Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Amy Santoferraro. Her colorful mixed media sculptures spring from a lifelong desire to collect and rearrange groups of objects. She says of her collections, “I love that any silly lil' ole object can become charged with meaning, history, sentiment, and the authority to tell stories.,,I relentlessly tinker with objects ceramicly until they fit and work in a way that is very mine.“

 

  

In the interview we talk about collecting, keeping work fresh, and seeking wonder in everyday life. In addition to her studio practice Amy is an Assistant Professor at Kansas State University. For more information on Amy’s work please visit www.mysanto.com.

Direct download: Arrowmont_Amy_Santoferraro_Full_Podcast.mp3
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a panel discussion with Eileen Cohen, Julianne Shibata, and Samuel Johnson. In our broad ranging conversation we discuss their personal histories, Minnesota clay culture, and understanding the impact of new technologies. This episode was taped in front of a live studio audience at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN.

 

 

Eileen Cohen is a sculptor, arts educator and exhibitions coordinator at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony, MN. For more information on her work please visit www.eileendalecohen.com. Julianne Shibata is an installation artist and art educator based in Minneapolis MN. In 2014 she was a recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. For more information on her work please visit www.julianeshibata.com. Samuel Johnson is a potter and Associate Professor of Art at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University. For more information on his work please visit www.samuel-johnson.com.

 

 

 

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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a panel discussion on ceramic education with Ursula Hargens and Dustin Yager. Hargens is a ceramic artist, educator, and founder of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education. This nine-month studio intensive offers advanced students an in-depth study of ceramic history, professional practices and critical thinking. Dustin Yager is the Head of Educational at the Northern Clay Center, which hosts MN NICE in their studios in Minneapolis, MN. For the second part of the interview Dawn Malcolm and Juss Heinsalu join us to discuss their participation in the pilot year of the program.

 

 

For more information on Ursula Hargens please visit www.ursulahargens.com. For more information or to register for MN NICE please contact Dustin through www.northernclaycenter.org.

 

Direct download: Stitcher_MN_NICE_Full_Podcast.mp3
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Aaron Nelson. Throughout a multifaceted career Aaron has mixed new digital technologies with a ceramic practice to create both sculpture and vessels. His recent interactive ceramic chandelier, Chain(ge), shifts color on command when texted from any location in the world. In addition to his studio practice Aaron is the artistic director of Medalta in Medicine Hat, Alberta. In the interview we talk about embracing the cultural economy, the value of creative problem solving, and the history of Medalta.  For more information please visit www.aaronnelson.ca. For more information on Medalta and the ceramic programming they have to offer please visit www.medalta.org.

 

 

 

Today’s episode is the final installment of Canada week, a series of five episodes featuring Canadian Clay artists from Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. For more information about Canada week please visit the episode guide at www.talesofaredclayrambler.com.

 

Direct download: TBS_Aaron_Nelson_Full_Podcast.mp3
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Clint Neufeld. Based in Osler, Saskatchewan, Clint utilizes large-scale slip casting to construct sculptural hybrids that reference the tools of heavy industry. Often presenting the objects resting peacefully on Victorian furniture his work humanizes the machine, while simultaneously championing the work ethic of blue-collar labor. In the interview we talk about large scale slip casting, the Canadian grant system, and developing discipline in an art practice. For more information on Clint please visit www.clintneufeld.com.

 

 

 

Today’s episode is part of Canada week, a series of five episodes featuring Canadian Clay artists from Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. For more information about Canada week please visit the episode guide at www.talesofaredclayrambler.com.

 

Direct download: TBS_Clint_Neufeld_Full_Podcast.mp3
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Walter Ostrom. One of the early adopters of earthenware Majolica pottery, Walter has been a major influence on generations of North America ceramic artists. Through his almost forty year teaching career at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design he upheld functional ceramics as a conceptually rich medium that deserved equal footing in academia. To see images of Walters work please visit the episode guide at www.talesofaredclayrambler.com.

 

 

 

 

Today’s episode is part of Canada week, a series of five episodes featuring Canadian Clay artists from Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. For more information about Canada week please visit the episode guide at www.talesofaredclayrambler.com.

 

Direct download: Arrowmont_Walter_Ostrom_Full_Podcast.mp3
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Joan Bruneau and Jim Smith. Both are based in close proximity to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, where they use local terra cotta clay to make highly decorated functional pottery. In the interview we talk about the difference between Craft and Handmade, as well as, their thoughts on pricing functional pottery. For more information on Joan please visit www.joanbruneau.com. For more information on Jim please visit www.jimsmithstudio.ca.

 

 

 

Today’s episode is part of Canada week, a series of five episodes featuring Canadian clay artists from Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. For more information about Canada week please visit the episode guide at www.talesofaredclayrambler.com.

 

Direct download: AMACO_Joan_Bruneau_Jim_Smith_Full_Podcast.mp3
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It's Canada week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast! I will be releasing one podcast per day featuring Canadian Clay artists from Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.

 

 

Today’s episode features a conversation about the history of craft on Prince Edward Island with Henry Purdy, Ian Scott, and Daphne Large Scott. We talk about a wide range of topics including the era when TV first came to PEI, the back to the land movement and the School of Visual Arts at Holland College. In the second part of today’s episode I talk with Suzanne Scott about taking over the family business and how she uses social media to grow the audience for Village Pottery. For more information about Village Pottery please visit www.villagepottery.ca.

 

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