Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast

This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with potter Sean O'Connell. I met Sean in 2010 while he was making five hundred plates for the Salad Days Residency at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts. He used the lobed plate form as a canvas to experiment with hundreds of pattern solutions for surface decoration. I admired his methodical approach to such a monumental assignment. I continue to see the same dedication to visual inquiry in his current body of functional tableware. He says of the work, "My curiosity is satisfied through the idiosyncrasies of each individual arrangement of form, the visual splendor of color and pattern, and the spontaneity of brushwork." 

 

In the interview we talk about developing self critique, assessing the value of a new opportunity, and the ongoing cycle of disappointment and reward associated with making art. You can find his work on Facebook and Etsy. For more information on Sean please visit www.seanoconnellpottery.com.

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Direct download: Sean_Oconnell_Full_Podcast_Edited.mp3
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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with artist and Renaissance man George McCauley. Over his 45 year art career he has made pottery, mixed media sculpture, metal work, as well as being a cowboy, carpenter and movie producer. His self described "casual" approach to art making highlights the emotive quality of gestural mark making and loose brushwork. In the interview we talk about developing a unique artistic voice, the evolving nature of student/teacher relationships, and the film that he recently made about his mentor Ron Meyers. To learn more about the film please follow the Ron Meyers Film Project on Facebook. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the film you can contact George through his website www.georgemccauley.com.

Direct download: George_McCauley_Full_Podcast_Edited.mp3
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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with potter Adam Field. Based in Durango, CO Adam produces a wide variety of functional ceramics ranging from intricately carved porcelain forms to massive Korean Onggi jars. He says of the work, "I am fascinated with antique artifacts, the way they can speak of mastery of lost peoples, places, and cultures. This inspires me to create works that both radiate history and capture my own place and time."

In the interview we talk about developing a market for your work, using social media to build community, and the year he spent apprenticing in a traditional Korea pottery. In addition to his clay work Adam is an accomplished videographer and photographer. You can find his images and videos on YoutubeInstagram and FacebookFor more information on Adam please visit www.adamfieldpottery.com.

Direct download: Adam_Field_Ep_2_Full_Podcast_Edited.mp3
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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with potter Adam Field. Based in Durango, CO Adam produces a wide variety of functional ceramics ranging from intricately carved porcelain forms to massive Korean Onggi jars. He says of the work, "I am fascinated with antique artifacts, the way they can speak of mastery of lost peoples, places, and cultures. This inspires me to create works that both radiate history and capture my own place and time."

In the interview we talk about developing a market for your work, using social media to build community, and the year he spent apprenticing in a traditional Korea pottery. In addition to his clay work Adam is an accomplished videographer and photographer. You can find his images and videos on YoutubeInstagram and FacebookFor more information on Adam please visit www.adamfieldpottery.com.

Direct download: Adam_Field_Ep_1_Full_Podcast_Edited.mp3
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27: Matt Kelleher on cultivating curiosity

This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with potter Matt Kelleher. He designs utilitarian ware with a keen eye for the architecture and edge quality of his hand built forms. He combines layers of poured slip with the soda firing process to create rich translucent surfaces that capture the mood and density of the Western NC landscape he now calls home. 

In the interview we talk about cultivating curiosity, escaping the boundaries of the artist statement, and working through the challenges a new life experience can create. For more information on Matt you can visit www.mattkelleher.com

Direct download: Matt_Kelleher_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 and educator Merran Esson. Her recent body of work springs from her two week excursion to a remote part of western New South Wales, Australia. She says of the trip, "I have always had an affinity with the land, having spent my childhood on a farm in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, however, the geology and vastness of this recent exploration has brought a more organic resolve to this work. My interest in the collision between man and nature continues." This collision manifests through her sculptural vessels, which are at once reminiscent of the earth's crust and man-made metal structures, such as machinery parts and corrugated water tanks. 

In the interview we talk about learning to trust one's inner voice, capturing the passage of time within an object, and her role as the head of ceramics at the National Art School in Sydney Australia. For more information on Merran's work please visit www.merranesson.com.
Direct download: Merran_Esson_Full_Podcast_Edited.mp3
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