Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a panel discussion with Jen Allen, Deb Schwartzkopf, and Steve Godfrey. The trio’s ceramic roots go back to Alaska, where Jen and Deb were students of Steve’s at the University of Alaska Anchorage in the early 2000’s. In the interview we talk about how the student teacher relationship evolves, harnessing the inner critic, and the emergence of the “online pot”. For more information on Steve please visit www.uaa.alaska.edu. For more information on Deb please visit www.debspottery.com. For more information on Jen please visit www.jenniferallenceramics.com. Jen and Deb are members of Objective Clay. You can find out more information about their organization at www.objectiveclay.com.

 

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Sierra Nevada College. Come be inspired by the gorgeous, natural setting of Lake Tahoe, while studying with nationally known artists in a variety of art mediums. This summer continues a tradition of excellence in art education that has been going strong for 32 years. This year’s line up includes Adam Field, Ronan Kyle Peterson, John Toki, Nancy Servis, and many more. I’m also excited to announce that I will be teaching a hands on workshop on Perfect Pouring Pots July 23rd and 24th. To see SNC Tahoe’s full summer schedule please visit www.sierranevada.edu and search for summer workshops.

Direct download: SNC_Allen_Schwarzkopf_Godfrey_Full_Podcast.mp3
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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Joel Magen. His recent passing was a huge shock to the clay community in Northern California. One of the few potters in the area to offer an apprenticeship, Joel helped educate dozens of potters at his Dark Horse Pottery in Davenport, CA. In our 2014 interview we talked about Marguerite Wildenhain's influence on California studio pottery, how ceramics fit into the back-to-the-land movement of the 1960's, and the evolution of Dark Horse Pottery. To see more examples of Joel's work please visit www.darkhorsepottery.com

 

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_Joel_Magen_Memorial.mp3
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Kari Radasch. Known for her vibrant earthenware pottery, Kari is a prolific artist that has produced multiple varied, and successful, bodies of work in the last decade. Her current focus is to convey joy through vibrant surface design. She maintains a studio practice in Westbrook, ME in addition to teaching at the Maine College of Art in Portland, ME.

 

In the interview we talk about transitioning through aesthetic ideas, embracing sentimentality, and using emotion as a source for inspiration in ceramics. For more information on her work please visit www.kariradasch.com.

 

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_Kari_Radasch_Full_Podcast.mp3
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Kim Kirchman. A long time potter and educator, Kim is a professor of art at St. Petersburg College. Her recent altered vessel forms are decorated with underglaze drawings of botanical patterns that reference the lush environment of the Tampa Bay area. In the interview we talk about keeping it fresh in the classroom, the origins of the Tampa Tour de Clay, and how she utilized her aesthetic training to remodel homes and plan for retirement. For more information on Kim please visit www.tampatourdeclay.com/kim-kirchman.

 

This episode of the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast is sponsored by Mountain Maid Workshops. On Saturday, April 2nd, internationally acclaimed Australian potter, Shannon Garson comes to Grass Valley, California to kick off Mountain Maid Workshops’ spring series with a one-day demonstration, sharing her process from inspiration to finished pot. Space is limited for this exciting one-time event! For information and to purchase seats, please go to mountainmaidworkshops.com. 

Direct download: MntMaidKimKirchman_Full_Podcast.mp3
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with artist couple Adam and Melissa Yungbluth. Based in St. Petersburg, FL they both have an active studio practice making functional ceramic vessels. In addition to the studio, Melissa is the assistant curator of exhibitions at the Morean Center for Art and Adam manages studio operations at the Morean Center for Clay. In the interview we talk about the history of the art scene in St. Petersburg, the rise of nerd culture, and their mutual love of comedy podcasts. For more information on their work please visit www.adamyungbluth.com or melissayungbluth.tumblr.com. More information on the Morean Center for Clay can be found at www.moreancenterforclay.org.

 

This episode of the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast is sponsored by The Carter Art Center Gallery at the MCC- Penn Valley. The Carter Center will be hosting three ceramic exhibitions that coincide with the upcoming NCECA conference in Kansas City. On location will be the Strictly Figurative Invitational featuring 15 of the nations finest figure sculptors, a solo exhibition featuring artist Bede Clark, and the University of Missiouri- Columbia Ceramics Graduate Student Exhibit. For more information please visit www.mcckc.edu/pvart.

Direct download: MCCPV_The_Yungbluths_Full_Podcast.mp3
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Earlier this week Danish ceramic artist Nina Hole passed away. I had the great fortune to interview her in her home in 2012. She was a bright light in the ceramic community and a force of nature with her monolithic wood fired sculptures. In this episode you will hear our conversation rebroadcast in tribute to her contributions to the field of ceramics.

With the help of building teams she constructed towering forms that were fired in place and unveiled at their peak temperature. Her "fire sculptures" have been built in a variety of environments including both urban and rural settings in Mexico, Denmark, Australia, and the United States.

In the interview we talk about the role religious architecture played in inspiring her forms and the development of an easily mobile building/firing process. We also discussed the Museum of International Ceramic Art-Grimmerhus and the Danish ceramic residency Guldagergaard, both of which she had an instrumental role in starting. For more images of her work please visit www.ninahole.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.

Direct download: TBS_Nina_Hole_Memorial_Full_Podcast_edited.mp3
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with indie-folk band The Painted Horses. Singers Denys Kozakis and Natosha Wengreen provide vocal harmonies for the band’s airy sound, while Jon Payne and Alex Bice supply upbeat rhythms that balance out the touch of melancholy that pervades their music. In the interview we talk about collaborative song writing, deciding when to give up a day job and building off the success of their first album. In addition to the interview this episode features Much too Long from their debut album Ponderosa Pines and a special in-studio recording of In the Garden. To find out more about The Painted Horses please visit www.thepaintedhorsesmusic.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.

Direct download: TBSThePaintedHorses_Full_Podcast.mp3
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an live studio recording with Santa Cruz indie-folk band The Painted Horses. Singers Denys Kozakis and Natosha Wengreen provide the vocal harmonies for the bands airy sound, while Jon Payne and Alex Bice supply upbeat rhythms that balance out the touch of melancholy that pervades their music. The Horses play tunes from their debut album Ponderosa Pines, which can be found on iTunes, Spotify and other music services. To find out more about The Painted Horses please visit www.thepaintedhorsesmusic.com.

Track Listing: White Mule, Daisy, Much too Long, In the Garden 

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.

Direct download: The_Painted_Horses_Full_Studio_Concert_Edited.mp3
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Chris Staley. A celebrated ceramic artist and educator, Staley has been a professor at Penn State University since 1990. In the interview we talk about Abraham Maslow’s four stages of learning, redefining success and developing emotional intelligence in college students. For more information of Chris please visit www.chrisstaleyartist.com.

 

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. The school is now accepting submissions for their Educational Assistantship Program, which provides people with limited financial resources the opportunity to take classes at Arrowmont. Act fast! Deadline for submission is March 1st, 2016. Applications and further details regarding submission materials and requirements can be found at arrowmont.slideroom.com.

Direct download: Arrowmont_MakeDo_Chris_Staley_Full_Podcast_Edit.mp3
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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

Direct download: TB_2_Jacques_Kaufmann_Full_Podcast.mp3
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