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Jul 19, 2016

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a discussion with Kathy Erteman. Her ceramic vessels and architectural wall pieces read as modernist paintings that have been stretched into three-dimensional form. They have been shown internationally and are included in public collections such as the Renwick Gallery/Smithsonian Institute, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Taipei Museum of Fine Arts and SC Johnson Collection. In addition to her fine art work she has designed a variety of ceramic wares for Tiffany, Dansk and Crate & Barrel.


In the interview we talk about modernism, her experience designing for industry and her ongoing relationship with Nixi Potters from the remote mountains of Yunnan, China. For more information about Kathy please visit


This episode of Tales of the Red Clay Rambler is sponsored by Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN -- Enriching lives through art since 1945 by providing life-changing, inspiring, and invigorating opportunities for people of all skill levels. Experience fall in the Smoky Mountains immersed in Arrowmont’s multi-discipline craft workshops ranging between fiber arts, woodworking, metals, ceramics and much more. Explore wheel-thrown forms with Bryce Brisco, challenge the concept of atmospheric fired pottery with James Tingey, or join Randy Johnston for a one-week workshop on various handbuilding techniques. Take this opportunity to “experience the unexpected”, and join this unique educational environment. Learn more about Arrowmont scholarship opportunities and their fall workshop sessions at