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Dec 18, 2018

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Liz Zlot Summerfield. Her hand-built pottery is created in small groups, or collections, using color and pattern to create visual interplay between the forms. She says of the idea, “Within a collection, everyday objects have the ability to gain importance as members of a whole. They start to become more than the sum of their parts, subtle nuances are noticed, and there is the potential to give value to valueless objects.” In our interview we talk about the psychological impact of color, building a bisque library of forms, and establishing work-life balance. To see examples of her work visit This episode was taped as part of the Red Handed Symposium at the Clay Lady Campus in Nashville, TN.


I want to send a special thank you to Ceramic Materials Workshop for sponsoring this episode of the podcast. Ceramicists at all levels can now learn how clay and glazes function in convenient online courses taught by Matt Katz. Ceramic Materials ​Workshop will help you explore why clay and glazes work empowering you to troubleshoot problems and generate creative solutions in your own studio. Visit to register for the next session, which starts January 2nd.