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Dec 8, 2017

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Justin Rothshank. Justin applies floral patterned custom laser, luster and commercial decals over wood fired functional pottery forms to create a unique depth of surface. In addition to that body of work he produces politically themed tableware that features portraits of past presidents and historic figures. In our interview, we talk about his role in cofounding the Union Project in Pittsburgh, PA, his Mennonite faith as it applies to social responsibility, and the growth of his online business from his home base in rural Indiana. To find out more about Justin visit Justin is also a founding member of the Michiana Pottery Tour, which happens in September of every year. Visit for more info.


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I want to send a special thank you to Joel Cherrico Pottery for sponsoring the podcast through our Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Patreon fundraiser. Joel Cherrico's art is currently on display at the American Craft Council Headquarters in Minneapolis. You can view his art in person by visiting the American Craft Council and their public craft library, or by visiting his website