Mar 13, 2015
This week on
of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast
I have a panel discussion on
wood fired ceramics with Chris Gustin, Matt Long, and John
Balistreri. In the interview we discuss the community oriented
nature of wood firing, the balance of chaos and control involved in
the firing process, and the role commerce plays in introducing
objects into the world.
Chris Gustin is
an Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of
Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Known for his sculptural vessels Gustin
specializes in softly manipulated forms that have soft shoulders
that pick up ash in a wood kiln. For more information on his work
please visit www.gustinceramics.com.
Matt Long is a
Professor at the University of Mississippi. Known for his
functional porcelain pottery, Long specializes in communal drinking
vessels such as flasks, bottles and jugs. For more information on
his work please visit www.fullvictory.com.
is a Professor at Bowling Green State University. His
monumental sculptures reference the structural components of boats,
planes, and other hollow formed objects. For more information on
his work please visit www.johnbalistreriartist.com