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Aug 29, 2019

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Shalene Valenzuela. Her slip cast sculptures feature underglaze paintings of women in domestic situations. In our interview we talk about the influence of mid-century advertising and film, creating humorous visual narratives that question women’s perception of themselves in our society, and balancing her studio life with her role as an arts administrator. Shalene is based in Missoula, MT, where she has an active studio practice and is the director of the Clay Studio of Missoula. For more information visit or


This episode of Tales of a Red Clay Rambler is sponsored by Cousins in Clay, a group pottery show nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. This year’s show is happening over Labor Day Weekend, and features the original cousins, Michael Kline, Bruce Gholson, and Samantha Henneke along with special guests Courtney Martin, Kyle Carpenter, Dan Finnegan, and Becca Jane Koehler. For directions and more information, head to and follow @cousinsinclay on Instagram.


AMACO Community Corkboard, 8/28/19:

Today’s event is the Indiana Potters Conference. Happening for the first time October 3rd – 5th, 2019, the conference features demonstrations from Malcolm Mobutu Smith, Sarah Pike, Matthew Metz, and Martha Grover, as well as panel discussions and exhibitions. For more information search Indiana Potters Conference on Facebook. I’d like to thank Amaco/Brent for sponsoring the community cork board. Brent Equipment is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year and have created a Limited Edition Black CXC wheel. Brent equipment is made in the USA with high quality, locally sourced materials, which allows them to provide an industry leading 10-year warranty. For more information visit To have your event or comment featured on the Community Corkboard, send me an email through the contact link at