Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast

This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Sandi Pierantozzi and Neil Patterson. A long time staple of the Philadelphia ceramics scene they run the Neighborhood Potters studio on Fairmont Avenue. In the interview we talk about nurturing creative community in an urban environment, embracing the exploratory nature of a new body of work and their ongoing relationship with the Craft Emergency Relief Fund. For more information on their work please visit www.sandiandneil.com. For more information on C. E. R. F. + please visit www.craftemergency.org.

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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a live episode with Bobby Silverman, Michael Strand and Tina Gebhart. We discuss a broad spectrum of design related topics including education, the role of handmade in the contemporary design studio, and the ever changing boundaries of good taste. This episode was taped in front of a live studio audience at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA as part of Design Philadelphia

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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I delve into the relationship between food, objects, and memory. The episode features fifteen short interviews with a mixture of artists, curators, and collectors. All participants were asked, "What is your favorite food, and how would you like it to be served?" Their responses, both hilarious and sincere, show how eating rituals are foundational to building relationships with family and friends. The interviews were taped as part of the ArtKamp residency at Project Art in Cummington, MA. 

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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Mary Barringer and Elenor Wilson. Although both are accomplished ceramic artists our interview is focused on their tenures as editor for the The Studio Potter journal. Established in 1972 The Studio Potter has had an active role in documenting and shaping the American pottery scene. 

 
In the interview we talk about the history of the journal, balancing editorial duties with an artistic life, and the impact digital media has had on The Studio Potter. For more information, or to subscribe to the journal, please visit www.studiopotter.org. 
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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a live episode focused on craft and the museum with Ethan Lasser and Ezra Shales. We discuss the need for touch-friendly learning in museums, the role of craft in Boston's history, and the methods museums use to create meaning through the presentation of objects. This episode was taped in front of a live studio audience at Harvard Ceramics in Alston, MA.

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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a panel on educational philosophy and workshop teaching featuring Lisa Naples, Kate Maury, and Adam Field. The discussion covers a broad range of topics including the role of criticism in education, vulnerability in teaching, and what qualities make for a perfect ceramic workshop. 

 

Lisa Naples makes pottery and narrative figures from her barn/studio in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She has lectured and given workshops around the U.S. and Australia. For more information please visit www.lisanaples.comKate Maury is a studio artist at the Northern Clay Center and teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Kate Maury’s work is featured in both juried and invitational shows at regional, national, and international venues. For more information please visit www.katemaury.comAdam Field is a studio potter and long-term resident artist at The Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. He created the “HIDE-N-SEEKAH” social media event and has created a well known series of YouTube videos that are a resource within the clay community. For more information please visit www.adamfieldpottery.com.

 

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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Andrew Baseman. An avid collector, Baseman has built one of the premier collections of "make-do's". These unique objects feature inventive repairs such as stapling, metal wrapping, and rattan weaving that were used to return them to functional service. Baseman photographs and writes about the unique history of each object and their repairs on his blog Past Imperfect: The Art of Inventive Repair. In the interview we talk about the history of inventive repair, how context changes the value of an object, and the role decorative objects play in the entertainment world. Please visit www.andrewbaseman.com/blog for more information on Past Imperfect.

 

When not collecting antiques Andrew is an interior designer specializing in set decoration for television and movies. He is currently the set decorator for the show Gotham playing on the Fox Network. In more than a few scenes he has staged ceramic pieces in Wayne Manor, the home of Bruce Wayne, the future Batman. Click here to see a clip of ceramics on the set of Gotham. 

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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with artist and educator Patsy Cox. A resident of Los Angeles, her installations comment on the dense urban landscape of southern California. The pieces are made from hundreds of cast and manipulated ceramic forms that are arranged in matrix-like patterns to fill the gallery space. She says of the work, "They are representations of the urban landscape, the mixtures of culture, race, identity, and a comment on how these factors appear in a particular space as defined by its confines and surroundings. "

 
Patsy is currently a professor and head of the ceramics department at Cal State Northridge, as well as being a past president of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). In the interview we talk about teaching in a diverse community and the symbolism behind her large scale installations. Please visit www.patsycox.com for more information on her work. 
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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a panel discussion on fermentation and ceramics with Adam Field, Tony Marsh, and Wesley Hicks. In the interview we talk about food as a cultural identifier, the science and history of fermentation, and the Korean Onggi tradition. Along with Vipoo Srivilasa they have organized a celebration of the ceramic and culinary arts at the Long Beach County Museum of Art. The event, Ferment, takes place October 25th 6:30-8:30. For more information please visit www.lbma.org.

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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Vicki Grima. In addition to her ceramic practice, she has been the editor of the Australian Journal of Ceramics and the Executive Officer of The Australian Ceramics Association (TACA) for the last nine years. In the interview we talk about the qualities that make a successful magazine in the digital age, the responsibility of documenting Australian ceramic history, and how TACA can give practical support to studio artists. For more information about Vicki please visit www.vickigrima.com.au. For more information on TACA, or the journal, please visit www.australianceramics.com.

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