Thu, 25 September 2014
This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with ceramic artist Mel Robson. During her multifaceted career she has approached the ceramic field from both the functional domestic object and the large-scale multimedia installation. She says of her work, "My ceramics practice explores ideas surrounding place and identity, and more recently, the ways in which we can develop a sense of place and belonging through observation and documentation of the natural world around us."
In the interview we talk about relocating to the central desert community of Alice Springs, AUS, her use of handwriting as an aesthetic tool, and the role museums play in helping us remember, or forget, our collective past. To see examples of her work please visit Mel Robson Ceramics on Instagram.
Fri, 5 September 2014
This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with sculptor Andy Ruble. The intricate structure of his hand built forms references both architecture and the organic biosphere. He says of his influences, "By observing and referencing details of our universe which range from the microscopic (dividing cells, mushroom spores, pollen, and bone structure) to the mammoth (large-scale bridges, refineries, and ships), I gather ideas for surface and form."
In the interview we talk about the value of pottery making as a starting point for sculpture, dealing with the "teaching treadmill", and the concepts behind his Structural Relic series. For more information on his work please visit www.andyruble.com.