Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Jacques Kauffman. He uses ceramic bricks to build large-scale installation and sculpture. In the interview we talk about his philosophy of making, the influence of his time working in Rwanda, and his role in developing bioactive architecture that reduces green house gases in urban environments.

Jacques has recently retired from being the head of ceramics at the Ecole d‘arts appliqués in Vevey, Switzerland and is the president of the International Academy of Ceramics. For more information on Jacques please visit his IAC profile at www.aic-iac.org/en/member/jacques-kaufmann. You can also read a review of his 2013 exhibition “With one brick, to build a world” at cfileonline.org/exhibition-jacques-kaufmann-one-brick-build-world/.

 

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by THINK BIG 2: Mastering the Marketplace, a six-week e-course designed to help you take the next step in your creative business. For more information, or to register for the next session starting on February 4th, please visit www.carterpottery.com/think-big

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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Nell. A Sydney based jack-of-all-trades, Nell makes mixed media installation, digital work, fashion and ceramic sculpture. Her art mixes humor and rock n’ roll aesthetics to playfully subvert cultural structures. In the interview we talk about AC/DC, Buddhism and shifts in Arts funding in Australia. For more information on Nell please visit www.roslynoxley9.com.au.

 

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by the Australian Ceramic Association, a member-driven organization, which fosters a lively community by organizing nationwide open studio events, publishing The Journal of Australian Ceramics, supporting artists in their studio practice and advocating for excellence in education and training. For more information, or to join the association, please visit www.australianceramics.com.

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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Jane Sawyer. Trained as an art educator before completing two traditional apprenticeships, Jane has developed a body of work that utilizes finger swipes and brushwork to decorate the surfaces of her slipware pots. In addition to her studio practice she is the director of the Slow Clay Center, which offers classes and workshops in Melbourne, Australia. In the interview we talk about her training in Australia and Japan, pottery as a catalyst for corporeal awareness, and the history of the Slow Clay Center. For more information about Jane please visit www.janesawyer.com.au. For more information on Slow Clay Center please visit www.slowclay.com.

 

This episode of Tales of the Red Clay Rambler is sponsored by Canberra Potters’ Society (CPS). Enriching lives through the ceramic arts since 1975. CPS provides community classes for both adults and children, as well as Workshops and Masterclasses for people of all skill levels. CPS recently founded a worldclass Artist in Residence Program at the Watson Arts Center in Canberra, which is open to both professional and self-directed artists. Learn more about Canberra Potters Society and their education and Residency programs at www.canberrapotters.com.au

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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Pepai and Milyika Carroll. The Carrolls are accomplished ceramic artists and painters who work at the Ernabella Arts Center. A core part of the Pukatja Community, the art center is nestled into the eastern end of the Musgrave Ranges of South Australia. Established in 1948, Ernabella Arts is Australia’s oldest continuously running Indigenous Art Center. In the interview we talk about Ernabella history and the role Tjukurpa, or story/cultural law, plays in the creation of Anangu art. For more information on Ernabella Arts please visit www.ernabellaarts.com.au.

 

This episode of the podcast is proudly sponsored by Sabbia Gallery, Sydney’s premier commercial gallery for studio glass and ceramic artists from Australia and New Zealand. The gallery presents a diverse group of internationally renowned artists, who are creating dynamic and innovative artworks. Sabbia Gallery has held two highly successful group exhibitions from the Ernabella Ceramics Studio over the past two years, and look forward to presenting an exhibition of ceramics by Ernabella women in March 2016. Head over to the website www.sabbiagallery.com to learn more about their artists and exhibition program."

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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with ceramic artists Kate Dunn and Fiona Fell. Both are educators and makers utilizing digital technologies in the creation of their artwork. In the interview we talk about ongoing changes in the Australian educational system, collaboration as a method for making ceramics, and the ontology of objects.

Kate Dunn is a lecturer at UNSW Art & Design specializing in practiced-based research that investigates experimental digital fabrication. For more information on Kate please visit https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/ms-kate-dunn. Fiona Fell is the Head of Department in 3D studies, Visual Arts within the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University. Her recent work uses collaborative, inter-disciplinary practices to explore materiality in dialogue with media-based art forms. For more information on Fiona please visit a review on www.craftaustralia.org.au/library/review.php?id=fiona_fell_ceramics_collaboration.

 

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by the Australian Ceramic Association, a member-driven organization, which fosters a lively community by organizing nationwide open studio events, publishing The Journal of Australian Ceramics, supporting artists in their studio practice and advocating for excellence in education and training. For more information, or to join the association, please visit www.australianceramics.com.

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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Australian potter Shannon Garson. Her porcelain vessels are covered with sgraffito and oxide drawings inspired by the marginalized ecosystems of the littoral zone of seaside Queensland, such as shorelines, rock pools and coastal wallum scrub. In addition to domestic wares Garson has been mixing food, music and vessels into a performance piece/event called The Handmade Table. To see a video about the piece please visit her Vimeo page. For more information about her work please visit www.shannongarsonporcelain.com.au.

 

This episode of the podcast is the first in the Australia Week series, which is sponsored by the Australian Ceramic Association. Shannon currently serves as the president of this member-driven organization, which fosters a lively community by organizing nationwide open studio events, publishing The Journal of Australian Ceramics, supporting artists in their studio practice and advocating for excellence in education and training. For more information, or to join the association, please visit www.australianceramics.com.

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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Andrew Stephenson. Educated both in academic settings and a formal apprenticeship, Andrew makes wood fired functional wares that are decorated with slip trailing and traditional glazes. Over the course of the last two and half years Andrew has been tracking and using analytics to determine the exact value of his labor. In the interview we talk about analytic based pricing, building a wood kiln for firing large-scale pottery and selling directly to the public at his studio near Lake Lure in Rutherford County, NC. For more information please visit http://www.ajspottery.com.

 

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Troy Bungart Studios. Offering a line of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pottery tools for the potter who wants to use art to make art. For more information please visit http://www.troybungartstudios.com.

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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish, a pottery-making couple living in the small Western, NC community of Bandana. They draw from Korean folk traditions and contemporary Mingei aesthetics to make utilitarian wood fired pottery. In the interview we talk about synthesizing influences, the value of working as a team, and their love for pottery that develops a patina of use over time. For more information please visit www.bandanapottery.com.

 

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by CFile, an online journal highlighting the impact of ceramics in art, design, architecture, technology, and studio pottery. Visit the newly redesigned CFileOnline.org to learn more about the latest ceramic trends and groundbreaking exhibitions happening around the world.

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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Timm Muth. With over 30 years experience in the energy industry, Timm has helped design and manage nuclear facilities, fossil fuel stations, hydropower, solar and wind power installations, and biomass resources. In the interview we talk about his time at the Jackson County Green Energy Park, which uses landfill gas to power its ceramic, glass and metal studios. For more information on Timm or the JCGEP’s artist-in-residence program please visit www.jcgep.org.

 

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

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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a panel discussion about green energy and sustainable studio practices with Gabriel Kline, Kent Mclaughlin, and Erica Schneider. In our wide-ranging conversation we talk about balancing financial investment with long-term environmental safety, utilizing free recycled fuel sources to fire kilns, and best practices for establishing a waste free studio. This episode was taped in front of a live studio audience at the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Art in Asheville, NC.

 

Gabriel Kline is a potter and the director of the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts in Asheville, NC. To find out more information about Gabriel please visit www.odysseyceramicarts.com.

 

Kent Mclaughlin is a potter based near Bakersville, NC. Along with his wife Suze Lindsay he runs Fork Mountain Pottery. For more information on Kent please visit www.forkmountainpottery.com.

 

Erica Schneider is the communications director for Sundance Power and an advocate for the adoption of clean energy technologies. For more information on Erica please visit www.sundancepower.com.

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