Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast

This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with potter and educator Linda Arbuckle. A master of the majolica process Linda is known for her fluid brush work and keen sense of color. In addition to her studio work Linda has been active in the classroom for three decades and is currently a professor of ceramics at the University of Florida. In the interview we talk about defining the value of handmade, creating a conceptual framework for functional pottery and her career as an educator. For more information about Linda please visit www.lindaarbuckle.com.

 

This episode of the podcast is exclusively sponsored by Ceramics Monthly; a magazine made by and for ceramic artists. For a feature on today’s guest Linda Arbuckle, check out the March 2015 issue of Ceramics Monthly in print, or online at www.ceramicsmonthly.org.

Direct download: CM_Linda_Arbuckle_Full_Podcast.mp3
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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with William Daley. Throughout his seventy year career he has created large scale terra cotta works that expand the boundaries of the contemporary vessel. A noted educator, Bill spent over forty years teaching in higher education and has received numerous awards of distinction from the College Art Association, American Craft Council, the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and many others institutions. In the interview we talk about his triumvirate of creativity, the true nature of intuition and looking forward at ninety. For more information on his work please visit www.williamdaley.net.
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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Patrick Coughlin. Anchored in a long time ceramic studio practice Patrick creates mixed media sculpture that looks at the history and value of labor across craft media. In a statement about his recent exhibition Tools of the Trade he says,  "My work is both elegy and ballad, aiming to depict the hidden beauty and value in the knowledge of process, and the joy of committing it. The act of making becomes a performance of my own heritage; working with dirt, tool and sweat of brow." In the interview we talk about developing a body of work post graduate school, the need for craft mastery in art education, and the social history of pattern. For more information on his work please visit www.patrickcoughlin.com.

Direct download: AMACOPatrickCoughlin_Full_Podcast.mp3
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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. 

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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Sandi Pierantozzi and Neil Patterson. A long time staple of the Philadelphia ceramics scene they run the Neighborhood Potters studio on Fairmont Avenue. In the interview we talk about nurturing creative community in an urban environment, embracing the exploratory nature of a new body of work and their ongoing relationship with the Craft Emergency Relief Fund. For more information on their work please visit www.sandiandneil.com. For more information on C. E. R. F. + please visit www.craftemergency.org.

Direct download: TBSandiandNeilFullPodcast.mp3
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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a live episode with Bobby Silverman, Michael Strand and Tina Gebhart. We discuss a broad spectrum of design related topics including education, the role of handmade in the contemporary design studio, and the ever changing boundaries of good taste. This episode was taped in front of a live studio audience at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA as part of Design Philadelphia

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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I delve into the relationship between food, objects, and memory. The episode features fifteen short interviews with a mixture of artists, curators, and collectors. All participants were asked, "What is your favorite food, and how would you like it to be served?" Their responses, both hilarious and sincere, show how eating rituals are foundational to building relationships with family and friends. The interviews were taped as part of the ArtKamp residency at Project Art in Cummington, MA. 

Direct download: LIAEPFoodObjectMemoryFull_Podcast_edited.mp3
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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Mary Barringer and Elenor Wilson. Although both are accomplished ceramic artists our interview is focused on their tenures as editor for the The Studio Potter journal. Established in 1972 The Studio Potter has had an active role in documenting and shaping the American pottery scene. 

 
In the interview we talk about the history of the journal, balancing editorial duties with an artistic life, and the impact digital media has had on The Studio Potter. For more information, or to subscribe to the journal, please visit www.studiopotter.org. 
Direct download: BLAAUWStudioPotterFullPodcastEdited.mp3
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