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Mar 7, 2019

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a panel on nonacademic paths for learning wood firing featuring Robin Dupont, Jody Johnstone, Scott Parady, Martin Tagseth, and Tara Wilson. The panelists discuss a wide range of personal experience from Johnstone’s time in a traditional Japanese apprenticeship to Parady establishing his Cobb Mountain Art & Ecology Project to teach wood firing and ecology. To see examples of the panelists work and find out more about each artist visit The presentation was given at the Cultural Confluence Wood Fire Symposium, held in Helena, MT in October 2018.


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