Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast

This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with potter Mark Shapiro. After an early career as a carpenter and metal sculptor Shapiro has been a dedicated studio potter for almost thirty years. He continues to fire the wood kiln he built shortly after moving from New York City to Worthington, MA in 1986. In the interview we talk about the virtue of handmade, questioning the "ethical" pot, and Mark's efforts to establish and document an apprenticeship system for potters. To find out more about his pottery please visit www.stonepoolpottery.com.

Direct download: TBS_Mark_Shapiro_Full_Podcast.mp3
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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with potter Sam Taylor. Working in Western Massachuetts since the early 1990's his Dog Bar studio is nestled between the Connecticut River Valley and the hills of the Berkshire mountains. Influenced by the pottery of Michael Simon, and other American Mingei potters, Taylor has developed a keen eye for dividing decorative space on his wood fired forms. Leaning on a graphic sensibility he uses high contrast slips and brush work to enliven his functional forms. In the interview we talk about being influenced by artistic peers and balancing creative expression with the need for financial stability. For more information on Sam please visit www.dogbarpottery.com

Direct download: BLAAUW_Sam_Taylor_Full_Podcast.mp3
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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Daniel Ricardo Teran and Naomi Cleary. Both accomplished potters they have exhibited their functional pottery in galleries across the United States. In addition to studio work Naomi is the manager of Sales, Online Marketing and Communications at the Clay Studio and Daniel has been an instructor at many Philadelphia ceramic institutions. 

 

One of the unique aspects of their story is the decision to purchase and renovate a dilapidated home in Philadelphia. In the interview we talk about living and investing in the inner city, managing studio with family responsibilities, and planning for the future. For more information on Daniel's work please visit www.danielricardoteran.com. For more information on Naomi's work please visit her profile on Art Axis. 

Direct download: TB_DanielandNaomi_Full_Podcast_Reedit.mp3
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