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Nov 1, 2019

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Wayne Higby. He came to Alfred University as an associate professor of ceramics in 1973. He continues to teach there to this day, along with maintaining an active studio practice and a recent appointment as the director of the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum. In our interview we talk about the importance of what Higby calls “witnessing” in his teaching, the five lenses of critique, and the founding of the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum. For more information visit where you can see images of Wayne’s work from his 2013 Renwick Gallery retrospective Infinite Place: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby.


Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, the leaves are falling here in the U.S. so it’s time for you to show your love for this podcast during our Fall fund drive. Our goal for the month of November is to raise $12,000 to support our production costs. Throughout the year I receive emails from fans who talk about how this podcast helps them connect with other artists around the world. One recent listener said, “I appreciate all the voices you give a platform to, especially amazing women like Naomi Clement.” Giving voice to the many generations of ceramics artists that are working today is my mission and I need your help to accomplish it. You can get involved by making a monthly donation at, or you can make a one-time donation at After you make your donation ask a friend to match your pledge with their own. Word of mouth is the best call to action, so I ask that you help me, by encouraging your friends and studio mates to support the show. With your help I can keep producing the interviews that you have come to love. 


For today’s AMACO Community Corkboard we have the 43rd annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show taking place November 8th - 10th, 2019 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. With over a dozen categories of fine craft including ceramics, jewelry, furniture, fiber, and more, attendees will have ample opportunity to interact with the artists during the show, including “meet & greet” tours with artists, opening night gala and award ceremony, on-site artist demonstrations, and a fashion show. To learn more about the Craft Show and ticket information, please visit I’d like to thank Amaco/Brent for sponsoring the community corkboard. Brent Equipment is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year and have created a Limited Edition Black CXC wheel. For more information visit