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Feb 6, 2018

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Dawn Soltysiak. Among her many areas of entrepreneurship, Dawn runs a farm, two galleries and a café in the Fennville, MI area. The goals of each businesses converge on teaching visitors to value hand made goods and local sourced food. In addition, her farm and studio are run on green energy harvested from solar and geothermal power. In our interview we talk about the tools she learned from being a realtor, balancing multiple businesses while being a full-time potter, and methods for using green energy to power your studio. For more on the gallery visit or the restaurant


This episode of Tales of a Red Clay Rambler is sponsored by Sonoma Ceramics, one of the North Bay’s leading ceramics studios, offering clay experiences for all ages, levels, and financial means. The center is honored to host a dynamic two day workshop  March 30th and 31st with potter and tea master Shin Young Taek and contemporary Raku artist Kim Young Soo. The two will be demonstrating their innovative techniques for making teapots, building large scale forms from slabs and atmospheric firing. For more information or to sign up for the workshop visit