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Mar 9, 2017

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Bill Carty. He is a professor of ceramic engineering and materials science at Alfred University. In addition to instructing future ceramic engineers, he teaches art students how to develop problem-solving skills for their art practice. In our interview we talk about using data-based experimentation to dispel ceramic myths and how to remedy common issues such as crazing. To find more information about the ceramic engineering program at Alfred visit



This episode of Tales of a Red Clay Rambler is sponsored by Sonoma Ceramics in Sonoma, California. They are one of the North Bay’s leading ceramics studios, offering clay experiences for all ages, levels, and financial means. They will be hosting the Artstream Ceramics Symposium from March 31- April 2. The symposium consists of three days of exhibitions, conversations and demonstrations by internationally-known ceramics artists from the Artstream Nomadic Gallery. Doug Bro, Julia Galloway and Ben Carter will be demonstrating and representing three generations that work with diverse techniques and materials. Take this opportunity to experience historic Sonoma through clay! To register please visit


This episode of the podcast is also sponsored by Alfred University School of Art and Design Summer Session. Work in Alfred’s world-class facilities alongside John Gill, Inchin Lee, Christina West, Alwyn O’Brien, Bruce Cochrane, Bill Carty and Sunshine Cobb. Courses are offered June 19 through July 21, and include four, two, or one week sessions. There is also a two week online course on Glaze Effects and Color taught by Matt Katz allowing you to study from the comfort of you own studio. For more information, or to register, visit