Nov 21, 2019
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Michael Connelly. In his Phoenixville, PA studio he makes functional pottery balancing highly engineered forms and expressive line work. In our interview we talk about creating the bones of a strong ceramic form, converting former industrial spaces into creative space in the Brewerytown neighborhood of Philadelphia, and finding work/life balance. To see examples of his work visit www.connellypottery.com.
For today’s AMACO Community Corkboard we have the Tampa Tour De Clay happening December 7th and 8th. The tour features 33 potters in five locations around the greater Tampa FL area. Each location will have demos by guest artists as well as hundreds of ceramic artworks for sale. For more information visit www.tampa-tour.squarespace.com. 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 www.amaco.com.
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