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Jan 13, 2017

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with four members of Objective Clay, a cooperative group that originated after its members where presenters at the Utilitarian Clay Symposium. I talk with Lindsay Oesterritter, Doug Peltzman, Jen Allen, and Deb Schwartzkopf about being creative within parameters, defining the objectives of a twelve-member group, and what it’s like to present at a symposium in front of your heroes. For more information on Objective Clay please visit


Lindsay Oesterritter is based in Manassas, VA. Doug Peltzman is based in Shokan, NY. Jen Allen is based in Morgantown, WV. Deb Schwartzkopf is based in Seattle, WA.


This episode is the fifth and last installment of the Arrowmont-week series, recorded at Utilitarian Clay 7 held in Gatlinburg, TN in the fall of 2016. Part of the campus was recently destroyed by wildfires that burned large portions of Gatlinburg. To donate to the school’s rebuild fund please visit