Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast

This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast, I have an interview with Whitney Smith. Inspired by the natural world and the floral patterns of Art Nouveau, Whitney produces a variety of functional pottery in her Oakland, CA studio. In addition to being a  full-time potter Whitney has been a devoted blogger since 2006. Her direct and humorous writing style has drawn a world-wide following to her blog, This Artist's Life: Life in and Out of the Ceramic Studio


In the interview we talk about crafting your story through social media, selling online through Etsy, and dealing with burnout. You can find out more about Whitney's work at www.whitneysmithpottery.comThe interview was taped in front of a live audience at the 4th and Clay Studio in Berkeley, CA. 

Direct download: Whitney_Smith_Live_Full_Podcast_ReEdited.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50am PST

This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a panel on social media featuring Carole Epp, Michael Kline, and Adam Field. The discussion covers a broad range of topics including self censorship, branding, and staying power. Virtual Realities, Material World was taped live at the 2014 NCECA conference in Milwaukee, WI. 


This podcast features the question and answer session that occurred after our individual presentations. To see a video of our presentations please visit the WatchNCECA channel on You Tube.

Direct download: NCECA_Virtual_Clay_Full_Podcast_Edited.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:06pm PST

This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast, I have an interview with Carter Gillies. A potter, educator, and devoted blogger, Carter maintains a home studio in Athens, Georgia. I discovered his blog a few years ago and he quickly became one of my favorite writers. He regularly tackles both the everyday and the extraordinary aspects of an artist's life. 


In the interview we talk about Carter's background in philosophy, his theory about the five stages of learning, and how selling online could change the way artists take risks in their studio. You can find more about his work at www.cartergilliespottery.wordpress.com.

Direct download: Carter_Gillies_Full_Podcast_ReEdited.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm PST

This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast, I have an interview with Diana Fayt. With a background in painting and drawing, Diana uses scrimshaw techniques to create rich compositions filled with folkloric images and symbols of cultural identity. As the child of immigrants, travel, maps, and cultural mythologies have been a large part of her creative life. Through a lifetime spent traveling the world, she has acquired a unique sense of the role of culture in shaping personal narratives. She currently lives in San Francisco where she maintains a studio and exhibits her work across the United States.


In the interview we talk about life in San Francisco, her approach to symbols and storytelling, and the development of her online e-course The Clayer. You can find more about her work at www.dianafayt.com.

Direct download: DianaFaytFullEpisodeReEdited.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:14pm PST