Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast

This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with ceramic artist Bobby Silverman. Throughout his multifaceted career he has been an educator, designer and maker. He currently manages Alsio Design, a Brooklyn based company that produces ceramic tile for the residential and commercial market. 

In the interview we talk about  developing a ceramic design company, the pros and cons of ceramic higher education, and the relevance of the traditional pot in contemporary society. For more information on Bobby you can visit www.alsiodesign.com.



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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with wood fire potter Tara Wilson. The fly ash patterns on her functional pottery often reference the worn surfaces of geologic formations while her altered forms display a sense of volume often found in the animal world. She says of the work, "The rich surfaces of the vessels represent the natural world. Nature also inspires form, in some cases quite literally, as river rocks become saucers. Other pieces speak of this passion more subtly. Bases reference the landscape, evoking a sense of space and awareness of the land. Parallels can be drawn between geological processes and the atmospheric firing process. Pots physically capture and record their firing process similar to the way sedimentary and metamorphic rocks speak of their history."

In the interview we talk about putting down roots, sustaining a career, and wood firing as a way to build community. To find out more about her work please visit her website www.tarawilsonpottery.com

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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with ceramic artist Mel Griffin. Her functional pottery and large scale tile work use animal and landscape imagery to talk about human behavior and the way we relate to our surroundings. She says of the work, "Making and drawing allow me to investigate fluid and profound relationships between the body, handmade objects, and landscape, both inside the home and out in the world. Through imagery and metaphor, line and clay, I am exploring the manner in which corporeal experience, mindfulness, memory, and mood combine to create meaning in both everyday and imagined environments."

 

In the interview we talk about the roots of creativity, incorporating sport as a component of an artistic life and the animal side of human behavior. To find out more about her work please visit her website www.melgriffin.com.

 

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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with ceramic artist Chris Pickett. His slab built pottery consists of inflated sculptural volumes decorated with saturated colors and low relief patterning. He says of the work, "With the appearance of being freshly constructed, the fullness of form allows these vessels to evoke a sense of play and ease. The generous volumes are metaphors for our own bodies that reference both the comforts of physical intimacy as well as childlike items, such as toys and stuffed animals."

 
In the interview we talk about utility vs. function, the power of habit, and the influence mid-century modern furniture has on Chris's aesthetic. For more information on his work please visit www.chrispickettceramics.com. Chris and I will open an exhibition and offer a workshop this weekend September 6th and 7th at Red Star Studios in Kansas City, MO. For more information please visit www.redstarstudios.org.
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