Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Vicki Grima and Stephen Creech. The focus of our discussion centers around nation-wide open studio events that bring the public into ceramic artist’s studios as a form of outreach and education. The Australian Ceramics Association started their open studio in 2012 and provided the model for which the American version will start this year. October 13-15, 2017 artists across the US are invited to open their studios to their local community as a part of National Clay Week. For more information on how you can join the event visit www.nationalclayweek.org/openstudio.

 

Vicki Grima is the executive officer of the Australian Ceramics Association and editor of the Journal of Australian Ceramics. For more information about her ceramic work please visit vickigrima.com.au. Stephen Creech is ‎a cofounder of National Clay Week and the Director of Marketing at American Art Clay Company. To see examples of his ceramic work please visit www.instagram.com/creechoftheeast.

 

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by AMACO, your one-stop-shop for all your ceramic needs. To find out more visit www.AMACO.com.

Direct download: AMACO_Open_Studio.mp3
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Thor Thoreson. A student of Marguerite Wildenhain from 1970-73, Thor talks about his time at the Pond Farm School and the influence of Wildenhain’s modernist teachings. He came to Pond Farm at the suggestion of Dean Schwartz, a ceramics teacher at Luther College who sent many students to study with Wildenhain. Schwartz later compiled the comprehensive text on Pond Farm, titled Marguerite Wildenhain and the Bauhaus: An Eyewitness Anthology. In addition to the interview, this episode features an audio tour of the surviving buildings at the Pond Farm School given by Thoreson.

 

Wildenhain immigrated to the US after studying at Walter Gropius’s Bauhaus school in Weimar, Germany. While there she studied with sculptor Gerhard Marcks and potter Max Krehan, later taking this master/student teaching style to Pond Farm. The school was founded in the early 1940’s seventy-five miles north of San Francisco by Gordon and Jane Herr. Pond Farm is now on the national register of historical places and is part of the California State Park system. For more information on visiting Pond Farm visit www.150.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=27610.

 

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by AMACO, your one-stop-shop for all your ceramic needs. To find out more visit www.AMACO.com.

Direct download: AMACO_Pond_Farm.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am PDT

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