Press | Episode 213

Kim Press likes to think of her work as her story. Each piece of art that Kim makes is a feeling, a thought, or a small moment in her life that is screaming to get out. Kim loves that she can make things that are uniquely her own. In a time where you can have anything you desire delivered to your doorstep with the click of a button, Kim loves that she is able to create things that require time to make. For Kim, being a maker in a world run by machines is incredibly gratifying. Kim's work is Kim's story. Kim's work is Kim.

The Joy of Starting Over | Annie Chrietzberg | Episode 212
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The Joy of Starting Over | Annie Chrietzberg | Episode 212

Annie Chrietzberg took her first ceramics class in 1991, and then went on to acquire both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Ceramics. In addition to making and selling work, she has written more than twenty articles for Pottery Making Illustrated, taught at the college level, and has given workshops around the country and in Canada.

Drips That Touch The Soul | Branan Mercer| Episode 211
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Drips That Touch The Soul | Branan Mercer| Episode 211

Branan Mercer graduated with a BFA in Ceramics from Auburn University in 2008. After graduation, he spent two years in St. Petersburg Florida as a resident artist at the Craftsman House Gallery and four years in Fairhope Alabama as Studio Manager and Instructor at The Kiln Studio and Gallery. Currently he resides in Birmingham Alabama where he is setting up a private studio.

Makers and Sellers | Ceramic Showcase 2016 | Episode 210
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Makers and Sellers | Ceramic Showcase 2016 | Episode 210

The Ceramic Showcase in Portland Oregon in the largest ceramic showcase and sale in the United States. I am fortunate enough to live within a few minutes of the event. So I grabbed my recording equipment and headed down to the event. The work was amazing and the people are even better. Here are just a few examples of the great people and work that was found in the halls of the event.

"There's Always a Market" | Sikiu Perez | Episode 209
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"There's Always a Market" | Sikiu Perez | Episode 209

Sikiu Perez was born in Venezuela. At early age, Sikiu started art school, where her father worked teaching ceramics. While in Venezuela, Sikiu acquired an Advertising and Marketing degree. In 2001 Sikiu moved to The United States, where she now lives with her husband who built her studio on the shore of a beautiful lake.

Art by Fuzzy | Brandon Schwartz | Episode 208
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Art by Fuzzy | Brandon Schwartz | Episode 208

Brandon Schwartz is a full time Title 1 teacher, husband and father. He is also a part time potter, photographer, and designer. He grew up in Brooklyn, MI, earned an Art Ed degree at Huntington University and currently lives and works near Goshen, IN. He is currently focused on wheel thrown, functional pottery fired to cone 6 in oxidation.

Business Philosophy for Potters | Will McCanless | Episode 207
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Business Philosophy for Potters | Will McCanless | Episode 207

Will McCanless is a second generation potter from Seagrove, NC. Will has been very fortunate to have been exposed from an early age to some of the best potters in the country while living and training in Seagrove, NC. Will's training has primarily been on an apprenticeship basis early in life with his parents, which was then followed by lots of informal travel and exposure related to all things clay. Will does a variety of styles and he is striving always to evolve.

Doing Sales a Little Different | Marianne Tolosa | Episode 206
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Doing Sales a Little Different | Marianne Tolosa | Episode 206

Marianne Tolosa is a ceramic Artist living and working in Northern Virginia. Marianne makes functional, whimsical, wheel-thrown, and hand-built pottery! Marianne's background is in oil painting -> teaching english overseas -> interior design -> coffee -> graphic design -> pottery. A very round about creative route!

The Hashtag Filing System | Didem Mert | Episode 205
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The Hashtag Filing System | Didem Mert | Episode 205

 

Didem Mert was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. She was featured on the cover of Pottery Making Illustrated’s January/Febuary 2016 issue. Mert was included on C File’s list of 15 Potters to Watch in 2016. Didem is currently attending Edinboro University’s MFA (ceramics) program and is expected to graduate in 2017.

 

"It was an Accident" | William Baker | Episode 204
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"It was an Accident" | William Baker | Episode 204

William Baker is a full time studio potter living in the mountains of western North Carolina. His work begins on the wheel, and is focused on refined forms subjected to the intense atmosphere of a wood fired kiln. When not in the studio, he is often found building kilns for other clay folk.

A Student's Search for Direction | Hedy Yang | Episode 203
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A Student's Search for Direction | Hedy Yang | Episode 203

Hedy Yang is a sophomore at the University of Michigan. Her interest in ceramics began in her senior year of high school where she was afforded an amazing space to work in and a creative teacher to provide inspiration. When she’s not in class, she spends her days in the studio trying new techniques and styles of work.

 

The Social Media Boost | Brooke Millecchia | Episode 202
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The Social Media Boost | Brooke Millecchia | Episode 202

While most of Brooke Millecchia's work begins on the wheel, the majority of her time is spent altering the form and manipulating the surface with texture. She further works the surfaces by applying a bold, but warm color palate.  Brooke allows her work to evolve while working in the studio.  She has never kept a sketchbook.

 

Business Made Easy | Stine Dulong | Episode 201
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Business Made Easy | Stine Dulong | Episode 201

The SkandiHus brand is inspired by a love for Scandinavian design in which beauty is radiated through light colours, the ample use of natural materials, minimalism and functionality. Like many Scandinavian designers before her, Stine believes that quality design should be affordable, stylish and relevant to the modern human being by providing minimal distraction and maximum functionality and beauty. Stine both throws and hand-builds her pieces. It is very important to her to minimise her impact on the world in which she lives, so she reuses materials whenever possible and many of her pieces are made from reclaimed waste clay from her students and fellow studio members. Before becoming a full time ceramic artist, Stine worked in London, England as a lawyer, never quite feeling fulfilled or happy. She says that quitting her job to follow her dreams was the best decision that she ever made.

 

Room Shows, World Records, Ceramics | NCECA | Episode 200
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Room Shows, World Records, Ceramics | NCECA | Episode 200

NCECA 2016, 50th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

This is a recap of my visit to NCECA. I brought my mic along with me and did the man-on-the-street style of meeting the people of NCECA. In this second installment I talked with:

Troy BungartNikki JohnsonKwok Pong "Bobby" TsoIan ThomasJonah AmadeusJoel CherricoJess & Jamie WadeShannon Garson

From Punker to Potter | Osa Atoe | Episode 199
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From Punker to Potter | Osa Atoe | Episode 199

Osa Atoe started taking community pottery classes in New Orleans in the fall of 2012. Osa quickly became obsessed with the medium so she made a small in-home studio for herself in the spring of 2015 and Pottery by Osa was born! Osa makes handmade terracotta pottery inspired by her love of simplicity and geometric patterns. Osa is influenced by African and Native American ceramic traditions, folk art of all mediums, and the work of other contemporary artists and craft people. Osa makes functional ware for everyday use, including drinkware, dishware and household items such as planters and vases. Osa's goal is to bring the creativity and intentionality of handmade crafts to everyday rituals. She loves expressing herself creatively through practical, functional forms. Osa also makes all of her glazes.

POW, Teachers, Students, NCECA | Episode 198
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POW, Teachers, Students, NCECA | Episode 198

This is a recap of my visit to NCECA. I brought my mic along with me and did the man-on-the-street style of meeting the people of NCECA. In this first installment I talked with:

Mark ShiperoHayne BaylessHannah NiswongerMike CarlsonDenise JoyalNicholas MeyerPreston TalbertJohn CummingsRay BrownHerrick Smith

Capitalism and Art | Daniel Johnston | Episode 197
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Capitalism and Art | Daniel Johnston | Episode 197

Daniel Johnston digs most of the materials he use to make and glaze his pots. Daniel's pots are fired in a large 850 cubic ft wood kiln. Daniel enjoys the hard work and it leaves no part of the process separated from him. He does not try to control his materials, rather Daniel tries to understand them. From digging the clay to firing the kiln, Daniel puts all his efforts into creating pots that have a powerful presence. It is important to Daniel to create pots that are timeless, but reflect the culture and times in which he lives.

Big Pots by a Little Lady | Kate Johnston | Episode 196
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Big Pots by a Little Lady | Kate Johnston | Episode 196

Kate Johnston opened her pottery studio in Seagrove, North Carolina in 2010. Kate’s pots are made with local materials, boldly carved with organic patterns inspired by Art Deco design, and fired in a large wood-burning kiln. Kate shows her pots throughout North Carolina and has lectured and taught in North Carolina, Tennessee, and New Jersey.

Die As An Individual | Robin Hopper | Episode 195
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Die As An Individual | Robin Hopper | Episode 195

Robin Hopper | Episode 195

Robin Hopper is an internationally known potter, teacher, author, garden designer and arts activist. He has taught throughout Canada, and in England, U.S.A., Australia, New Zealand, China, Korea, Japan and Israel. His ceramic work is in public, corporate and private collections throughout the world.

Using the Time You've Got | Debra Oliva | Episode 194
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Using the Time You've Got | Debra Oliva | Episode 194

Originally from Illinois, Debra Oliva earned a BFA from Northern Illinois University. After a decade working in the printing industry Debra began exploring ceramics. She has worked as a full time artist for 24 years. She creates utilitarian ware and vessel forms from unglazed colored clays, celebrating form and surface through the use of color, texture and pattern.

 

Saying Yes to Infinite Possibilities | Forrest Lesch Middelton | Episode 193
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Saying Yes to Infinite Possibilities | Forrest Lesch Middelton | Episode 193

Forrest Lesch Middelton works in Petaluma, CA. Forrest’s extensive background as an arts educator, administrator, and studio potter has recently gained him recognition as a diverse and inspirational member of the ceramic arts community. Forrest is the Former Ceramics Program Director of Sonoma Community Center, and is currently the President of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of CA. In 2013 Forrest was named the Ceramic Artist of the year by Ceramics Monthly, and this year is the recipient of a Creative Work Fund grant for his work with the Islamic Cultural Center of Oakland. Forrest’s pots have been featured on the on the cover of Ceramics Monthly magazine, and recently his architectural tile has won great acclaim, having been featured in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Luxe, and Sunset Magazine. Forrest has been an Artist in Residence at Project Art in Massachusetts, the Mendocino Arts Center, and the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, in Maine.

Streamlining the Art | Paul Schneider | Episode 192
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Streamlining the Art | Paul Schneider | Episode 192

Paul Schneider lives in Dallas, Texas and is 31 years old. First exposed to ceramics in high school (St. Mark's), attended Rhodes College - played baseball, majored in International Studies. No ceramics program at Rhodes, tried unsuccessfully to start one. One semester I got access to nearby Memphis College of Art to continue throwing. Spent a semester in Madrid - took a ceramics class there - that would be considered my only 'formal' education in ceramics. I've been working full-time on ceramics (my business) for the past six years. It's been a roller coaster. Went to a trade show in NYC -March 2014 - Architectural Digest Home Design Show - got a lot of great press there - AD wrote a profile piece on my work. Currently focus is on table lamps.

The Switch Lift | Tim Carlburg | Episode 191
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The Switch Lift | Tim Carlburg | Episode 191

Based out of his studio in northwest Montana, Tim Carlburg specializes in making Handmade Growlers for Handmade Beer! Tim also works with multiple distilleries to create simple, meticulously hand-made functional ceramics for the discriminating microbrew and distillery aficionados. Tim is also the inventor of the SwitchLift. SwitchLift is a revolutionary way of using the potters wheel by making the wheel's height adjustable. The SwitchLift is helping to bring relief to the problem of back pain that is so common in potters.

Jumping Before You Look | Melina LaVecchia Daniels | Episode 190
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Jumping Before You Look | Melina LaVecchia Daniels | Episode 190

Melina LaVecchia Daniels specializes in creating tableware that is not only functional but relates to food and the user in an aesthetically-minded way. Each piece is made to inspire you to linger around the table just a little bit longer and to enjoy the luxury