Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with four ceramic artists that live in the Goshen, IN area; Justin Rothshank, Dick Lehman, Marvin Bartel, and Mark Goertzen. They share an educational lineage that starts with Marvin Bartel, who started teaching at Goshen College in 1970. Lehman and Rothshank were students of Bartel’s decades apart, but both talk fondly of his experimental teaching techniques. Goertzen worked for Lehman for many years in his studio before later purchasing the business at the Old Bag Factory in Goshen.

 

In our interview, we talk about the influence of the Mennonite faith on their work ethic, the development of a ceramics community in Goshen, and the founding of the Michiana Pottery Tour. To find out more about Justin visit www.rothshank.com. For more on Dick visit www.dicklehman.com. For more on Marvin visit www.bartelart.com. For more on Mark visit www.goertzenpottery.com. To find out more about the Michiana Pottery Tour, which happens in September of every year visit www.michianapotterytour.com.

 

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Direct download: S6_Patreon_Goshen_Ceramics.mp3
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Bill Kremer and Zach Tate. Kremer has been the professor of ceramics at Notre Dame since 1973 helping to develop the undergraduate and graduate programs at Notre Dame. Tate came on as Ceramic Research Associate/Visiting Professor in 2014 and shares teaching and administrative duties. In our interview, we talk about the history of Notre Dame summer school, which hosted many of the nation’s premier ceramic artists of the 1970’s, Kremer’s teaching philosophy and the development of the MFA program at Notre Dame. For more information on Bill Kremer and Notre Dame ceramics visit artdept.nd.edu. For more information on Zach Tate visit www.zachtateceramics.com.

 

 

Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, I need your help to keep this show on the air. We need 25 new patrons to reach our monthly fundraising goal. Visit patreon.com/redclayrambler to pledge your support and become a sustaining member. We have a batch of rewards to offer including the new Vintage Radio shirt, handmade pots, posters and much more. Visit patreon.com/redclayrambler to sign up today.

Direct download: S6_Patreon_Bill_Kremer_Zach_Tate.mp3
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Justin Rothshank. Justin applies floral patterned custom laser, luster and commercial decals over wood fired functional pottery forms to create a unique depth of surface. In addition to that body of work he produces politically themed tableware that features portraits of past presidents and historic figures. In our interview, we talk about his role in cofounding the Union Project in Pittsburgh, PA, his Mennonite faith as it applies to social responsibility, and the growth of his online business from his home base in rural Indiana. To find out more about Justin visit www.rothshank.com. Justin is also a founding member of the Michiana Pottery Tour, which happens in September of every year. Visit www.michianapotterytour.com for more info.

 

Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, I need your help. We need 25 new patrons to reach our December fundraising goal. Visit patreon.com/redclayrambler to pledge your support and become a sustaining member. We have a batch of rewards to offer including the new Vintage Radio shirt, handmade pots, posters and much more. Visit patreon.com/redclayrambler to sign up today.

 

I want to send a special thank you to Joel Cherrico Pottery for sponsoring the podcast through our Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Patreon fundraiser. Joel Cherrico's art is currently on display at the American Craft Council Headquarters in Minneapolis. You can view his art in person by visiting the American Craft Council and their public craft library, or by visiting his website cherricopottery.com/acc.

Direct download: S6_Cherrico_Justin_Rothshank.mp3
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Brooke Rothshank. Her vibrant watercolor compositions of people, objects, and scenery are rendered as small as a 1-by-1 inch scale. The expert skill of her paintings draws you into the subject matter creating a precious emotional quality that her patrons seek in the portraits she paints of their loved ones. In our interview, we talk about transitioning to miniature painting, her Painting-a-Day and Gratitude projects, and the system of commissions that she has created to help maintain her work/life balance. To find out more about Brooke visit www.rothshank.com.

 

Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, I need your help. We need 25 new patrons to reach our December fundraising goal. Visit patreon.com/redclayrambler to pledge your support and become a sustaining member. We have a batch of rewards to offer including the new Vintage Radio shirt, handmade pots, posters and much more. Visit patreon.com/redclayrambler to sign up today.

 

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_Brooke_Rothshank.mp3
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