Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Aaron Nelson. Throughout a multifaceted career Aaron has mixed new digital technologies with a ceramic practice to create both sculpture and vessels. His recent interactive ceramic chandelier, Chain(ge), shifts color on command when texted from any location in the world. In addition to his studio practice Aaron is the artistic director of Medalta in Medicine Hat, Alberta. In the interview we talk about embracing the cultural economy, the value of creative problem solving, and the history of Medalta.  For more information please visit www.aaronnelson.ca. For more information on Medalta and the ceramic programming they have to offer please visit www.medalta.org.

 

 

 

Today’s episode is the final installment of Canada week, a series of five episodes featuring Canadian Clay artists from Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. For more information about Canada week please visit the episode guide at www.talesofaredclayrambler.com.

 

Direct download: TBS_Aaron_Nelson_Full_Podcast.mp3
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Clint Neufeld. Based in Osler, Saskatchewan, Clint utilizes large-scale slip casting to construct sculptural hybrids that reference the tools of heavy industry. Often presenting the objects resting peacefully on Victorian furniture his work humanizes the machine, while simultaneously championing the work ethic of blue-collar labor. In the interview we talk about large scale slip casting, the Canadian grant system, and developing discipline in an art practice. For more information on Clint please visit www.clintneufeld.com.

 

 

 

Today’s episode is part of Canada week, a series of five episodes featuring Canadian Clay artists from Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. For more information about Canada week please visit the episode guide at www.talesofaredclayrambler.com.

 

Direct download: TBS_Clint_Neufeld_Full_Podcast.mp3
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Walter Ostrom. One of the early adopters of earthenware Majolica pottery, Walter has been a major influence on generations of North America ceramic artists. Through his almost forty year teaching career at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design he upheld functional ceramics as a conceptually rich medium that deserved equal footing in academia. To see images of Walters work please visit the episode guide at www.talesofaredclayrambler.com.

 

 

 

 

Today’s episode is part of Canada week, a series of five episodes featuring Canadian Clay artists from Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. For more information about Canada week please visit the episode guide at www.talesofaredclayrambler.com.

 

Direct download: Arrowmont_Walter_Ostrom_Full_Podcast.mp3
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Joan Bruneau and Jim Smith. Both are based in close proximity to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, where they use local terra cotta clay to make highly decorated functional pottery. In the interview we talk about the difference between Craft and Handmade, as well as, their thoughts on pricing functional pottery. For more information on Joan please visit www.joanbruneau.com. For more information on Jim please visit www.jimsmithstudio.ca.

 

 

 

Today’s episode is part of Canada week, a series of five episodes featuring Canadian clay artists from Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. For more information about Canada week please visit the episode guide at www.talesofaredclayrambler.com.

 

Direct download: AMACO_Joan_Bruneau_Jim_Smith_Full_Podcast.mp3
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It's Canada week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast! I will be releasing one podcast per day featuring Canadian Clay artists from Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.

 

 

Today’s episode features a conversation about the history of craft on Prince Edward Island with Henry Purdy, Ian Scott, and Daphne Large Scott. We talk about a wide range of topics including the era when TV first came to PEI, the back to the land movement and the School of Visual Arts at Holland College. In the second part of today’s episode I talk with Suzanne Scott about taking over the family business and how she uses social media to grow the audience for Village Pottery. For more information about Village Pottery please visit www.villagepottery.ca.

 

Direct download: SnowFarm_PEI_Craft_History_Full_Interview.mp3
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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler I have an interview with Alex Kraft and Antony Merino. Both are established ceramic artists and co-curators of the exhibition 50 Women: A Celebration of Women in Ceramics. The exhibition will open in 2016 at the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, MO and will be one of the major exhibitions featured during this year’s 50th NCECA conference. In the interview we talk about gender, dismantling hierarchies, and the challenges of curating a large scale exhibition. For more information please visit their Facebook page or YouTube Channel.

Direct download: SnowFarm_50_Women_Full_Podcast_Edited.mp3
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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler podcast I have an interview with ceramic artist Richard Burkett. Spanning a 45 year career in clay, Richard has been a studio potter, sculptor, author, and educator. In the interview we talk about his travels to Ecuador, his teaching philosophy, and the creation of the glaze calculation software Hyperglaze. Richard serves as a Professor of Art at San Diego State University, where he has been teaching since 1989. For more information please visit www.richardburkett.com.

Direct download: SnowFarm_RichardBurkett_Full_Podcast.mp3
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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler podcast I have an interview with ceramic artist Shannon Sullivan. Her sculptural and installation works are inspired by mineralogy, microbiology and other scientific studies of the natural world. In the interview we talk about utilizing an art consultant, working in Jingdezhen, and Peter Pierce's research into maximum design diversity. In addition to her studio work Shannon is a Professor of Art at the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, CA. For more information please visit www.shannonmsullivan.com.

Direct download: SnowFarmShannonSullivanFull_Podcast.mp3
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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler podcast I have an interview with ceramic artist Forrest Middelton. Utilizing screen printing techniques Forrest has developed rich repeat patterns on his ceramic forms that show the influence of Iznik decorative art, as well as other middle eastern traditions. He states that his work looks at the "effects global influences have on the craft traditions", with a specific interest on how global commerce has effected aesthetic exchange.

 
In the interview we talk about learning to speak the visual language of pattern, developing screen printing for three dimensional objects, and moving toward direct sales to increase profitability in a business. For more information on Forrest please visit www.flmceramics.com.
Direct download: MaverickPotterForrestMiddelton_Full_Podcast.mp3
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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler podcast I have an interview with Paul Blais. Along with being an experienced podcaster, consultant, and podcast marketer, Paul has had a career in electrical contracting and lighting design. As the host of both The Potterscast and Doubt the Doubts, Paul delves into the business side of creative entrepreneurship and business management. In the interview we talk about working through illness, learning to live in the moment, and developing an effective podcast. For more information on Paul please visit www.thepotterscast.com or www.doubtthedoubts.com

Direct download: SnowFarmPaulBlais_Full_Podcast.mp3
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