Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast

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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